Executive Searches

Updated on March 19, 2019



Requirement: Family Office or Family Business Accounting Experience 

Unique opportunity available to represent a prominent family office and handle all accounting and business matters. The Accountant will be part of a small group of professionals which requires a flexible, team player willing to pitch in and handle other responsibilities outside of accounting as needed.

The Accountant will be expected to:

• Observe activity of cash accounts and record all transactions 

• Document credit card usage

• Handle monthly bank reconciliations

• Prepare checks and monitor invoices and other accounts payable activities

• Analyze ongoing general ledger account

• Gather vendor information and prepare annual 1099s

• Stay abreast of financial policies, legislation and regulations

• Prepare journal entries and supporting work papers and accompanying notes

• Examine and reconcile monthly investment valuation summaries

• General office tasks as needed

• Maintain confidentiality and secure information with backups

Bachelor’s degree mandatory, emphasis in accounting is preferred. Advanced computer skills (including MAC) are needed (Excel, Word, Outlook, QuickBooks). Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion is of utmost importance. Searching for a detail oriented, critical thinker with high integrity, great work ethic and stable career history. 

Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Competitive salary and benefits!

Prefer local candidates or with ties to Michigan. 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com


Commercial/Residential Service Industry

$70,000 -$80,000 

In search of an innovating, hands-on, HR Manager to maintain a top-notch company culture, provide employee support, develop and maintain organizational systems, and hire and maintain top talent. The ideal applicant has a degree in Human Resources and a minimum of three years in an HR management role.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Human Resources
  • 3+ years human resources management experience
  • Understanding of labor laws, employee relations, and governmental compliance regulations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office, HRIS system, payroll system, e-mail)
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus (but not required)


  • Recruit and onboarding new talent
  • Implement new company policies, programs and practices
  • Write and maintain job descriptions
  • Maintain applicant information for EEOC purposes
  • Prepare employment policies and procedures
  • Maintain active relationships with management team and employees (100-150 associates)
  • Conduct training programs
  • Lead the development and implementation of performance review system
  • Implement salary structures and guidelines
  • Plan and direct implementation and administration of benefit programs
  • Ensure employee database is maintained and updated

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com 


The Executive Personal Assistant will serve as an essential partner to the President and CEO of a fast paced, dynamic family investment and philanthropic firm. Ideal candidate will be a highly organized, self-motivated, positive individual who welcomes the challenge and opportunity to advance the executive and personal activities of company leader to excellence. Must be able to be flexible with work hours, performing functions both in an office and household environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead gatekeeper and point of communication for all professional, personal, philanthropic, community contacts and relationships
  • Expert management of scheduling and calendaring of appointments across multiple platforms
  • Successfully provide overall household management, including completing independent projects to fruition and liaise with service and maintenance providers systematically and efficiently
  • Create and master systems to streamline procedures and processes that maximize organization, reporting and communication
  • Artfully exercise discretion and confidentially in all company and personal matters
  • Adept event planning and social management
  • Superlative administrative management

Key Requirements/Skills:

  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Positive disposition and demeanor
  • Confidence in problem solving
  • Exercises extraordinary judgment
  • Ability to lead projects from a solution-based perspective, setting and exceeding deadlines
  • Impeccable time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including constant professionalism and positive phone etiquette
  • Diplomatic and service-minded attitude
  • Adaptable to changing environments, shifting priorities, and different personalities
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Ability to “manage up:” understanding how to take charge of communication and prioritization
  • Technology savvy
  • Creative and design skills a plus

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harpejrobs.com


Beverage Program Manager - Large Food and Beverage Entertainment Venue

Metro Detroit - $60,000 -$65,000

In search of a charismatic, knowledgeable and creative beverage manager to take one of Metro-Detroit’s groundbreaking hospitality venues to the next level. Applicants will be well versed in local beers, wine basics, and craft cocktail design. Ideally, this individual will be well connected in the Metro-Detroit Bar scene, possess exceptional customer service skills, and be a great trainer.


  • Experience in managing 10+ bartenders
  • The ability to design signature drinks
  • Knowledge in schedule writing, hiring, and training
  • Experience in inventory management and loss prevention
  • An upbeat and captivating, hands-on approach

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@haprerjobs.com 


Looking for a strong team leader to assist in sales training, management, and operations. Applicants should be polished, ambitious, and accustomed to working in high-volume venues. This individual will work both in office, and in the field, to produce new contracts for our private events spaces. The position will include visiting local businesses, taking sales calls, following up on leads, producing BEO contracts, and communicating event needs to management staff.


  • Oversite, training and management of 3 sales managers
  • Arrange meetings with local business to create partnerships
  • Set department goals, and monitor
  • Develop BEO’s and convey all of the necessary information to create a successful event


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of phone systems and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Associates degree or equivalent in experience

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@haprerjobs.com 


Searching for Landscaping Design/Architect professionals to join this premier design-build landscape company, offering high-end 3D design, installation, and maintenance to the metro Detroit area. This company has a versatile team of landscape architects, designers, horticulturalists and installation experts. As a member of the design staff, you will be responsible for working with sales managers to design and create models according to a client’s specifications and preferences. Applicants should be well versed in current design programs and standards, and have a strong knowledge of horticulture.


  • 3D computer modeling skills
  • Strong plant knowledge
  • High level of proficiency in AutoCAD (Real Time of SketchUP) and Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of Google Earth
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong knowledge and creativity in Landscape Design
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture/Design, Horticulture or related field

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com 



  In search of organized and tech savvy landscape sales professionals to join this award winning Landscape/ Design Company. Client base focuses on real estate and shopping center developers, builders, commercial businesses, and luxury residences throughout Metro Detroit. The company provides extensive services through its design team, plant nursery, and professional and knowledgeable landscape architects, production, and maintenance management teams.  

Sales positions available in commercial/residential landscaping and client retention. These individuals should be successful landscape sales representatives eager to develop sales strategies and attract new clients. Must be able to achieve sales targets, maintain ongoing and positive relationships with current and prospective clients, and manage sales and service contracts and records. 


  • Proven work experience in landscape contract sales  
  • Expertise in sharing knowledge of various landscape and design options  
  • Exceptional communication and professional sales approach  
  • Strong organizational skills with clients, designers, and office staff  
  • The competency to develop and deliver sales presentations to prospective clients  
  • High proficiencies in Microsoft Office Suite  
  • Degree preferred (Horticulture advantageous) 
  • Local candidates or those with strong ties to the metro Detroit area  

Excellent compensation and benefits commensurate with experience (holidays and paid vacation) $50,000-70k salary plus commission ($100+k package)

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com

 We handle many searches within the hospitality and healthcare industries. We also represent many leading Chairmans and Presidents as they confidentially seek new Executive Assistants. Please return to our home page and hit the link to the appropriate web page (Hospitality, Healthcare, Executive Assistants, etc.) for details of any searches).

Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525





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