Director of Accounting – West Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Overview:

  • Assist Controller with purchase accounting and other high-level accounting matters.
  • Valued team member for review of all SEC filings, comment letter responses, and other externally published financial statements.
  • Works closely with the CAO on other financial reporting issues as required.
  • Lead technical assistance to the Corporate Accounting team on accounting for complex transactions.
  • Oversee consistent process with effective controls for raising, evaluating and documenting technical issues.
  • Keep current on new accounting and SEC regulations, proposed regulations, and agenda items of standard setters.
  • Present and educate executives on new accounting standards and the accounting for complex transactions.
  • Develop and implement readiness plans for the adoption of upcoming standards (e.g. revenue recognition, lease accounting, etc.)

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting is required. CPA required
  • 8-10 yrs experience in financial accounting and experience dealing with complex accounting issues.
  • Public Accounting background
  • In-depth knowledge of US GAAP is essential
  • Highly self-sufficient and knowledgeable to make decisions and serve as a resource for other accountants.
  • Flexibility to multi-task, consistently meet deadlines and perform self-review of work product for quality in a dynamic environment.
  • Well organized, able to prioritize, and have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to drive continuous improvement and ensure the achievement of company goals.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are essential.

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

5 Career Resolutions Everyone Should Make by ADRIAN GRANZELLA LARSSEN

I ALWAYS recommend updating your resume around this time of the year!

 

Originally posted by The Muse: https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-career-resolutions-everyone-should-make

When you’re not happy at work, making a New Year’s career resolution is easy: Get a new job. (Or, get a raise, snag that promotion, make it through a work week without using profanity—plenty to choose from.)

But when things are going well, you should still be setting work-related goals for yourself. And what better time to do it than the new year?

If you need some inspiration, we’ve compiled five career resolutions that everyone should make. Choose a couple or resolve to do them all—we guarantee you’ll set yourself up for success in 2012.

1. Have an Annual Career Check-Up

You probably think about your job every day, but when was the last time you really thought about it? Kick off 2012 by taking yourself out to lunch or coffee, and writing down how you’re feeling about your career. What makes you happy, and what would you like to change? Is your current job really what you want to be doing? Or, at the least, is it helping you reach your goals? Also do some salary research—is your income in line with your field and position?

Consider this process an annual check-up for your career health. If you feel good about everything—great! But if there are things that could be improved, think about how you can fix them this year, whether that’s taking on new responsibilities, working towards a promotion, or keeping your eye out for that next position.

2. Update Your Resume (and Everything Else)

Keeping your resume up-to-date is important for several reasons. For one, if a recruiter or a friend-of-a-friend calls out of the blue with a great job opportunity, you’re going to want to have it ready to go. Plus, it’s a lot easier to update your accomplishments periodically, when they’re fresh in your mind, rather than trying to add in a couple of years of experience all at once.

And while you’re getting your resume in shape, go through the rest of your documents too—refresh your portfolio, edit your LinkedIn bio, and update (or create) a personal list of accomplishments (a running tally that you don’t hand out, but that’s helpful for talking points for cover letters and interviews). Also shoot your references a note to say hello—but really to make sure you have their updated contact information.

3. Add a Bullet to Your “Skills” Section

Even if you’re not adding a new job to your resume this year, you can still add to the other sections! Make it your goal in 2012 to add at least one new bullet to “Skills” or “Education.” Are there technical skills that would make you more competitive in your field? Tools that could make your job (or your boss’ job) easier? A management class that would better position you for a promotion?

For inspiration, check the LinkedIn profiles of your colleagues a step or two higher than you current position, and think about how you can add their areas of expertise to your own skill set.

4. Expand Your Network

Contrary to popular belief, the best time to network isn’t when you’re looking for a job—it’s long before then. Why? Having a broad, diverse network already in place will make the job search that much easier—and besides, people tend to be happier to meet you when you don’t have that desperate “please help me get a job now” tone in your voice.

