Staff Accountant – Rice Village Area – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Staff Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the accounting general ledger and account reconciliations.
  • Manage the general ledger recurring journal entries, accruals, prepays for monthly, quarterly and year end.
  • Review, investigate and correct ledger errors, inconsistencies in ledger accounts and prepare supporting documentation.
  • Account reconciliation and analysis of general ledger accounts, including verification of data for completeness and accuracy.
  • Monitor general ledger balance sheet accounts, monthly perform balance sheet reconciliations, tie to movement in the income statement.
  • Reconcile the inventory accounts, including the cost of goods sold, inventory counts and inventory adjustments.
  • Ensure that all accounting deadlines are met and that Controller and Management are appraised of progress and known issues.
  • Back up for payroll, accounts payable and others as defined
  • Oversee accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
  • Enter the budget in QuickBooks based on departmental information.
  • Perform budget variance analysis by comparing budget versus actuals.
  • Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Review accounts payable and other projects for automation to improve accounting efficiencies.
  • Develop, calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Preference to degree, with 2 to 4+ years of experience
  • Extensive Quickbooks experience required.

Staff Accountant – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is growing due to recent acquisitions and organic growth. They looking for a Staff Accountant to work with the Controller, Corporate Accounting Manager, and Division Accounting Manager. This is a HIGH exposure role within a multi-billion dollar international organization!!!!

 

Staff Accountant duties:

Month-end financial reporting

  • Assist in month-end closing procedures including:
    • General Journal entry
    • General Ledger account reconciliations
    • Intercompany statements
    • Fixed Asset management including additions, disposals, and depreciation
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Account roll-forwards and sub-ledger reconciliations
    • Assistance in other aspects of closing of the books and records in accordance with US GAAP
    • Maintain compliance of internal SOX controls
    • Assistance in quarter-end financial reports and schedules

Qualifications

  • Required Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and 3+ years accounting experience.
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills required in MS Excel.
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills to gather information from and work with multiple levels in the organization.
  • Detail oriented. Customer service mentality!
  • Great communication skills both oral and written.

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 

Accounting & Finance Openings – 4/13/2017

A shortlist of some of the jobs we are trying to fill! dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

  • Controller – 300M Private – West Houston
  • Controller – 70M Private – North Houston
  • Accountant / Bookkeeper – Construction – Galleria
  • Spanish Speaking Payroll Specialist – Memorial City Mall area
  • Crude Oil Accountant – West
  • Fixed Asset Accountant – West
  • Internal Financial Reporting Mgr. – E&P – Galleria
  • Finance Manager – Pasadena – Modeling, Costing
  • Controller – Public – 500M
  • SEC Accounting Supervisor – West
  • SEC Reporting Manager – Galleria
  • Senior Financial Analyst – PE backed – Heights
  • Accounting Supervisor – Contract 6  months – SW Houston
  • Senior IT Auditor – NW Houston
  • Senior Accounting Analyst – Sugar Land
  • Senior Auditor – NW – 50% travel
  • Senior Auditor – DT – 35% travel
  • ONRR / Revenue Accountant – North Houston
  • Nonprofit Director of Treasury – DT
  • Financial Reporting Supervisor (need Big 4 Senior) – NW
  • Internal Controls Manager – West
  • Technical Accounting Manager – West

dlmaire@cfstaffing.com

 

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Nonprofit Controller – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Overview: 
 
  • Maintain a chart of accounts that will meet all GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Maintain the general ledger accurately and perform monthly close out procedures.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements on an accrual basis.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly financials budget to actual for directors.
  • Maintain financial accounting and box office software systems.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Assist the staff accountant with counting the safes and drawer bags and reconcile to general ledger.
  • Prepare or review monthly journal entries.
  • Assist with the implementation and monitoring of internal control procedures.
  • Maintain fixed asset list and detailed supporting documents.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the IRS form 990 with the outside accounting firm and maintain supporting files.
  • Assist with the development and establishment of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Implementation of enterprise wide computer systems.
 
