July 2016 Newsletter for Accounting Professionals

Industry News and Updates:

I thought I would do something a little different this month. I am a huge proponent of certifications. The CPA (www.aicpa.org) has become the most important certification an Accountant can get! But what other certifications are out there????

Here is a brief list of the most popular ones I have seen:

  1. CMA – Certified Management Accountant imanet.org
  2. CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner acfe.com/
  3. CIA – Certified Internal Auditor https://na.theiia.org/
  4. CISA – Certified Information Security Manager http://www.isaca.org/certification/cism-certified-information-security-manager/
  5. CTP – Certified Treasury Professional ctpcert.afponline.org
  6. CPP – Certified Payroll Professional americanpayroll.org
  7. CFP – Certified Financial Planner – cfp.net
  8. AVA – Accredited Valuation Analyst –  nacva.com
  9. CFFA – Certified Forensic Financial Analyst http://www.nacva.com/certifications/
  10. CRP – Certified Risk Professional bai.org
  11. EA – Enrolled Agent naea.org
  12. CA – Chartered Accountant cica.ca
  13. CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst cfainstitute.org
  14. Certified Bookkeeper aipb.org

And there are many more! Here is another resource: http://www.newaccountantusa.com/newsfeat/ip/ip_profcerts.html

See you again in September 2016!

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate (June): 4.9 (last year 5.3)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate (June):  5.5 (last year 4.4)
  • Labor Participation Rate: 62.7% (last year 62.60%) – All time high January 2000: 67.30%
  • Manufacturing Index: 45.8 (last year 46.1) – from what I have read 50 is the magic number!
  • Oil Rig Count: 417 (last year 861)
  • Price of Oil: 41.14 (last year around 59)
  • Industries hiring: Consumer Products / Service related companies, Construction, Real Estate, Non Profit, Public Accounting Firms!!!!
  • Positions in demand: Staff &  Senior Accountants, Tax, Audit,

Interesting Articles:

Current list of openings:

Galleria area:

  • Bookkeeper / Office Manager to 65K
  • 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 Federal & State Tax Accountant
  • Senior Internal Auditor – low travel
  • Reduced work week hours: Tax Manager or Supervisor – small public accounting firm
  • Treasury / Credit Manager
  • Non Profit Senior Auditor
  • Tax Staff Accountant
  • Tax Senior Accountant – High Net Wealth
  • Staff Auditor – Public Accounting
  • Senior Auditor – Public Accounting
  • Shared Services Controller

North Houston:

  • Senior Accountant – NW Houston
  • Senior Insurance Accountant – NW Houston
  • Staff Accountant – NW Houston
  • Accounting Manager – Real Estate – Woodlands
  • Payroll Administrator
  • AP Specialist
  • AR Specialist
  • SEC Senior Accountant
  • Staff Auditor
  • Controller, CPA – 100K

Downtown/Central:

  • Senior Auditor, Downtown, 40% travel
  • Property Accountant – Lead
  • Property Accountant Staff
  • Senior IT Auditor – Galleria
  • International Accounting Manager
  • Treasury Analyst, DT, Must have Big 4 Audit
  • Billing Specialist with Elite
  • SEC Reporting Manger
  • SEC Senior Accountant

Southwest Houston/Energy Corridor:

  • AP Manager
  • Audit Senior – 60% travel
  • Senior Accounting Analyst – Special Projects
  • Staff Job Cost Accountant
  • Compensation Analyst

Consulting & Temporary Roles:

  • Bilingual Staff Accountant
  • Intercompany & FX Senior Accountant
  • 4 Fixed Asset Accountant – West
  • Senior Staff Accountant – Woodlands
  • Bilingual Timekeeper – Woodlands
  • AP Clerk – Galleria
  • IT Auditor – ITGC – North
  • Payroll Manager – Ceridian / Ulti Pro

 

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

www.linkedin.com/in/dianedelgadolemaire/

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