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Treasury Accountant – Downtown – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

DIANE DELGADO LEMAIRE Houston's Accounting & Finance Recruiter

Treasury Accountant

Why take a Treasury Accountant role with this company?

  • Dynamic industry exposure from real estate, investments to oil & gas
  • Extreme growth on the horizon
  • Opportunity to grow within the organization – position is open due to a promotion
  • Professional yet casual work setting

What the Treasury Accountant will do…

  • Daily treasury function for multiple companies including wires, positive pay, ACH, deposits, etc. and assist with cash management.
  • Weekly cash reporting as well as quarterly cash reports for Board meetings.
  • Assist with management of banking relationships.
  • Assist with preparation of annual budgets.

What the company needs in a Treasury Accountant:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 2 to 4 years of total experience
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel 

Perks of the Treasury Accountant role:

  • Discretionary bonus of 7.5%
  • 100% match up to 8% 401K
  • Paid parking or fully subsidized transit
  • Work for a very stable…

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Employment Update for Greater Houston Parntership

The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area created 10,700 jobs in June and
56,100 over the previous 12 months, according to data released today by the Texas
Workforce Commission. The monthly job gain was on par with the region’s 20-year
average of 11,000 jobs added for a June. The 12-month job growth was well above the
20-year average of 48,300 jobs. Houston’s total nonfarm payroll employment now stands
at 3,058,900, a new high for the metro.

Five sectors accounted for the bulk of the job gains over the past 12 months—
employment services, health care, local education, fabricated metal products, and
restaurants and bars.
Employment services, a subsector of professional and business services, added 16,000
jobs over the year, roughly one in every four new jobs in the region. The subsector
includes workers hired on a contract basis through a temporary help agency.
Employment in the subsector has trended up since November ’16 and now stands at
an all-time high.
Health care and social assistance added 12,600 jobs in the past 12 months, a robust
Ambulatory health care (i.e., non-hospital services) accounted for two-thirds of the
jobs created in the sector.
Local education (i.e., school districts) added 10,400 jobs. The sector continues to
benefit from healthy population growth and a surge in school construction in the
suburbs.
Fabricated metal products, which includes machine shops and structural metals, is
benefiting from the recent growth in the rig count. The sector added 6,600 jobs over
the past 12 months.
Houstonians continue to enjoy dining out. The sector added 6,100 jobs in the 12
months ending June ’17.
Job gains were somewhat offset by losses in oil and gas extraction (-5,300 jobs),
construction (-5,200 jobs), machinery manufacturing (-4,500 jobs), retail trade (-3,000 jobs), wholesale trade (-1,400 jobs) and minor losses in several other sectors.
Readers should be cautioned that the numbers reported today are subject to revision in
March of next year.
Houston’s June unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, up from 5.1 percent in May but
down from 5.6 percent in June ’16.

Texas’ unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in June,
up from 4.4 percent in May but down from 5.0 percent in June ’16.

The U.S. rate was 4.5 percent in June, up from 4.1 percent in May but down from 5.1 percent in June ’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

Treasury Accountant – Downtown – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Treasury Accountant

Why take a Treasury Accountant role with this company?

  • Dynamic industry exposure from real estate, investments to oil & gas
  • Extreme growth on the horizon
  • Opportunity to grow within the organization – position is open due to a promotion
  • Professional yet casual work setting

What the Treasury Accountant will do…

  • Daily treasury function for multiple companies including wires, positive pay, ACH, deposits, etc. and assist with cash management.
  • Weekly cash reporting as well as quarterly cash reports for Board meetings.
  • Assist with management of banking relationships.
  • Assist with preparation of annual budgets.

What the company needs in a Treasury Accountant:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 2 to 4 years of total experience
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel 

Perks of the Treasury Accountant role:

  • Discretionary bonus of 7.5%
  • 100% match up to 8% 401K
  • Paid parking or fully subsidized transit
  • Work for a very stable and locally respected company

 

Senior Staff Accountant – Montrose Area – Dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

My client is a leading Engineering consulting firm that recently expanded into the Houston area. With offices in New York, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, after 30 years of success they are now looking to break into the rapidly growing Houston Market. This group is a leading firm involved in disaster management as well as public infrastructure projects.

Why work here?

