Key Economic Indicator – Employment – Greater Houston Partnership

http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/narratives/Employment/Employment_Update.pdf

November 17, 2017
The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area created 43,200 jobs in October,
according to the Texas Workforce Commission. That’s the largest single-month job gain on record. The record-setting growth reflects the aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey plus an expected post-summer improvement, not a surge in economic activity.

 

July cut 19,500 jobs, primarily in local school districts as educators roll off school payrolls in the summer months. August’s and September’s losses, 12,100 and 11,200 respectively, occurred primarily in food services and drinking places, retail and construction, as Houstonians stayed home during Hurricane Harvey and construction workers stayed off the job site. Hurricane Harvey has clouded what’s truly happening with local employment. Through June, the region had created 25,200 jobs. Through October, the region has created only 25,600 jobs. Either job growth has slowed considerably or TWC has failed to capture the
jobs that are being created.

Note: The Partnership will discuss Harvey’s long-term impact on Houston’s economy, the
employment outlook for ’18, and the future of energy, construction, and innovation at its
Houston Region Economic Outlook, scheduled for December 8 at the Royal Sonesta.
Additional details can be found at the Partnership’s website or by clicking here.

 

Staff Accountant – Rice Village Area – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Staff Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the accounting general ledger and account reconciliations.
  • Manage the general ledger recurring journal entries, accruals, prepays for monthly, quarterly and year end.
  • Review, investigate and correct ledger errors, inconsistencies in ledger accounts and prepare supporting documentation.
  • Account reconciliation and analysis of general ledger accounts, including verification of data for completeness and accuracy.
  • Monitor general ledger balance sheet accounts, monthly perform balance sheet reconciliations, tie to movement in the income statement.
  • Reconcile the inventory accounts, including the cost of goods sold, inventory counts and inventory adjustments.
  • Ensure that all accounting deadlines are met and that Controller and Management are appraised of progress and known issues.
  • Back up for payroll, accounts payable and others as defined
  • Oversee accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
  • Enter the budget in QuickBooks based on departmental information.
  • Perform budget variance analysis by comparing budget versus actuals.
  • Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Review accounts payable and other projects for automation to improve accounting efficiencies.
  • Develop, calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Preference to degree, with 2 to 4+ years of experience
  • Extensive Quickbooks experience required.

Indirect Tax Manager & Senior – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 Our publicly-held client is Headquartered on the West-side of Houston Texas and has approximately 2500 employees. They are a market leader in their industry and have been active for over 60 years.

The successful candidate will sit within a team of five and will report to the Sales Tax Senior Manager. This position will primarily be responsible for assisting with Sales & Use tax audits and notices, researching S&U matters, monitoring changes in S&U laws and maintaining the taxability matrix. This includes the preparation of S&U tax returns and refunds.

Why work here?

  • Complicated tax payer, always learning new things
  • Heavy research role
  • Continuing education is supported
  • Publicly traded company exposure

Requirements:

  • Strong working knowledge of S&U laws and procedures
  • Experience with Sales tax Audits
  • Working knowledge of tax research databases (CCH/BNA)

Senior Accountant – West Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a leading manufacturer who has been in business for over 60 years. They are private equity backed and growing by acquisition and organic growth. They are a global producer of custom sealing solutions. They have locations in the US, South America, Europe, and Asia. They are located on the west side of Houston. This role will take on a broad variety of tasks from Financial statement analysis to bank reconciliations.

Why work here?

  • Private Equity backed company
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • International Exposure
  • Opportunity to make this role your own
  • The company is in acquisition mode but also growing organically with the market shifting.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 2-5 years of accounting experience
  • Experience with Accounting Software

Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) via Greater Houston Partnership

http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/narratives/PMI/Purchasing_Managers_Index.pdf

The Houston Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a short-term leading indicator for regional production, registered 49.3 in October, up from 48.6 in September. Readings above 50 signal economic expansion in Houston over the next three to four months. Readings below 50 signal contraction. After 10 consecutive months of expansion, Hurricane Harvey pushed the PMI below 50 in August. The October reading suggests the region is nearly completing its recovery from the storm.