And before you say “I hate networking” and move on to the next resolution, remember that there are plenty of ways to make new connections outside of hitting the industry luncheon circuit. You could ask your boss to pay for a conference that looks interesting, ask a former co-worker and her new co-workers out to a happy hour, or, at the very least, join some LinkedIn groups.

At minimum, try to meet one new person every month (you’ll have a dozen new contacts by this time next year!). If you’re feeling really ambitions, try Classy Career Girl’s 4×4 Networking Challenge to meet four new people and strengthen four existing relationships—every month!

5. Be More Productive

There are plenty of techniques out there to help people be more productive—check out the Pomodoro Techniquetime blocking, and anything on WorkAwesome. Different approaches work for everyone, but I guarantee there’s some method or trick out that will work for you, and help you save time, streamline a process, or just generally get stuff done a better way. So, make it goal to try at least four new ones this year, and see what works for you. (For bonus points: organize your inbox so you’re not spending an hour each day deleting Groupons and sale announcements.)

Career advancement is a year-round process, but why not let the momentum of January help kick-start your success? Here’s to a great year!

What career resolutions will you be making this year?

by ADRIAN GRANZELLA LARSSEN

Real Estate Accountant – Greenway Plaza – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

ABOUT THE POSITION

Our client is currently seeking to add a high-caliber Accountant to their team within their real estate division. This position offers a great work environment and significant opportunity for advancement !!!

  • Candidates must possess a passion for commercial real estate and learning opportunities.
  • The position will require heavy GL accounting, the ability to deliver presentations, and frequent interaction with the real-estate team (sales/brokers).
  • Will be involved in audits, annual budgeting, real estate market research, and inter-company research

The client is an investment management services company engaged in the management of public and private equity, real estate, oil and gas interests and a number of private investment partnerships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and enter journal entries into the accounting system (Microsoft Dynamics SL)
  • Reconcile general ledger and subsidiary accounts
  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules
  • Review and reconcile project and/or special reports
  • Analyze project costs as needed
  • Support internal/external audit activities
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Prepare real estate budgets
  • Review closing statements for accuracy
  • Calculate property tax prorations
  • Code/track invoices and property tax bills/accounts
  • Record real estate sales and purchases
  • Prepare quarterly PowerPoint report to update investors on investment performance
  • Prepare Purchase and Sale Agreement summaries

MUST HAVE

  • BBA – Accounting (CPA preferred)
  • Must possess a passion for commercial real estate.
  • Minimum of  2 years of accounting experience
  • Proficient in Excel and knowledge of Word and PowerPoint.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Extremely detail oriented and a self-starter.
  • Proven track record as an effective team player and good interpersonal relationships.
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, and listening) skills.

Houston Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) – Greater Houston Partnership

December 14, 2018
The Houston Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a short-term leading indicator for regional production, registered 54.9 in November, down minimally from 55.0 in October. Readings above 50 generally indicate expansion in Houston’s manufacturing sector while readings below 50 signal contraction in manufacturing. The PMI needs to drop below 45, however, before it signals contraction in the overall Houston economy. This reflects a revision of how the Institute for Supply Management-Houston calculates the PMI. Under the old methodology, readings above 50 signaled expansion in the overall economy and readings below 50 signaled contraction.

Real Estate Accountant Opportunity – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Real Estate Accountant Opportunity

Location: Greenway Plaza

Interested in Commercial Real Estate? CFS has teamed up with a commercial real estate company who is looking to add an energetic and eager to learn individual to their team! Most of the work is diverse, fun and challenging!!!!!! This is not a job where you do the same thing over and over again and can figure it out from past work. You have to be able to “think” through what you are doing and be able to create things from scratch. Ready for the challenge????

Qualifications:

  • Accounting Degree
  • 2.5 to 4 years of experience

Amazing work environment and growth potential!

Office Admin / Bookkeeper – Houston (Galleria) – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Why work for this company?!

Family owned and operated, our client is a majority owner of 10 companies within technology, service, and engineered products industries. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a family that values its employees, community involvement, and philanthropic ventures such as endangered species conservation.

