Accounting & Financial Analyst – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

The Accounting &Financial Analyst II will be joining over an 80-year-old, publicly-traded service company located in NorthWest-Houston. We operate in over 70 different countries and compete with companies like Schlumberger, Halliburton, and NOV. This is a hybrid-role that will get their hands on analysis, accounting, forecasting, and ad-hoc reporting. The successful Financial Analyst II will join a team of 10 on the corporate accounting team

Accounting & FINANCIAL ANALYST II

Reviews routine financial data from assigned business unit(s) and/or region monthly, with minimal supervision.

  • Responsible for detailed account analysis and review of supporting data and reconciliations
  • Monthly analysis of operational results, financial statements including review for compliance with company policies and procedures, US GAAP and Statutory regulations
  • Recommend any adjustments that need to be made to financial data
  • Development and presentation of financial schedules to management and external audit team
  • Proposes improvements to systems and methods of work and analysis, ensuring that changes are continuously adapted to business requirements
  • Actively assist the department in special projects or as a project committee member, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Accounting or similar
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within Accounting or Financial Analysis
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of US GAAP
  • CPA or CPA eligible preferred
  • Experience with integrated accounting software
  • Good verbal and written knowledge of English (multiple languages preferred)

Seeking High-Caliber Bookkeeper/HR Administrator

Excellent full-time opportunity with one of the most historic and highly regarded private organizations in the Houston area!

Compensation: Salary + Bonus Potential

Location: Downtown, Houston, TX

Perks

  • Employer subsidized parking
  • A close-knit work environment where you’ll interact regularly with staff and clients on a regular basis.
  • Meals catered almost daily

About the Position

Our client is looking for a personable, reliable, and client/customer focused Bookkeeper/HR Administrator who can successfully execute the AR, HR and Payroll functions of the organization.

Candidate will frequently interact with and be the first point of contact for clients and employees regarding all AR, HR, and payroll matters.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all aspects of AR (record keeping, payment posting, daily revenue reconciliation, collections, etc.)
  • Manage the payroll process for approximately 50-100 exempt & non-exempt employees (mostly non-exempt).
  • Process weekly and semi-monthly payroll, issue and distribute paychecks, manage direct deposits, benefits withholding, payroll deductions, garnishments and levies, flexible spending accounts, W-2s, and wage and hour law compliance
  • Explain, educate, collect, and review, all Human Resource related employee files/paperwork (benefit enrollment forms, new hire paperwork, 401k pension payments)
  • Prepare employee schedules

MUST HAVE

  • AR experience processing payments/dues for over 800 customers a month.
  • Solid payroll processing experience for exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Through understanding of HR functions such as befit administration
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong customer service skills

Please send resumes to dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

 

 

Update from The Perryman Group! Great news for Houston!

Link to article: https://t.co/KocuBte67u

Oil and Gas and the Economy

Texas’ biggest industry, oil and gas is growing at a phenomenal pace, and the entire state economy is benefiting. With multipliers among the highest of any type of business, when the energy sector is surging as it is now, it’s generating a high level of other business activity for companies across the economy. In addition, oil and gas jobs generally pay well and there are royalties involved, so consumer-oriented impacts are high. Petroleum products are also top export categories.

The Permian Basin is one of the most prolific oil producing regions in the world. It’s already one of the top producers globally, and production levels are likely to double over a period of about five years (they are already 50% higher than the all-time record that was set in 2016, which broke a record from 1973). The US Energy Information Administration expects Permian oil production to continue to rise from about 3.3 million barrels per day in 2018 to 3.9 million in 2019 even with some challenges from pipeline capacity constraints. IHS Markit projects oil production in the Permian could reach 5.4 million barrels per day in 2023 which would be more than double the 2017 levels of production and make it larger than any OPEC country except Saudi Arabia. Other fields across the state also add to the total and generate substantial benefits of their own.

The combination of technological change, rising global energy demand, major new discoveries in the Permian Basin region, dramatic cost reductions, and expectations of a favorable market environment and infrastructure development have combined to create a new paradigm in which sustained drilling and extraction programs are beginning to replace the “boom and bust” pattern that has persisted for at least the past century. This fundamental change has many implications for the industry and the regions with significant reserves, including Texas.

