Natural Resource Tax Manager – Denver!, Colorado – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a nationally recognized professional services firm providing audit, tax, and consulting services to public and private clients locally, nationally, and internationally. The firm offers excellent growth opportunities and upward mobility. Our client has an environment that encourages strong client relationships and fosters work-life balance.

Responsibilities of Natural Resource Tax Manager

  • Responsible for the review, job supervision, and management functions of tax engagements, including compliance, planning, and research
  • Provide tax services for private equity firms, partnerships, and LLC’s that invest in natural resource entities.
  • Manage, train, and coach staff and senior level accountants
  • Responsible for monthly client-engagement billing
  • Responsible for reviewing work submitted by clients and working with clients internal accounting departments.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with clients and firm employees
  • Willingness to train and support staff members and peers of the firm
  • Ability to recognize and solve problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

Qualifications of Natural Resource Tax Manager

  • BS or BA in accounting
  • Graduate degree in accounting a plus
  • CPA
  • Expertise in natural resource tax accounting.
  • 4 or more years of tax experience at a public accounting firm
  • Following system experience a plus: BNA Income Tax Planner, RIA Checkpoint, CCH, and GoSystem Tax RS

 

 

Family Office Tax Accountant – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client, a Family Office, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Tax Accountant with a combination of experience in compliance, preparation and review of corporate, partnership, trust, and individual returns.

This position will be located in downtown Houston, Texas.

The company is engaged in the management of public and private equity, real estate, oil and gas interests and a number of private investment partnerships. We offer excellent benefits.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in accounting
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Three to five years tax experience
  • Experience preparing 1040’s, 1065’s, and 1041’s
  • Strong accounting skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of tax laws and regulations
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the Company and with various business contacts outside of the Company in an articulate, professional manner
  • Able to understand the needs of a multi-company environment
  • Ability to review complex data, evaluate the information, and draw logical conclusions
  • Ability to work with tax preparation software
  • Must be proficient in Excel

Desired Skills

  • College degree, major in accounting
  • Aviation experience a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience working with accounting information.
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Proven track record as an effective team player and good interpersonal skills
  • Uncompromised reputation for discretion, honesty, and personal integrity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel and knowledge of Word

 

STAFF ACCOUNTANT – Greenspoint – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Are you an Accountant that is early in their career? Yes, I am talking to all you new grads and/or folks with 1-3 years of GL experience. I might have the perfect job for you! One of my favorite hiring managers is looking for a Staff Accountant to join his team. Why, you ask, is he one of my favorites? Well, he is incredibly smart, an excellent mentor, and climbed his way to the top of a well-known O&G services company super fast! That’s right, he was sitting in the same Staff Accountant shoes less than 10 years ago!

So what does the Staff Accountant role entail? See responsibilities below:

  • Maintains command of financial data.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly account analyses and reconciliations for a number of General Ledger accounts across the entity.
  • Provides observations/recommendations to all levels of management on gaining efficiencies in the monthly General Ledger (GL) close process.
  • Maintains and leverages the financial accounting systems and processes in order to inform critical financial decision-making company-wide.
  • Leads special projects and presents results and findings to all levels of management.
  • Establishes and affects regional operating strategy and makes projections based on third-party reporting.
  • Formulates and provides guidance with regard to accounting policies to all levels of both the Corporate Departments and at other locations.
  • Leads trainings and coordinates system integration procedures and as a department representative Instructs new company employees acquired during an acquisition on the implementation of operating practices.

Still interested? Great! Here’s how we can make sure he is interested in you as well:

  • Bachelor degree – Accounting
  • CPA eligible is a plus
  • If you’re a new grad, you’ve had an internship or two and are hungry to learn as much as possible
  • If you have 1-3 years of experience, you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get involved in every aspect of accounting
  • Advanced Excel – vlookups, pivot tables… all of this will become a regular part of your daily job functions
  • Go-getter attitude
  • You’re the type of person that finishes a project and immediately walks over to your manager and asks, “What can I do next?”