Other responsibilities:
 
  • Prepare and maintain budgets and accounting data needed for grant applications, federal financial reporting, and proposals.
  • Prepare financial reports for grant applications and reports.
  • Prepare information and coordinate audits for annual financial statements, workers’ comp and general insurance audits.
  • Monitor, maintain, and reconcile accounting for donor restricted funds.
  • Coordinate cash procedures for annual fundraising events with Development staff.

New Accounting Openings this week! dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Senior Auditor – 30% travel – North Houston

Corporate Accounting Manager – Downtown (combo of public and industry)

Senior Auditor – 40% travel – Northwest Houston

Tax Manager – public accounting – 30 to 40 hour work week!

Non Profit Accounting Manager – Greeway Plaza area

IT Auditor – Greenway Plaza

AP Supervisor – West Houston

11 signs you nailed the interview Article originally posted on Business Insider

Most people walk out of a job interview feeling one of two ways: like they definitely nailed it, or like they completely bombed.

If you ever find yourself in the latter group, you’ll probably spend the hours and days following the interview over-thinking every response you gave and every gesture you made, wondering how the hiring manager felt about them.

But things don’t have to be a complete mystery in the time between when you walk out of the interview and when you hear whether or not you got the job.

According to career experts, there are some telltale signs to look for in the interview (and in the days following) that can help you figure out whether a job offer could be coming your way.

Here are 11 signs to look out for that don’t necessarily guarantee a job offer is in the cards, but are pretty promising:

1. Your interviewer was very smiley

Okay, you may have given a few lame answers, or froze when the interviewer tossed a brainteaser your way, but if the hiring manager was smiling and nodding a lot, this could be a really good sign.

Sure, they could have just been nodding and smiling because they are friendly, but if you notice a friendly and warm demeanor, things might be going your way.

Nodding, for instance, indicates the interviewer is listening to you intently — and is genuinely interested in what you have to say — which are good indications you’re on the right track.

2. They asked a lot of personal questions about your family, personal goals, and hobbies

No, they weren’t grilling you because they thought you were the worst. Stop being so paranoid!

“Showing an interest in your personal life means they’re seriously considering you, as it demonstrates an interest beyond just the professional résumé,” says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of “The HumorAdvantage.”

But remember that you don’t always have to answer personal questions. Some are illegal.

3. The interview ran over the designated time

When you’re in the hot seat and things aren’t going as swimmingly as you’d like, it may feel like the interview is going on forever. But if you look at the clock and realize that’s because it did go over the 30-minute block, this could be a very good thing.

It may mean the employer wants to continue getting to know you a little better, says Amber Cloke, an academic adviser at Ithaca College. “You’ve likely already passed the initial criteria they were seeking, and the fact that they continue investing more time and energy toward you can be promising.”

4. The interviewer tried to sell you on the company

At some point in the interview, the hiring manager stopped asking questions and started talking your ear off. You may have been thinking, Oh no. They’re done with me … they have nothing else to ask!

But stop freaking out and think about what they were saying

Were they making a conscious effort to talk up the company? That’s a great sign they’re impressed with you and trying to sway you towards the position.

“You may be able to tell that your interview has gone well by how much the recruiter ‘sells’ the role and/or the organization,” says Dale Austin, director of the Career Development Center at Hope College. “If the recruiter spends a lot of time doing the talking, that may be one indicator that the organization is very interested in your candidacy.”

5. The interviewer talked a lot about perks, benefits, policies, and pay

This may have been part of their “sales tactic,” and it’s another positive sign.

If and when an interviewer starts discussing company policies and benefits — and even gets into a serious discussion about pay — there’s a good chance they’re planning to make an offer. They most likely wouldn’t waste their time voluntarily sharing all this information if they weren’t interested in you.

6. Your interviewer showed you around the office before you left

No matter how badly you thought you bombed, an office tour can give you some hope.

If the hiring manager takes the extra time to show you around the office or introduces you to employees before you head out, that could mean they’re thinking about offering you the role.