  • Rapid growth and opportunity
  • Stability, proven track-record
  • Tight-Knight group, very friendly
  • An 8-5 working day
  • Exciting travel options to New York, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina (Optional)
  • Strong benefits (3 wks+ of PTO, 401K 4% match)

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of accounting experience (Up to 15 years is welcome)
  • CPA is a plus (not required)
  • Deltek Software Experience required
  • Bachelor degree required

Salary: 

  • 60 to 75K DOE 

Division Assistant Controller – Galleria – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Musts: CPA & Public Accounting experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the full cycle of month end accounting close.
  • Internal management reporting
  • Quarterly IFRS and Annual US GAAP reporting including related footnotes.
  • Interact with all levels of the company
  • Coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements.
  • Work with internal and external auditors, prepare necessary work papers for analytics and necessary other requests as well as being able to explain variances and/or balances.
  • Assist with Sarbanes Oxley controls for the financial department and reporting
  • Property tax valuations, reporting and coordination with property tax consultants

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 8-12 years of accounting experience.
  • Lead full cycle accounting close, including tax, treasury, A/R, A/P, inventory and Reporting in both US GAAP and IFRS.
  • Work with auditors and Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Excellent Excel skills (pivot tables, v-looks, macros, etc…).

 dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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Job Cost Accountant – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a rapidly growing leading O&G construction company located in The Woodlands. They have offices in 5 states and are licensed in over 25 states.

They are seeking a Cost Accountant with 2-5 years of job cost experience in a construction or project-based setting.

Why work here?

  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Family-friendly environment
  • Growing company
  • Great boss/mentor

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of job cost accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • MS Office experience

Economy At A Glance – Houston

http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/quickview/Economy_at_a_Glance.pdf

JOB GROWTH CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

Metro Houston added 6,700 jobs in May, the gain on par
with the region’s 20-year average of 6,800 jobs for the
month. Houston added 45,300 jobs in the 12 months
ending in May ’17, a significant improvement over the
comparable period a year earlier, when the region added
only 4,000 jobs.

Five sectors accounted for the bulk of Houston’s gains over
the past 12 months—employment services, public
education, food services and drinking places, health care,
and fabricated metal products. Collectively, they added
48,800 jobs.

Five sectors accounted for the bulk of
Houston’s job losses—construction,
machinery manufacturing, wholesale
trade, mining and logging, and architectural
and engineering services. Collectively,
they lost 18,200 jobs. Smaller
gains and losses were scattered across
the remaining sectors.

Link to complete article: 

http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/quickview/Economy_at_a_Glance.pdf

 

 

Interview questions on resilience and how to answer them

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Being resilient means having the ability to successfully deal with failure and having the strength to persevere in difficult situations. Resilient people are often more likely to take risks, are determined and can motivate those around them. In a working environment, these are great skills to have. No wonder then that employers are actively seeking out resilient professionals.

When it comes to job interviews, employers might test candidates’ resilience by asking them about past experiences in which their ability to cope with difficult situations was put to the test. These questions can be tricky to answer, so thorough preparation is key. Here are five example questions and how best to answer them.

1. What is your greatest failure? How did you move on from it?
Besides finding out what you define as failure, your interviewer will want to see if you can admit to your weaknesses and how you dealt…

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Senior Cost Accountant – Greenspoint – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a leading manufacturer who has been in business for over 45 years. They are a global producer of composites, textiles and other fabrication materials. They have locations in the US, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. They are located near the Intercontinental airport on the North side of Houston.

They are seeking a Cost Accountant with 2-5 years of standard cost experience in an inventory setting.

Why work here?

  • Discretionary Bonus
  • International Exposure
  • Educational Assistance
  • Great Benefits (401K vests immediately)

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of standard cost accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • MS Office experience

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare journal entries, schedules and reports
  • Maintain G/L accounts associated with inventory and reconcile inventory sub-systems for multiple plants to general ledger
  • Perform inventory reserve analysis and prepare journal entries
  • Perform overhead allocation journal entries and analysis
  • Prepare freight revenue and expense accruals and related journal entries
  • Prepare PPV/Revaluation bleed journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Work with operations to ensure production orders are closed timely and accurately
  • Maintain standard cost system of manufactured products
  • Thorough understanding of company’s standard costing system
  • Monitor and analyze manufacturing variances and related activities
  • Develop metrics and analyze operating expenses to ensure proper classification
  • Perform flux analysis for gross profit accounts
  • Assist in the preparation of audit schedules and annual budget.
  • Assist in periodic physical inventories at multiple locations
  • Prepare and maintain documentations for policies, processes and procedures

Staff Accountant – SW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Looking for 6 months to 2 years total accounting experience.