Even with these shifts, the energy sector will likely remain somewhat cyclical, but the Permian Basin is beyond amazing, and major oil companies have indicated plans to be in the area on a consistent basis for decades. Moreover, most analysts think current levels of activity are sustainable at prices above $50 per barrel, down from about $70 just a few years ago (and the cost trend continues downward).

There are a lot of good things happening in the Texas economy. Industries across the spectrum are growing, including manufacturing, technology, and others with the potential to generate notable future jobs and opportunities. The state leads the way in major corporate locations and expansions and while there is always room for improvement and challenges will arise, things are looking good. With continued strength in oil and gas, they’re looking very good indeed.

GHP January Energy Update

https://www.houston.org/houston-data/monthly-update-energy

The closing spot price for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the U.S. benchmark for light, sweet crude, averaged $51.38 per barrel in January ’19, down 19.3 percent from $63.70 in January ’18, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Natural gas prices averaged $3.11 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in January ’19, down 19.6 percent from $3.87 in January last year.

AR & Billing Manager – Downtown Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

#Jobs #houston #hiring #BillingManager #AccountsReceivable

Why work here: 

  • 5 weeks PTO
  • A stable company with a long stand reputation in their industry. They have been in business for over 100 years.
  • An entrepreneurial company, with a strong management team and expansive growth plans.
  • Direct line to executive leadership! Their management team values the input of its employees.
  • Ability to make an impact on the bottom line.
  • CFS has successfully placed several professionals with them for over 5 years!

Responsibilities

  • Manages 30+ billing and accounts receivable staff located in 11 offices.
  • Coordinates the invoicing and payment application process for all offices.
  • Oversees electronic billing implementation and on-going electronic invoicing process.
  • Processes delinquent time fines for and researches issues related to the delinquent time monitoring system.
  • Prepare and review annual and quarterly operational budget submission for assigned G/L accounts.
  • Coordinate requests for annual audit requests from  auditors.
  • Responds to time-sensitive ad hoc data requests from billing staff.
  • Monitors client reminder statement process for all offices (ARCS).
  • Reviews and approves (within set guidelines) billing related exceptions, all write-off requests, wire transfers and check requests.

Qualifications

  • Must have 10+ years of professional experience that is directly related to legal or professional accounting environment.
  • Some college courses preferred including accounting courses.
  • Must have a minimum of 7 years of managerial or supervisory experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must be able to maintain the confidentiality of information seen or heard within the workplace.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and deliver quality work product in a deadline driven environment; overtime is required during peak times.

HR Manager – Education – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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Why Work Here:

  • Off all state and federal holidays, spring break, Easter (Friday and Monday), the whole week of Thanksgiving, a minimum of 10 days between Christmas and New Years.
  • Eligible for 3 weeks PTO, unlimited sick time
  • 403B: EHS contributes 5% of annual salary automatically and up to matches 4% dollar for dollar
  • Opportunity to formalize/build out the HR function
  • FREE LUNCH PROVIDED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF
  • Central Houston location, 80 to 85K

Benefit Administration:

  • Manage and coordinate benefit programs – Health, Dental, FSA, 403(b) Retirement Plan, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D, and COBRA – for faculty and staff, including all faculty and staff communication, problem-solving and claims resolution.
  • Ensure compliance of all plans with all federal, state and local applicable laws and statutes, i.e. HIPPA, ERISA, IRS guidelines.
  • Manage annual open enrollment for Health, Dental, and FSA Plans.
  • Ensure Summary Plan Descriptions are in legal compliance.
  • Manage Worker’s Compensation and Texas Workforce Commission programs.

Faculty and Staff Relations:

  • Complete periodic job description audits and ensures appropriate classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Manage faculty and staff recruitment, including faculty and staff page on the website, placement of opportunities in appropriate venues; and the receipt, acknowledgment, and dissemination of all candidate materials; management of the search process and maintenance of search documentation to ensure EEOC compliance.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local statutes/laws such as FMLA, ADA, Sexual Harassment, Worker’s Compensation, Title VII, and ERISA.
  • Execute issuance of employment contracts and compensation statements.
  • Oversee the contract/paperwork portion of the hiring process for the Athletic Department (seasonal coaches) and Summer Programs (faculty/students) to ensure compliance with school/DOL requirements.
  • Manage the faculty and staff separation process for both voluntary/involuntary terminations.
  • Oversee new faculty and staff orientation and documentation process, including background checks.
  • Consult administrators and faculty and staff regarding faculty and staff disciplinary problems, resolving personnel issues and providing mediation when necessary.
  • Conduct internal investigations relating to faculty and staff complaints.
  • Provide training on various HR topics including interviewing skills, faculty and staff coaching and performance reviews.
  • Supervise training of faculty and staff on child abuse prevention
  • Oversee payroll processing.
  • Serve on Retirement Plan Fiduciary Committee, and other committees as requested.