“Most interviewers will give you an idea of what the schedule will look like ahead of time,” says Cloke. “If, at the end of the interview, the employer unexpectedly offers to introduce you to the rest of the team, it could bode well for you.”

7. They said ‘you will’ rather than ‘you would’

If you spent the whole interview overthinking the weak handshake you gave at the very beginning of the interview, or the awkward moment you sat in the wrong chair in the hiring manager’s office, you may not have noticed some very subtle signs that they were actually really impressed with you.

For instance, if the interviewer shifted from a hypothetical tone to a presumptive one, this is a very good sign.

Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert, leadership coach, and author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job,” says this may mean they’re already be envisioning you at the company.

8. The interviewer asked for a list of references

No, this doesn’t mean they didn’t believe something you said and want to confirm their suspicions.

Well, it could mean that … but it probably doesn’t.

When the interviewer asks for references, it typically means they’re seriously considering you for the role.

Checking references is often the last step before an employer offers a candidate the job. So, you should stop feeling sorry for yourself and start feeling excited.

9. The follow-up process was pointedly discussed

On your way out, you’re feeling pretty badly about how things went. But then the hiring manager enthusiastically brings up the next step in the hiring process without you even asking.

This is a clear indicator you’re still in the running for the open role. Unless, of course, it’s just a generic: “We’’ll be in touch soon.”

“If an interviewer is interested in a candidate, they may even ask when you’d like to or need to have their decision by,” said Kevin Hewerdine, director of Career Service sand Employer Relations at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. “They won’t let you leave without knowing what your timeline looks like.”

10. You’re asked to come in for an additional round of interviews

You may be just one of a handful of finalists, but if you’ve been asked to return for a second round of interviews, that’s an encouraging sign that you’re a serious contender, says Taylor. “They want to clinch the decision by building consensus among managers.”

11. There was a lingering goodbye

If they disliked you as much as you’re worried they did, the hiring manager would probably try to get rid of you as quickly as possible. But if they seem to go on and on, continue asking questions or selling you on the company as you’re saying your goodbyes, you probably made a great impression.

Okay, maybe the hiring manager is just super talkative — but if they linger as they walk with you toward the main lobby or escort you out the door, this could be a very good sign.

Matthew Randall, executive director of the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania, says: “Typically, interviewers unconsciously do this because they feel comfortable with you being a strong candidate and know that, since this relationship may continue in the future, they want to spend a few more moments to strengthen their professional rapport.”

Are you looking for your next dream job? Contact one of our expert recruiters today! Find the closes CFS location to you here.

Read the original article published on Business Insider.

Construction Staff Accountant – Southeast Houston

Do you have 2 to 3 years of experience in construction or job cost accounting? Are you looking for a growing company and ready to expand your skill set? Would you like to work on the Southeast side of Houston? Well then email me to find out more about the Construction Accountant role I am currently trying to fill!!!!

My email is dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Requirements:

  • Accounting Degree
  • Job Cost / Project Cost / WIP or POC experience
  • 1 to 4 years of total Accounting experience

New Openings this week…..

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NEW!!!! 

  • Senior Tax Accountant or Supervisor – Family Office – Downtown
  • Senior Accountant – Small Accounting Team – Fast Paced Environment – Midtown
  • Senior Staff Accountant – GL, Month End – SW Houston
  • Staff Accountant – 0 to 2 years of experience – Downtown
  • Assistant Controller – 5 to 8 years of experience – Small company – Galleria
  • Internal Auditor – Staff or Senior – Galleria

Still HOT!!!!

