JV / JIB Accountant – Houston -dlemaire@cfstaffing.com


Prepare monthly Joint Interest Billing (JIB) and Cash Calls
• Analyze and calculate allocation of operator expense and overhead to partners
• Prepare revenue, UOP depletion, DD&A, Capitalized Interest, and other monthly entries
• Assist in monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing
• Perform various account reconciliations monthly
• Review and prepare all monthly accruals
• Perform operating expense variance analysis and reporting for corporate
• Ensure timely and reliable financial closing / statutory reporting
• Assist management in preparing annual budgets; external and internal
• Ensure invoice entries are posted correctly and accurately according to Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) and Joint Operating Agreements (JOA)
• Ensure that all obligations and reports are in compliance with PSC
• Process aging report and manage the account receivables and account payable
• Ensure all local taxes process are in compliance with Gabonese Law
• Assist and coordinate in JIB audits
• Liaise with Project and coordinate accounting/finance support project activities
• Maintain and review accounting procedures, processes and make improvements when necessary
• Ensure group reporting meets requirements and compliance to statutory audit and corporate taxation
• Supports Financial Controller in miscellaneous projects and ad-hoc business needs


• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
• Preferably C.P.A
• Ideally over 5 years of Accounting experience
o E&P with a minimum of 2 years in Joint Venture Accounting
• Working knowledge of drilling, completion, and production activities
• International experience a plus

Updated List of Job Openings – Accounting & Finance – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Job Openings (Temp & Perm):

North / Northwest:

  • Staff Accountant – Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Staff Accountant – Distribution
  • Staff Accountant – Oil & Gas Field Services
  • Consolidations Accounting Manager – Oil & Gas Field Service
  • HR Manager –
  • Director Finance – Manufacturing (POC)
  • Staff Property Accountant – Real Estate
  • Senior Property Accountant – Real Estate
  • Accounting & Operations Manager – Real Estate
  • Senior Accountant – (AP) – E&P
  • Senior JIB Accountant – E&P
  • Staff Revenue Accountant – E&P
  • Director of Revenue & Production Accounting – E&P
  • Production Accounting Manager – E&P
  • Accounts Payable Team Lead – E&P
  • Controller – E&C – Spanish Speaker – Conroe or NW Houston
  • Senior Financial Reporting Analyst – Healthcare – GAAP & Rev Rec
  • Senior Tax Accountant – State or Federal – more than will to train!
  • Tax Accountant – State or Federal – more than will to train!
  • Senior Cost Accountant – Conroe / Magnolia



  • SEC Reporting Manager
  • SEC Reporting Senior
  • Senior Accountant – Professional Service
  • Accounting Manager – Professional Service
  • Staff Accountant – 2 years max!
  • SEC Reporting Manager
  • Assistant Controller – Real Estate
  • Staff Accountant – Real Estate


Central (Galleria to DT):

  • AP Specialist – Degree in any field required – No AP experience needed
  • Staff IT Auditor – Midstream
  • Staff Internal Auditor – Midstream
  • Entry Level Auditor – Real Estate – no experience needed
  • Senior Financial Analyst – Healthcare – Big 4 Senior experience required
  • Treasury Director – E&C
  • Lead SEC Accountant – E&C
  • Hyperion Administrator – E&C
  • IT Compliance Senior – E&C
  • Nonprofit Director of Finance
  • Nonprofit Accounting Manager
  • Nonprofit CFO
  • Treasury Analyst – Service


South / Southeast:

  • Global Controller – Manufacturing – 500M division of 7B dollar company
  • SEC Reporting Manager
  • Division Controller
  • Senior Accountant (Big 4 needed)


National Searches:

  • E&P Controller – New Orleans, LA
  • Manufacturing CFO – Phoenix, AZ
  • E&P Assistant Controller – Durango, CO
  • E-Commerce CFO – Madison, WI
  • Law Firm, Senior Billing Manager – Columbus, OH
  • High Tech Senior Technical Accounting Manager – Portland, OR
  • Consumer Products CFO – MN

