Assistant Controller – West Houston –

Private equity backed portfolio company located on the west side of Houston is looking for an Assistant Controller. The ideal candidate will supervise all day to day accounting functions, manage the monthly close process and provide assistance to the Controller in preparing consolidated monthly, quarterly and annual reports. They will also have 4 direct reports.

The qualified candidate’s experience should include strong monthly reporting, consolidated financial statement preparation knowledge. Candidate should have a hands-on knowledge of accounting systems such as Great Plains and Management Reporter. Candidate should be a team player with experience in supervising and training senior/staff accountants. CPA, public accounting experience and experience in corporate accounting department preferred.

Interested candidates should email their resume to


Senior Accountant – West –


  • Assist Controller and accounting staff with preparation of monthly consolidated financial statements and operational report package
    Responsible for monthly general ledger account reconciliations and account analysis
  • Assist with external audits, including preparation of audit schedules and retrieval of sample selection support
  • Prepare annual property tax reports and analyze property tax costs
  • Prepare and/or approval on monthly recurring journal entries
  • Review balance sheet and income statement for fluctuations, research and assure accuracy
  • Assist with weekly and monthly operational and management reports
  • Participate in annual budget preparation and rolling monthly forecast
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls


  • Minimum of 3 years’ accounting experience in a corporate environment
  • Experience in preparation of financial accounting statements and report packages
  • Extensive hands on experience with Great Plains
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills
  • BBA or BS degree in Accounting

Revenue Coordinator – Houston – Texas –

In this key position, you will be responsible for making certain that invoices are accurate and properly submitted to customers, make certain the invoices are entered into their systems, while working with operations and sales department to resolve discrepancies.

Duties include:

  • Contact customers regarding past due invoices
  • Making certain all invoices are entered into customers systems and reconciling with our accounting records
  • Organize customer collection efforts so that details are easily reported to management upon request.
  • Assist other team members on job costing analysis.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.

Skills involved:

  • Verify the accuracy of invoices, payments and other accounting documents or records.
  • Investigate questionable data.
  • Recommend actions to resolve discrepancies.
  • Reconcile records with internal company employees and management, or external vendors or customers.
  • Compile data and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Assist in month end closing.
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices.
  • Qualifications:
  • Keen business intelligence and ability to work with others to achieve corporate success
  • Must have a strong work ethic
  • Proficiency in Excel is essential
  • Basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
  • Must be well organized and a self-starter
  • Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable
  • Possess strong time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with employees and customers in a professional manner
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently a must, bi-lingual in Spanish is advantageous but not required

Nonprofit Staff Accountant – Central Houston –

Are you interested in nonprofit accounting, but do not have nonprofit experience? Do you want to work for a mission driven organization? Well then you should check this out!!!! Our client is adding an Accountant to their team. A degree is not required. We are looking for 3 to 10 years of general ledger accounting experience and a positive attitude!


 Responsible for all general accounting and monthly posting activity.
 Prepare monthly close checklist for all journal entries required.
 Analyze and reconcile accounts.
 Responsible for recording of payroll and all shared costs
 Responsible for reconciliation of monthly bank statement on a timely basis (following completed work on shared costs allocations)
 Maintain ongoing monthly audit schedules as assigned
 Maintain Fixed Asset List and calculation of monthly depreciation
 Responsible for petty cash and reconciliation for replenishment

Please share this with anyone in your network. Interested candidates can send their resume to




Accounts Payable Specialist

Our client has established itself as a market leader in logistics and transportation. As an Accounts Payable Specialist, you manage relationships with vendors across the country and around the globe.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Accounts Payable team with full-cycle accounts payable responsibilities including, but not limited to: invoice processing, maintaining vendor records, running payment reports according to payment schedules and reconciling vendor statements.
  • Process hundreds of invoices per week
  • Organize, receive and coordinate the processing of vendor invoices.
  • Create weekly payment batches.
  • Assist with month-end activities, accruals, reconciliation, preparing 1099s and audit support.
  • Ad-hoc requests as needed.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • AA/AS degree or equivalent experience in accounting.
  • One 1+ year or more of related experience.
  • Full cycle accounts payable understanding
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and accountability
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Go-getter mentality; willingness to progress and develop

Please submit an updated version of your resume for immediate consideration. Thank you!