  • Corporate Director FP&A – Downtown
  • IT Audit Lead – West Houston
  • IT Auditor – Galleria
  • E&P Tax Manager or Director – Downtown
  • Controller – Start Up – Greenway Plaza
  • High Net Wealth Tax Manager – Greenway Plaza
  • Internal Audit Senior – 40% Travel – Downtown

 

 

Senior Staff Accountant – SW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, analyze and/or review various internal and external financial statements, reports, depreciation schedules, and variance analysis in accordance with GAAP, with a high level of accuracy while ensuring deadlines are met
  • Ensure accurate and timely close process through preparation or review of monthly close schedules, journal entries, reconciliations, etc.
  • Assist in the coordination and completion of annual financial audits and preparation of audit schedules
  • Prepare reconciliations as necessary to ensure the accuracy of the books
  • Prepare bank reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Develop and implement procedures by analyzing current processes and recommending changes; monitor the implementation and maintenance of internal control procedures
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures, including document storage for reports and working papers
  • Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external clients

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Strong financial background including two or more years of work experience,
  • Strong Excel skills including pivot tables, v-lookups, interest calculations, present value calculations and other advanced formulas

May 2016 Newsletter for Accounting & Finance Professionals in Houston


 

May 2016

Industry News and Updates:

Boom or Bust? Neither! The first question I seem to get when I speak to both hiring managers and candidates is: “How is the market doing?” My answer is: It’s not 2014 where every company in Houston seemed to be hiring, but it is also not the 80’s bust either (I personally have only heard stories about this time). Houston has come such a long way and has diversified from being just an oil town since then. We are so much more! Don’t get me wrong there are industries in Houston that are truly hurting, but there are also industries that are doing just fine. The price of oil does impact our economy directly and indirectly, but I am so excited to report that it seems to be ticking up every week. Today the price is around $45 a barrel. Most economist will tell you that we need to get to $60 dollars a barrel and a lot of them have predicted we will hit that number by the end of the year.

It is harder to find a job today and you have to use multiple resources. You cannot simply go online, upload your resume to CareerBuilder and wait for the phone to ring. First, you have to make sure that you have a good resume (there are some links listed below with resume writing tips) and then you have to use great recruiters, your network, LinkedIn, networking functions, ads, niche job boards and yes CareerBuilder. One source is not enough in the present job market. The great news is that our unemployment rate is still below 5%; which technically speaking, means that we are at full employment. As you know, I always like to see the bright side of things!

See you again in July 2016

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate: 5.1 (last year 5.6)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate:  4.9 (last year 4.3)
  • Oil Rig Count: 437 (last year 976)  
  • Price of Oil: 45.9 (last year around 55)
  • Industries hiring: Consumer Products / Service related companies, Chemical, Real Estate, Non Profit, Legal, Public Accounting Firms!!!! 
  • Positions in demand: Staff &  Senior Accountants, Tax, Audit, Management level roles in Accounting

Interesting Articles:

Local Searches:

Galleria area:

  • Financial Reporting & Consolidations Senior – must have public – Galleria
  • GL Accountant – 59 & Main
  • Associate Manager / Manager – Professional Services Firm – Consulting on high profile projects – full time role – need at least 2.5 year of public accounting and maybe a splash of industry to qualify
  • Senior Compliance / IT Auditor
  • Senior Federal & State Tax Accountant
  • Payroll Manager with PeopleSoft
  • Senior Internal Auditor – low travel
  • Reduced work week hours: Tax Manager or Supervisor – small public accounting firm
  • Senior Accountant, Great Plains preferred 

North Houston:

  • Senior Accountant – NW Houston
  • Senior Insurance Accountant – NW Houston
  • Staff Auditor – Woodlands
  • Senior Staff Accountant – Woodlands
  • Senior Auditor – Woodlands
  • Junior Property Accountant – Greenspoint
  • Accounting Manager – Real Estate – Woodlands

Downtown/Central:

  • Senior Auditor, Downtown, 40% travel
  • Staff Accountant (big 4) – 2 openings
  • Audit Manager – Non Profit – 10M dollar Budget
  • Tax Staff Accountant – Galleria
  • Senior IT Auditor – Galleria
  • Tax Supervisor – CPA Firm – are you a senior ready for the next step?
  • International Controller
  • Director of FP&A (must have MBA)
  • Treasury Analyst, DT, Must have Big 4 Audit
  • Billing Specialist with Elite

West Houston/Energy Corridor:

