October 2017 Newsletter for Accounting & Finance Professionals from Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

Industry News and Updates

I cannot believe we are already at the start of Q4! September was a complete blur with Hurricane Harvey, Irma & Maria (which I hope everyone made it through without incident), and now we are closing the quarter, preparing budgets, and looking ahead at 2018.

With respect to our business, we have continued to see steady growth in both our permanent placement and temporary staffing divisions. Unemployment in Houston is continuing on a downward trend. Hiring demand is slowly increasing.  Now, this will not guarantee finding a new position quickly as there are still a myriad of factors that contribute to getting hired; however, it’s always nice when the external conditions are moving in your favor.  In addition to this, September, October, and November tend to be some of the best hiring months of the year.

The last quarter is an excellent time of year to take internal inventory if you are currently employed. Think about what you accomplished/achieved this year and be sure to add it to your resume. It is a lot harder to reflect on everything you have accomplished over the years if you don’t take a moment to jot it down.

As always feel free to reach out to me with any questions. I will do my best to get back with you as soon as possible. Oh, and GO ASTROS!!!!!

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate: 4.5 (last year 5.0)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate:  5.2 (last year 5.7) – Harvey is not reflected yet!
  • Labor Participation Rate: 63.1% (last year 62.9%) – January 2007 66.4% 
  • Manufacturing Index: 46.5 (last year 46.1This has Harvey factored in! It should go back to above 50.
  • Oil Rig Count: 940 (last year 509)  
  • Price of Oil:  $50.79  (last year $48.76)
  • Industries hiring:  Non Profit is HOT, Manufacturing. O&G Field Service, Real Estate, Public Accounting, Midstream 
  • Positions in demand: Tax, Senior Accountants, Accounting Managers, Internal & IT Audit

Interesting Articles:

Downtown/Galleria

  • Senior Accountant – Real estate investment firm – public preferred
  • Associate Tax Director – CFO track – Professional services firm – heavy partnership experience
  • Tax Analyst – O&G – strong federal tax – $10B
  • Accounting Specialist – E&P – SQL required – $8B
  • Property Accountant – 10-11 properties – small but growing firm – Associate’s preferred
  • Corporate Accountant – Property Management – small but growing firm – QuickBooks required
  • Senior Financial Analyst – O&G services – Equipment leasing & CapEx required
  • Lead – Consolidations Accounting – O&G services – Big 4 required
  • Assistant Controller – Trading company – Commodity experience required
  • Senior IT Auditor – O&G services – public or strong industry experience
  • Tax Supervisor – CPA firm – Non-profit experience is a plus
  • Property Accountant – Commercial property investment firm – Commercial property accounting required
  • VP of HR – Non-profit – 2000+ employees – supervisory experience required d
  • Staff Accountant – Non-profit – 1-2 years GL experience
  • HR Manager – Healthcare – Strong generalist
  • Senior Accountant – Investment Firm – Big 4 required – hybrid of accounting & finance responsibilities

North/Northwest Houston

  • Accounting Manager – O&G services – manufacturing and supervisory experience required
  • Financial Analyst – O&G services – strong Excel required
  • Controller – Distribution company – public & CPA required
  • Tax Accountant – O&G services – At least 2 years compliance experience
  • Senior AP Specialist – O&G services – Full-cycle AP – high volume – PO experience
  • Accounting Analyst – Logistics company – Small company experience – Accounting degree
  • HR Manager – O&G services – Strong generalist
  • Senior Internal Auditor – O&G services – 50% international travel
  • Plant Cost Accountant – O&G services – heavy standard and inventory experience
  • Tax Analyst – Energy – 2+ year provision and compliance experience – growing company 

West/Southwest Houston

  • Property Accountant – Property Management – 1+ year property accounting – Accounting degree
  • Accounting Manager – Facility Management – Public required – $5B
  • Senior SEC Accountant – Midstream – Strong SEC or public – $500M
  • Investor Relations Manager – Midstream – Previous IR experience – $500M
  • Division Order Analyst – Midstream – 2+ years division order experience
  • Consolidations Accountant – O&G – SAP BPC experience preferred – Strong consolidations
  • Technical Accounting Manager – O&G – Public required – strong technical accountant – derivatives experience 
  • Endowment Analyst – Education – 2+ years accounting experience

Pearland

  • Plant Controller – O&G services – heavy standard cost – public company experience
  • Senior Accountant (short track to Accounting Manager) – Dynamics AX & Consolidations

Remote

  • Wealth Advisor – Growing Wealth Management Firm – Existing book of business required

San Antonio:

  • Controller- Non-Profit, CPA, Budgeting, Audit, Grant Reporting
  • Accounting/Office Manager- Non Profit
  • Non-Profit Director of Fund Development
  • Non-Profit Director of Resident Services
  • Senior Financial/Data Analyst- High Tech Service Company-PE backed, SQL, heavy excel
  • Tax Manager- Midsize public accounting firm, growth opportunity
  • Audit Senior Manager or Partner- Public accounting
  • Cost Accountant- Heavy equipment manufacturer
  • Audit Senior- local midsize growing public accounting firm, specializing in the Construction industry, work-life balance & competitive pay!
  • Accountant – Growing entrepreneurial organization, restaurant experience & bilingual a major plus

 

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 | LinkedIn

 

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