Corporate Accounting Supervisor – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide review and analysis of payroll and fringe benefit accounting entries
  • Responsible for evaluating global hedging instruments to mitigate foreign exchange risk
  • Review corporate financials and address any inquiries as necessary
  • Prepare and issue annual 401(k) and Retirement Savings Plan SEC filings (11-K)
  • Compute required pension accounting entries for defined benefit plans
  • Research and implement appropriate U.S. GAAP guidance
  • Prepare select disclosures for the10-K and 10-Q
  • Assist with internal and external audit inquiries
  • Review and analyze select balance sheet accounts
  • Maintain our existing fixed asset tracking system
  • Understand the new leasing standard, ASC 842
  • Enhance our global leasing software as required under ASC 842

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (2 parts passed)
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in accounting
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Working knowledge of SAP, Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM) and Sage Fixed Asset Software (FAS) preferred

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive Salary + bonus
  • 401(k)/ Retirement savings
  • Comprehensive Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage)
  • Career growth
  • Friendly work environment
  • Paid vacation/holidays

Senior Property Accountant – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

About the Company:

Our client is a top Commercial Real Estate Management company located in West Houston and serving a wide-variety of US markets. They are internationally oriented and serve over 30 countries. Consistently nominated and awarded as a “best place to work”, they provide their employees a challenging and supportive working environment. This company is primarily involved in the management of Class “A” properties and asset/investment services.

Needs:

  • Property Accounting experience (open to any)(prefers commercial)
  • MRI/Yardi experience
  • Accounting or Finance degree (preferred)

Why work here?

  • Small company environment with large company growth potential
  • Rapid growth; financial stability
  • Casual office setting
  • Brand new office
  • Internal promotion opportunities
  • Free PTO to use towards a charity of your choice

Treasury Analyst -North Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Applies daily cash receipts to appropriate accounts receivable invoices
  • Prepares write-offs of various accounts receivable as needed, seeks approval for any required write-offs
  • Reconciles accounts receivable or cash accounts as needed; corrects discrepancies. Participates in monthly close process
  • Requests and delivers certificates of insurance to various stakeholders
  • Sets up new workers compensation, general liability, and auto claims with third party administrator. Monitors existing claims. Arranges and seeks approval for claim payments as needed
  • Arranges surety bond premium payments
  • Maintains monopolistic state workers compensation accounts as needed
  • Initiates wires based on company policies; monitors ACH and check disbursements
  • Correctly uses general ledger account coding for disbursements and intercompany cash transfers
  • Investigates and resolves banking related issues
  • Provides support for cash funding and repatriation for international subsidiaries
  • Uses various internet banking platforms
  • Responds to audit inquiries
  • Supports cash forecasting process
  • Maintains various treasury reports
  • Assists employees, vendors, clients, or customers by answering questions related to bank accounts, procedures, and services

Required Skills or Tools:

  • Proficient using complete Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and PC skills
  • Proficient with email system; Microsoft Outlook
  • Proficient using computer-based accounting systems
  • General knowledge of online banking platforms
  • 5 years related treasury experience

Education:

  • Bachelors in Finance, Accounting or related areas preferred

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5 ways to prepare for your first day

Starting a new job is exciting, but it can be nerve-racking at the same time. It’s common to have those first day jitters. Take a deep breath and put your mind at ease. Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your first day!

Bring supplies.

Put a notebook and a couple of pens in your bag. Your new employer will probably supply you with these essentials but if for some reason they don’t, it’s good to be prepared. “Many training and hiring managers feel better teaching someone when they see that you are taking detailed notes – it creates a feeling that you are the right person for the job!” (Hannah Flint, CFS Oakbrook). After all, you’ll be learning a lot throughout the day and taking strong notes ensures that you won’t forget anything. You can also reference these in the future.

Research.

You landed the job, which means you’ve already researched the company and you’ve already familiarized yourself with the responsibilities of your new position. Have you researched your new co-workers though? Have you done any research since you accepted the offer? Ashley DeSimone, from our New York office, advises “taking a look on LinkedIn for the employees that are currently working there, reading information on Glassdoor, and checking Google to see if any new articles have been published online about your new company.” Although not required, it doesn’t hurt to be extra prepared for your first day.

Pick the perfect outfit.

After completing the interview process, you should have a good perspective on the company culture and overall office atmosphere. This understanding of the company is key when it comes to picking out your first-day outfit. You don’t want to be overdressed or underdressed.