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in HR.
  • Professional in Human Resources certification (PHR) preferred.
  • Ability to maintain all faculty and staff information with absolute confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong customer service/communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Attention to detail; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Comfortable working with/learning new technologies.
  • Self-starter who can work independently to problem-solve.
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the job.
  • Engage in Professional Development to remain current on legal compliance/best practices.
  • Proficiency with Excel and Word required.

Accounts Receivable Staff – Professional Services – Downtown – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Responsibilities:

  • Logging on to bank and print Lockbox Deposits and ACH credits.
  • Download Images from Bank for ACH, and processing to Image Connect.
  • Processing Lockbox Batches and preparing Auto Credits
  • Process Write-Offs weekly.
  • Client Clearing Account Reconciliations
  • Receiving, Reading & Responding to e-mails, making notes of special items and requests.
  • Lead responsible for filing and offsite storage for A/R deposits.
  • Prepare & key daily-in house deposits and back-up before preparing, and sending.
  • Deposit to the bank; notify courier of cashiers checks
  • Assist with reconciliation of online banking report
  • Monthly A/R meetings to discuss department issues.
  • All deposits must be completed by the end of the last working day of the year.
  • Performs additional assignments as requested by the Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Two to three years of on the job experience in a business or accounting environment.
  • Ability to perform daily operational duties with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written; internally and externally.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information; self-starter.

List of Accounting & Finance Openings – Houston, Texas – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

  • Internal Controls & Policy Manager, Sugar Land *New 2/8
  • AR & Billing Manager – Professional Services – Downtown Houston *New 2/8 
  • Controller (domestic operations), Sugar Land
  • Senior Special Projects Analyst, 2 to 3 years Big 4, Sugar Land
  • Lease Accounting Analyst, Sugar Land
  • Internal Controls Manager, Consumer Goods, Downtown
  • Accountant II, Consumer Goods, Downtown
  • Corporate Staff Accountant, Real Estate, Woodlands
  • Property Acct (commercial), Real Estate, Woodlands
  • Audit Partner & Tax Partner, Public Accounting, Growing Firm!!!!
  • Pricing Analyst, Professional Services, Downtown
  • AR Staff, Professional Services, Downtown
  • Senior JV /JIB Accountant – Westchase
  • 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
  • Transaction Services / FAS, Professional Service, Downtown Houston
  • Royalty Accountant, Oil & Gas, Downtown
  • Financial Accountant Oil & Gas, Downtown
  • Payroll Supervisor, Construction, Southeast
  • Tax Senior, Public Accounting, Greenway Plaza
  • Property Accountant, Real Estate, Galleria
  • 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
  • Staff Accountant, Oil & Gas, Cypress
  • Senior Staff Accountant, Oil & Gas, Cypress
  • Director, FP&A – Oil & Gas, Galleria
  • Management Accountant, Oil & Gas Service, NW Houston
  • Senior Financial Analyst, Nonprofit, Governmental
  • Manager – Federal and State Compliance, Nonprofit
  • Staff Auditor (entry level), Oil & Gas, West Houston
  • Staff Accountant, Nonprofit, Central
  • Accounting Manager, Public Accounting
  • Senior Accountant, Oil & Gas, West Houston
  • Senior Treasury Analyst, Consumer Goods, Downtown
  • Treasury Manager, Consumer Goods, Downtown
  • Senior International Tax Manager, Oil & Gas, Galleria

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Internal Controls Manager – Downtown Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

We are a centrally-located, publicly-traded company in the service industry. Operating in over 40 states and internationally we serve nearly every industry in existence. This company has been awarded as a “Best Place to Work” multiple years running.  The Treasury Analyst III will sit within a group of seven and reports directly to the Senior Manager of Treasury. There is rapid growth-potential and the ability to take on new responsibilities every week.