Diane Delgado LeMaire | Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)


Updated list of Permanent and Contract Job Openings –


  • Accounting Analyst – Westchase – Public / Industry Mix – 75K
  • AP Specialist – Westchase – 40K
  • Assistant Controller – 90 to 105K plus bonus – West Houston
  • Senior Accountant – West Houston 70 to 80K
  • Treasury Accountant – West Houston 50 to 55K
  • AP Specialist – West Houston – 38K
  • Nonprofit Staff Accountant – Heights
  • Nonprofit Staff Accountant – SW Houston
  • AR Coordinator – Westchase-  40K
  • Job Cost Accountant – Woodlands
  • Tax Staff (Federal & Provision) – DT – Oil & Gas
  • Tax Senior (Federal & Provision) – DT – Oil & Gas (up to 130K)
  • Assistant Controller – West – 90 to 100K
  • Accounting Manager – Sugar Land – 100K
  • Tax Manager – Public Accounting – 3 Firms
  • Staff Property Accountant – NW
  • Senior Property Accountant – Galleria
  • IT Auditor – DT
  • IT Audit Manager – Southeast
  • IT Audit Manager – Galleria
  • IT Auditor – Galleria
  • Auditor – Rotational Program – Galleria
  • Senior Plant Accountant – North Houston
  • Tax & Accounting Manager (partnership) – DT – 120 to 150K
  • Staff Auditor – One year or less – Greenway Plaza
  • Assistant Controller – 110 to 130K – Midstream / Trading – Galleria
  • Staff Auditor – Public Accounting
  • Tax Manager – Small Tax Firm – Partnership Track
  • Senior Accountant – Investment Company – Galleria
  • Financial Reporting Manager – Southeast


  • VP HR – Non Profit
  • Senior Exec Compensation Analyst


  • Senior Financial Analyst – MUST have MBA – DT
  • Financial Analyst – Mgt Training Program – North Houston


  • Grant Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk (AP, AR, Payroll) – Spring Branch
  • Senior Accountant – Baytown
  • PT Bookkeeper – Church
  • Financial Analyst – Advanced Excel – DT
  • IT Auditor – Galleria & DT
  • SOX Auditor – DT
  • Interim Controller with Bolo
  • Data Entry Clerk with Epicor
  • AP Clerk Galleria
  • Commercial Property Accountant
  • Payroll Processor – DT
  • Interim Nonprofit Controller with FinancialEdge
  • Bilingual Staff Accountant with strong excel skills

Diane Delgado LeMaire 

Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)

Crude Oil and Commodity Prices

September, Monday 18 2017 – 09:40:32
WTI Crude Oil
$49.89 ▲0.00 0.00%
2017.09.17 end-of-day
Brent Crude Oil
$55.62 ▲0.15 0.27%
2017.09.17 end-of-day
Crude Oil 49.89
Natural Gas 3.02 -1.52%
Gasoline 1.66 +1.99%
Heating Oil 1.80 +1.18%
Gold 1320.40 -0.33%
Silver 17.61 -0.49%
Copper 2.93 -0.29%
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Key Economic Indicator – Employment – GHP

September 15, 2017
The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area lost 3,900 jobs in August, according to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The loss came as a bit of surprise. Only four times in the past 25 years has the region logged job losses in August, and those losses coincided with overall weakness in the economy.
The August employment data was gathered prior to Hurricane Harvey, so the numbers don’t reflect the impact of the storm. Most likely, the August data suggests that despite robust 12-month job growth, Houston is still recovering from the downturn in the energy industry.
Houston created 53,500 jobs in the 12 months ending August ’17. However, the details
are a bit perplexing. The overall manufacturing sector added 12,800 jobs despite machine manufacturing losing 4,700. Of the 15,500 jobs gained in professional services, 13,000 were in employment services (i.e., contract workers). Nearly 60 percent of the job growth in health care is occurring outside of hospitals.