  • Accounting Director (public accounting background)
  • Payroll Coordinator – Rosenberg
  • Audit Senior – 70% travel – West

Consulting & Temporary Roles:

  • Accounting Assistant – Hospitality
  • 4 Fixed Asset Accountant – West
  • Interim Controller with Dynamics – West
  • Contracts Analyst – Sugar Land
  • Receptionist, Southeast
  • HR / Recruiter – Non Profit
  • Receptionist – Non Profit

San Antonio Openings:

  • Bank Auditor-Top San Antonio Employer (Up to 122k)
  • Staff Bank Auditor- Top San Antonio Employer(up to75k)
  • Audit- Sox with Exotic Travel (Insurance Industry, up to 75k)
  • Tax Analyst- Federal & State Tax, (Renewable Energy, ~70s)
  • Controller- Implement new policies & procedures (Automotive Industry, 120-150k)

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Senior Accountant, Med Center Area, dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Mid size and fast growing healthcare related coming is looking to add a Senior Accountant to their team. If you love to have you hands in all aspects of accounting and love a fast paced environment this role is for you!

The Staff Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and analyze the monthly budget/forecast to actual variance reports;
  • Perform general accounts analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, fixed assets, employer’s benefit costs, accruals and prepaid expenses;
  • Heavy Excel- pivot tables, v-lookups, if statements, formatting;
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow.
  • Ability to work in and out of 10 different softwares to pull reports when needed.
  • Assist with tax preparation- pulling reports, docs and liaison between CPA firm

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, especially Excel).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience (accounting operations and/or audit).
  • Experience in the healthcare industry is a plus, but not required.
  • Must have a degree in Accounting.

Senior Accountant – Northwest Houston

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Responsibilities:

• Compile and analyze financial information to prepare and post entries to general ledger accounts and to document business transactions.
• Perform and review general ledger functions to assist with monthly accounting activity and closings.
• Prepare monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts to general ledger, and may review and approve monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
• Prepare and review bank reconciliations and may perform other banking activities, such as letters of credit or collateral for specified accounts.
• Proactively detect, research, and resolve reconciliation items.
• Analyze and document revenue and expenditure trends and variances in account balances between periods and against budget.
• Prepare financial reports such as balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, budgets and footnote schedules.
• May assist with preparation and review of quarterly and annual SEC filings, as appropriate.
• Prepare financial reports such as balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, etc.
• Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or a related field or the equivalent education and/or experience
• CPA designation or progress towards CPA designation preferred
• Minimum of five years of relevant and progressive professional experience in accounting and/or finance
• Solid understanding of GAAP a

 

 

Houston: New Accounting Openings this week! dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

New:

  • Senior Accountant – DT – Non Profit
  • Accounting Manager – Galleria area
  • Senior Auditor – Operational / Financial – No SOX – less than 10% travel
  • Federal & State Tax Accountant – Downtown
  • Audit Senior – Large Regional Public Accounting Firm
  • Credit & Collections Manager – Nort
  • IT Senior Auditor – DT
  • Payroll Supervisor – NW

Still hot: 

  • Fixed Asset Accountant – Galleria
  • Tax Manager – 40 hours a week
  • Entry Level Tax Accountant – CPA Firm
  • SEC Reporting Director
  • IT Auditor – West
  • Sales & Use Tax Accountant – West
  • Audit Senior – local CPA Firm
  • Tax Senior – small CPA Firm
  • Senior Accountant – SEC & Consolidations
  • AR Staff Accountant – Woodlands

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

#cparecuiterhou

#Jobs

#houston

#cfs

 

Investment Accountant – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

My client is growing! They are adding an Investment Accountant to their team. This could be a part time role if needed. We are looking for someone with a solid GL background and possibly experience with trusts, foundations and or real estate investments!

This position would particularly focus on private foundations and accounting for investments.  Accountant must be proficient in double-entry accounting and Quick Books. An ability to analyze investment transactions reported by investment managers, trust departments, banks, partnerships, marketable securities, and real estate companies is required. Work will involve analyzing and making adjustments for a wide variety of investment and other financial activity. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and ability.

Dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

#cparecruiterhou

 

Houston Accounting & Finance Openings – January 2016

Happy New Year!!!!

  • Staff Accountant – Healthcare – Public Accounting exp preferred
  • Internal Controls Manager
  • Financial Analyst – Staff to 55K
  • AR Specialist to 55K – excel needed
  • Senior Staff Accountant – SW
  • Senior Tax Accountant – Federal, State & International!!!!
  • Investment Accountant
  • Tax Manager – Part time – public accounting
  • Entry Level Tax Accountant – public accounting
  • Bilingual Collections Manager
  • Senior Accountant – public accounting exp preferred
  • Junior Accountant – one to two years public accounting preferred
  • Staff Auditor – heavy domestic travel
  • Inventory Accounting Senior Manager
  • Operations Controller – SE Houston
  • FP&A Senior Manager – SE Houston
  • Manufacturing Controller – Woodlands
  • Senior Auditor – Woodlands
  • Bilingual Senior Auditor
  • Senior Accountant – must speak Chinese
  • SEC Reporting Manager
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Sales & Use Tax Analyst

Still looking for a Senior Financial Analyst for Salt Lake City, UTAH!!!!

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

#cpacrecuiterHOU

 

 

 

December 2015 Newsletter for Accounting Professionals from Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

December 2015


Industry News and Updates:

Let me just jump right in and address the question that is going through everyone’s mind: What is going on in the Houston job market? I get this one daily and I must admit it is not an easy question to answer. I would like to share some data that I learned about at a recent forum (Bauer College of Business – Institute for Regional Forecasting) I attended and then share my thoughts at the end. The title of the Forum was: Houston’s Job Growth Stumbles As Oil Markets Swoon: Where Now? That doesn’t really set the tone for a positive outlook, does it? Here are some of the highlights:

  1. It’s all about oil! Price is down by 50%. Eventually this trickles down and impacts all sectors; even retail! BUT construction, education, healthcare, and home building are still doing well.
  2. In 2015, we virtually had 0% employment growth in Houston.
  3. This is NOT 1982! But we do have a supply / demand issue and that is what is pushing the price of oil down.
  4. The greatest oil boom is over for now.
  5. The professional and business services sector have not been impacted yet.
  6. One operating rig actually creates 227 jobs (direct and indirect)!!!!!!!
  7. Houston is undergoing a mild recession. Best case scenario we come out in mid-2016, but it looks like 2017 is more likely. Worst case scenario this drags out until 2018.

That is what I learned and here is MY opinion… I think there are many sectors in Houston that will be hiring. Our office is seeing demand in a lot of different industries and at a variety of levels. Is this the summer of 2014? No, and it will not be for a while. The Houston economy goes through business cycles just like everyone else. While most of the US was still in the midst of the Great Recession, Houston was booming. Well, it’s not a BUST for Houston for now, but we will be hurting a little bit in the near future. Companies are going to try and get by with less overhead. They are going to consolidate positions and they are going to have to lay off, unfortunately.  The good news for you is that you are an accountant! There is always a need for accountants!!!!! Also,  Houston is still at a 4.8% unemployment rate (September 4.4, October 4.6). We are still at full employment and there are plenty of people nearing retirement age. The jobs are still out there, however, they are not as easy to find and you may have to be a little bit more flexible with what you are looking for. So, my verdict? I am cautiously optimistic about 2016, but I am really looking forward to 2017!!!!!!

See you again in February 2016!

