Senior Auditor – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, organize and perform various audits, including financial, operational, and compliance audit projects.
  • Performs audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures.
  • Conducts interviews, reviews documents, develops and administers surveys, composes summary memos, and prepares accurate and complete working papers that adequately support audit findings and work performed.
  • Identifies, develops, and documents audit issues and recommendations concerning areas being reviewed and discusses them with the auditee.
  • Communicates or assists in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written draft audit reports and oral presentations to management.
  • Identifies and evaluates the organization’s risk areas and provides key input to the development of the Annual Audit Plan, and in developing audit programs and tests.
  • Assists in providing training, coaching and guidance to employees and staff on audit and internal control-related areas.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices.
  • Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally up to 40%.
  • Knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts, and practices.
  • Experience with Oracle Financials a plus.
  • Strong PC skills, including using Microsoft Office products and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations.
  • Foreign language skills a plus, but not required.
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong knowledge of the SOX Act and compliance requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Four to seven years’ experience of internal and/or external auditing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university.
  • Holds or can qualify for a US Passport.
  • IT audit experience a plus.
  • Professional certifications a plus (e.g. CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA) preferred.

 

Houston Employment Update – Greater Houston Partnership

http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/narratives/Employment/Employment_Update.pdf

Metro Houston reached a milestone in May, with just over 3.1 million workers on
payrolls throughout the region. Since January ’10, the region has added more than
596,100 jobs, more than the current employment for the New Orleans (585,800 jobs) or
Hartford (580,200 jobs) metro areas.
For the 12 months ending May ’18, metro Houston created 79,200 jobs, for a 2.6 percent
increase. That reflects a slight dip from the 85,800 jobs created in the 12 months ending
April ’18. For the month of May, employers added 9,400 jobs, which falls below the nonrecession average of 14,000 jobs in a typical May.
Employment services, construction and manufacturing led job growth in the region over the past 12 months, the three sectors accounting for 45.6 percent of the jobs created.
Employment growth in health care remains weak, the sector adding only 1,000 jobs over
the past year. The same holds true for other services (i.e., personal care and repair)
adding only 200 jobs over the same period.

The surge in drilling activity has helped the blue collar side of the energy industry, with oilfield services, the sector adding 2,400 over the past year. Likewise, the manufacture of fabricated metal products, which includes pipes, valves and flanges, has added 3,500 jobs and oil field equipment 2,600 jobs. However, restructuring continues in energy’s white collar side, with oil and gas extraction cutting 1,500 jobs over the past 12 months.
Houston’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in May, unchanged from 4.2 percent in
April and down from 4.8 percent in May ’17. Texas unemployment rate was 3.7 percent
in May, down from 3.8 percent in April and 4.1 percent in May ’17. The U.S. rate was 3.8
percent in May, down from 3.9 percent in April and 4.1 percent in May ’17. The rates
are not seasonally adjusted.

Accounting Assistant – West Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Accounting Assistant II

 

  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Review AP batches for coding errors
  • Vendor account reconciliations
  • Code non-purchase order invoices
  • Reconcile variances between invoice and receiving documents
  • Review expense reports in Concur
  • Prepare Concur journal entries for upload
  • Enter AP invoices as needed
  • Reconcile various GL accounts
  • Prepare journal entries as needed
  • Communication with various departments within the organization
  • Communication with vendors

 

Requirements:

  • Must have working knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Must have knowledge of general accounting and mathematical skills
  • Must have general computer and data entry skills
  • Must be able to operate 10-key calculator accurately by touch
  • Must be able to handle certain information in a strictly confidential manner

Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of three years of experience in accounts payable and general accounting.

Financial Reporting Manager – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

The Financial Reporting Manager will be directly responsible for managing the preparation of Sterling’s SEC filings, including 10Qs and 10K, and coordination with the legal team with respect to the Proxy Statement and other required filings. es.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the company’s SEC compliance efforts, including strategy, project planning, analysis of requirements, document support, preparation and review, and filings (e.g. 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K, Proxy, SD, etc.).
  • Conduct technical research as needed to support SEC filings and prepare position papers and other documentation as appropriate.
  • Prepares explanations and analysis of significant or unusual variances in actual results from budget, forecasts and prior periods, as needed.
  • Assists in preparing the financial statements and other documents required under bank covenants, state contractor qualification and licensing requirements, surety agreements and other public reporting requirements in accordance with GAAP.
  • Assists in preparing and distributing materials for quarterly Board meetings.
  • Maintains compliance with SOX over Financial Reporting and documenting changes as they occur.
  • Participates in the annual financial planning and reporting process
  • Provides M&A due diligence and integration support, including financial reporting for acquisitions or mergers utilizing knowledge of consolidation accounting.

