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.

Division Assistant Controller – Galleria – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Musts: CPA & Public Accounting experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

 dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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SEC Reporting Director – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

External Reporting Director | $2B Company | 

Our client is a publicly-traded  manufacturing company who is a leader in their specialty seeking a Financial Reporting Director. They are in growth/acquisition mode and there will be five individuals reporting up to this position.

Why work here?

  • Company growth (internal & acquisition based)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Exposure to C-suite & Upper management
  • Great medical benefits through Cigna
  • Full benefits including safe-harbor 401K match of 4%

Duties:

  • Compliance with GAAP/SEC requirements
  • Maintain and implement financial reporting/internal control requirements
  • Review and approve earnings release date
  • Prepare Audit Committee presentations

Preferred Experience:

  • CPA
  • Public Accounting experience (Big 4)
  • Industry (direct) 10K & 10Q preparation
  • 10+ years of experience

Dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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

 

#jobs #hiringnow #accounting # finance

 

 

 

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.

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

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.

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

  • 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
  • Financial Analyst – CPA who wants to do fiance!
  • 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 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!!!!!

#jobs

#dianedelgadolemaire

#CPARecruiterhou

Healthcare Collections & Billing Manager – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Healthcare Collections & Billing Manager – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

#jobs

JOB SUMMARY
Supervises billing and collection staff and oversees the day-to-day operations of billing and collection departments.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
  • Supervises billing and collection staff and expedites the day-to-day operations of both departments.
  • Continuously evaluates workflows for billing and collection departments. Recommends and initiates improvements as identified.
  • Develops and maintains policy and procedure documents for billing and collection functions.
  • Works with operations to collaborate on business policies, procedure, objectives, and problem solving.
  • Monitors, documents, and provides feedback to staff on performance and contribution. Administer performance plan and/or disciplinary action as needed.
  • Motivates staff to perform at optimum levels and creates a positive and productive work environment.
  • Ensures practices are in compliance with HIPAA and all other regulatory rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for staffing processes to include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, new employee orientation, and training for billing and collection departments.
  • Prepares, analyzes and interprets daily, weekly, and monthly billing reports for management use. Makes recommendations for group performance improvements based on information from reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
  • Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Undergraduate degree preferred but will substitute experience in lieu of degree.
Experience:
  • Required: Two or more years of accounts receivable leadership experience in healthcare industry.

Do you love working with Operations? Check out this Senior Real Estate Accountant role! dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

#JOBS

Real Estate Accountant:

  • Monthly close – Perform monthly close of the Company’s real estate entities, including calculating and posting gains on sale of real estate.
  • Financial Modeling & Analysis – Prepare financial models or analyses as needed.
  • Vendor invoices – Provide coding for vendor invoices related to real estate projects or land/easement sales.
  • Partner and Bank Reports – Prepare partner and bank reports as needed.
  • Management Reporter Quarterly Reporting – Prepare quarterly internal financial reports for the Company’s real estate entities.
  • Land/Easement Sales – Assist with items needed for closing of land or easement sales
  • Ad-valorem tax payments – Manage ad-valorem tax master list and ensure prompt payment of all ad-valorem tax invoices.
  • Annual audits – Assist with annual audits.

Compensation and benefits:

  • Base Salary
  • Bonus: 7.5% of Base Salary paid annually
  • 401(k) Plan – Matched 100% up to 8%
  • Company subsidized PPO, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability)
  • Free Covered Parking OR Fully Subsidized Transit

Qualifications:

  • CPA/CPA Candidate with Real Estate Accounting Experience
  • 4 plus years of Audit and / or GL experience

Financial Reporting Manager – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a global oilfield products company that has had tremendous growth over the past 5 years through acquisition and organically. They are seeking a Financial Reporting Manager (SEC) for their corporate headquarters on the west side of Houston, TX (Memorial City area).

The Financial Reporting Manager will have high exposure to the C-suite, with an office just 2 doors down from the CFO and 3 doors down from the CEO. Unlike most Financial Reporting Manager roles, this position will be flexible with overtime, allowing you to work from home in the evenings. The Financial Reporting Manager will run all SEC Reporting, Internal Management Reporting, Corporate Accounting & Equity Accounting for the company while overseeing 2 direct reports.

