Senior Financial Analsyt – Northwest Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our Client is an established, privately-held oil & gas company Headquartered in northwest Houston.

Why work here:

  • Work life balance!
  • Amazing office with great company culture!
  • Free parking
  • Half Day Fridays and flex time!
  • Gym Membership

Job Duties:
 Maintain Excel‐based Long‐Term Financial Projection Model (“Model”)
o Request, collect and input revised projections from various departments
o Update actual monthly data
o Perform variation analysis on cash flow results
o Address review comments from management
o Analyze cash flow results and assist in short term cash decisions

 Maintain quarterly Excel‐based Investor Reporting
o Request, collect and input revised projections from various departments
o Update actual quarterly data
o Research variances on operating, tax and cash flow results
o Reconcile between Investor Report and Model
o Address review comments from management
o Publish Quarterly Investor Report in timely manner

 Prepare annual Excel‐based Financial and Region level Budgets
o Request, collect and input revised projections from various departments
o Compile preliminary Financial Budget for annual budget meeting
o Update for any further revisions
o Address review comments from management
o Publish final Financial Budget to Investor group
o Publish final Financial Budget Model to executives
o Publish final Region Budget to region management

 Maintain Historical Operations Summary when needed (2‐3 times a year)
 Analyze Lease Operating Expenses and book monthly accruals
 Analyze Capital Expenditures and book monthly accruals
 Prepare monthly Depletion calculation and prepare accruals
 Research and answer General Ledger questions
 Research and answer Lease Operating Statement questions
 Run LOS for various departments upon request
 Modify LOS formats
 Assist with Budget and Board Meeting presentations
 Special projects as assigned

Requirements: 
Accounting Degree
3 to 5 years of experience

Public Accounting
CPA or in process

Salt Lake City, Utah – Senior Accounting / Financial Analyst

Job Description

New Year – New Job – New You!

Senior Accounting / Financial Analyst

Would you like to be the right hand person to the VP Regional Operations? Do you love to analyze data? Would you be willing to travel 25% of the time? Do you love to work at the division level? Well don’t stop now! Keep reading!!!!!

  • Evaluates operating results of assigned service delivery centers  against financial objectives.
  • Monitors proper execution of SOX and internal control structure for processes and procedures at assigned in compliance with the company’s internal control requirements.
  • Provides operational management support for the assigned region or locations budgeting, forecasting, accounting and financial reporting activities.
  • Responsible for delivery of accurate and timely data as required to corporate headquarters and Corporate Shared Service Center.
  • Responsible for assigned adherence to corporate accounting close schedule.
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial support as needed to help make operational and strategic decisions.
  • Works closely with executive leadership, managers of the business units, Corporate Shared Service Center, and corporate accounting.
  • Support assigned service delivery centers’  activities including, but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, collections, WIP and inventory valuation, and general accounting functions.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Business, Finance or Accounting)
  • MBA a plus but not required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in an analytical role with a focus on operations, cost and margin control.
  • Skilled working knowledge of financial data systems ( Microsoft Dynamics SL 7/15 strongly preferred)
  • Experience working for a service company dealing with labor and equipment a plus.
  • Advanced proficiency in all Microsoft office applications specifically Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel overnight within your assigned region on regular basis as situations might require.
  • Additional to travel to the corporate headquarters in Houston, TX on occasion as situations might require.

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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

Accounting & Finance Openings Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

– Controller (SEC) – West Houston
– Controller (SEC) – SW Houston
– Controller (SEC) – Katy
– International Tax and Accounting Director – Downtown
– Senior Accountant – oil & gas – Downtown
– Treasury Analyst – oil & gas – Downtown
– Treasury Accountant – oil & gas – Downtown
– Budget Analyst – SW Houston
– Federal & State Tax Analyst – Downtown
– Wealth Analyst – Galleria
– Internal Auditor – GWP – less than 10% travel
– Accounting Assistant – Galleria
– AP Supervisor – GWP
– Auditor – Woodlands
– Sales & Use Tax Accountant – Woodlands
– Hyperion Consolidations Analyst – West Houston
– Staff Accountant – West Houston
– Senior Accountant – NW Houston
– IT Auditor – Galleria
– International Tax Accountant – Public Accounting
– Auditor – Public Accounting