 Qualifications:

  •  BA or BS in Accounting. CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience, preparing key SEC filings, including, but not limited to, Forms 10-K, 10-Q, related MD&A and footnote disclosures, etc.
  • Experience with consolidations, budgeting & forecasting, and analysis of financial statements.
  • Big 4 or National firm public accounting experience, E&C SEC clients preferred.

 

Diane Delgado LeMaire | Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)  dlemaire@cfstaffing.com | www.c

 

 

 

Senior Cost Accounting Analyst – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

    • Planning, studying and collecting data to determine costs of business activity, such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor
    • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided to determine the effects on cost
    • Estimate new and proposed product costs as well as product changes
    • Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products
    • Transfer inventory among entities
    • Analyze profitability of special pricing suggestions/programs
    • Reconcile various general ledger accounts on a monthly basis
    • Reverse prior month expense accruals
    • Perform bank reconciliations
    • Update balance sheet reconciliations: prior to recurring journals, after journals have been posted and once the month is closed prior to final Trial Balance
    • Add new product codes to the transfer price list
    • Complete month end close process for costing
    • Ensure the accuracy of the Company’s inventories including the adequacy of physical count procedures and reliability of reported physical inventory results.
    • Perform special projects and analyses to assist management in interpreting trends impacting the business.
    • Development and analysis of monthly revenue cost reporting and forecasts
    • Review contract manufacturing strategy and pricing
    • Guide and train plant personnel on completing tasks in Oracle
    • Address low/negative margin sales through costing review
    • Review and note sales margins for three entities

 

 Requirements

 

    •          Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
    •          Advanced coursework in Cost Accounting required
    •         6+ years of progressive Accounting experience
  •         Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel Skills required; Hyperion experience preferred,

Staff Accountant, Katy, Texas – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • CPA candidate or parts passed desirable

Work Experiences:

  • 0 – 3 years of accounting principles and practices experience
  • Retail experience with a large company (revenues exceeding $500 million) a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and enter financial entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Assess the validity of accruals submitted to Accounting and work with counterparts in the organization to address any issues/corrections identified
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts providing analysis and explanations for unusual items and determine how to resolve/correct variances independently
  • Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options
  • Maintain accounting controls and prepare and recommend new policies and procedures
  • Ensure adherence to requirements and deliverables, and complete assigned work activities and planned tasks within specified time frame
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for special projects, as needed and participate in various initiatives, including new system implementation, updates or upgrades
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications
  • Identify and implement strategies to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Prepare footnote disclosure support for financial statements
  • Maintain financial security by following internal controls

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Purchasing Price Manufacturing Index Houston

The Houston Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a short-term leading indicator for regional production, registered 58.8 in May, up 2.2 points from 56.6 in April. Readings above 50 signal economic expansion in Houston over the next three to four months. Readings below 50 signal contraction. The region’s PMI slipped below 50 in the three months immediately following Hurricane Harvey, but climbed above 50 in November and has signaled expansion for seven consecutive months.

http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/narratives/PMI/Purchasing_Managers_Index.pdf

Houston Economy At The Glance – Greater Houston Partnership

Link to article: http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/quickview/Economy_at_a_Glance.pdf

HOUSTON VS. CHICAGO
The City of Houston added 8,235 residents last year, the
smallest increase for the city since ’07. Houston’s population
growth peaked in ’15 and has trended down since.
Slower growth for the city was expected, given the persistent
weakness in the local economy. Population estimates
for the metro area, discussed in April’s Houston: The
Economy at a Glance, display a similar trend.

