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Real Estate Senior Financial Analyst – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Primary Responsibilities

The Real Estate Financial Analyst will be responsible for providing in-depth research and valuation analysis pertaining to residential and commercial real estate projects in various stages of development. 

  • Prepare comprehensive financial models which evaluate a property’s value, cashflowing ability, internal rates of return and returns on investment for new and ongoing real estate development projects, based on an in-depth research and due diligence process.
  • Present financial findings to general managers and ownership on a quarterly or as needed basis.
  • Analyze acquired assets on an ongoing basis to assist the asset management team with project management.
  • Track expenses and revenues vs. budget and reforecast and analyze fluctuations and prepare annual project budgets. Prepare quarterly operating reports.
  • Provide guidance to other departments and assist with special projects related to commercial real estate.
  • Review third-party appraisal/due-diligence reports for assets as necessary.

 

Education 

 Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance.

Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in a fast paced environment analyzing and evaluating complex commercial real estate transactions. Audit experience preferred.

 

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Treasury Staff Accountant – Downtown Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

–       Daily treasury function for multiple companies including wires, positive pay, ACH, deposits, etc. and assist with cash management.

–       Weekly cash reporting as well as quarterly cash reports for Board meetings.

–       Assist with management of banking relationships.

–       Assist with preparation of annual budgets.

–       Assist with annual audits.

–       Special projects as directed or determined on own initiative.

–       Potential to expand into other areas such as oil & gas and investment accounting

 

Qualifications:

–       Degreed accountant with accounting experience – In public accounting or industry

–       2 – 3 years’ total experience

–       CPA or CPA candidate a huge plus

 

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Reason Why You Shouldn’t be too Nervous about the Interview Written by Alan Carniol

Interview Nerves

Anyone can feel interview jitters before an interview, so why wouldn’t you? The opportunity is finally here for you to turn things around after a long period of being unemployed or to get away from a bad boss.

If you have an upcoming interview or know someone who will, here are the reasons why you shouldn’t be too nervous about the interview.

Remember that you’re already qualified – One of the things most job applicants forget is that they already meet the qualifications. There is no reason for an employer to invite you in for an interview if he doesn’t think that you can do the job. The reason employers invite people in for an interview is to look for the person that not only can do the job but can also fit in with the company.

There is no perfect candidate – All employers want to have a perfect employee, but keep in mind too that there is no perfect person. What you need to do is show that you are better than the others, not the perfect employee. There is no need for you to convince yourself that you need to be perfect to get the job.

You have a role to play, too – When you talk about interviews, what might come to mind first is the interviewer asking you questions, but don’t neglect the part where you get to ask the questions. The interview is a two-way street; they evaluate your fitness in the company, and you evaluate if the company fits what you’re looking for.

If those reasons aren’t enough to get you to calm down, here are two tips for you:

Think about the worst-case scenario and prepare for it – We all have scenarios that we fear: having to explain an employment gap in your resume, being asked why you were fired on your last job, or some other question that you don’t want to be asked. There are no assurances that you can avoid these scenarios, so the only thing left to do is to prepare for them – well!

Use self-awareness to your advantage – If you’re still worrying about being unqualified, use it. Go through the interview using that self-awareness to your advantage by looking for signs or indicators of whether you can do the job or not. Ask questions that can help you decide on your future with the company.

When you get invited to an interview, you’re going to feel both excited and nervous. However, don’t let those emotions get the best of you. Always keep in mind that they invited you for an interview because you’re already qualified, but they just need to know whether you’re a good fit.

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IT Auditor – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com Houston

 

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate an understanding of COBIT, COSO and related frameworks.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of general business operations and the supporting role of information systems.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of applications and IT general controls including security administration, program change management, program development, and computer operations.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of professional standards and their relation to IT Advisory Services.
  • Execute engagement planning for basic or recurring engagements.
  • Execute the engagement plan in more complex IT areas.
  • Research issues and best practices and make recommendations thereon.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments of varying sizes and complexity within given timeframe and budget.
  • Exhibit initiative, sense of responsibility, and independence by following through on open items and issues to obtain completion.
  • Develop and assist in the training of other staff; create an environment that fosters learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform, and deliver work independently with limited supervision on smaller engagements.
  • Supervise staff members on multiple concurrent engagements.
  • Monitor and supervise progress of Associates and Interns, where applicable, and provide performance feedback as needed.
  • Assist in the review of work papers prepared by engagement staff.