Crude Oil and Commodity Prices – November 13th, 2017

November, Monday 13 2017 – 12:24:52
WTI Crude Oil
$56.74 ▼-0.43 -0.76%
2017.11.12 end-of-day
Brent Crude Oil
$63.52 ▼-0.41 -0.65%
2017.11.12 end-of-day
Commodities
Crude Oil 56.74 -0.76%
Natural Gas 3.21 +0.40%
Gasoline 1.81 -0.40%
Heating Oil 1.93 -0.62%
Gold 1272.40 -1.04%
Silver 16.84 -0.59%
Copper 3.07 -0.34%
2017.11.12 end-of-day » Add to your site

Senior Accounting Analyst – 20 miles from Fort Worth, Texas – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a leading manufacturer of downhole tools for a publicly-traded Oilfield Service company. This group was founded in 1983 and brought under the corporate umbrella in 1998. This division has roughly 500 employees.

This position will be located in Godley, TX (25 miles from Fort Worth) and sits within a team of three. The selected candidate will report directly to the Finance Manager. This position is frequently groomed to take over as the Finance Manager and will require minimal travel. The primary responsibilities of the role are to review monthly flash forecasts, quarterly inventory schedules, budget submissions, Month-End Close and a variety of special projects.

Why work here?

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Rapid advancement
  • Opportunity to work within Publicly traded environment
  • Stability & growth within the Oil & Gas industry

Requirements

  • 5-15 years of accounting/operations experience required
  • Inventory/manufacturing experience required
  • CPA preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Non Profit Database Manager / Accountant – Westchase – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

This organization is a leading education provider for underprivileged students overseas. They do so with publicly available schools, education assistance, volunteer and community programs. The organization has been in existence for over ten years and holds its events nationwide. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of donor databases and contribution/donation oversight. This candidate will be involved in general accounting & bookkeeping as well as successfully organizing and managing the donor database system.

50-60K | Westchase

Why work here?

  • Support the lives of over 126,000 students
  • Small office environment
  • Flexible hours

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience
  • Database experience (Blackbaud, Raisers Edge, E-Tapistry, Giftworks)
  • Accounting or Finance degree

Senior Tax Accountant – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a publicly traded oil and gas service company located in The Woodlands, TX. The company is in business internationally and has been in existence for over 30 years. They are seeking an experience partnership tax professional to sit within a team of ten. This role will primarily assist in the preparation of the federal partnership return as well as provision. They will also assist with tax research and State & local tasks and will report up to the Federal Tax Manager.

Senior Tax Analyst (90-100K) plus bonus

Responsibilities:

  • Federal Partnership preparation (MLP)
  • Federal Provision
  • State & Local return preparation
  • Tax Research

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • CPA certified or progress towards
  • Public accounting experience preferred

 

Senior Accountant – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Senior Accountant | 290 & Bltwy 8 | 70-80K plus small discretionary

Why work here?

  • Internal promotions
  • Great benefits
  • Tight-knit team (Lunches & team outings are common)
  • Strong tenure within group
  • Subsidized study (CPA/MBA programs)
  • Publicly traded company experience
  • Training & Development


Duties:

  • Monthly Journal Entries, accruals, cost allocations, amortization
  • Intercompany transactions
  • Audit assistance
  • Support Controller with Month-End income statements

 

Requirements:

  • CPA preferred
  • 5+ years of accounting experience

Updated List of Accounting & Finance Job Openings – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Downtown/Galleria

  • Senior Accountant – Real estate investment firm – public preferred
  • Bilingual Senior Treasury Analyst – Trading
  • Tax & Accounting Manager – CPA – heavy partnership experience
  • 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
  • Senior IT Auditor – O&G services – public or strong industry experience
  • Senior Auditor – O&G services – management rotational role
  • IT Audit Manager – O&G services – management rotational role
  • Tax Supervisor – CPA firm – Non-profit experience is a plus
  • Staff Accountant – Non-profit – 1-2 years GL experience
  • HR Manager – Strong generalist
  • Senior Accountant – Investment Firm – Big 4 required – hybrid of accounting & finance responsibilities

