Finance / Accounting

Updated on September 17, 2021


Successful, expanding restaurant chain in metro Detroit has an outstanding career opportunity available for AP/Payroll Specialist. Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the AP/Payroll Specialist will be a significant member of a valuable group of staff members and must have a very team-oriented mindset. Responsibilities will be comprised of Accounts Payable, Payroll and General Accounting. Detailed job description will be provided to qualified candidates.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • At least 5 years comparable experience or a combination of degree and relevant work history
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Prior role in finance with controller related tasks
  • Proven expertise in payroll administration and the regulations surrounding it
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process.
  • Advanced proficiency utilizing MS Office Suite including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Past experience creating financial statements
  • Accounting/finance work in retail/restaurant background a plus
  • Exposure to software development and database administration
  • Precise, analytical, systematic and extremely ethical manner
  • Great organizational, communication and multi-tasking skills, capable of meeting deadlines
  • Above average accounting software user and administrative abilities
  • Working knowledge of Infosync or similar accounting software
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Exceptionally sales and ROI focused

This excellent full-time, career opportunity offers competitive base salary plus bonus!

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Our client, a growing casual dining, full service restaurant company, is looking for an entry level Staff Accountant to join their team. Require Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Great Monday-Friday hours, full benefit package, $55-60,000 starting salary.

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Highly respected wealth management firm is seeking an experienced Accounts Payable professional to handle the entire bill pay process for various clients. Responsibilities will also involve filing, scanning, posting journal entries, in addition to reconciling bank statements, general ledger accounts, credit cards and petty cash.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
  • Five (5) years of related work experience
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, general ledger accounting programs, payroll processing software, CRM platforms, and Microsoft Office       365
  • Service oriented, team player attitude
  • Ability to use discretion and handle extremely confidential matters

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm with some flexibility required to meet the needs of the clients. Beautiful office with free, secure parking.

Salary is $60,000-$74,000 plus great benefits including 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision insurance.  

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Join a dynamic, fast paced Real Estate Development and Acquisition Company which includes construction, philanthropy and family office divisions.

Job Summary:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides executive-level leadership and guidance to the organization’s accounting and finance teams, as well as the administrative team, including human resources, risk management, and information technology.


  • Collaborates with executive leadership of each business unit to devise strategies and policies to meet company goals.
  • Manages direct reports comprised of financial managers and administrative employees.
  • Coordinates inter-departmental activities and delegates responsibilities to team.
  • Drives the implementation and utilization of an EOS system.


  • Develops best practices and procedures in conjunction with financial managers that will protect and promote the financial integrity of the organizations.
  • Documents and implements financial processes across business units.
  • Implements standard monthly financial reporting across businesses and creates a consolidated financial reporting package for review by top management (income statement, cash flow, balance sheet).
  • Develop monthly scorecard for all businesses.
  • Implements a budgeting and forecasting system for businesses.
  • Builds Financial Reporting and Business Intelligence capabilities (e.g. Odoo) with MegaMax (ERP system integration).
  • Through FP&A, provides insights into how businesses can cut costs and grow revenue.

Human Resources:

  • Oversees and documents all HR processes (payroll, time keeping, benefits enrollment, PTO, etc.) to ensure standardization across businesses.
  • Implements time tracking software and overtime pay for non-exempt employees.
  • Performance Management: Implements a performance management system across businesses tied to metrics for each business and position.
  • Ensures all employees have updated job descriptions.
  • Ensures companies are compliant with all state and federal HR laws and regulations.
  • Talent Management: Develops and implements talent management strategy including salary, bonus, and equity programs to incentivize and retain talent.
  • Researches, develops, and implements competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and employee incentive programs.