Local Statistics:

  • National / Houston Unemployment rate: 4.8/4.8
  • Price of Oil:$38ish (last year $75)
  • Oil Rig Count:760 (last year 1925)
  • Industries hiring: Manufacturing, Construction, Consumer Products related companies, Real Estate, Public Accounting Firms!!!!
  • Positions in demand: Tax, Auditors, Financial Analysts, Staff and Senior Accountants

Interesting Articles:

Local Searches:

  • Manager of Statutory Reporting – International
  • Public Accounting: Tax and Audit – All levels!
  • Accounting Supervisor – NW Houston – Lead ready to take on form supervisor title!
  • AR Specialist – 50 to 55K West – non degreed role!
  • Accounting Analyst – Conroe
  • FP&A Manager – SE Houston – MBA A MUST
  • Division Assistant Controller – West – Must have 2 to 4 year of Public Accounting!
  • Accounting Supervisor – NW Houston
  • Inventory and Operations Accounting Director – West
  • Senior Financial Analyst – Salt Lake City, UTAH – right hand person to VP/GM
  • Tax Accountant – West
  • International Tax Accountant – North
  • Financial Analyst – CPA who wants to do finance!
  • Bilingual Auditor!!!!!
  • Senior Auditor for Public Accounting
  • Tax Supervisor – CPA Firm – are you a senior ready for the next step?
  • Financial Analyst – Modeling experience – Senior Role
  • Division Assistant Controller – 3 years of public accounting
  • Senior Accountant – 3 years GL experience – Galleria
  • Division Controller – regional role…work with several locations and report to CFO of Americas…heavy operations focused
  • Sales & Use Tax Analyst
  • Associate Manager / Manager – Professional Services Firm – Consulting on high profile projects – full time role – need at least 2.5 year of public accounting and maybe a splash of industry to qualify! This is for those who want to build a resume that will get them to the next level quickly!
  • ONRR Manager – want to work for one of Houston’s best?
  • Sales & Use Tax Accountant – huge global company!
  • Credit & Collections Manager – Spanish!!!!!
  • Audit Senior – low travel
  • Senior IT Auditor – 2 openings!!!!!
  • Financial Analyst – SALT LAKE CITY – who wants to move to UTAH?

San Antonio Searches:

  • University Controller

 

Diane Delgado LeMaire

Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager

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Happy Friday!!!! Update on Accounting / Finance Openings December 4th

  • Accounting Analyst – Conroe
  • FP&A Manager – SE Houston – MBA A MUST
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Don’t have much experience? Here’s how to boost your resume

4 SURE-FIRE WAYS TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR RESUME.

It’s one of the most frustrating experiences any job seeker faces: After a rigorous search, you’ve found a job that you’re really excited about, where you’ll work on interesting things with like-minded people and in a great location. The catch? The job requires experience, often more than a recent college graduate has under his belt. As disheartening as this situation is, it isn’t necessarily the end of the line.

Here are some ways you can boost your resume to help you secure your dream job:

Become an intern
Many colleges and universities require students to complete an internship prior to graduation. This might lead some to believe that internships are only for students, which is untrue. Some internship programs do require that their interns receive class credit, but those typically are unpaid and rely on the class credits as compensation. Many paid internships have no student-status requirements or age limitations. Internships offer excellent experience and networking opportunities, and they can often lead to a full-time job offer.

Volunteer
Experience doesn’t have to come from the private sector. While volunteer work is mainly associated with altruism, there’s no reason it can’t benefit your career as well. Doing nonprofit work that is associated with your education and your desired job is a great way to hone your skills, gain real-world experience and help others in the process. Many companies encourage their employees to volunteer their time, which is a great opportunity for you to network with professionals and show how you’d fit in with the corporate culture.

Keep learning
Just because you’ve graduated, it doesn’t mean that you’re done learning. One question employers commonly ask in a job interview is how you’ve been spending your time since graduation. Telling them you’ve been sleeping late and filling out the occasional application isn’t going to make you stand out. However, talking about continuing-education classes or industry-related seminars you’ve attended, and discussing how they relate to the position, will likely make a lasting impression.

Strengthen your cover letter
The cover letter is your opportunity to explain to an employer how your experience measures up to the company’s needs. Highlight similarities between work you’ve done and the work that will be required in the open position. Smart employers don’t make their hiring decisions based on years of experience alone. This is your chance to sell them on why your specific experiences make you uniquely suited for the job.

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