North/Northwest Houston

  • Senior Cost Accounting Analyst  – manufacturing experience required
  • JIB Accountant – O&G – less than 5 years of total experience
  • SEC Staff Accountant – Distribution – MS and public accounting required
  • Staff Tax Accountant – O&G – 1 to 2 years of public accounting HOT
  • Senior Accountant  Real Estate Development and Investment  – Need public accounting – Woodlands!
  • Financial Analyst – O&G services – strong Excel required
  • Controller – Distribution company – public & CPA required
  • Regional HR Manager – Manufacturing– Strong generalist
  • Senior Internal Auditor – O&G services – 50% international travel
  • Staff Accountant – O&G services – 2 to 4 years of GL experience
  • Tax Analyst – Energy – 2+ year provision and compliance experience – growing company
  • Senior Tax Analyst – O&G – Provision experience required

West/Southwest Houston

  • Senior Accountant – Nonprofit
  • Staff Accountant – Nonprofit – 1 to 2 years of total experience
  • Staff Accountant – 2 to 3 years of GL experience – Manufacturing
  • Property Accountant – Property Management – 1+ year property accounting – Accounting degree
  • Financial Analyst – Spanish, IFRS, SAP, Consolidations
  • Accounting Manager – Facility Management – Public required – $5B
  • Consolidations Accountant – O&G – SAP BPC experience preferred – Strong consolidations
  • Endowment Analyst – Education – 2+ years accounting experience

Remote

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

Dallas:

  • Senior Operations Accounting Analyst

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

SEC Staff Accountant – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Are you tired of public accounting less than 2 years in? This might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Our client, a global publicly traded company, is adding a Staff Accountant/Analyst to their SEC Reporting group. The staff will mainly assist to consolidate financial data with the supervision of a senior analyst and/or SEC Director.
Responsibilities include:
1) Key balance sheet accounts roll forwards consolidations and reviews, such as PPE, Prepaids, Accruals, Reserves, etc.
2) Basic knowledge of cash flow, cash reconciliation, agings, revenue recognition.
3) Financial statements and footnote disclosure tie-outs.
4) Basic knowledge of goodwill, intangibles, and PPE.
5) Clear and proper communications with global ledger controllers regarding corporate requests, deadlines, findings and issues

The position has a great potential to grow.  The staff will have opportunities to work with International Controller and/or VP Finance and SEC as a team, as well as interactions with all controllers across countries. This role is open due to another promotion!!!!!

Job Requirements

  • The position requires the staff to have completed at minimum 6 months of year-end external audit with a public accounting firm.
  • CPA in process
  • Master’s degree
  • Basic auditing skills, strong communications, detail oriented and multi-tasking management.

Staff Accountant – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is growing due to recent acquisitions and organic growth. They looking for a Staff Accountant to work with the Controller, Corporate Accounting Manager, and Division Accounting Manager. This is a HIGH exposure role within a multi-billion dollar international organization!!!!

 

Staff Accountant duties:

Month-end financial reporting

  • Assist in month-end closing procedures including:
    • General Journal entry
    • General Ledger account reconciliations
    • Intercompany statements
    • Fixed Asset management including additions, disposals, and depreciation
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Account roll-forwards and sub-ledger reconciliations
    • Assistance in other aspects of closing of the books and records in accordance with US GAAP
    • Maintain compliance of internal SOX controls
    • Assistance in quarter-end financial reports and schedules

Qualifications

  • Required Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and 3+ years accounting experience.
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills required in MS Excel.
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills to gather information from and work with multiple levels in the organization.
  • Detail oriented. Customer service mentality!
  • Great communication skills both oral and written.