Feel like you would be a great fit? Please apply! We look forward to receiving your resume.

Employment Update via GHP

The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area created 18,700 jobs in April, according to data released today by the Texas Workforce Commission. That represents one of the best Aprils in the past 35 years. When Houston’s economy is in a recovery or growth mode, the region typically creates between 8,000 and 12,000 jobs.
Houston employment follows a seasonal pattern, with significant job losses in January followed by job gains through the spring. All sectors report losses the first month of the year, but six bear the brunt of the layoffs: retail, finance, business services, administrative support (e.g., janitorial and contract work), leisure and hospitality (e.g., restaurants and bars), and public education. The combined losses range between 40,000 and 50,000 jobs.

Job growth typically resumes in February with the region creating enough jobs by April or May to offset January’s losses. With this April’s robust performance, year-to-date job growth turned positive, the region adding 6,800 jobs since the first of the year.

Of note in today’s report is that employment services, a subset of professional and business services, added 4,800 jobs in April. This sector tends to act as a bellwether for the rest of the economy, being the first to lose jobs going into a downturn and the first to experience strong job growth as the economy recovers. Houston has seen growth in employment services for 11 of the past 12 months. The jobs gains in February, March and April were particularly strong, suggesting Houston’s economy is well on the road to recovery.

Today’s report, however, shows that oil and gas continues to struggle, the downshift in construction starts has begun to affect employment in that sector, and the finance and insurance sector has weakened. On the bright side, growth has returned to the transportation and wholesale trade sectors. This is most likely a result of the rise in the rig count and the growing volume of trade through the region’s four ports.
Houston’s April unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, down from 5.7 percent in March but up from 4.8 percent in April ’16. Texas’ unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in April, down from 5.0 percent in March but up from 4.3 percent in April ’16.

The U.S. rate was 4.1 percent in April, down from 4.9 percent in March and from 4.7 percent in April ’16. The rates are not seasonally adjusted.

Prepared by Greater Houston Partnership Research Department

Patrick Jankowski, CCR Senior Vice President, Research

713-844-3616 pjankowski@houston.org

Jenny Philip Director, Economic Research

713-844-3615 jphilip@houston.org

Nervous Habits: A Roadblock to Interview Success Written by Alan Carniol

Everyone feels nervous at one point or another, and to cope with this feeling, we develop nervous habits. Sometimes these habits are what make other people judge you and your skills for the job prematurely, leaving you little room to make a positive impression on the interviewer.

 

The only way you can counter this prejudgment of who you are is by being aware of your habits when you’re nervous and by practicing those situations in order to prevent the nervous impulses from taking over.

Speaking too fast – The pressure of not taking too much time in giving your answer and getting your point across might cause you to speak faster than usual, which makes it harder for your interviewer to understand what you’re saying. Practicing speaking in tense situations will help you overcome the need to speak fast and will make you more aware of it when you’re speaking faster than necessary.

Conversation fillers – When nervousness takes over, even your most basic conversational skills can suffer. Instead of getting the point across with less time and fewer words, you spend half the interview filling your sentences with “ums.” In order to reduce this, have a friend help you be more aware of your fillers.

Blank out – Instead of speaking fast or filling your sentences with “ums,” what you do is… nothing. Because of your nervousness when the interviewer asks you a question, your only response is a blank stare. A good way for you to avoid blanking out is to reveal it at the start of the interview to get it off your chest.

Avoiding eye contact – You’re not someone who is used to making eye contact with everyone, so it’s only natural for you to be the same way in your interview. However, a lot of people associate this with lying, which you want avoid at any cost. Before you even get to an interview, practice and make establishing eye contact habit.

Fidgeting – One of the worst ways to cope with your nervousness is by fidgeting. It not only shows how you can’t keep your cool in pressure situations, but it also distracts an interviewer from listening to your answers. Whether it be playing with your fingers, twirling your hair, or tapping a foot, it’s definitely not recommended.