Project / Consulting Work:

  • Payroll Manager – SW Houston
  • Payroll Administrator – North Houston
  • Treasury Analyst III – Downtown Houston
  • Payroll Administrator – Downtown Houston
  • General Accountant – Downtown Houston
  • Senior Accounts Payable Specialist – NW Houston
  • Billing Specialist – Downtown Houston
  • Accounts Payable Clerk – Old Katy
  • Accounts Payable -Downtown Houston
  • Sales and Use Tax Accountant – Galleria

April 2018 Newsletter for Accounting & Finance Professionals from Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

Industry News and Updates:

Based on the activity we’ve had this past quarter, CFS is in for a very busy 2018 both locally and nationally. I am excited to report that the Houston economy is on the upswing! We have been very busy assisting hiring managers as they add additional headcount, a large number of which were replacements of positions that were previously eliminated in the last few years. Also, several of our clients have been supplementing their additional workload with temporary workers due to increased business. All of this is great news for our local economy and job market.

Here are some highlights from the Greater Houston Partnership and The Perryman Group:

  • Oilfield services added 3,500 jobs in the past 12 months
  • Manufacturing added 4,800 workers – the driving force behind this has been linked to drilling activity
  • The construction sector added 3,700 workers – majority of these are tied to Harvey
  • Unfortunately, some oil & gas firms are still restructuring – approximately 2,200 workers were laid off in the past 12 months
  • Rig counts have increased by more than 100 since this time last year
  • Capital Investment is UP
  • Texas population is expected to grow by more than 2M in the next 5 years – these new Texans will need housing, healthcare, retail services, etc.
  • Last but not least: The Texas economy is projected to outpace the nation over the next 5 years! 

CFS Resource for Hiring Managers: Interview Guide

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate: 4.4 (last year 4.9)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate: 4.7 (last year 5.7)
  • Labor Participation Rate: 62.9% (last year 63%)
    • January 2007 66.4% Highest / September 2015 62.3% Lowest
  • Manufacturing Index: 55.6 (last year 5.2
  • Oil Rig Count: 991 (last year 789)
  • Price of Oil: $65.59 (last year $53.36)

Interesting Articles:


Entry Level Auditor – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Job Summary

The Internal Audit Staff is an integrated member of the audit team and will perform compliance and financial audits related to operational, development, joint venture and corporate functions as needed. This is an entry-level position that will provide an excellent opportunity for an individual with an Accounting degree and strong work ethic that is interested in a career in Internal Audit. While experience is not required, strong organization skills, a customer-focused attitude, and team player mentality will be key.

Essential Functions

  • Understand and evaluate internal controls related to assigned audit areas
  • Perform audit procedures as defined by the Department’s onsite audit programs
  • Identify control deficiencies and make recommendations to management for improvement
  • Meet with management to review audit results and obtain management responses
  • Perform SOX control testing, prepare work papers, and submit those work papers for review and clear comments
  • Complete and submit test results documented in predefined workpapers to Internal Audit Senior and clear all review comments
  • Prepare the draft management and Audit Committee reports within the required timeframe and submit to Internal Audit Senior and clear all review comments
  • Responsible for all other audit procedures and special projects as assigned by the department’s management
  • Responsible for meeting strict time deadlines and Internal Audit Plan criteria


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • Some experience in auditing preferred
  • Requires excellent organizational skills, ability to self-manage, and meet time deadlines
  • Experience with OneSite, JDE, and Oracle preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and management
  • Up to 20% travel required

Nonprofit Finance Director – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

The Finance Director will lead a team focused on the revitalization of affordable-housing in the greater Houston area. The Finance Director reports to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the financial management, accounting and risk systems.