“Think ahead to the attire you are planning on wearing for your first day and make sure it is clean, pressed, and easily accessible” (Patrick Senn, CFS Minneapolis). Lay out your clothes the night before; running around trying to find a specific shirt will only add unnecessary stress to your day.

Rest up.

The last thing you want to do is stay up all night watching your favorite TV show. “Get a good night’s sleep the night before, wake up early, and eat breakfast! It sounds silly but this sets you up to have a great day. You want to be alert and aware” (Coleen Trombley, CFS Hartford). This will ensure that you are ready for whatever your first day throws at you!

Map out your route.

You never want to be late. Do a test drive the week before to gauge your timing and to figure out the best route. Leave a little earlier than you normally would to avoid any unexpected delays. Punctuality leaves a big impression, especially on your first day.

My last piece of advice….don‘t stress! This is an exciting time in your career. Relax and get excited about this new experience!

Searching for a new job? Comment below or contact one of our expert recruiters today! Find the closest CFS location to you here.

Senior Treasury Analyst – North Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintains daily cash position worksheet
  • Initiates wires based on company policies; monitors ACH and check disbursements
  • Correctly uses general ledger account coding for disbursements and intercompany cash transfers
  • Reconciles month-end general ledger bank account balances to bank statements; corrects discrepancies
  • Set-up and maintenance of bank accounts and bank account signers
  • Prepares cash management journal entries as needed
  • Prepares daily or monthly liquidity position worksheet
  • Prepares annual FBAR report
  • Deposits checks received directly from customers
  • Monitors bank fees for cash management services
  • Requests and delivers certificates of insurance to various stakeholders
  • Sets up new workers compensation, general liability, and auto claims with third party administrator. Monitors existing claims. Arranges and seeks approval for claim payments as needed
  • Arranges surety bond premium payments
  • Maintains monopolistic state workers compensation accounts as needed
  • Investigates and resolves banking related issues
  • Provides support for cash funding and repatriation for international subsidiaries
  • Uses various internet banking platforms
  • Responds to audit inquiries
  • Supports cash forecasting process
  • Maintains various treasury reports
  • Assists employees, vendors, clients, or customers by answering questions related to bank accounts, procedures, and services

Required Skills or Tools:

  • Proficient using complete Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and PC skills
  • Proficient with email system; Microsoft Outlook
  • Proficient using computer-based accounting systems
  • General knowledge of online banking platforms
  • 7 years related treasury experience

Education:

  • Bachelors in Finance, Accounting or related areas preferred

Sr. Internal Auditor (No SOX), Galleria -dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

  • Fraud, Operational and Financial audit exp
  • IT Audit background  would be ideal
  • CPA, CFE, CISA certification
  • 30 – 40% travel internationally
  • Internal/External audit exp. preferred along with industry experience
  • Spanish is a MUST
  • Up to $100K salary + 10-11% bonus

Travel schedule:

  • 2- 3 weeks in Houston office preparing for the audit
  • 2 – 3 weeks in the field
  • 1-2 weeks compiling data for audit reports

 

The Houston Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)!!!!

The Houston Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a short-term leading indicator for regional production, registered 54.8 in January, a slight uptick from 54.5 in December. Readings above 50 signal economic expansion in Houston over the next three to four months. Readings below 50 signal contraction. The region’s PMI slipped below 50 in the three months immediately following Hurricane Harvey, but climbed above 50 in November. January’s 54.8 reading is the highest since October ’14 when the PMI registered 58.5.

To access the full report, click here.

PMI Report

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

 

Assistant Controller – Central Location Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is growing and adding to their team! They are looking for someone with real estate accounting experience, who would prefer to work for a smaller company and have their hands in a lot of different things from AP to Acquisitions!!! We are looking for a self-starter who loves to mentor and train!