The media quickly pounced when the U.S. Census Bureau
released the data in May, reporters proclaiming the date
Houston overtakes Chicago as the nation’s third most
populous city had been pushed into the distant future.
They were right, but for the wrong reason.
As recently as ’15, when momentum from the recent boom
carried Houston forward, the city added over 43,000
residents. Chicago lost about 1,400 that year. The math
seemed simple enough. With a gap of only 442,000
residents separating the Bayou City from the Windy City,
Houston would overtake Chicago in less than 10 years,
which at the time placed the transition around ’25.
The gap has narrowed since then. Only 404,000 residents
separate the two cities today. Houston’s growth, however,
has slowed to a trickle, and Chicago’s population continues
to leak away. The home of the Bears, Bulls, Cubs and
Blackhawks lost 3,800 residents in ’17, about 0.1 percent
of the city’s population. Houston’s growth fell to about
one-fifth its previous peak.2 Again, the math seems simple.

Based on last year’s growth, Houston will overtake
Chicago, but not for another 34 years. In ’52, when the
Class of ’18 reaches middle age, Houston will become the
nation’s third most populous city.

Accounting Assistant – West Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Essential Functions:

  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Review AP batches for coding errors
  • Vendor account reconciliations
  • Code non-purchase order invoices
  • Reconcile variances between invoice and receiving documents
  • Review expense reports in Concur
  • Prepare Concur journal entries for upload
  • Enter AP invoices as needed
  • Reconcile various GL accounts
  • Prepare journal entries as needed
  • Communication with various departments within the organization
  • Communication with vendors

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with answering phones as needed
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks as directed by Senior Accountant, AP Supervisor and Controller

Requirements:

  • Must have working knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Must have knowledge of general accounting and mathematical skills
  • Must have general computer and data entry skills
  • Must have excellent English communication skills
  • Must have average typing skills
  • Must be able to operate 10-key calculator accurately by touch
  • Must be able to handle certain information in a strictly confidential manner

Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of three years of experience in accounts payable and general accounting

Cost Accountant – Galleria – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Responsibilities

  • Reconcile various general ledger accounts on a monthly basis
  • Reverse prior month expense accruals
  • Perform bank reconciliations
  • Update balance sheet reconciliations: prior to recurring journals, after journals have been posted and once month is close prior to final Trial Balance
  • Planning, studying and collecting data to determine cost of business activity, such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor
  • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided to determine the effects on cost
  • Estimate new and proposed product costs as well as product changes
  • Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products
  • Transfer inventory among entities
  • Analyze profitability of special pricing suggestions/programs
  • Add new product codes to the transfer price list
  • Complete month end close process for costing
  • Ensure the accuracy of the Company’s inventories including the adequacy of physical count procedures and reliability of reported physical inventory results.
  • Perform special projects and analyses to assist management in interpreting trends impacting the business.
  • Development and analysis of monthly revenue, cost reporting and forecasts
  • Review, suggest and implement 3rd party pricing
  • Review contract manufacturing strategy and pricing
  • Guide and train plant personnel on completing tasks in Oracle
  • Address pricing questions from Order Management team
  • Address low/negative margin sales through costing review
  • Review and note sales margins for three entities

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to build relationships with cross-functional areas and handle any conflicts in a professional manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written) including strong interpersonal and analytical communications
  • Results oriented with the ability to think strategically while paying close attention to details
  • Consistently meet commitments, deadlines and goals
  • Strong knowledge of laws, regulations, industry best practices and current trends in the field.
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to understand how operational processes affect financials
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Advanced coursework in Cost Accounting required
  • 6+ years of progressive Accounting experience
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel Skills required, Hyperion experience preferred, ERP experience required

Accounting Analyst I & II – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is growing and adding TWO team members!!!!

Accounting Analyst

  • Responsible for detailed account analysis and review of supporting data and reconciliations
  • Monthly analysis of operational results, financial statements including review for compliance with company policies and procedures, US GAAP and Statutory rules and regulations
  • Recommend any adjustments that need to be made to financial data
  • Development and presentation of financial schedules to management and external audit team
  • Proposes improvements to systems and methods of work and analysis, and contributes to ensuring that they are continuously adapted to business requirements
  • Assist department in special projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Accounting or similar
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Accounting or Financial Analysis
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of US GAAP
  • CPA or CPA eligible preferred
  • Experience with integrated accounting software
  • Good verbal and written knowledge of English (multiple languages preferred)
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations (e.g. calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages. Apply basic business math concepts)
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Analyst I  $65k-$70k depending on experience (plus small bonus)