Why work here?

  • Publicly-traded, fortune 500 company
  • Growth expectations (Director was promoted out of this role after one year)
  • Great benefits (401k match, bonus, etc..)
  • Strong tenured group

Duties:

  • Report results findings to SOX management
  • Oversee personnel needs of the department
  • Ensure integration of IT controls
  • Coordinate expectations with external auditors
  • Drive cost reductions of SOX 404 compliance activities

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 7+ years of Internal Controls experience (SOX)
  • Public accounting or public-company experience preferred

Accountant – Downtown Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

We are a centrally-located, publicly-traded company in the service industry. Operating in over 40 states and internationally we serve nearly every industry in existence. This company has been awarded as a “Best Place to Work” multiple years running.  The Accountant will sit within a group of seven and reports directly to the Manager of Accounting. There are rapid growth-potential and the ability to take on new responsibilities every week.

Why work here?

  • Publicly-traded, fortune 500 company
  • Growth expectations for both the company and position
  • Great benefits (401k match, bonus, etc..)
  • Strong tenured group

Duties:

  • Journal Entry preparation
  • Assist with period-end closings
  • Analyzes financial data
  • Assist with Internal Control maintenance
  • Prepare annual financial statements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3-7 years of experience in Accounting
  • Public accounting or public-company experience preferred

 

AP / Office Manager – Sugar Land – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a family-owned custom home-builder located in SW-Houston. This position is open due to growth and will be highly-visible among ownership. This company boasts a beautiful office, tight-knit team, and flexible schedules and has been in operation for over 30 years. The AP Manager will wear many hats and is an ideal role for an individual motivated to learn new things.

Why work here?

  • Flexible schedules
  • Laid-back family office environment
  • Gorgeous product ($1M-10M custom homes)
  • Full-benefits provided

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Organize and code project invoices (referencing project budgets) to push them through approvals process Accurately enter invoices into Sage 100 Contractor 2 days prior to 1st or 15th check date

Pay invoices with a credit card whenever possible Print checks & lien waivers 1 day prior to check date Distribute checks & lien waivers on check date

Track and document the receipt of lien waivers for all projects Scan and digitally organize all invoices following each check run Review and update A/P process documentation/checklists monthly Explore potential for paperless invoice approvals process Spearhead effort to streamline A/P process

Maintain loans spreadsheet, job master spreadsheet, employee list, etc.

VENDOR FILES:

Maintain accurate and complete vendor files, including W-9, COI, WC waivers, & master sub-agreements Keep vendor information and COI, W-9 and waiver expiration dates updated in Sage 100 Contractor

OFFICE MANAGEMENT:

Be the positive “face” of the company: answer phones and greet office visitors

Set up and maintain a shared calendar, schedule and confirm appointments

Assist in preparing sales presentation materials for prospective client meetings Assist in preparing client contracts and supporting documents as needed Maintain PTO/Sick Day tracking spreadsheet

Manage office needs (supplies, copier maintenance, plants, dishwasher, etc.)

HR & Payroll Manager (1 day from home) – Galleria – PE-Backed – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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Our client is adding an HR / Payroll Manager to their team. The company was recently acquired by private equity group and has plans to triple in size in the next 4 years. This is a newly created role and a brand new department!!! The ideal candidate will provide payroll, human resources, and company policy leadership.

Why work for this company:

  • A stable company with a long stand reputation in their industry.
  • Great work-life balance! Work from home 1 day a week! Core hours are from 9 to 4. 
  • An entrepreneurial company, with a strong management team and expansive growth plans.
  • Direct line to executive leadership! Their management team values the input of its employees.
  • Great benefits! Laid back culture.
  • This is a newly created role and a brand new department!!!

Responsibilities:

Perform the bi-weekly processing of payroll transactions with accuracy and timeliness.