Most people get nervous before and during an interview, and everyone has a habit of his or her own. There are times when these habits get in the way and become roadblocks to your success. Practice and be aware of your habits, and get past the roadblocks to become more successful in your interviews.

Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.

Senior International Accountant – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

International Senior Accountant 

This is a newly created role due to growth! Image result for international accountant

We are looking for someone with 4 plus years of experience. Oracle or Hyperion, and International and Intercompany accounting experience is required for this role. The position is locate in the Spring Branch area of Houston.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze the financial results of international subsidiaries for accuracy;
  • Obtain and provide first level review of international subsidiaries variance analysis;
  • Review sales commissions calculation and work collaboratively with Accounts Receivable on collections;
  • Ensure balance sheet accounts are reconciled and analyzed in accordance with U.S. GAAP and company policy;
  • Monitor intercompany balances and transactions and ensuring proper allocation, reconciling transactions and resolving discrepancies;
  • Manage dividend collections and ensure proper coding of dividends by subsidiaries;
  • Support statutory audits of international subsidiaries;
  • Support development of accounting policies and procedures over international operations;
  • Support the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives;
  • Ad-hoc reporting and assistance in special projects as needed by management

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Over 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong working knowledge of US GAAP;
  • Excellent analytical and technical research skills and ability to make sound business decisions in complex and ambiguous business environments;
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity and business ethics;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to drive change confidently, rapidly and effectively;
  • Recent experience in international accounting and finance;
  • High proficiency with Oracle and Hyperion;
  • Advanced computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc)

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

 

 

 

Senior Accountant – Katy, Texas – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Our client has a key advantage in being able to construction services, as well as engineering and procurement.

Their tight knit, highly productive, team atmosphere makes our client a great place to work.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SENIOR ACCOUNTANT:

    • Assisting the Controller to ensure adherence to the company’s minimum financial controls.
    • Revenue recognition for turnkey and time and material construction projects.
    • Collaborating to timely and accurate complete the company’s Standard Reporting Package.
    • Establish and build relationships that improve results on key initiatives.
    • Manage cost accounting procedures and methods.
    • Ability to identify, assess and manage risks in areas of the role.

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED FOR THE SENIOR ACCOUNTANT ROLE:    

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
    • Proficient in using Financial ERP systems data mining technologies
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office with mastery in Excel (e.g. pivot tables, advanced formula creation, VLookUps, spreadsheet creation) 
    • Demonstrated ability to understand business processes and impact on profitability
    • Demonstration of ability to work in a changing environment and balance priorities
    • Ability to travel from 5 to 10% of the time
    • A minimum of two years of experience performing the above requirements

 

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

Industry News and Updates

I can’t believe it is already May. This year is flying by so quickly and with that, the employment market is shifting. Personally, I have seen a tremendous amount of new orders coming across my desk. The actual volume truly started to pick up towards the end of March and I am hopeful that it is here to stay!

Every year we attend an event sponsored by the CT Bauer College of Business (Go Coogs!) and the Institute for Regional Forecasting Economics Symposium. I wanted to share some of the things we learned from Robert W. Gilmer Ph. D. and his presentation.

  • For the first time since November of 2014, oil-related jobs are growing in Houston
  • Throughout the “oil recession” Houston has only lost 0.5% local jobs because of the strong surrounding economy and population growth related to the prior oil boom. This momentum typically lags behind the current market by 1-3 years.
  • Over the long term, job growth in Houston is determined 28.3% by long-term interest in the city such as climate and culture, 38.6% by US economic expansion nationwide, and 33.2% by oil-related job growth.
  • Big picture, the price of oil is a supply-side issue. Demand has steadily been increasing since records first started being taken, and the global drilling technology has increased by a faster rate than the demand since the early 2000s.
  • Drillers are still waiting on 50-60 dollar oil to become profitable. Some of the deep-water and shale methods of exploration will not be profitable until oil is priced above $65/barrel. Internally, we have seen a strong pickup in activity from offshore drillers and oil transportation companies since the end of 2016.
  • In Spring 2016, rig counts have started to rebound and all predictive forecasts estimate slow and steady growth in this area for the next five years.
  • 2017 is projected to be one of the largest construction years for petrochemical & refinery projects in Houston’s history.

Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions! See you in August!

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate: 4.6 (last year 5.1)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate:  5.7 (last year 4.9)
  • Labor Participation Rate: 62.9% (last year 62.8%) – All time high January 2000: 67.30% / All-time low 1977: 62.4%
  • Manufacturing Index: 51.4 (last year 45.9)
  • Oil Rig Count: 789 (last year 477)
  • Price of Oil:  $49.33  (last year $37.55)
  • Industries hiring: Retail, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Consumer Goods, Limited Oil & Gas is coming back, Non Profit, Public Accounting Firms!!!!
  • Positions in demand: Audit, Audit & IT Audit! SEC Reporting at all levels, Staff Accountants and limited Controller roles. Senior Accountants with specific niche experience.

Interesting Articles:

Current list of openings:

Galleria and Downtown:

  • Assistant Controller  – Manufacturing, Consolidations, Hyperion
  • Senior Internal Auditor – 10% travel – SOX, Financial, Operational Audits – 2B
  • Senior IT Auditor – 10% travel – Public Accounting preferred – 2B
  • Senior Financial Analyst – Private Equity backed portfolio company
  • Controller – 70M privately held company – POC, Time and Labor exp needed
  • Senior Treasury Analyst – CTP and international / foreign exchange needed
  • Pricing Analyst – Professional Services exp required!
  • Spanish speaking Bookkeeper / Office Manager
  • E&P Financial Reporting Manager (Fund), CPA a MUST
  • Procurement Financial Analyst, must have leasing, modeling and capex
  • Benefits Administrator, Spanish a Plus, 2 years experience
  • Senior Internal Auditor – 50% – TRUE Mgt Rotation Program!!!!


Northwest Houston

  • Senior Internal Auditor – 10% Travel – 500M dollar company
  • Staff Internal Auditor – 10% Travel – 500M dollar company
  • Senior Auditor – 20% Travel – MUST have CPA
  • Senior Internal Auditor – 50% travel – 30% bonus (historically PAID!)


Sugar Land, Stafford Area: 

  • Cost Accounting Manger – Standard Cost and Inventory – High Growth Mode
  • Entry Level Accountant – December 2016, May 2017 grads with internships needed!
  • Senior Accounting Analyst – Big 4 or SEC reporting exp. – If you really want to learn SEC and Corporate Accounting – this is the one for you!
  • Accounting Supervisor – Temp to Hire!
  • Grant Accountant


North Houston: 

  • Senior Internal Auditor – 10% travel….short track to manager; revamping Audit program!


Bryan / Navasota:

  • Bookkeeper or Staff Accountant – AP, AR, Payroll, GL

Pearland:

  • Junior Accountant – New Accounting or Finance Graduate ready to work for a global company with over 90,000 employees

West: 

  • Payroll Specialist – MUST speak Spanish
  • Financial Analyst with FERC
  • Crude Oil Analyst – Midstream
  • Senior Accountant – Far West – E&C – Project Accounting experience preferred

 

Southeast Houston: 

  • Financial Reporting Manager, CPA, Big 4

 

Diane Delgado LeMaire

Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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www.facebook.com/CPARecruiterHouCFS

 

 

How to handle a preliminary phone interview….

Beware, beware the preliminary phone interview. While often disguised as a ”quick chat” or little more than a formality en route to the real thing, it’s really not to be underestimated. For the hiring manager the call is a chance to whittle down their search to the genuine candidates and to gauge the interest, professionalism, […]

via How to handle a preliminary phone interview — claireaydogan

The Five Worst Types of Resumes By Andrea Gerson

Article originally posted on http://www.resumescripter.com

Resume Scripter Blog – Resume Scripter

 

Senior Financial Analyst – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com – Houston

Senior Financial Analyst
The Finance Analyst position will support the Financial Planning & Analysis Director through various planning, reporting and analysis tasks.