Job Description:

  • Oversee the preparation and timely submission of SEC filings including the 10-Qs and 10-K, and other miscellaneous filings
  • Draft and review quarterly and annual financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flow, statement of stockholders’ equity, footnote disclosures
  • Draft management discussion and analysis section of SEC filings, including variances analysis on operating results and cash flow activities
  • Prepare initial draft of earnings releases
  • Prepare initial draft of financial data used during the earnings calls with external analysts
  • Work with external auditors to meet requests and questions on the SEC reporting
  • Aid in writing responses to SEC comment letters
  • Manage the preparation of internal management reporting and understanding variances to budget and prior periods
  • Aid in the accounting for and maintaining the ledger of equity transactions
  • Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance
  • Assist in accounting research related to new and existing accounting pronouncements on an as needed basis
  • Fulfill ad hoc requests from management
  • Update and maintain documentation with respect to internal controls over financial reporting (Sarbanes Oxley)
  • Coordinate the information gathering process involving interactions with finance personnel across the organization

    Required Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Big 4 or large public accounting firm experience
  • SEC reporting experience
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, FASB and SEC requirements
  • Workiva experience and XBRL knowledge is a plus
  • Hyperion product experience (HFM, FDM) is a plus
  • Webfilings experience a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Excellent teamwork skills with proven ability to work effectively in a variety of situations
  • Excellent organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Highly detail oriented with exceptional follow-up and sense of urgency

3 Steps to Improve your Resume by Erica (Wezner) Tew, CPRW via http://www.social-hire.com/

Personally, these are the things I like: 

  1. Chronological Resume
  2. Bullet Points (please don’t write paragraphs)
  3. Summary NOT objective (showcase your strengths)
  4. If you have graduated in the past 5 years (Education on top)
  5. Certifications, such as the CPA listed behind your name!
  6. Software section….detailed excel skills…lets face it I work with Accountants and Finance Professionals
  7. Achievements – What have you done to save time or money? Can you quantify that? Again, I work with F&A Professionals
  8. A brief explanation of what the company does and their annual sales, i.e. 300M publicly traded Manufacturer of Widgets

Now on to the article…….

3 Steps to Improve your Resume by Erica (Wezner) Tew, CPRW

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4880/3-steps-to-improve-your-resume?utm_content=bufferd9024&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Writing a quality resume will take some time. For best results, do not rush this process. Spend time in your job search researching an employer before sending a resume. It is better to have three value-driven resumes sent in one week than it is to send 30 of the same document at the click of your mouse. The goal of your resume is to get an interview, so if you haven’t been receiving invitations, try out some of these modifications:

  • Don’t hide important information – You may be changing careers or industries, and may be prone to try out a resume that is more functional in style than most. However, all recruiters and hiring managers want to see your work history. If you bury your work history and dates of employment, or choose not to include them at all, you will be raising red flags. To mitigate this, state clearly up front which field you are transitioning into and focus on your results. Although your work history may be outside of your target field, refusing to mention it at all will lead the employer to draw their own conclusions about a potential gap in employment.

Hiding recent dates or work history will also make your resume unclear or even confusing.  At a time when recruiters are reviewing resumes anywhere from within 30 to 6 seconds, you need to make sure the sections they want to scan towards are readily available.

  • Show your results – Not everyone will have executive level achievements, but if you only state your job duties, you are missing a chance to impress a hiring manager. Figuring out your achievements can be tricky. You may not have gotten any formal recognition for a particular event, or maybe you just think you simply “did your job” every day.

To start, think of a time you improved, or helped improve, a work process and describe it. Did you ever go above and beyond for a customer? Did that customer become a regular customer because of your service? Did you see a way the company could save money and either implement a solution, or successfully raise the idea to your manager? Any of these items could be incorporated into your job descriptions, and they will add more weight to your work history. Recruiters and hiring managers want to see your results, so show them what you have done. The job search isn’t the time to be modest: own your achievements.

  • Customize the resume – This one is huge. Most job seekers that work with a resume writer or career advisor know they have to customize their resume for each position, however, this means more than just editing your Headline or Objective. Achievements, Education, Areas of Expertise, and Work History descriptions: if a section does not relate to your target job at all, modify it.

For example, although many people may be proud of their collegiate accomplishments, these should not take space over your work history and results.  Turning a solid one- or two-page resume into three or four pages because you want to include names of companies or school awards from over 10 years ago will not effectively market you.  Further information can always be provided upon request, but focus on keeping your resume concise and to-the-point for your initial contact.

Say you were using a dating website and you sent the same message to every person that said something like, “Hi, I read your profile and you seem interesting.  You would be perfect for me.  Call me at 555-555-1234.”  Would you call that person?  Or would you think they were a bit presumptive (and maybe a little odd, coming out of left field)? Most people would rather respond to the person that said something that shows they really read your profile, and wanted to get to know you more. Although the job search isn’t dating, both are the beginning of potentially long-term commitments. Focus on finding a match for you and then do your best to create a positive first impression.

Use the job posting as your guide and make sure you try to match each qualification or skill called for in the advertisement. Try to make the recruiter’s job easy and show you have the qualifications, then see Step 2 and emphasize your results.

