Q1 Newsletter for Accounting & Finance Professionals from Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

This newsletter was due out in January! I have received a lot of emails inquiring about market updates and so lets get right to it. The job market in Houston is hot. We are not on fire yet, but we are getting there. Houston created 78,000 jobs in 2018. That is the most we have created since 2014; we have seen a few rough years! The majority of the growth has come from the Manufacturing, Construction and Professional Services sectors of our economy (information provided by The Economy At A Glance). 

Personally, I am observing a  lot of movement in all industries and all levels. Most companies are back-filling roles, but there are plenty who are also creating new roles due to growth. My outlook for 2019 remains very positive! 

As always please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, updated resumes or updated jobsearch parameters. 

Please forward this on to anyone in your network who may be interested and let them know I can add them to this distribution list. This newsletter comes out quarterly, so I promise not to clog up your inbox. Stay tuned for my next newsletter in June!

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate: 4.4 (last year 4.5)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate:  4.5 (last year 4.9)
  • Labor Participation Rate: 63.2% (last year 63.0%) – All time high January 2000: 67.30%
  • Manufacturing Index: 55.1
  • Oil Rig Count: 1,048 (last year 969)  – all time high around 1900 in 2012!
  • Price of Oil: 54.45  


Job Search Resources:

Local Job Openings: 

  • Controller (35M) East Houston – *New 314
  • Controller (70M) NW Houston – *New 3/14
  • Tax Manager (Federal & State) – West Houston – *New 3/13
  • Senior Accountant – Conroe – *New 3/13
  • Public Accounting – Senior Auditor – SW Houston – *New 3/11
  • Accounting Systems Implementations Specialist SAGE 100 – Katy – *New 3/11
  • Commercial Property Manager – Greenspoint – *New 3/11
  • Senior Pricing Analyst – Professional Services – Downtown – *New 3/10
  • Senior Tax Accountant – Succession plan for Controller – North – *New 3/8
  • Staff Accountant – Conroe – *New 3/8
  • Entry Level Staff Accountant – Conroe – *New 3/8
  • Business Unit Controller – NW Houston – *New 3/8
  • Senior Partnership Tax Analyst – Woodlands – *New 3/6
  • Staff Accountant – Higher Ed – SW Houston – *New 3/6 
  • Senior Corporate Tax Director (Federal & International) – NW  *New 2/26
  • SEC Accountant – (one year or less in public accounting) – NW *New 2/26
  • Spanish Speaking Bookkeeper – Downtown *New 2/23
  • International Tax Analyst – NW Houston *New 2/26
  • Internal Audit (20% travel) *New 2/26
  • Internal Controls Director – Woodlands – 150 to 175K *New 2/26
  • Senior Accountant – Greenspoint *New 2/8
  • Regional Controller (Domestic) – Sugar Land *New 2/8
  • Consolidations Accounting Manager – Woodlands *New 2/26
  • Consolidations Accounting Manager – Galleria
  • Internal Controls Manager – Downtown
  • Internal Controls & Policy Manager, Sugar Land *New 2/8
  • AR & Billing Manager – Professional Services – Downtown Houston *New 2/8
  • IT Auditor / Cyber Security – CPA Firm
  • Associate Director, Grant Accounting & Administration – Central – Nonprofit
  • Senior Special Projects Analyst, 2 to 3 years Big 4, Sugar Land
  • Lease Accounting Analyst, Sugar Land
  • Audit Partner & Tax Partner, Public Accounting, Growing Firm!!!!
  • Pricing Analyst, Professional Services, Downtown
  • AR Staff, Professional Services, Downtown
  • Audit Admin, Public Accounting, Greenway Plaza
  • Tax Manager, Public Accounting, Greenway Plaza
  • IT Auditor, Oil & Gas, Staff or Senior level, NW Houston
  • Senior Cost Accountant, Oil & Gas, NW Houston
  • Senior Internal Audit x3 / IT Auditors, Oil & Gas, Galleria
  • Office Manager / Bookkeeper, Family Office, Galleria
  • Experience Audit Associate, Public Accounting, West Houston
  • Tax Senior, Public Accounting, West Houston
  • Internal Audit (2), Woodlands
  • Tax Analyst Planner, Public Accounting, West
  • IT Auditor, Consumer Products, Galleria
  • Accounting Manager, Public Accounting
  • Senior International Tax Manager, Oil & Gas, Galleria

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