Harvey’s impact on Houston employment won’t be known until TWC releases September jobs data, which is scheduled for October 20. Historically, Houston employment falls the month after a storm then rebounds over the next two to three months. The Partnership expects post-Harvey employment to follow the same pattern.

Houston’s August unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, up from 4.9 percent in July but down from 5.7 percent in August ’16. Texas’ unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in
August, up from 4.3 percent in July but down from and 4.9 percent in July ’16. The U.S.
rate was 4.5 percent in August, down from 4.6 percent in July and 5.0 percent in August
’16. The rates are not seasonally adjusted.

Prepared by Greater Houston Partnership Research Department
Patrick Jankowski, CCR
Senior Vice President, Research

Jenny Philip
Director, Economic Research


Tax Specialist and Analyst III – Downtown –

Our centrally-located, publicly traded Oil & Gas client is looking to add an experience professional to its Tax Group. After some major acquisitions a new tax group is being formed here in the Houston office to focus on Federal Income Tax. This role will directly support the Tax Manager within a group of seven.


Tax Specialist | 10+ yrs | 110-130K

Tax Analyst III | 3-6 yrs | 70-80K

Why work here?

Outstanding Benefits (Unlimited sick days, 401k match, etc..)

  • Rapid Growth & mentorship (Acquisition Mode)
  • Corporate Stability (A credit rating)
  • “A” working environment and peer group
  • Industry leader


  • ASC 740 Provision (Federal compliance)
  • Report to US Tax Manager
  • Assists in the preparation of Federal & Partnership level returns
  • NO international or consolidated returns


  • 3+(10+) years of federal/partnership tax experience
  • CPA is preferred
  • Public & Industry backgrounds welcome



Senior Cost Accountant – Pasadena, Texas –

Leading Houston manufacturer is looking to add to its accounting team!

This organization has been in business for over 60 years and is currently experiencing tremendous growth due to the success of its multiple product lines. We are looking for an experienced cost accountant to join an established team. This role will be stationed at the corporate headquarters and away from the manufacturing facilities. There are roughly 100 employees currently and this is a $200MM company. Growth and increased role responsibilities are expected, please apply if you are looking to grow & develop professionally.

Senior Cost Accountant | 70-80K | Pasadena

Why work here?

– Mentorship & Training (Manager is a CPA)
– Stability (Company experiencing organic growth in a challenging market)
– Flexibility (8-5 work schedule with great PTO/Sick Day options)
– Support (Medical coverage subsidized)
– Annual Bonus


– Review & prepare inventory forecasts/sourcing
– Month End Close/Journal Entry review
– Monitor labor and overhead
– Monthly fixed assets & depreciation
– Balance Sheet reconciliaitions


– 7+ years of cost accounting experience
– Major ERP & Excel experience
– Bachelor degree

Urgent Need for Volunteers in Houston!


As you may have seen, BakerRipley has an important role in disasters. We are currently operating the Emergency Shelter at NRG Center in partnership with NRG, City of Houston and Harris County, assisting thousands of neighbors in need. Working in collaboration with other agencies, we pick up after the initial emergency responders and work on helping people restart their lives.

The cameras are gone, the water has receded, and the sun is out, but there’s still significant work to do for our city and our neighbors.

We urgently need volunteers to help our guests at NRG Center at all times of the day especially weekdays, Monday through Friday, and overnight shifts.
We will be hosting guests for at least the next two weeks and need you to sign up to volunteer now.

Standard shifts are only 5 hours long for convenience, and you can come early or stay late to give extra time.

Please register. If you cannot volunteer, the best way to help is to share this message online. We need as many volunteers as possible to help us serve our neighbors.



Updated List of Accounting / Finance / HR / Contract Job Openings!