Administrative/IT/Risk Management:

  • Oversees the IT needs of the organization’s business units. Ensures that business needs are met in the most cost-effective way. Develops an approval process for expenses to ensure proper cost controls.
  • Enhances IT operations (network, wireless and phone system).
  • Implements cyber-security policies and safeguards.
  • Oversees office administrative staff which provide:
  • General office upkeep and management.
  • Administrative assistance to executives.
  • Oversight of the office building and its maintenance, including office security - cameras, lighting, office logistical matters – new hires/desk placement, office repairs, etc.
  • Ensures the organization’s compliance with applicable health, building, zoning, and safety licensing and certification requirements.
  • Ensures consistent filing practices across business units (physical and electronic). Oversees migration to e-filing when possible.
  • Maintains the organization’s administrative policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Manages insurance procurement, develops, and implements risk management and compliance policies/procedures, and manages claims.
  • Manages property taxes for businesses and personal assets.
  • Evaluates and provides recommendations regarding selection of policies, including but not limited to: Property, Casualty, General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Directors and Officers, and Cyber-risk policies.

Bachelors Degree required, MBA preferred.

CPA is a plus

Excellent six figure salary and lucrative bonus package. Comprehensive benefit program.

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Retained search by Harper Associates.

The Forbes Company (, a nationally recognized owner, developer and manager of distinctive regional shopping centers (including Somerset Collection), offers an exceptional career opportunity. We are seeking a Staff Accountant with retail or real estate expertise in a tenant/landlord relationship. The corporate headquarters is located in Southfield in a beautiful, boutique office.


  • Calculate Monthly Sales / Use Tax
  • Update and Maintain the Fixed Asset Database
  • Balance General Ledger Accounts
  • Post Journal Entries & Monthly Recurring Entries
  • Review General Ledger
  • Prepare Expense to Budget Fluctuation Analyses
  • Prepare Monthly Financial Statement Adjustments
  • Prepare Annual CAM Billing, Real Estate Tax, Leasehold Insurance and VAV Reconciliations
  • Assist in Annual Budgets
  • Update Annual Work Papers
  • Assist in External Audits
  • Review Weekly Accounts Payable
  • Support Management in Ad Hoc Projects


  • Accounting Degree or 3-5 Years Accounting Experience
  • Strong Knowledge of Accounting Principles
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Real Estate Experience a plus
  • Yardi Software Experience a plus

Job Type: Full Time, $60,000 range

We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & AD&D Insurance, 401k with possibility of employer non-elective contribution, and paid time off

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The Forbes Company (, a nationally recognized owner, developer and manager of distinctive regional shopping centers (including Somerset Collection), offers an exceptional career opportunity. We are seeking a Lease Administrator with retail or real estate expertise in a tenant/landlord relationship. The corporate headquarters is located in Southfield in a beautiful, boutique office.

The Lease Administrator will manage all paperwork and documents related to leasing including legal documents, center resumes, sales reports, tenant relations and communications.

Lease Administrator responsibilities:

  • Review and track Lease Order Forms
  • Track and review incoming legal documents from outside counsel and prepare Variance Report
  • Facilitate landlord execution of legal documents
  • Communicate new and expiring Storage Leases to Management.
  • Update logs as deals are completed
  • Maintain legal document file drawers
  • Update Center Resumes daily for all Centers for management review and distribution
  • Review tenant rent steps monthly, update internal database (Yardi)
  • Prepare new charge letters for distribution to tenants.
  • Update promotional fee spreadsheets throughout year
  • Review Tenant Sales Reports for, enter into internal database, and reconcile by deadlines for management review and distribution
  • Create new monthly tabs for subsequent monthly sales reports
  • Identify missing sales and work to secure from tenants and find any missing sales that may require estimates for management review and approval
  • Track and assess revised sales reports received from tenants for management approval
  • Prepare Tenant Notifications for all store openings, closing, changes and inform staff
  • Send correspondence and other documents to Tenants, Attorneys, etc.
  • Assist with phone coverage as needed
  • Special projects when requested

We are seeking an experienced professional who has handled leasing activities in a similar type of company. This role requires a very efficient, detail-oriented individual who is extremely organized. Advanced MS Office computer skills along with Yardi database are essential for success in this role. Must have good writing skills. Degree preferred.

Excellent salary and benefits! Beautiful corporate office!

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Prominent private club is confidentially searching for a Controller looking for a long term, secure opportunity. Reports to the General Manager and is responsible for financial reporting, accounting, payroll, tax, budgeting and office management.


  • Accounting Degree
  • 3 years minimum experience as controller, club or hospitality experience preferred.
  • CPA a plus

More detailed job description available. Salary $80,000 - $85,000 plus great benefits.

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Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525





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