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

May 2013 List of Accounting & Finance Openings – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

• Staff Auditor – Galleria – to 55k – 40% travel
• Financial Analyst – North – Oil and Gas – to 70k (must have Big 4 exp)
• Sr Corporate Accountant – Galleria – Oil and Gas – to 83k (must have Big 4 exp)
• International Tax Manager – Galleria – Oil and Gas – to 120k
• SOX Manager – Galleria – to 90k
• SEC Director – West – to 135K
• Accounting Manager – West – to 100k
• AP Supervisor – West – to 60k – must have degree
• Controller – Northwest – to 115K
• Tax Accountant – Oil and Gas – CPA a must – to 75k
• Senior Accountant – West – Consolidations – 60K (20% bonus)
• Financial Reporting Manager – Westchase – consolidations, GAAP – to 80k
• Staff Accountant – North – payroll, quickbooks, financials – 55K plus other perks
• CFO – **Relo to South Texas** – email me at bjm@fittsroberts.com for more
• Revenue Accountant/MMS Specialist – Downtown
• Payroll Manager – Ultipro – West – to 75k
• SEC Supervisor – West – to 85k
• Senior Accountant – Manufacturing – Downtown – 80k
• Controller – Non-Profit – to 90k
• IT Auditor – Northeast – to 90k
• Payroll Supervisor – SAP In-house – westchase – to 80k
• Auditor – Downtown – 55k
• Treasury Analyst – 70k – Downtown
• Senior Tax – State Income – Downtown

May 2013 Newsletter for Accounting Professionals with list of current openings!

Industry News and Update

Busy, busy, busy….what a month it has been! This newsletter was supposed to go out two weeks ago, so I apologize for the delay. It is an unbelievable time to live in Houston and I know it is only going to get better. All you have to do is drive around the city and see all the commercial and residential construction everywhere to realize our little city is in growth mode. Have you also noticed a not of out of state license plates? That is right! I think our little secret is out. Houston not only a great place to live, but the city also provides amazing career opportunities. I am going to keep it very short today. I have a laundry list of openings listed at the bottom of this email and have included an interesting article as well. As always feel free to check out my blog for job openings and career advice anytime.

Local Searches
CFO, CPA – Spanish – Brownsville, Texas 180 to 200K plus bonus & equity
CFO, CPA – Hospitality, Nebraska – 180 to 200K
Accounting Supervisor, Heights, 85K – small company
Severance Tax Specialist – DT – 75 to 95K
MMS /ONRR Coordinator – DT 80 to 110K
Treasury Analyst (2 openings) West & DT – 55 to 70K
Supervisor of Internal Financial Reporting – West – 75K plus bonus
Assistant Controller – E&P – West Houston
Staff Accountant – Magnolia – 45 to 55K
Fixed Assets Lead – Galleria – 80K
Corporate Accountant Analyst – Galleria – 80K
Non Profit Controller – DT – 90K
Cost Accountant – Pearland – 60K
Staff Accountant – heavy recs – NW – 60K
Controller – NW Houston – 95 to 115K
Accounting Manager – Heavy intercompany & reconciliations – 95K – Galleria
Joint Venture Audit – Oil and Gas – 65 to 110K – Galleria
Director SEC Reporting – Pre-IPO- 125K Plus Bonus / Stock
AP Specialist – 35 to 38K – SW
Associate Manager Consolidations & Analysis – 50 to 65K +20% –  West
Revenue Accountant – 5 years – 65 to 91K – Downtown
FP&A Manager,  multi location – 75 to 85K – Galleria
JV Accountant – 2 openings – 50 to 120K
Revenue Accountant –  SAP PRA – 80K – West
Revenue Supervisor –  SAP/ Enertia – 90 to 100K – West
Cost Analyst 75K 
Public Accounting – Tax and Audit – any level tax or audit 50 to 120K
IT Audit – 80K plus – West
AP Supervisor – 65 to 75K – West Houston

April 2013 Accounting Openings: Staff, Senior, Audit, Tax, SEC, SOX, Oil & Gas!!!!!! dcd@fittsroberts.com