The Assistant Controller is responsible for the accounting functions in a property management firm within the commercial retail real estate sector. This position is a member of the property accounting team that manages a multiple-region portfolio of national, regional and local commercial retail tenants.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise, prepare and maintain books and records for the monthly financial reporting process, including monthly close, operations analysis and detailed reporting to Owners/Partners .
  • Construction/Development accounting including preparing draws, working with banks, and reviewing job cost reports .
  • Review and approve commissions and tenant improvements .
  • Managing and overseeing all Federal and State tax reporting with National CPA Firm .
  • Perform actual vs budget analysis and report on variances .
  • Prepare financial reports including balance sheets, income statements, and general ledger reports .
  • Review quarterly loan compliance .
  • Prepare quarterly distributions for partnerships .
  • Participate and assist with annual budget preparation .
  • Assist with the production and review of annual tenant triple net (NNN) CAM, tax, insurance and OEA/REA reconciliations .
  • Assist with due diligence analysis for property acquisitions and the setup of newly-acquired assets as well as disposition activities .
  • Assist internal and external contacts with inquiries regarding the portfolio of properties/entities .
  • Provide information to and respond to other internal departments in a timely fashion.
  • Perform assigned special projects as needed and other duties as assigned .
  • Ensure accounting department objectives and deadlines are met.
  • Perform Payroll and HR functions including biweekly payroll, annual insurance renewals and 401K administration and compliance.QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with the accounting monthly close process .
  • Ability to lead accounting department personnel .Intermediate experience with Excel .
  • Prior experience within real estate or property management preferred .
  • Prior experience with automated accounting software and/or property management accounting software preferred (e.g., Yardi, MRI, Skyline, Sage, Real Page, Management Plus) .
  • Excellent written, verbal, telephone and email communication skillsEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 6 – 12 years accounting experience required
  • Prior experience managing a team required
  • CPA or in process preferred

Global Cash Manager – North Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

The Global Cash Manager Manages and monitors daily cash transactions, reports cash operations activities and executes global borrowing and investment transactions. Ensures liquidity and .prepares global cash flow projections. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the development and maintenance of global banking relationships, determination of short-term investing and borrowing needs. Responsible for the further development and integration of the global treasury management system into the accounting, payments and reporting platforms worldwide. Serve as a resource for global treasury centers banking, funding, and execution of working capital management strategies

The successful candidate will be a broad-based accounting and finance professional with strategic insight, strong business acumen, proven in-depth experience in compensation and benefits areas and will demonstrate an interest to help build and enhance the necessary programs for this newly created public company. Specific experience as an actively contributing member of an executive leadership team of a major, respected, people-focused organization is required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the Cash Accountant and monitors and manages the company’s daily cash position and cash management activities
  • Executes global borrowing or investment activities
  • Manages, maintains and administers bank relationships, reporting, and bank portals
  • Recommends and implements improvements to current cash management processes
  • Anticipates short-term borrowing or investing activity based upon cash flow forecasts from the various global affiliates and make recommendations to the VP of Treasury
  • Administers short-term investment accounts
  • Manages the process for FX transaction execution, confirmation, reporting, revaluation and accounting/reporting
  • Manages the global treasury management system development and integration into the accounting, payments and reporting platforms
  • Serve as a resource for global treasury centers for intercompany loans and execution of working capital management strategies.
  • Acts as an expert advisor on banking issues and bank portal operations for the business units and other corporate functional areas
  • Updates and ensures compliance with FBAR, FACTA, Dodd-Frank and ISDA and any other rules governing cash transactions and banking
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or a related discipline.
  • Severn plus years of relevant experience in Corporate Finance or Treasury Operations with international exposure
  • CTP Preferred

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8 things to remember before and after you step foot in the lobby for an interview

 

1.The day before

Yes, I know it is a hassle, but take the time to drive by the location the day before your interview.  It will make you feel much more relaxed when navigating to the location. The last thing you need the day of the interview is to get lost and arrive stressed out. This does not set a good tone for the day!

2. Timing

Arrive at the building 20 to 30 minutes early to review your notes, but do not go in until 5 to 10 minutes before the interview (depending on building security). You do not want to throw the interviewer off. They have a schedule too and they may be taking that time to prepare for you

3. Pre-Interview Jitters?

Before you even walk into the lobby, wash your hands with cold water if you tend to have sweaty palms! Also, give yourself a little pep talk and walk in with confidence

4. Cell Phone

I can’t believe I even have to say this but do not play on your cell phone! It does not make a good impression to be playing candy crush on your phone when the manager walks out to come greet you.  Another option is just to leave your phone in your car. This way you can’t be distracted by it.

5. Receptionist

Greet the receptionist and please be nice. Believe it or not, this person could hinder your ability to get the job! They will be the first person to speak up if you are rude.

6. Posture

Sit up tall and with confidence. Look up and around. Smile at the people walking by. You will be making a great first impression with several people without formally meeting them!

