Recently honored by INSIDE Public Accounting as a Best of the Best and by Accounting Today as a Best Accounting Firm to Work For (2016 & 2017), Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP is one of the largest locally owned and managed firms in the Triangle. With a national firm practice, providing audit, tax, and business advisory services, we have been serving clients for over 30 years. Our practice groups include Owner-Managed Businesses, Knowledge-Based Industries, Corporate Tax, Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Audit, ERISA Audit, Manufacturing and Distribution, Construction and Real Estate, Healthcare Service, and Family Wealth.
At HPG you have a unique opportunity to build a successful and meaningful career while experiencing a balanced quality of life. Your talents, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit are valued and your individual contributions ensure our collective success. We offer a rare combination of big opportunities and a small friendly environment – a combination that sets us apart.
Due to continued growth, we are looking for COO who will be responsible for driving our strategic and operational direction through a respectful, constructive, and energetic style, guided by the objectives and values of the Firm. The COO provides leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure the Firm has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively maintain and grow the Firm and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Our COO will:
Participate in the strategic objectives, vision, mission, and strategic planning of the Firm and provide day-to-day leadership and management that mirrors our mission and core values
Build, motivate, and lead a high performance management team; attract, recruit, and retain members of the team as needed, fostering a success-oriented, accountable environment
Support the Executive Committee in all aspects of Firm governance
Assist in coordination and planning of and participate in all Executive Committee, Partner, Pipeline growth, and strategic planning meetings and retreats, as well as staff meetings
Plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate Firm’s short-term and long-term fiscal performance.
Manage capital planning and expenditures
Oversee functional areas: IT, Human Resources, Growth, Administration, Accounting, and Finance
Provide comprehensive financial reporting, analysis and evaluation
Coordinate Firm commercial insurance for Professional Liability, Workers Compensation, Property/Liability coverage, Cyber Security, and Umbrella liability coverage
Formulate goals and drive results from practice groups, working groups, committees, etc.
Represent the Firm with clients, business partners, and CPA community; meet and network regularly with other members of CPA community
Provide facility management, including administering lease documents, space planning, furniture and equipment purchasing, disaster management planning, and serve as liaison for maintenance issues
Qualified candidates will have:
Four-year degree in Accounting; CPA, CMA or CFM preferred
Five+ years of professional service in a CPA firm required (ideally a top 100 firm), plus ten years professional services management experience
Experience with billing and collecting in a chargeable professional firm environment
Sound judgment and sense of humor
Experience effectively supervising others at various levels of the organization
Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with the demonstrated ability to build consensus
Experience with Microsoft Office suite; CCH Practice management software experience a plus
HPG offers outstanding benefits, including 401k contribution, Firm-paid medical, dental and life insurance for employees, generous paid time off, reasonable hours, and an environment committed to professional growth and a balanced quality of life.
For immediate consideration, please follow the link to apply and submit your resume. No phone calls, please.
We’re Committed to Helping Each Client Define and Achieve Success!
HPG is one of the Triangle’s largest locally-owned and managed CPA firms–delivering value through local, national, and international resources. Our team-based culture, embodied by REACH, enables us to develop strong, successful client relationships through the retention of talented, experienced, entrepreneurial professionals.
Our goal is to listen to and understand how you define success for your business, as well as how you define success for your relationship with your CPA firm. HPG services are specifically designed to meet the current and future needs of our clients.
As a CPAmerica firm, HPG is able to provide national and global account resources to its clients as they expand their operations. All of this expertise is seamlessly coordinated by the client’s lead HPG partner. CPAmerica has three offices in North Carolina, 366 offices in the United States and 764 offices worldwide.