• Senior Accountant – Med Center area – 70-80k
• Senor Staff Accountant – West – 60 to 65K
• Senior Staff Accountant – Greenspoint – 60 to 65K
• Accounting Admin Assistant – 35K
• Contracts Admin Assistant – 35K
• Staff Accountant – Northwest – 50-60k
• AP Supervisor – Downtown – 70k – must have E&P and/or Bachelor’s Degree
• Cost Accountant – Galleria – 75k – Oilfield services
• SOX Manager – Galleria – 80-90k
• Financial Analyst – near IAH – 85-90k – Oilfield services
• SEC Manager – West Houston – to 90k
• Financial Reporting Specialist – Downtown – 100k – benefits, 401(k), pensions
• Controller – Non-profit – to 86k
• Senior Accountant (SEC) – Downtown – 85k
• Tax Accountant – Staff and/or Senior, pay DOE – Oil and Gas – North
• Oil and Gas positions – Gas Plant Acct, Regulatory Specialist, Revenue Acct, MMS – Downtown
• West Houston – Financial Analyst, Staff Accountant, Payroll Manager, FP&A Manager, SEC Supervisor
• Revenue Accountant – Oil and Gas – Energy Corridor
• Property Accountant – Westchase – 55k
• Payroll – Processor and Supervisor – SAP – Downtown
• Various Public Accounting positions

March 2013 Accounting Openings – Staff to Controller – dcd@fittsroberts.com

• Financial Analyst – very visible – high growth – Greenspoint
• Financial Analyst – Heavy Modeling – Galleria
• Staff Accountant – Heavy Recs – NW Houston
• Senior Accountant – SEC – Renewable – Southeast
• Accounting Manager – Non Profit – Galleria
• Accounting Manager – Manufacturing – Heavy intercompany – Galleria
• Financial Reporting Specialist – Benefits Accounting – DT
• SEC Accounting – 40 hour work week
• Federal Tax Accountant with Supervisor potential – NW Houston
• Midstream Accountant – DT – 1 to 2 years of gas plant experience
• Gas Plant Processing Specialist – heavy g.p. experience needed
• MMS Supervisor – DT and Sugar Land
• Staff Accountant – Service – SW Houston
• Controller – Service – heavy SEC background needed
• Revenue Supervisor with Enertia exp – West
• Accounting Services Senior Accountant – Heavy special projects – Galleria
• Senior Audit Manager – CPA Firm
• Non profit Audit – CPA Firm
• Tax Manager – International – Galleria
• Internal Auditor – limited travel – SW Houston

Corporate Accounting Manager – Galleria – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

The corporate accounting manager will effectively manage all general accounting activities for multiple corporate controlled entities under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  The Corporate Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the month-end close process and supervising the corporate accounting staff to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis.  The position will report to the Assistant Controller and be called on to interact with executive management as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain policies, procedures and internal controls required to ensure financial statements of corporate companies are prepared timely and in accordance with GAAP.
  • Maintain procedures to ensure expenditures made by corporate departments are identified and properly accrued each month
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls
  • Complete monthly variance analysis of financial statements for all corporate companies
  • Complete monthly departmental analysis reports comparing actual to budget and prior year actuals
  • Supervise month-end close and financial statement preparation process
  • Supervision of accounts payable
  • Evaluate processes and procedures for improvement and develop recommendations for improvements
  • Ensure timely reconciliations to supporting ledgers or documentation of all GL account balances
  • Ensure all bank account balances are properly reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Ensure information required for entries to be made by subsidiaries is accurate and is provided timely
  • Identify profit improvement or cost reduction opportunities at corporate
  • Respond to inquiries made by independent auditors and or Business Compliance department
  • Provide team assessments to executive management
  • Develop relationships with all corporate departments and be responsive to their needs
  • Supervise and review reconciliations for multiple subsidiary accounts to ensure accurate reporting of consolidated financials
  • Manage annual budgeting process for corporate departments and corporate companies