 

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance, or other relevant field.
  • 2- 3 + years or more equivalent experience (public accounting / external audit, internal audit, information technology and/or staff accountant responsibilities).
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Basic familiarity with GAAP, GAAS and IIA standards.
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office product suite.
  • Knowledge of IT controls and how they affect the control environment. COBIT, COSO, and related standards preferred.

6 mistakes stopping you from landing the job via http://cfstaffing.blogspot.com/

Article originally published on The Muse

Some people make the job search process harder than it needs to be. Obviously it’s not their intention to make an already difficult journey any longer. But sometimes job seekers (unwittingly) do things that work against them.

So, if your search has dragged on longer than you’d like, see if one of these reasons might be the culprit. Just know that before you start reading that all of these behaviors are totally fixable once you identify them.

1. You Keep Your Search Between You and Your Laptop

Getting a job is a team sport, and savvy people build teams of advisors who work to help them succeed through support and advice. For example, some people are best at helping you identify strengths and weaknesses. They can review your resume, make introductions, and provide honest feedback.

Others will encourage you when you’re ready to throw in the towel. So, don’t let your computer be your only confidant. Reach out to your network for help and support.

2. You Only Apply Through Traditional Means

Whether you’re targeting smaller firms or big brands, don’t forget that many companies pay a referral fee to employees who find the next hire—meaning there’s something in it for everyone when you get referred. And, it’s thebest way to get hired.

So, don’t be afraid to ask friends, relatives, and contacts to refer you to open positions where they work. So long as you’ve done your due diligence beforehand and you’re considerate about it, they’ll likely help you out if they can.

3. You’re Only Going After Big Companies

If you cannot name five up-and-coming organizations in the industry you’re targeting, you don’t really know the sector as well as you think you might.

Lesser-known companies may not be as sought after as the Google’s and Microsoft’s of the world, but they may just have a culture where you’ll thrive and the opportunity you’re looking for. If you’re pursuing big-name firms because they’re all you know, you need to expand your search.

4. You (Always) Communicate Assertively

Many people strive to project a sense of control and competency. That makes sense because in order for others to have confidence in you, you need to have confidence in yourself.

However, if you overdo it, you can turn people off. Allowing yourself to be honest—when networking, for example—can help others connect with you more easily.

Nobody wants to be sold anything, and most people are not impressed by bravado. Remember that being vulnerable from time to time may be one of the best things you can do for yourself as a job seeker.

5. You Doubt Yourself

Some people spend precious emotional energy assuring themselves that the hunt is taking as long as it is because they simply aren’t good enough. And when you stop believing in yourself, you’re in trouble.

Don’t rush into a decision like taking a position you feel uneasy about or heading back to school simply out of fear. Instead remind yourself of all the reasons you might not be getting a call back that have nothing to do with you (like if you’ve been applying to roles you truly aren’t qualified for).

6. You Don’t Play to Your Strengths

The other day I worked with a student who had an unbelievable talent for numbers, yet the roles she had applied for only marginally allowed her to use her unique talent. So, while she had a skill that differentiated her from others, she wasn’t targeting jobs that allowed her to demonstrate what she did best.

Ask yourself what it is that you excel at, and don’t be scared to use these attributes as a starting point. Target roles that would maximize your talents: You’re more likely to get a call back—and achieve greater job satisfaction and career success after you’re hired.

Are you a status quo job seeker—someone who’s afraid to be bold? The time may have come for you to create a plan that fits you. Be creative. Generate big breaks for yourself by going against the norm and trying what has not been done before. And above all, sidestep these common mistakes, which are only getting in your way.
Read the original article published on The Muse.