If you don’t know where to begin with customizing your resume, showing results, or determining the best format for you, then I recommend getting in contact with a resume writer or someone within your field.  Conduct research on job search sites such as this one, and you can be better prepare yourself on what it takes to draft a resume that will capture attention and secure an interview.

April 2015 Newsletter for Accounting & Finance Professionals in Houston by Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

April 2015

Industry News and Updates
First things first. Please make sure that you have added my new email address to your contacts. It is dlemaire@cfstaffing.com.

With Q1 behind us lets jump right into the update for Houston. I am sure everyone is curious about the oil & gas prices and what impact they are having  on the job market in Houston. I have been in the recruiting industry for almost 14 years and have already been through 2 full blown recessions. 2015 has been an interesting year so far.  I feel like our local economy has taken a hit from the drop of Oil & Gas, but it’s not as severe (knock on wood) as I thought it would be. Some might beg to differ but, let me explain!

Obviously, Houston has been impacted by the depressed prices. Most Exploration & Production companies are not hiring at all. Some are even laying off, but downstream and midstream companies are still hiring. They are actually benefiting from the drop in price. Not to mention the back log of construction projects that are still on the books. We are also seeing increased demand from consumer products based companies (retail, restaurant, healthcare). Houston has gained nearly 570,000 residents in the past 5 years!

Just imagine the resources they will need from housing, healthcare to groceries and cars!

So, is the job market as good as it was last year? The simple answer is no, but there are still a lot of opportunities out there in several other industries outside of “oil & gas”.

Until next time..

Local Statistics:

  • National / Houston Unemployment rate:8/4.3
  • Price of Oil:$56.71(last year $100)
  • Oil Rig Count:1109 (last year 1803)
  • Industries hiring:Manufacturing, Construction, Consumer Products related companies, Real Estate & Homebuilding, Healthcare
  • Positions in demand:Controller, Financial Analyst, Tax, Internal Auditor, Payroll,

Local Searches

NEW!!!!!

– Property Accountant – Staff or Senior

– Treasury Analyst – Heavy Cash Management

– Treasury Analyst – Must speak Spanish

– Treasury Accountant – Must speak Spanish

– Controller – WIP / POC a MUST

– Full Time – Consultant – Transactions Advisory Services – All Levels!!!!

– Full Time – Consultant – Financial Advisory Services – All Levels!!!!!

– Hyperion Financial Analyst – HFM, Hyperion or Smartview experience – 1 to 2 years of experience!!!!

– Staff Accountant – work under 3 amazing controllers and learn from the best!!!!! no more than 2 years of experience needed.

– Internal Audit Manager – Pre-IPO company!

– Sales & Use Tax Accountant – staff and senior

– Payroll Manager MUST have Canadian payroll experience

– Financial Planning and Analysis Manager – HEAVY acquisition based

– AP Manager – SAP experience!!!!!

Still Looking For:

– Controller with domestic & international accounting experience (SEC too!)

– Controller, CPA with SEC

– AP Manager – bringing AP in house!

– Senior Accountant – Corporate accounting

– Director with International and Federal Tax experience – Partnership too

– Senior Auditor (less than 10% travel)

– Operational Auditor – 50% travel

– AP Supervisor – small company, family atmosphere

– Senior Accountant – Oil & Gas – Right hand person to the Controller

– Tax Analyst – Federal & State – Amazing tenure in this group!

– CFO – San Antonio – retail background preferred

– Budget Analyst – banner experience preferred

– Billing Clerk

– AP Clerk MUST speak French

News and Resources

Partnership Tax and International Accounting Director – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a professional services firm with locations all over the world. They are currently adding a Director to their team. We are looking for someone who maybe got their start in Tax and is now handling international accounting or vice versa. We are also searching for future CFO material. Please email me if you have a CPA and this type of background and are interested in hearing more.

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Brief overview:
• Develop and coordinate all federal, state and international tax policies and procedures
• Engage in review of all non-U.S. tax preparations, prepared both by outside preparers and internally
• Develop and coordinate international accounting and finance process and procedures for our non-U.S. offices
• Supporting the needs of the CFO and department in the performance of special projects and other tasks, as assigned
• Research, analyze, model and evaluate tax impacts on the firm and recommend courses of action

Requirements:
o CPA license and college degree required
o MPA or MBA preferred
o Seasoned accountant with 10 plus years of experience
o Deep knowledge of partnership taxation
o Knowledge of international taxation is a plus
o High level of proficiency in Excel and the rest of Microsoft Office
o Experienced in use of tax research tools

Division Controller – SW Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

One of Houston’s fastest growing refining companies is looking for a Controller. This position will be the highest rank in the Houston office, reporting directly to the CAO & CFO.