4 things you must remove from your LinkedIn profile

Article originally published on Forbes
More and more, people are forming their first impression of you from the results of a web search on your name. When people are evaluating you in a professional capacity, they often go directly to your LinkedIn profile. But even if their research starts with Google, they’ll end up at LinkedIn because your profile will most likely be one of the top results.
So you need to be concerned about what you put in your LinkedIn profile — making sure it’s authentic, compelling to your audience and aspirational — positioning you for the future. You need to be equally focused on removing things from your profile that will get in the way of your success. You want all of the content to “wow” those who are making decisions about you.
Here are four things you should remove from your profile in order to make a positive impact on readers.
 
1. Wrong or irrelevant endorsements. Delete endorsements for the skills that you don’t want to be known for; they just muddy the waters. Personal branding is about being known for SOMEthing, not 10,000 things. That means you need to make your skills pure — positioning you for what’s next, not creating confusion among readers. “Is this person a marketing exec or a real-estate agent?” Make a list of all skills that are relevant to who you are and where you’re going without looking at your LinkedIn profile. Then, take a look at the skills for which you have been endorsed. Is there a strong correlation? And make sure your top three skills perfectly reflect how you want to be known. Those are the ones that show up prominently when someone is looking at your profile. Viewers need to click “view more” to see the rest of your skills. And don’t worry about offending anyone. LinkedIn will not send a note to those who endorsed you when you remove their endorsements.
 
2. Experience that distracts from your brand aspirations. If you started your career in retail and now you’re all about pharmaceutical research, you want to diminish the past (unless you have a really good story about how it supports what you’re doing and what you want to be doing). Of course, it’s important to show progression in your career, so you may want to group roles from the past under one category like My Proving Ground or Internships and Early Career Experience.
 
3. Low-quality images. I’m not just talking about your headshot. Any images you added to your profile in the summary or experience sections need to be high-quality and appropriately cropped. Nothing says “lack of attention to detail” like blurry, badly cropped, trite, or unflattering images. Of course, this is most important when it comes to your headshot. If you use a selfie, a photo where you crop out others, or a photo your mother took of you at last year’s family outing, it’s time to remove and replace. Invest in a professionally photographed headshot that projects you in the most positive and powerful light. And avoid full body shots. Let viewers see your face.
 
4. Third-person writing. Let’s face it, everyone knows you wrote your own LinkedIn summary and experience sections. It’s much more transparent and direct to write in the first person than to pretend that your publicist wrote your content. When you write in the first person, you create a conversation between you and the reader, and that helps you establish a more authentic relationship with them. I am seeing more and more profiles using the first person (even from CEOs – who probably do have someone writing it for them) but not everyone is there yet. It’s time for you take the third person out of your profile and get comfortable with me, myself, and I.
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Read the original article posted on Forbes.

Senior Staff Accountant – West – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

***located close to Memorial City Mall****

Our client is growing and adding a Senior Staff Accountant to their team.  The ideal candidate is an independent self-starter driven by a passion to impact positive change, a desire for continuous improvement of policies, processes, and procedures, and possesses a positive attitude in order to achieve excellence in a high energy environment.  

The basic function of this position is to perform general accounting duties that will support the Controller and Accounting Manager with general accounting functions including general ledger accounting, cash management, and management reporting.  As part of the corporate function, the accounting role will perform internal audit functions that require analysis and research.

Overview:

  1. The closing of the modules including the general ledger for all companies.
  2. Preparation of financial statements.
  3. Preparation of audit schedules to flow to Accounting Manager for review.
  4. Income statement variance analysis of actual vs. budget and current month vs. prior periods.
  5. Data entry of cash transfers.
  6. Analysis of AP Accrual report.  Includes working with AP personnel and purchasing departments at various locations.
  7. Preparation of daily bank reconciliation.
  8. Run monthly inventory detail reports.
  9. Preparation of monthly/quarterly sales tax returns.
  10. Special projects as needed.
  11. 1099 preparation.
  12. Auto allowance calculation.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Accounting Degree, or equivalent experience
  • 2 – 4 years of total experience in industry, public accounting, or a general accounting role
  • Problem solver, Team player, Multi-tasker, self-starter
  • Must be able to work in fast-paced environment
  • Overtime required
  • Attention to detail and accuracy required