Junior Acquisition & Integration Analyst Role

Junior Acquisition & Integration Analyst will be responsible for:

Deal development and acquisition activities that support Executive Acquisitions Team
? Supporting the primary deal lead in the execution of the transaction structuring and acquisition due diligence from start to finish.
? Preparing financial models and other research to be used in presentations and as support for deal negotiations and due diligence.
? Assisting in the preparation of detailed evaluations and presentations describing the key attributes of target companies (operations, financials, competition, market conditions, facilities, etc.) and including relevant data.
? Conducting primary research, modeling, and initial due diligence of target acquisitions working across all
stages of the transaction.
? Evaluating target acquisition business’ financials, forecasting and modeling for valuation analyses as well as drafting offer presentations.
? Compiling and analyzing data for target acquisitions as well as performing pro formas.
? Generating reports, analyses, and providing presentations about the impact of acquisitions.
? Identifying industry trends and competitive developments impacting acquisition strategies.
? Playing a critical role on the core Acquisitions team, focused on deal development and execution of transactions, that combines rigorous analysis of the veterinary industry (including cost structure) and related acquisition targets.
? Coordinating and supporting the due diligence processes.

Pre and post acquisition integration activities that support compan wide
? Driving multiple work streams and the end to end integration process from setup of the initial integration checklist with milestones and timelines required.
? Managing the crossfunctional integration project checklist to ensure broader teams achieve deal specific integration requirements and execution of the tactical onboarding on a timely basis.
? Coordinating a crossfunctional integration team consisting of the operations and finance departments, functional/training representatives, the deal lead as well as newly acquired team members within an interconnected working environment.
? Providing thought leadership and analytical rigor to identify operational and integration issues pre and postacquisition, developing solutions, and driving project management and escalation across multiple stakeholders/departments.
? Helping to build out and improve acquisition integration capability through process improvemen tand team development.
? Managing the ongoing crossfunctional integration plan, helping to resolve issues and reporting status as well as tracking integration success metrics post close in partnership with the leadership team.
? Communicate roles and responsibilities for the integration team members as well as manage crossfunctional team activities across HR, Legal, Marketing, Operations, and Finance.
? Building and cultivating strong relationships with internal stakeholders to drive integration decisions, report team progress, and escalate issues for quick resolution.
? Acting as an available contact between and the acquired company’s team to communicate
adjustments to integration plans while identifying issues as well as concerns and gaps to ensure alignment of objectives.
? Providing project management and oversight of the activities of the internal cross departmental Onboarding Team during the transition.

Special Project activities that support Senior Leadership Team
? Executing research requests for Operations Leadership.
? Working on companywide
special projects requiring market data and detailed analysis.
? Analyzing and drafting business, technical, and functional requirements.
? Drafting specification documents that define the scope of deliverables for the development team.
? Assisting operations and technology teams in testing the existing and proposed software solutions.

? A track record of strong academic performance.
? Effective communicator to act as an advisor to senior leadership and partners.
? Exceptional interpersonal skills and team oriented with a collaborative approach at quickly building
relationships and trust.
? At least 2 to 3 years of experience, ideally at a consulting firm or in a related firm, company, or field (e.g.
investment banking, private equity).
? Must be able to blend strategic advisory with strong process and analytical skills.
? Ability to be an influential business partner who can lead through and garner support from crossfunctional
executives to ensure effective and efficient integration.
? Ability to work independently as well as under the direction of a Senior Leader
? Strong project management skills.
? Excellent analytical skills and business sense.
? Self-starter who understands how to effectively deal with ambiguity and with changing priorities
? Capable of juggling a number of priorities and delivering results in a high pressure, dynamic environment
? Highly proficient at Excel, PPT, Word.

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


– 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

Mergers and Acquisitions / Financial Analyst – Houston, Texas dcd@fittsroberts.com

Mergers and Acquisitions / Financial Analyst

Our client is growing tremendously. There are several acquisitions in process at this moment. The CFO is looking for a right hand person to assist him with the M&A process.

Provide the CFO with financial analysis and guidance for Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning and Treasury.

  • Proficiency in Excel and Power Point Knowledge of the Merger and Acquisition process & terminology
  • Ability to use financial models, financial formulas and valuation methods
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to think strategically & recognize growth opportunities
  • Marketing or Business Development experience
  • Ability to handle highly confidential projects
  • Risk Management
  • Knowledge of Accounting

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics or related business
  • 2- 5 years of financial analysis experience
  • Experience in Mergers & Acquisitions Experience in Marketing, Strategic Planning, or Business Development

Diane Delgado LeMaire | Senior Managing Director, Accounting & Finance Recruiting | Creative Financial Staffing, a division of Fitts, Roberts CPA Firm | 5718 Westheimer Suite 800 | Houston, TX 77057 | 713-260-5238 | dcd@fittsroberts.com| Blog| Twitter| LinkedIn

Junior Tax Attorney – Houston, Texas


Position involves the analysis of tax issues associated with corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and other initiatives. Individual will be trained in various areas of tax such as the foreign tax credit, US taxation of international activities, partnership taxation, transaction taxes, etc.


Work as a member of a team with various other organizations. Work on issues related to structuring transactions and analyzing tax regimes in the context of a planned business transaction. Work with others in the Tax Organization on other matters such as tax appeals and tax legislation.


Degree: JD Required Major Discipline: Accounting, Finance Years Experience

Required: The ideal candidate will have exposure to acquisition and divestiture activities and 2 to 4 years of tax experience along with a commitment to develop in the tax area.

Computer Proficiencies: Must have the ability to perform basic spreadsheet applications.

Certifications: CPA or LLM will be favorably looked upon. Local candidates preferred.

 Diane Delgado LeMaire | Managing Director, Accounting & Finance Recruiting | Creative Financial Staffing, a division of Fitts, Roberts CPA Firm | 5718 Westheimer Suite 800 | Houston, TX 77057 | 713-260-5238 | dcd@fittsroberts.com  | www.cfstaffing.blogspot.com| www.dianedelgadolemaire.wordpress.com| www.twitter.com/CPARecruiterHOU| www.linkedin.com/in/dianedelgadolemaire