Responsibilities:                                                                                             

  • Works with various departments to gather and update the rolling 18 month forecast on a monthly basis.
  • Supports the regional finance managers with the 18 month forecast.
  • Maintains the revenue model based on feedback from operations management and functional support management.
  • Compiles and presents monthly and quarterly operating plans
  • Analyzes P&L data, identifies significant variances and recommends updates to the current plan monthly.
  • Prepares monthly reports for financial book and ensures accuracy and completeness of final books.
  • Develops, refines and documents forecasting processes and procedures.
  • Assists with the development, maintenance, and testing of new BPC reports and templates.
  • Participates as a key contributor to the annual budgeting team, helping to coordinate P&L and capital expenditure budgeting

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 3+ years of related experience minimum
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Aptitude for financial reporting systems; SAP Business Planning and Consolidations (BPC) preferred

Other: 

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities concurrently
  • Eagerness to learn and contribute in a team environment
  • Broad understanding of financial models and analytical tools
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong work ethic

UPDATED: Accounting & Finance JOBS – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Galleria and Downtown:

  • Assistant Controller  – Manufacturing, Consolidations, Hyperion
  • Senior Internal Auditor – 10% travel – SOX, Financial, Operational Audits – 2B
  • Senior IT Auditor – 10% travel – Public Accounting preferred – 2B
  • Senior Financial Analyst – Private Equity backed portfolio company
  • Controller – 70M privately held company – POC, Time and Labor exp needed
  • Senior Treasury Analyst – CTP and international / foreign exchange needed
  • Pricing Analyst – Professional Services exp required!
  • Spanish speaking Bookkeeper / Office Manager
  • E&P Financial Reporting Manager (Fund), CPA a MUST
  • Procurement Financial Analyst, must have leasing, modeling and capex
  • Benefits Administrator, Spanish a Plus, 2 years experience
  • Senior Internal Auditor – 50% – TRUE Mgt Rotation Program!!!!

Northwest Houston

  • Senior Internal Auditor – 10% Travel – 500M dollar company
  • Staff Internal Auditor – 10% Travel – 500M dollar company
  • Senior Auditor – 20% Travel – MUST have CPA
  • Senior Internal Auditor – 50% travel – 30% bonus (historically PAID!)

Sugar Land, Stafford Area: 

  • Cost Accounting Manger – Standard Cost and Inventory – High Growth Mode
  • Entry Level Accountant – December 2016, May 2017 grads with internships needed!
  • Senior Accounting Analyst – Big 4 or SEC reporting exp. – If you really want to learn SEC and Corporate Accounting – this is the one for you!
  • Accounting Supervisor – Temp to Hire!

North Houston: 

  • Senior Internal Auditor – 10% travel….short track to manager; revamping Audit program!

Bryan / Navasota:

  • Bookkeeper or Staff Accountant – AP, AR, Payroll, GL

West: 

  • Payroll Specialist – MUST speak Spanish
  • Financial Analyst with FERC
  • Crude Oil Analyst – Midstream

Southeast Houston: 

  • Financial Reporting Manager, CPA, Big 4

 

Staff & Senior Auditor 10% Travel – Northwest Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a $500MM publicly traded retailer with locations nation-wide. Over 500 locations in 48 states! And they have been in business for over 20 years!

  • Opening: 1 Staff & 1 Senior Internal Auditor. T

 Why work here?

  • 10% travel nationally
  • CPA/CPE support
  • “Get your work done” environment where schedules can be flexible
  • 50% discount on all products
  • One of the few retailers in growth mode
  • ½ day Fridays during Summer
  • 40-45 hour weeks
  • New-hires will be direct reports to the Director of Internal Audit

The Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for the co-development and performance of audits in support of the Company’s internal audit plan and supervision of staff on the internal audit team.

The Senior Internal Auditor will also assist management with the planning, testing, review, and reporting of the Company’s internal controls related to Sarbanes Oxley compliance, as well as performing substantive audit procedures in support of the external auditor’s year-end audit.