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Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the general ledger to include preparation of journal entries, account analysis and reconciliation and support manager with month end close.
  • Prepare and present financial data to management for review.
  • Research and analyze financial information necessary to support internal and external audit activity.
  • Create and maintain monthly, quarterly and annual inventory reports for multiple branch locations.
  • Manage inventory discrepancies and inventory adjustments.
  • Create monthly lead schedules of inventory activity.
  • Research and reconcile inventory related accounts monthly.
  • Ensure compliance with all system SOX controls.
  • Foreign currency translation.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Accounting Degree
  • Understanding of consolidations, fixed assets and inventory accounting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to complete projects timely and accurately.
  • Must be detail oriented with strong accounting and spreadsheet skills.

List of Accounting & Finance Openings June 2017 – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

DIANE DELGADO LEMAIRE Houston's Accounting & Finance Recruiter

Galleria & Greenway Plaza:

  • Non-Profit CFO – must have 5 years of leadership and nonprofit!
  • AP Supervisor – must have Oracle
  • Property Management Senor Accountant / Accounting Manager – must have prop mgt experience
  • Assistant Controller – must have Hyperion & Manufacturing
  • Accounting Manager – must have Hyperion & Manufacturing
  • Audit Manager – Public Accounting – Partner track
  • Senior Internal Auditor – Management Rotation Program! Big 4 a MUST
  • Staff Accountant – Healthcare – Big 4 or Regional CPA Firm exp.
  • Senior Auditor – 10% travel – Oil & Gas
  • Corporate Accounting Supervisor – CPA, public & industry
  • Senior IT Auditor – Oil & Gas
  • Cost Accountant – Manufacturing / Inventory
  • Treasury Analyst – Need Big 4 to qualify
  • Treasury Analyst – CTP a MUST

Pearland

  • AP Specialist – Must have SAP

Downtown:

  • Accounting Manager – Family Office
  • Project Manager – Must have PMP
  • Senior Consolidations Accountant
  • Staff Internal Auditor…

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List of Accounting & Finance Openings June 2017 – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Galleria & Greenway Plaza:

  • Non-Profit CFO – must have 5 years of leadership and nonprofit!
  • AP Supervisor – must have Oracle
  • Property Management Senor Accountant / Accounting Manager – must have prop mgt experience
  • Assistant Controller – must have Hyperion & Manufacturing
  • Accounting Manager – must have Hyperion & Manufacturing
  • Audit Manager – Public Accounting – Partner track
  • Senior Internal Auditor – Management Rotation Program! Big 4 a MUST
  • Staff Accountant – Healthcare – Big 4 or Regional CPA Firm exp.
  • Senior Auditor – 10% travel – Oil & Gas
  • Corporate Accounting Supervisor – CPA, public & industry
  • Senior IT Auditor – Oil & Gas
  • Cost Accountant – Manufacturing / Inventory
  • Treasury Analyst – Need Big 4 to qualify
  • Treasury Analyst – CTP a MUST

Pearland

  • AP Specialist – Must have SAP

Downtown:

  • Accounting Manager – Family Office
  • Project Manager – Must have PMP
  • Senior Consolidations Accountant
  • Staff Internal Auditor – low travel – Oil & Gas
  • Financial Reporting Analyst, CPA required – Oil & Gas
  • Crude Oil Accountant

West & Southwest:

  • Accounting Analyst – Big 4 CPA required
  • Senior Accountant – Must have Great Plains
  • Controller – Must have Great Plains
  • Accounting Analyst – Non Profit
  • FERC Accountant
  • Accounting Manager, CPA – big 4 or large regional firm auditor

North & Northwest Houston:

  • Corporate Accountant – Oil & Gas – Audit or GL experience (max 3 years)
  • Assistant Division Controller – Must have CPA or in Process. Max 4 years total experince
  • Senior Accountant – GL Accounting & Analysis
  • Job Cost Accountant – Degree required – Construction
  • GL / Cost Accountant – Manufacturing required
  • Staff Auditor – Must have SOX
  • Senior Auditor – Must have SOX
  • Purchasing Coordinator – Construction background needed
  • Financial Reporting Manger, CPA – Big 4 required
  • Senior Internal Auditor – 10% travel
  • Senior Internal Auditor – 20% travel – must have CPA
  • Senior IT Auditor – max 2 to 4 years of total experience, certification a plus

San Antonio:

  • Controller – Private Equity Backed Manufacturing Company (details on blog)
  • Controller – Manufacturing experience required (details on blog)

 

Diane Delgado LeMaire

Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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