About the Position

  • This position offers 2 weeks paid vacation, 100% medical paid for employee, 401k with a 5% match and a base salary of 40- $45k + bonus.
  • The family office is located in the within walking distance to the Galleria.
  • Lunch often provided to employees

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for timekeeping and payroll.
  • Annual files, and Tax (w2’s, sales tax returns).
  • Monitor bank accounts
  • Answer phones
  • Expense reconciliation

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain file and record keeping
  • Special Projects
  • Travel research and booking

MUST HAVE

  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Payroll & Timekeeping
  • Reconciling business expenses
  • Experience with MS Suite

 

Senior Cost Accountant – Domestic Travel – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Why work for this company!

  • The company has a long-standing reputation in the oilfield services industry
  • The management team values their employee’s success and values their input and ideas
  • CFS has successfully placed several professionals within the accounting and finance teams
  • The company has a tracked record of promoting within and allowing movement into various business units
  • The company provides a lucrative competitive benefits program
  • Travel to Plant locations. Work directly with Plant Managers

Overview: 

  • Analyzes cost records to ascertain the distribution of costs of various divisions of management and production. Analyzes actual costs versus standard costs and explains variances

Duties:

  • Prepare weekly reporting to analyze variances between actual and standard cost.  Summarize the operating insights into what is driving the financial variances.  Explain variances from the forecast.  Monitor performance to key financial and operating goals.
  • Coordinate cost analysis for all products, monitoring drivers deemed important to meeting profit objectives.
  • Review completed production order daily, compare and analyze actual job cost to standard cost per production order
  • Planning, studying and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor cost.
  • Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost.
  • Reconcile shipments at standard cost to cost of goods sold/manufactured.
  • Monitors physical inventories and cycle count program providing support to enhance the process.
  • Reconciles finished, WIP and raw goods inventories on a monthly basis.  Report changes to the components and quantities that makeup inventory on a monthly basis.
  • Assisting in Month end close of General Ledger specifically to cost, manufacturing and inventory but also other areas that might be assigned to enhance departmental controls.

Senior Manager Network and Infrastructure – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

CFS Technology has been contacted by a longtime client that has a long-term need for a talented Senior Manager of Network and Infrastructure. Experienced infrastructure professionals—are you interested in taking the next step in your career with a global organization that will truly value your expertise?

Senior Manager Network and Infrastructure
As a Senior Manager of Network and Infrastructure, you will play an integral position within our client’s Information Technology Department. This will involve assisting in a variety of IT functions, including building and leading a respected IT Network Infrastructure team.

Specific duties in this role include:

  • Define strategy for network infrastructure
  • Develop IT vendor strategy
  • Work with IT Director to ensure technology is optimally configured and maintained
  • Support all internal/external audits
  • Manage Office 365 environment
  • Ensure proper Project Management oversight of various IT related projects

Job Requirements

We are looking for a Senior Manager Network and Infrastructure who combines strong leadership and organizational skills, with solid prioritization and attention to detail abilities. You must have sound judgment and strong reasoning skills, as well as good analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to effectively convey compliance policies.

Specific requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in CS, MIS, or equivalent business experience
  • 7+ years of technical leadership experience
  • Broad knowledge across the spectrum of technologies (LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, VPN, VDI), (VM), (SAN), (SQL), (IAAS, SAAS)
  • Data Center Management
  • Proven ability to meet daily and monthly deliverables
  • Ability to work efficiently independently as well as part of a team

 

Senior Treasury Analyst – Downtown – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a centrally-located, publicly-traded company in the service industry. Operating in over 40 states and internationally they serve nearly every industry in existence. This company has been awarded as a “Best Place to Work” multiple years running. The Senior Treasury Analyst 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.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • CTP preferred
  • International experience preferred
  • 4-10 years of treasury experience

Duties

  • Manages daily cash positioning
  • Lead treasury-focused analytical projects
  • Analyzes forecasting differences
  • Liquidity monitoring & analysis
  • Review bank account structure
  • Monitor current market conditions

Why work here?