7. Double check

One more time! Yes, please make sure your phone is off. Yes, completely off. I know you didn’t leave it in the car. You do not want to risk the phone ringing or even vibrating in the interview. The world will not come to an end if you cannot be reached for an hour.

8. Portfolio

Have your portfolio with your resume, notes and prepared questions organized and ready to go. Please make sure the portfolio is appropriate for a professional interview!

Top 5 things to take with you on an interview!

So, you landed the interview. Here are some things to think about before you head out the door!

  1. Paperwork! Take a few copies of your resume. A one on one interview can quickly turn into a panel interview! Also, it’s possible that you will be introduced to others who were not on the schedule (which is usually a very good sign)! Don’t forget a list of references, any examples of work (that do not have confidential information), and those letters of recommendation.
  2. List of great questions! Get creative with this. Do your research! Think of questions that not only highlight that you did your homework but also ask questions that help you showcase your skills!
  3. A nice portfolio! Please do not take a manila folder. Yes, this has happened. Go out and buy yourself a decent portfolio. And make sure you have a pen to take notes! Yes, it’s ok to write something down during the interview or remind yourself of a question you want to ask at the end.
  4. Your suit and a smile! Yes, you should be wearing a suit! I can’t even believe I still have to say that out loud. You only have one chance at a first impression. It’s always better to overdress, even on Fridays. Remember: You are interviewing for the job you want, not the one you have! Also, don’t forget that smile. Positive energy is contagious!!!!
  5. Stories! When you are working your way through the job description think of examples that apply. Try to make a short story out of it. The purpose of this is to create a picture in the interviewers’ mind of you doing the job. Stories make a much bigger impact than canned answers.

Good luck with your next interview and don’t forget to check out these tips before you step foot in the lobby: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/8-things-remember-before-after-you-step-foot-lobby-delgado-lemaire/

Payroll Manager – Southeast Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a privately-held, family business which has been operating for over 80 years. This organization is involved in utility protection and damage-prevention as well as being a leading survey and gas leak detection company who manufacturers and engineers most of its’ products. Their primary clients are upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas companies across the nation.

Currently, the company is experiencing growth and looking to bring its’ payroll operations internal (currently outsourcing to a PEO). They are looking for a strong Payroll Manager that has led software implementations in the past and can lead and set processes in place as they see fit.

Payroll Manager Salary plus 10% bonus | Hobby area

Requirements:
• Experience with multi-state payroll
• Prior Payroll Management experience
• Accounting or Finance degree preferred (not required)
• Large company experience (~1500 employees)
• Experience with weekly payroll/hourly employees
Additional Details:
Small company environment/Family atmosphere (After-work gatherings, pizza parties, etc..)
• Opportunity to choose software/set processes for revamped Payroll system
• Growing company with long-term stability
• Full Benefits (401K match, PTO, medical/vision/dental)

 

 

Internal Audit with Work-Life Balance – San Antonio, Texas – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Why take an Internal Audit position with this company?

  • Work-Life Balance!
    • Early release on Fridays
    • Flex Schedule options
    • Family oriented
    • Work from home options
  • Jeans every day!
  • Great Manager that desires to grow & mentor staff into management or other areas within the organization
    • Over the last ~10 years, the individuals in the position have grown out of IA into Controller, Treasury, or Financial Reporting Positions within the company
  • Opportunity for international travel (only if desired)
  • Operational Audits- opportunity to identify process improvements & ways to make the company more efficient.
  • High Visibility: Opportunity to report to Board of Directors
  • Many tenured employees
  • Diversified company with several different business units
  • Competetive compensation plans & benefits


What the Internal Auditor will do…

  • 50% Sox Control Test Work
  • Planning and execution of audits
    • Financial, operational, IT applications (possibility of IT infrastructure within next 1-2 years)


What the company needs in an Internal Auditor:

  • Team Player with Strong Communication skills
  • Ambitious
  • Easy going & gets along well with teammates
  • Independent self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision

Education & Experience of the Internal Auditor:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
    • Masters degree in progress or completed
  • 2-5+ years of experience in Public Audit or Public Industry Mix
  • O&G Industry experience preferred

Required Qualifications of the Internal Auditor:

  • CPA or CPA eligible
    • The candidate has to have serious interest in pursuing CPA if not already obtained.
  • Public Audit experience