September 2016 Newsletter for Accounting Professionals from Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

Industry News and Updates

Houston has come a long way since January! I think everyone in this city held their breath when oil dropped below 26 dollars a barrel. I have to admit I was pretty nervous the first 6 months of 2016. Houston is much more diversified today than it was in the 80’s, but let’s face it Oil & Gas still dominates this city. This year has been a tougher year for our business, but it does not even begin to compare to the downturn in 2008/2009 or even 2001/2002. I have been recruiting in Houston for 14 years and am very hopeful that we have seen the bottom of this downturn and are on our way back up again. Personally, I have been pretty busy for the past 6 weeks! Most job seekers tend to give up searching around this time year. However, the third and fourth quarter of the year tend to be the busiest months for our office. I can feel the market improving slowly. There are more jobs being advertised and more clients calling us finally ready to make that hire they have been putting off or to replace someone who has moved on to another company. While this is not a boom time for hiring, there are plenty of jobs to be found out there. It just takes a little more time and a little more effort on the job seekers behalf. So I will end this update letting you know that I believe the worst is behind us and I have a positive outlook for the end of 2016 and even more so for 2017!

See you again in November!

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate: 5.1 (last year 5.6)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate:  5.8 (last year 5.0)
  • Labor Participation Rate: 62.8% (last year 62.60%) – All time high January 2000: 67.30%
  • Manufacturing Index: 46.1 (last year 47.3) – from what I have read 50 is the magic number!
  • Oil Rig Count: 481 (last year 833)  – all time high around 1900 in 2012!
  • Price of Oil: 44.65 (last year around 50.90)
  • Industries hiring: Retail, Manufacturing, Non Profit, Public Accounting Firms!!!!
  • Positions in demand: Staff &  Senior Accountants, Tax, Audit, small company Controller

Interesting Articles:

Current list of openings:

  • Plant Controller – Spring Branch
  • Senior Accounting Analyst – Special Projects – 3 to 4 years of public accounting – Southwest
  • Treasury Staff Accountant – Downtown
  • Reduced work week hours: Tax Manager or Supervisor or Senior – small public accounting firm
  • Consultant with professional services firm – Big 4 Auditors – Downtown
  • Non Profit Senior Auditor – Greenway Plaza
  • SEC Accountant – Woodlands
  • Real Estate Financial Analyst – Galleria
  • Senior Internal Auditor – Northwest
  • Tax Manager – Clearlake
  • International Tax Senior – Galleria
  • Audit Coordinator Banking – Greenway Plaza
  • Portfolio Manager Banking – Greenway Plaza
  • Financial Reporting Accountant – Downtown
  • Non Profit Accounting Manager– Greenway Plaza
  • Staff Internal Auditor – Galleria
  • Tax Staff Accountant – Galleria
  • Tax Senior Accountant – High Net Wealth
  • JIB Accounting – Northwest
  • Revenue / Severance Tax Accountant – Northwest
  • Corporate Accounting Manager – SAP/CPA – Galleria
  • Non Profit CFO – Southwest
  • Staff Auditor – Public Accounting
  • Senior Auditor – Public Accounting
  • Senior Accountant – NW Houston
  • Senior Insurance Accountant – NW Houston
  • Staff Accountant – NW Houston
  • Accounting Manager – Real Estate – Woodlands
  • Payroll Administrator, CPP – Woodlands
  • Controller, CPA – Hobby Airport
  • Property Accountant ]
  • Audit Senior – 60% travel
  • Staff Job Cost Accountant
  • 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


Diane Delgado LeMaire

Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s