  • 9/80 schedule
  • Stable industry
  • Publicly-traded exposure (Fortune 500 company)
  • Room for growth – Internal promotions are frequent (CFO started in this group)
  • Little overtime
  • Great culture: Happy hours, team-building events

Senior GL Accountant – Greenspoint Area – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

The Senior Accountant will be reporting directly to the Accounting Manager and sitting with a team of 3. This is a dynamic role where many hats will be worn. The company is well-established with multiple offices across the country specializing in the construction industry. Their California branch works on companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook. This office offers a laid-back atmosphere and an open-door policy.

Why work here?

  • Rapidly-growing company (growth opportunities)
  • Projects nation-wide
  • Clients include publicly-traded tech companies

Duties:

  • Prepare Monthly Journal Entries for various activities
  • Lead project set-up, project review
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Review revenue, WIP
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Review WIP, revenue, profitability

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of general accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance

 

Financial Analyst, Woodlands, dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Why work for this company???

  • Midsize O&G company with a family oriented work culture
  • Opportunity to grow within the company
  • On-Site Workout Facility & Trainer
  • Lucrative Compensation Package

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting
  • Excellent Financial Modeling & Excel skills
  • Ability to communicate conclusions & recommendations from data analysis
  • Able to handle multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Background in finance lending, asset-backed finance, asset-based lending, investment banking, ABS portfolio management

The Long-Term Forecast for the United States Economy via The Perryman Group

 

The Long-Term Forecast for the United States Economy

The US economy is well positioned for long-term growth. Future prosperity will depend on the ability of individuals, businesses, and communities to adapt to change, which is likely to occur at an accelerating pace. Let’s take a brief look at our expectations for long-term US economic performance and some of the driving factors.

Technology is dramatically shifting the way business is conducted, and the more prepared the United States is to embrace advances, the faster the economy will grow. An assessment of competitiveness by the World Economic Forum found that the US is at the leading edge, which is good news for future expansion. Even so, there are areas where we could push forward (such as deployment of 5G) at a faster pace and improve future performance.

International trade is a second major aspect of growth in the decades to come. While there has been some progress on trade agreements with key trading partners, nothing has been finalized and approved by Congress. The stronger the agreements and the fewer restrictions there are on international trade, the better the US economy will perform. The world is getting smaller.

Long-term demographic trends, such as the aging of the US population and retirement of the large Baby Boomer generation, point to the potential for more frequent and intense labor shortages in the future. Technological advances such as automation, machine learning, digitization, and other actions to increase the productivity of existing workers will be needed; more rational immigration policy will also be required to allow for the efficient use of workers from other countries. Long-term economic performance will be affected by how successfully the United States adjusts to a changing workforce.

The Perryman Group’s latest long-term forecast calls for moderate growth, though business cycles in intervening years are likely. During the 2017 to 2045 period, real gross product is projected to expand from an estimated $16.8 trillion to $35.3 trillion, a 2.69% annual rate of growth. Employment is forecast to reach 212.1 million by 2045, up from 146.4 million in 2017. This 1.33% annual rate of growth in employment will result in the addition of some 65.6 million jobs.

Inflation is expected to remain fairly low, with consumer prices increasing at a 1.73% annual rate over the period. Interest rates are projected to rise gradually on a trend basis, with fluctuations likely in response to interim economic conditions and policy decisions. Income and industrial production are also forecast to see significant growth.

The United States economy is expected to see long-term expansion. How well we deal with challenges and make the most of competitive advantages will determine the pattern, but the overall outlook is decidedly positive.

Crude Oil and Commodity Prices

November, Wednesday 28 2018 – 08:35:05
WTI Crude Oil
$51.56 ▼-0.07 -0.14%
2018.11.27 end-of-day
Brent Crude Oil
$60.21 ▼-0.27 -0.45%
2018.11.27 end-of-day
Commodities
Crude Oil 51.56 -0.14%
Natural Gas 4.26 +0.33%
Gasoline 1.42 -1.53%
Heating Oil 1.89 -0.37%
Gold 1211.20 -0.74%
Silver 14.06 -0.86%
Copper 2.71 -1.77%
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