February 2016 Newsletter for Houston Accounting & Finance Professionals


 February 2016

Industry News and Updates:

I know everyone is ready for my update & opinion on the Houston employment market. Here you go: I still remain cautiously optimistic about 2016. The job market is definitely taking a hit locally (E&P and Field Services have been impacted the most), but there are a lot of industries that are still doing very well. There are also some positive things happening on a macro level that will impact our job market locally. First, we can finally export oil. The first shipments have already left Houston. We are yet to see how this will impact us, but I have to believe it will be good! Second, it sounds like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela and Qatar have agreed they will freeze output levels for a while. My hope is that would at the very least stabilize the price of oil and keep it above 30 dollars! Third, we still have a very low unemployment rate in Houston and nationally. That means that we are still at full employment and top talent is still hard to find. Finally, the BLS report states that the demand for Accountants and Auditors will grow by 16% through 2020. So, Houston is not going to experience another boom year, but we are also not going to bust either and that is great news! 

See you again in April 2016!

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate: 4.8 (last year 5.4)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate:  4.6 (last year 4.0)
  • Texas Unemployment Rate:  4.2 (last year 4.1)
  • Oil Rig Count: 654 (last year 1683)  
  • Industries hiring: Consumer Products related companies, Downstream related companies, Real Estate, Public Accounting Firms!!!! 
  • Positions in demand: Tax, Audit, Staff Accountants, HR support roles

Interesting Articles:

Local Searches:

Galleria area:

  • Compensation & Financial Analyst – Senior – Galleria
  • Financial Reporting & Consolidations Senior – must have public – Galleria
  • GL Accountant – Galleria
  • Associate Manager / Manager – Professional Services Firm – Consulting on high profile projects – full time role – need at least 2.5 year of public accounting and maybe a splash of industry to qualify
  • Senior Accountant – 3 years GL experience – Galleria
  • Senior Accountant – SAP – Galleria
  • Bilingual Auditor
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Reduced work week hours: Tax Manager or Supervisor – small public accounting firm

North Houston:

  • Senior Accountant – NW Houston
  • Senior Cost Accountant – Greenspoint
  • AP & AR Supervisor – Greenspoint
  • AR Lead / Accountant – Woodlands
  • HR Manager – Humble
  • Bilingual Credit & Collections Manager – Greenspoint

Downtown/Central:

  • Senior Accountant – DT – must have public accounting
  • Staff Accountant (big 4) – 2 openings
  • CFO – Non Profit – 10M dollar Budget
  • Non Profit Senior Auditor – Central
  • Tax Staff Accountant – DT
  • Audit Senior – 10% travel – Central
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Tax Supervisor – CPA Firm – are you a senior ready for the next step?

West Houston/Energy Corridor:

  • SEC Reporting Director – West
  • Public accounting (small, medium and large firms!): Tax and Audit – All levels
  • Contract Compliance Manager – SW Houston
  • Payroll Accountant – Spanish – SW Houston
  • Compensation & Financial Analyst – Senior – Westchase
  • Campus Recruiter – West
  • Corporate HR Recruiter – West
  • Corporate HR Manger – West
  • Inventory Accounting Manager – West
  • Benefits and Payroll Specialist – West
  • Inventory and Operations Accounting Director – West
  • Sales & Use Tax Analyst – 3 years minimum – Westchase
  • Audit Senior – 70% travel – West

Consulting & Temporary Roles:

  • Contracts Analyst – Sugar Land
  • Payroll Accountant – Tomball area
  • HR Manager – Humble
  • Cash Rec Project with Track system experience – SW Houston
  • AR Clerk with Oracle – Central
  • AP Clerk with Oracle – Central
  • Medical Coder with ICD9 and ICD10
  • SEC Reporting – 6 month project – North Houston

 

Diane Delgado LeMaire | Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) 5718 Westheimer Suite 800, Houston, Texas 77057 – T: 713.490.6003 | dlemaire@cfstaffing.com | www.cfstaffing.com |

 

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