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • 5+ years experience, including audit, supervisory and management experience
  • Strong understanding & ability to interpret and apply GAAP
  • Hyperion experience a plus
  • Public company experience a plus
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain productive working relationships with other employees outside of the department
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment
  • Consolidation experience a plus
  • Strong skills in use of complex Excel spreadsheets

Diane Delgado LeMaire| Area Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager | Creative Financial Staffing, a division of Fitts, Roberts CPA Firm | 5718 Westheimer Suite 800 | Houston, TX 77057 | 713-490-6003 | dcd@fittsroberts.com|

Director of Accounting – Houston – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Directs financial accounting activities by performing the following:

  • Establishes, reviews, implements, and ensures execution of accounting best practices for policies, procedures and controls necessary to mitigate risks, protect company assets, and properly report financial activities.
  • Utilizes Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) best practice methodologies to implement same in the Accounting department. ???Establishes a roadmap to rollout pertinent parts to other departments based on risk analysis
  • Utilizes proven experience in managing projects and related project management skills to interact with the special projects team, Accounts Payable, Tax, other department personnel, and other departments to complete projects as needed.
  • Provides guidance from a GAAP and General Ledger accounting perspective on tax related matters.
  • Assists Controller and CFO with various tasks and projects
  • Delegates tasks to appropriate staff
  • Supervises General Accounting operations and teams (General Ledger, Cash Accounting, Sales Audit, Fixed Assets, Projects, Inventory, and Accounts Payable) of the Accounting Department. ???This includes, but is not limited to hiring, evaluating, delivering correctives, and terminating associates.
  • Ensures integrity, accuracy, completeness and accuracy of records and transactions recorded in the books.
  • Ensures proper procedures are identified, implemented and executed to record transactions; reconcile accounts; and reconcile sub-ledgers and interfaces.
  • Supervises preparation and publication of historical financial reports and presents findings and recommendations to Corporate Controller (monthly, quarterly, annually, and any special reports requested).
  • Assists in identification and implementation of accounting software packages and systems integration, as necessary.
  • Ensures that Academy is in compliance with federal, state, and local financial legal and generally accepted accounting principles and requirements by studying existing and new legislation. ???Advises management of needed actions.
  • Coordinates close of books monthly and annually.
  • Coordinates year-end audit preparation with timely and accurate completion.
  • Establishes productive relationships with Accounting personnel, CFO departments and other company departments.
  • Coordinates development of staff for personal and technical skills, including establishing, monitoring and driving to completion goals and career paths.
  • Exhibits working knowledge of theory and execution of core accounting functions, processes and systems, and the proper interfaces with other departments and systems.
  • Exhibits expertise in regulatory and compliance areas pertaining to US GAAP, Risk assessment and mitigation through proper Internal Controls, and Financial Reporting.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

    Duties may change and associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA required.
    • Minimum 8 years relevant business related work experience required
    • Consumer products industry and public accounting experience highly preferred.
    • Knowledge of accounting regulations and practices preferred.

October 2012 Newsletter for Accounting Professionals from Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

Industry News and Updates

This has been an interesting start to the 4th quarter of the year. I can’t say that we are super busy on the direct hire side of our business, but we have been very steady. Although year to date, the CFS Houston Team has become one of the top CFS offices for growth!  The demand for contract workers is very high. We are seeing this locally in Houston and nationally (40 offices nationwide).  I wonder how much of an impact the coming election is having on the types of hires companies are making (temporary vs. permanent) and if we will see the flood gates open after we receive the election results. I guess we will have to wait and see.

I continue to be optimistic about our local economy. Most of the news we see every day about Houston is very positive. We were just recently name the number one city in the US for Manufacturing by Forbes. Just simply drive around town and there seem to be buildings going up every where (especially on the west side of town). Construction is always the last industry to come out of a recession, so I am sure this is just the beginning of what’s to come. According to the GHP Houston added almost 90, 000 jobs by the end of August 2012. We are experiencing one of the fastest growth rates in the nation. Again, very positive news. It is great to live in such a wonderful and prosperous city. Oh, and by the way GO TEXANS! They are having an amazing year and I am certain making a positive impact on our local economy :-). Until next time……

Local Statistics:

National / Houston Unemployment rate: 7.8/6.7

Price of Oil: $95 (last year $95)