Duties of the Finance Director

  • Preparing budgets and financial reports
  • Reviewing expenditures for compliance with contracts
  • Maintenance of insurance policies
  • Supervising Asset Manager responsible for oversight of rental housing portfolio
  • Providing oversight for technical operating systems (IT, telephones and office equipment)
  • Administering employee benefit plans including health care coverage and Avenue’s 401(k) plan


  • Excellent people skills, experience collaborating in a multidisciplinary and diverse team
  • Resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems
  • Effectiveness in leading professionals in finance and accounting
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Avenue’s mission and values.
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, Accounting, or Finance. CPA preferred.
  • Experience: A minimum of five years in financial management and accounting, preferably in the non-profit sector, including budgeting, reporting, audit, and compliance.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to work with IT staff to implement new systems to increase efficiency.

Senior Management Accounting Analyst – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is an innovative healthcare company located in North-Houston. They have over 1000 employees, operate in 6 states and are focused on providing greater access to healthcare for the communities it operates in. This is a relatively new company in rapid-growth mode.

Accounting Analyst Duties

  • Assists Directors in reporting maintenance
  • Develops and maintains internal and external reporting methods
  • Leads monthly revenue recognition process
  • Researches variances & unusual items on the income statement
  • Other financial data analysis

Accounting Analyst Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Public Accounting required

Why work here?

  • Rapid growth opportunities
  • Family Culture
  • Complex corporate structure (new challenges)
  • Monthly recreational activities
  • Culture Clubs
  • Health programs
  • Direct exposure to Board/Directors


Senior & Staff Accounting Analyst – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is over a 50-year-old publicly-traded Oilfield Services company. They operate internationally in over 70 countries and serve major fortune 500 clients. This is a highly-exposed position with rapid growth and rotation opportunities. The company boasts strong tenure across the company an provides constant training & development. Subsidized study programs for post-graduate and certification efforts are provided.


  • Reviews financial Data for the assigned business unit and region
  • Detailed account analysis supporting data and reconciliations
  • Analyzes operational results including financial statements and financial schedules
  • Proposes improvements of system methodology and process review
  • Assists in special projects as needed
  • Lease guidance support
  • Flash forecasting


  • 4-5 years of accounting experience
  • Accounting or Finance degree
  • Oracle is a plus
  • Self Starter/Personality

Senior Commerical 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.

Location: Energy Corridor


  • Liaison between property management, ownership and the accounting department
  • Work with management to develop the annual budget
  • Review financial statements and reports
  • New lease/amendment creation, work with leasing coordinators and create strong relationships
  • Evaluate and analyze cash flows for selected properties


  • 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

Staff Accountant – Downtown – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com


  • Master Addepar investment management software tool used to track the performance of public securities and private investments
  • Record weekly, monthly and quarterly transactions related to public securities including dividend income, interest, gain/loss, foreign tax withholding and management fees
  • Perform monthly custodial and bank reconciliations
  • Record monthly oil and gas joint interest bills, revenue checks, and calculate related depreciation, depletion, and amortization.
  • Perform monthly close duties included but not limited to:
    • Reconciliation of cost, FMV, income, gain and foreign taxes
    • Maintain accrued interest schedule for bonds
    • Post FMV adjustments to the general ledger
    • Import offline fund transactions and valuations to Addepar
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly and monthly securities reports for Management Committee and Investment Committee
  • Attend weekly Securities meeting with CEO and Investment team (Associates, Analyst, Accountant)
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly Board reports for oil and gas, marketable securities and private investments
  • Prepare schedules and provide requests for external audit
  • Assist in the preparation of budgeting and forecasting schedules for the annual budget
  • Maintain relations with custodians, request trades, and managing accounts
  • Responsible for accounting, audit and investor reporting of the main fund and several investment entities that it manages.  Duties included but not limited to:
    • Prepare and send quarterly management fee invoices and capital calls for new investments as needed
    • Maintain accounting records following GAAP
    • Coordinate annual external audits (includes preparation of financial statements and providing audit schedules and requests)
    • Prepare annual reports for investors (includes calculation of carried interests)


  • BBA – Accounting
  • Two to three years of accounting experience
  • Knowledge of public and private equity investments and oil and gas would be helpful
  • Prefer knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics/Solomon accounting system or similar program
  • Proven track record as an effective team player and good interpersonal relationships
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Uncompromised reputation for discretion, honesty, and personal integrity
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, and listening) skills
  • Proficient in Excel