Analyst II $70k-$75k depending on experience (plus small bonus)”

Operations Clerk – Entry Level Role – Exploration & Production

Great role for an entry level graduate looking to break into Oil & Gas (E&P). NW Houston location! Emai: dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Position Summary

  • Enter and review outside-operated AFEs in AFE management system.
  • Send responses back to operators after election decision is made.
  • Enter and review Daily Reports received from partners into Daily Reporting system.
  • Obtain monthly production information from operators and enter into Citation databases. Reach out to operators when information not received.
  • Obtain and file new well information for data that is entitled to on outside operated properties. Reach out to operators when information not received timely.
  • Execute ad hoc projects to support operations information analysis on outside-operated properties

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, Access a plus
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to execute individual responsibilities and collaborate with others across functions/geographies to meet routine deadlines
  • Well-developed written/verbal communication skills with ability to interface effectively with staff at all levels and across multiple functions (Operations, IS, Finance/Accounting)

Education

  • High school diploma or GED, four year college degree a plus

Production Accounting Manager – Houston, Texas – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Looking for an experienced Production Manager, who loves to mentor, train and work on process improvement projects. Must be able to lead a team of 6 and interact at all levels of the company.

Job Duties:
• Lead and direct all aspects of oil and gas production accounting.
• Supervises, monitors and reviews production analysts’ work product and procedures to ensure accuracy, timeliness and validity, including accurate and timely reporting to federal and state agencies.
• Supervises and monitors in-house production related issues to ensure prompt attention and resolution.
• Coordinates work with regulatory and operations personnel on regulatory and production compliance.
• Supervises all third party oil, gas, and saltwater measurement issues and their associated reports.
• Provide guidance and assist production analysts with any unresolved discrepancies identified in their reviews of variance and audit reports as part of production accounting’s quality control procedures.
• Provide guidance and assist production analysts with more complex set-up of facilities, wells, routes, etc. in the production accounting system.
• Coordinates all production department acquisition (including property set-up for the production accounting system) and divesture related activities.
• Works with external third parties to resolve discrepancies and/or incorrect data with respect to well production and other data.
• Provides guidance and investigates escalated allocation and reporting issues.
• Provides project leadership and coordination for system improvement, implementation and integration projects (including production data capture).
Partners with field to insure proper data and controls are in place to accurately account for oil, gas or other products.
• Works closely with intra-company department leaders to add and improve value-add processes and streamline existing systems and dataflow.
• Ensure timely and accurate input of sales volumes and allocations for the purpose of meeting the deadlines of tax reporting, state, federal, and Indian royalty reporting, and for timely revenue accrual volumes.
• Assist with volume interfaces between the production system and the revenue accounting system as well as revenue related reporting needs.
• Troubleshoots complex allocation network and setup (buy-back, injection, flash, drip, recirculate)
• Recruits, directs, coaches, evaluates (Includes preparing annual performance reviews and establishing individual annual goals for direct reports), corrects and mentors staff to ensure appropriate organizational development, succession planning and performance management within the Production Accounting team.
• Ensures that staff are well trained and developed by their participation in applicable educational programs (third-party and in-house developed) and internal mentoring programs along with job duty cross-training and serving as back-up during employee absences.
• Establish and maintain written policies and procedures (including desk procedures), as well as monitoring for compliance, and recommend and implement improvements to efficiently and effectively address evolving business needs while maintaining or improving internal controls.
• Establishes and implements overall annual Production Accounting team goals and objectives.

Hot Accounting & Finance Openings – Houston, Texas – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