Brief Description:

The Controller is responsible for all aspects of the petroleum business’ financial reporting; oversight and development of the petroleum accounting staff; forecasting of cash needs; monitoring of the consolidated petroleum business plan; assisting the SEC reporting group in conjunction with the quarterly 10-Q and annual 10-K filings; the overall maintenance and oversight of effective internal controls for the business and the associated compliance and adherence to controls for SOX 404; and contribution to the development of financial policies, plans and programs. The Controller provides relevant information to the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer; and, works closely with the operating business unit leaders to ensure timely identification and resolution of financial issues associated with the petroleum business.

Package from 150 to 250 total comp

dcd@fittsroberts.com

Staff Accountant – NW Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Responsibilities:
• Compile financial information and prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts; document business transactions; and reconcile and close Company accounts on a monthly basis.
• Perform general ledger duties to assist with monthly activity and closings.
• Perform monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts to general ledger balances.
• Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for specified accounts and may analyze daily bank account activity.
• Analyze and document variances in account balances between periods.
• Prepare various schedules required for internal and external reporting
• Assist with the preparation of quarterly and annual filings.
• Assist with special projects as needed.

Education
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or a related field or the equivalent education and/or experience
• Work towards CPA designation preferred

Internal Auditor – NW Houston – less than 25% travel – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Responsibilities:

• Perform all aspects of a full audit examination with limited managerial guidance. Essential elements of an Audit will include audit planning, walkthroughs, audit program development, risk and control identification, status reporting, decision-making, and time/budget management
• Plan, organize, and perform various audits.
• Develop accurate, meaningful and complete audit work papers and draft reports that adequately support audit findings and document work performed.
• Develop issue based reports based on audit points, summarize findings and recommendations.
• Prepare draft audit report to departmental and client management for review and discussion.
• Suggest recommendations on ways to improve audit work processes.

Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, will consider other degrees based on level of Senior Auditor experience.
• CPA, CFA or CIA (or progress towards completion) preferred

Experience:
• Minimum of two years of relevant and progressive Internal Audit
• Working knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, internal auditing standards, and GAAP
• Experience in leading projects and proven ability to drive results

Senior International / Consolidations Accountant – Westchase and Downtown Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Looking for Senior Accountants with International Accounting and Consolidations experience.

Responsibilities
Managing financial accounting and reporting activities for the Company’s holding companies
Perform reconciliations between Statutory books and US GAAP books on a quarterly basis
Ensure statutory report and taxes are submitted timely
Provide support to International Business Units on matters of accounting and tax policy and practice, internal controls, as well as the implementation of financial accounting systems
Provides support and assists with the coordination of the financial accounting and reporting activities for operations across our International business units
Assist in resolution of any accounting and internal control issues related to International accounting operations
Improve timeliness and accuracy of financial closing and reporting for International companies
Review financial activity and transactions associated with International joint ventures to ensure compliance with Company policies and procedures
Work with the treasury, legal and accounting functions on reorganizations, acquisitions, divestitures, and tax planning implementation and documentation, as needed
Participate in process improvement projects that result in greater efficiency
Minimum Requirements
A minimum of 5-8 years of experience in a financial-management role at the corporate level of a mid to large sized publicly held company
Solid understanding of GAAP and IFRS standards
In depth understanding of both US and international accounting and tax principles
Knowledge and experience with foreign currencies
Experience in the Oil & Gas or Energy industry desirable
Experience working in a decentralized organization
Public Accounting experience and international accounting experience highly preferred
Facilitate and coordinate multiple deadlines and respond quickly to management requests
Must be able to travel 10% internationally
Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or similar field is required. MBA is preferred
CPA Certification is Required

Senior Inventory Accountant – Northwest Houston – Oil & Gas – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Our client is growing by acquisition and organic growth. They are adding an Inventory Accountant to their team. This company offers an opportunity to be involved in a lot of areas of accounting and special projects. There are many cross training and process improvement opportunities.

EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Job Summary:

Primarily responsible for inventory analysis and related duties.  May include cross training on fixed assets and special projects as needed.

Essential Job Functions and Responsiblities:

  • Monthly and Quarterly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Quarterly Excess and Obsolescence analysis and reserve entry
  • Analysis of inventory accounts
  • All financial reporting, audit and tax requirements related to inventory
  • Allocation entries within manufacturing
  • Understand field inventory processes enough to train new employees
  • Physical inventory counts
  • Monthly inventory reporting
  • Cross train on fixed asset duties and responsibilities
  • Special projects as needed

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required

Experience Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5+ years of experience (minimum two years inventory accounting experience)
  • Energy, Oil & Gas, or related industry experience a plus
  • CPA a plus.

Skill Requirements:

  • Self-driven, with strong initiative to undertake responsibilities and actions. Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities, and promotes self-development.
  • JDE experience preferable, but not mandatory.
  • Hyperion experience preferable.