  • VP HR – Non Profit
  • Senior Exec Compensation Analyst


  • Senior Financial Analyst (Must have FERC)
  • Senior Financial Analyst – MUST have MBA – DT
  • Financial Analyst – Mgt Training Program – North Houston


  • SEC Staff Accountant – Galleria
  • Job Cost Accountant – Woodlands
  • AP Specialist – Northwest Houston
  • Tax Staff – DT – Oil & Gas
  • Tax Senior – DT – Oil & Gas
  • Staff Auditor – ENTRY LEVEL!!!! – 30% travel
  • Assistant Controller – West – 90 to 100K
  • Tax Manager – Downtown – 120 to 150K
  • Plant Accounting Manager – Pearland
  • Accounting Manager – Sugar Land – 100K
  • Tax Manager – Public Accounting –
  • Staff Property Accountant – NW
  • Senior Property Accountant – Galleria
  • Property Accounting Manager – Galleria
  • IT Auditor – DT
  • IT Audit Manager – Southeast
  • IT Audit Manager – Galleria
  • IT Auditor – Galleria
  • Auditor – Rotational Program – Galleria
  • Senior Plant Accountant – North Houston
  • Junior Accountant – Pearland
  • Tax & Accounting Manager (partnership) – DT
  • Staff Accountant – North Houston
  • Staff Auditor – One year or less – Greenway Plaza
  • Assistant Controller – 110K – Galleria
  • Senior Accountant – Hyperion & Oracle – Spring Branch
  • Staff Auditor – Public Accounting
  • Tax Manager – Small Tax Firm
  • Senior Accountant – Investment Company – Galleria
  • Financial Reporting Manager – Southeast


  • Grant Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk (AP, AR, Payroll)
  • Senior Accountant – Baytown
  • PT Bookkeeper – Church
  • AP Specialist – NW Houston
  • Auditor – DT
  • Financial Analyst – Advanced Excel – DT

Diane Delgado LeMaire 

Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)

Plant Accounting Manager – South Houston –

Our client is growing leaps and bounds! They just promoted their Plant Accounting Manager and are looking to back fill this role! We are looking for Accounting professionals with a combination of GL and Manufacturing Accounting experience. The Plant Accounting Manager is the right hand to the GM.  The position is located in Pearland and there could be future growth opportunities all over the Houston area.

• Serve as primary Finance support for 50M dollar business line, with responsibility for all associated accounting, financial planning and analysis.
• Coordinate monthly close schedule/tasks with the accounting group to ensure deadlines are met.
• Lead the annual budgeting process for the business.
• Maintain the rolling financial forecast and partner with operations to drive achievement of financial/operational objectives
• Provide oversight of the manufacturing/cost accounting process and associated annual inventory revaluation
• Analyze customer pricing, as well as manufacturing/supply chain costs and work with business management to make recommendations on actions to drive business profitability
• Monitor inventory cycle count program to ensure the counts are in compliance with company policy.
• Confirm internal control environment within divison is operating effectively and in line with company policies.
• Ensure accuracy of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and compliance to internal policies, reconciliation of inter-company transactions.


• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or equivalent.
• 6+ years of finance experience preferably in Oil & Gas and/or Manufacturing industry including 2+ years of management experience. SOX!
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Experience in leading mid-sized groups.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Commitment to customer service and ability to work in team-oriented environment.


Happy Tuesday Houston! Crude Oil and Commodity Prices

September, Tuesday 5 2017 – 09:05:51
WTI Crude Oil
$47.29 ▲0.06 0.13%
2017.09.04 end-of-day
Brent Crude Oil
$52.32 ▼-0.06 -0.11%
2017.09.04 end-of-day
Crude Oil 47.29 +0.13%
Natural Gas 3.07 +0.98%
Gasoline 1.75 -1.79%
Heating Oil 1.75
Gold 1324.50 +0.63%
Silver 17.72 +1.35%
Copper 3.10 +0.61%
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