  • Director FP&A – Woodlands – Manufacturing
  • Manager FP&A – Downtown – Midstream
  • Senior Cost Accountant – Central
  • Payroll Tax Manager – Katy
  • AR Supervisor – NE
  • Senior GL Accountant – Downtown – Midstream
  • Staff Accountant – Greenspoint – Shared Service
  • Senior Accountant -NW Houston – Oil & Gas
  • Controller – PE – Woodlands – Manufacturing
  • Senior Accountant – Katy – Manufacturing
  • SEC Senior Accountant – Galleria – Healthcare
  • Staff Accountant – NW Houston – Distribution
  • Accounting Analyst – NW Houston – Oil & Gas
  • E&P Accounting Director – Downtown
  • Revenue Accounting Manager – Downtown – E&P
  • Production Accounting Manager – NW Houston – E&P
  • Production clerk/tech – NW Houston – Oil & Gas – Non-degreed or entry level grad
  • HR Generalist – North -Logistics
  • Staff Accountant – Katy – Consumer Goods
  • Finance Lead – Woodlands – Manufacturing
  • Accounting Systems Analyst – Woodlands – Manufacturing
  • CPA Firm Controller – Central
  • Accounting Manager – Sugar Land (sr accountant ready for the next step)
  • Revenue Accounting Manager – Downtown – TWO openings
  • Senior Oil & Gas Operations Accountant – Downtown
  • Real Estate Analyst – Central – Endowment
  • Investment Analyst – Central – Endowment
  • SEC Senior Accountant – Oil & Gas – Galleria
  • Accounting Assistant – City Center – Manufacturing
  • Senior Auditor – Galleria – Oil & Gas
  • Senior Tax Accountant – Galleria – Oil & Gas
  • Federal & State Tax Manager – West Houston
  • Staff IT Auditor – Midstream – Downtown
  • SEC Accountant – E&P – Galleria
  • Tax Staff Accountant – Oil & Gas – Downtown

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Hot Accounting & Finance Job Openings Houston, Texas – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

  • Director FP&A – Woodlands – Manufacturing
  • Manager FP&A – Downtown – Midstream
  • Senior GL Accountant – Downtown – Midstream
  • Staff Accountant – Greenspoint – Shared Service
  • Senior Accountant -NW Houston – Oil & Gas
  • Controller – PE – Woodlands – Manufacturing
  • Senior Accountant – Katy – Manufacturing
  • SEC Senior Accountant – Galleria – Healthcare
  • Staff Accountant – NW Houston – Distribution
  • Accounting Analyst – NW Houston – Oil & Gas
  • E&P Accounting Director – Downtown
  • Revenue Accounting Manager – Downtown – E&P
  • Production Accounting Manager – NW Houston – E&P
  • Production clerk/tech – NW Houston – Oil & GAs
  • HR Generalist – North -Logistics
  • Staff Accountant – Katy – Consumer Goods
  • Finance Lead – Woodlands – Manufacturing
  • Accounting Systems Analyst – Woodlands – Manufacturing
  • CPA Firm Controller – Central
  • Accounting Manager – Sugar Land (sr accountant ready for the next step)
  • Revenue Accounting Manager – Downtown
  • Senior Oil & Gas Operations Accountant – Downtown
  • Real Estate Analyst – Central – Endowment
  • Investment Analyst – Central – Endowment
  • SEC Senior Accountant – Oil & Gas – Galleria
  • Accounting Assistant – City Center – Manufacturing
  • Senior Auditor – Galleria – Oil & Gas
  • Senior Tax Accountant – Galleria – Oil & Gas
  • Federal & State Tax Manager – West Houston
  • Staff IT Auditor – Midstream – Downtown
  • SEC Accountant – E&P – Galleria
  • Tax Staff Accountant – Oil & Gas – Downtown

 

Accountant ready for Accounting Manager Role – Sugar Land – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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Our client has been in business for over 50 years and is publicly traded. They are growing and adding a Lead Accountant to their team due to a recent promotion. We are searching for a candidate who would love to move up within the company and become a Controller someday!

Accounting Manager Responsibilities:

  • Prepare annual operating budget/forecast on line item basis. Prepare budget updates when requested by region/corporate.
  • Reconcile or review general ledger accounts with corporate accounting (prepaid inventory, development jobs, earnest money deposits, etc.
  • Maintain general ledger
  • Management of A/P staff (2)
  • Oversee all cash receipts and deposits of the division
  • Prepare or review job starts and journal entries for starts
  • Interface with senior management and regional accounting staff
  • Verify that cash receipt entries and all journal entries are entered into AS400
  • Update Business Plan and Budgets

Accounting Manager Experience

  • Accounting Degree
  • 3 to 5 years of Accounting / Audit experience.
  • Construction experience a plus
  • CPA motivated or in process

Our client is looking for enthusiastic attitudes and team players to join their successful company.

Benefits: Excellent benefits package including vision, medical and dental.

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