We are a collective of 150 designers who are passionate about technologically complex buildings that are among the architectural profession’s most programmatically intricate and energy intensive. It is through our firm’s collaborative efforts that we have established a practice of innovation and invention that pushes programmatic, sustainability and design boundaries. With great pleasure we announce the advancement of two staff members in our finance department. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating their achievements.
Promoted to Chief Financial Officer
Jim joined Payette as Director of Finance in 2001 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2018. He is a Certified Design Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the A/E industry. With his ability to see the big picture and pragmatically solve problems, Jim has implemented budget and project tracking tools that equip Project Managers with the kind of detailed information they require to make each project a financial success. At the outset of his career, Jim worked for large organizations and determined he prefers the conviviality of a smaller firm. In his role at Payette Jim works with Principals and Project Managers on all financial aspects of each project, allowing him to bring his vast knowledge of finance to Payette’s design teams. While the size of Payette was an initial draw for Jim, the firm’s focus on its projects, design philosophy and work environment are what keep him here. Barry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley College and his MBS from Anna Maria College.
Promoted to Director of Finance
Having joined Payette in 2000, Barry brings over 25 years of finance and accounting experience to the firm. As the Director of Finance he leads the firm’s efforts in all accounting matters: overseeing project financials, cash flow analysis, general ledger reporting, project billing, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Barry has also been instrumental in developing the firm’s financial forecasting, labor utilization tracking and budgeting processes. Barry is also the Chairman of the firm’s 401K Committee. Barry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a Minor in Economics from Suffolk University in 1989. Barry is also a Certified Design Accountant.