  • Administer and process payroll information for all employees including regular pay, overtime pay, commissions and bonuses
  • Analyze payroll-related information (e.g., contract requirements, time sheets, salary schedules, wage garnishments, etc.)
  • Maintain payroll information files and records (e.g. offer letters, benefit forms, time cards, payroll authorizations, etc.) for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance
  • Assist with new employee orientation and benefits administration, as part of the new hire process.
  • Prepares reports, filings, correspondence and other written materials (e.g. monthly payroll reports, transmittal memos, W-2’s, 941, tax filings, etc.)
  • Work closely with managers and supervisors to resolve employee matters and address disciplinary actions. Coach supervisors on best practices when dealing with employees and work-related conflict.  Oversee correct documentation in the event of termination.
  • Provide training to employees and management on policies and procedures. Provide feedback through development for merit increases or promotions. Work with succession planning, compensation analysis, and organizational development to best meet executives’ goals and direction.
  • Administer all benefits to new hires and annual open enrollment, reconcile invoices with payroll and resolve any benefit matter or inquiry in a timely manner. Administer all Cobra notifications in a timely manner and maintain Cobra elections.
  • Maintain Compliance with Government Regulations and HR Best Practices to Mitigate Risks. EEO Compliance, FLSA, FMLA, OFFCP, and ADA, collaborated with Benefits and Workers Comp.
  • Partner with Managers and Supervisors to find win/win solutions to employee relations matters. Provide guidance when needed on making employment decisions. Coach Managers on corrective actions and performance issues.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and five (5) years of experience in and payroll & human resource functions.
  • PHR 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, databases, and payroll systems (ADP preferred).       
  • Extremely well organized, able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to maintain high levels of accuracy of data
  • Ability to effectively communicate, be a functional resource to others and work well with others
  • Able to work under deadlines and be personable, even under pressure
  • Absolute personal integrity and credibility
  • Strong verbal and communication skills

 

 

Senior Pricing Analyst – Downtown Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Job description

Our client is adding a Pricing Analyst to their team. The company is a privately held company in the professional services field with numerous Fortune 100 clients. This position will serve as a liaison between finance, executive leadership and report directly to the Director.

Why work for this company:

  • A stable company with a long stand reputation in their industry. They have been in business for over 100 years.
  • An entrepreneurial company, with a strong management team and expansive growth plans.
  • Direct line to executive leadership! Their management team values the input of its employees.
  • Ability to make an impact on the bottom line.
  • CFS has successfully placed several professionals with them for over 5 years!

Responsibilities:

    • Perform predictive scenario/sensitivity analysis and modeling to assess the impact of proposed initiatives.
    • Develop pricing proposals by analyzing historical cost, leverage, and matter information.
    • Assist with the development and administration of pricing systems.
    • Compare financial and operational performance against internal and external benchmarks.
    • Research and analysis related to other assigned financial projects, including monitoring of trends in support of the company rate-setting and review process.
    • Maintain billing rate information
    • Report on the status of various department initiatives and metrics to the Chief Financial Officer and other key stakeholders.

Requirements:

    • A bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, accounting, or a business-related degree is required.
    • A minimum of two years’ experience in a professional service firm in areas related to financial analysis is strongly preferred; other similar work experience will be considered.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Must be organized, analytical and detail oriented.

Pricing Analyst – Downtown – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Pricing Analyst 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform predictive scenario/sensitivity analysis and modeling to assess the impact of proposed initiatives.
  • Develop pricing proposals by analyzing historical cost, leverage, and matter information.
  • Assist with the development and administration of pricing systems.
  • Compare financial and operational performance against internal and external benchmarks.
  • Research and analysis related to other assigned financial projects, including monitoring of trends in support of the company rate-setting and review process.
  • Maintain billing rate information
  • Report on the status of various department initiatives and metrics to the Chief Financial Officer and other key stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, accounting, or a business-related degree is required.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a professional service firm in areas related to financial analysis is strongly preferred; other similar work experience will be considered.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be organized, analytical and detail oriented.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and deliver quality work product in a deadline driven environment; overtime is required during peak times.
  • Must be team oriented, yet also able to be self-sufficient and work independently.

 

Houston Employment Update via Greater Houston Partnership

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

Metro Houston created 114,400 jobs, a 3.7 percent increase, in the 12 months ending
November ’18, according to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Five sectors accounted for three-fourths of all job gains—construction; administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; professional, scientific, and technical services; durable goods manufacturing; and health care and social assistance.
• TWC reports that only two sectors, accommodation, and food services, i.e. hotels, bars and restaurants, and information lost jobs.
• Houston’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in November, unchanged from 3.8 percent in October and down from 4.4 percent in November ’17.