Staff Accountant – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com


  • Responsible for monthly cash/bank reconciliations, prepaid amortization, and various accrual entries for HQ
  • Manage fixed assets process – additions, depreciation, and dispositions
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual reconciliations and journal entries
  • Assist with quarterly governmental reporting
  • Prepare monthly stock option invoices to foreign locations
  • Update Accounts Payable forms and signature authority levels
  • Assist with intercompany reconciliations and the booking of any corporate allocations
  • Provide first level review of Accounts Payable items (invoice coding, payment register reconciliations, etc)
  • Assist in the closing of the books of the Corporate office and domestic holding companies
  • Examines, analyzes, reconciles, adjusts, prepares, and reviews reports and correspondence affecting various accounts on the corporate general ledger
  • Assist in ensuring that corporate office is in compliance with Sarbox
  • Interface with auditors during quarterly reviews and annual audit
  • Internal reporting including monthly financial reporting and analysis utilizing a multi-dimensional database reporting tool (Khalix)


  • Fully qualified candidates will possess the following attributes: Experience 2+ years with evidence of expanding responsibilities
  • Makes a professional impression at all times and displays high-level customer service skills to both internal and external clients
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • An energetic and self-motivated person with a focus on maintaining continuous process improvement
  • Must be proactive, eager to learn and able to step in when needed especially to meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate strong organization skills

Senior Accountant (AP) – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com



  • Review vendor invoices to ensure accuracy in the coding process
  • Review new vendor setups and modifications
  • Full accountability for the 1099 process
  • G/L account and vendor account analysis
  • Prepare journal entries as needed and review journal entries for AP team
  • Monthly account reconciliations
  • Resolve external issues with vendors and handle inside inquiries
  • Work with customer support/consultants to resolve system issues
  • Establish and maintain coding guidelines
  • Monitor invoice aging to ensure timely payment of invoices
  • Understand intercompany relationships and manage transactions for all companies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 5-7 years of progressive accounting experience with an emphasis in Accounts Payable
  • Oil & gas knowledge preferred
  • Solid knowledge of MS Excel (pivot tables)
  • Successful candidates for this position must have strong analytical and organizational skills and be a self-starter
  • This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills. The candidate must interact effectively with vendors and coworkers at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be proactive and dependable
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.



Accounting Systems Manager – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com


  • Coordinate the global monthly closing and consolidation for operating companies into Longview Financial System.
  • Ensure compliance with established consolidation, financial reporting, tax reporting and control procedures for the Company.
  • Serve as System Administrator for Longview for all company applications and provide user support across the global organization as needed.
  • Provide periodic training to new/intermediate users as needed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Coordination with IT, Finance and Accounting departments to meet business requirements and drive process improvements in Longview environment.
  • Manage day-to-day Longview operations and ensure database integrity.
  • Drive Longview reporting improvements to increase reporting abilities in financial planning & analysis, SOX controls, etc.
  • Oversee continued feasibility of Longview in current environment and potential future state, keeping abreast of technological advances consolidation software and reporting systems.  Ensure proper resource allocation evaluating maintenance efforts against overall company business goals (e.g., cost of maintenance, ease of transition, system capability and capacity, maintenance and processing involved for acquisitions/divestitures, etc.)
  • Control security access to all applications and coordinate network permission in compliance with SOX requirements and corporate policy.
  • Maintain key Longview data elements to ensure integrity of Legal Entity hierarchy, Chart of Accounts, and Longview reporting database.
  • Maintain documentation of system processes, reports and system functionality.
  • Support statutory and other regulatory compliance filings (e.g., SEC, Taxes, etc.) through generation of financial reports to support underlying file information.
  • Ensure proper coordination of purchases/divestitures within Longview for audit purposes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Financial Information Systems
  • 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success in accounting and/or financial systems management.
  • Demonstrated, hands-on experience and working knowledge of global consolidation software tools and processes.