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

Industry News: 
Crawling…that is what Houston is doing with regards to the job market. I think I was correct that we hit bottom in May. So now we are slowly crawling our way out of this recession. Here are the cards we were dealt: there are less jobs, less people who will make a move (we need these musical chairs the most), the price of oil is still way below $50, capital spending has been put on hold, and we are approaching an election. This is not a good recipe for the job market. However, there are some glimpses of hope and some industries that are doing well. Homebuilding and the mortgage industry are booming! Online retailers, grocers and civil construction are also doing well!  It’s definitely much harder to find a job in this environment. You have to be more diligent, network as much as possible, and put some real sweat into it. I believe once we turn Houston back “ON” again, things are going to get really crazy very quickly! The question is when will that happen? Most economists are saying our recovery will not happen until 2022. My humble opinion is that it will be much earlier than that. I have high hopes for Q1 2021! 

August Local Statistics:
– National Unemployment Rate: 11.2  (last year 3.8)
– Houston Unemployment Rate: 9.9 (last year 3.8)
– Labor Participation Rate: 61.70% – All-time high January 2000: 67.30% – All time low 58.10%
– Manufacturing Index: 47.9
– Oil Rig Count: 247 (last year 942) – All-time high around 1900 in 2012!
– Price of Oil: 40.71 (last year 57.35)

Links and ideas to help with your job search:

Stay tuned for my next newsletter in December! 

Job Openings: Please check out www.cfstaffing.com for job descriptions. 

Direct Hire Roles:

  • Tax Manager, Public Accounting (3 openings)
  • Remote Mortgage Closer – 100K potential
  • Remote Mortgage Processor – 100K potential
  • Remote Mortgage Underwriting Manager – 100K plus bonus!
  • Senior Internal Controls Analyst, Odessa (no travel)
  • Senior Tax Manager (PCS), Central Houston
  • Real Estate Accounting Manager, CPA – West
  • Audit Manager, Public Accounting, Central
  • Division Assistant Controller, West Houston
  • Bookkeeper, Restaurant Group, Galleria
  • Senior Real Estate Accountant, West Houston
  • Tax Planning Senior, CPA Firm, West Houston
  • Executive Assistant to the CFO, Nonprofit, Downtown
  • Senior Accountant, CPA , Investment, Central
  • Treasury Analyst, Manufacturing, Northwest
  • International Tax Accountant, West
  • AR Billing Lead, Woodlands
  • AR Supervisor, West
  • Credit Analyst, Northwest
  • Controller with Syteline, NW Houston
  • Nonprofit Controller, reduced hour work week! Central
  • Nonprofit AP Staff Accountant, Southeast Houston
  • Tax Manager, Public Accounting (3 openings)
  • Senior Tax Manager (PCS), Central Houston
  • Real Estate Accounting Manager, CPA – West
  • Audit Manager, Public Accounting, Central
  • Division Assistant Controller, West Houston
  • Sales & Use Tax Manager, Stafford
  • Internal Audit Director, Financial Services, San Antonio
  • SEC Accountant, San Antonio

Temporary Roles:

  • Staff Accountant – nonprofit, Central Houston
  • Part-Time Accountant – NetSuite experience, Central Houston
  • Accounts Payable – West Houston
  • Financial Analyst – Northwest Houston
  • AP specialist – North Houston
  • Senior Accountant – Oracle, Northwest Houston

You can reach me at dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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