Oil Rig Count: 1955 (last year 1835)

Industries hiring: Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Oil & Gas Field Services, Retail, Chemicals and Services, Construction, Manufacturing

Positions in demand: Senior Accountants,Auditors, Financial Analysts

Industries not hiring or flat: Telecommunications, Government

Openings:

  • Credit & Collections Manager, SE, 110 to 120K
  • SEC Accountant, Westchase, 1 to 2 year Auditor needed
  • Senior Accountant, Westchase, 60K (2 openings)
  • Staff Accountant, Galleria, 48K
  • Auditor, Galleria, 40% travel 60 to 75K
  • Fixed Asset Accounting Manager, DT, 90K
  • Bilingual Senior Accountant, DT, 60K
  • Controller, Manufacturing, Rosenberg, 130K
  • 2 Entry Level Tax Accountants, CPA Firm, Good GPA
  • Accounting Manager, Katy, 100K
  • Assistant Controller, Rosenberg, 85K
  • Audit Senior Manager & Partner, Galleria, DOE
  • Tax Senior Manager & Partner, Galleria, DOE
  • Payroll Administrator, Woodlands, 50K
  • International Tax Staff & Senior, Westchase, 50 to 90K
  • Revenue Accounting Supervisor, DT, 115K
  • Revenue Senior, DT, 65 to 85K
  • Gas Plant Accountant, DT, 85 to 90K
  • Staff Accountant, West Houston, Small Company, 60K
  • Procurement Rep, 2 to 3 year assignment IRAQ, 100 PLUS
  • Tax Staff Accountant, CPA Firm, Galleria, 45 to 55K
  • Internal Auditor, Galleria, 60 to 65K – 20% Travel
  • Gas Plant Accountant, Westchase & DT, 75 to 100K
  • Sales Analyst (heavy excel), Greenway, 55K
  • Payroll and Payroll Tax Accountants, Galleria, 45 to 65K
  • Pharmacy IT Analyst, Modeling, Data Mining, Greenway Plaza, 80 to 90K

Articles:

Forbes names Houston No. 1 city for manufacturing jobs

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2012/10/forbes-names-houston-no-1-city-for.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-10-12

Financial Analyst (Spanish or Portuguese) – Houston – 80 to 100K DOE – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and analyze monthly consolidating financial information from consolidation software
  • Communicate with reporting entities to ensure consistency of data
  • Publish final reports
  • Analyze financial and business information for variance analysis from plan and forecast
  • Financial planning process
  • Deliverables – Annual Budget, Quarterly Forecasts, Three Plan
  • Process development and communication with subs in compliance with HQ requirements
  • Controlling data points for consistency and accuracy
  • Development of related financial modeling tools – including cash flow and balance sheet forecast
  • Publishing final outputs
  • Develops implements and monitors cross divisional financial planning and analysis policies and controls to improve budgeting, financial forecasting and cost controls and timeliness and quality of financial reporting.
  • Undertakes special studies requested by the CFO and other officers and performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of the department expenses and budgets.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four year accounting or finance degree
  • MBA preferred
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Spreadsheet power user
  • Excellent analysis skills

Diane Delgado LeMaire | Area Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager | Creative Financial Staffing, a division of Fitts, Roberts CPA Firm | 5718 Westheimer Suite 800 | Houston, TX 77057 |713-490-6003 | dcd@fittsroberts.com

 

August 2012 Newsletter for Houston Accounting Professionals

August 2012

Industry News and Updates

Diane – can you believe that Summer is almost over? Right now it seems that most people are focused on last minute vacations, back to school shopping and getting prepared for unbelievable amounts of traffic on the freeways again. I must say, I do love the sunny and warm days of summer, but I am ready for the fall. One of the main reasons for that excitement is not only the change in weather, but the amount of hires that happen in September, October and November. These are typically the busiest months for permanent placements. Contract placements tend to be higher in the summer months, although there are record numbers of temporary hires happening this year.

So what is new to Houston? According to the Greater Houston Partnership’s Economy at a Glance, consumer confidence seems to be improving. Houston enjoyed the highest auto and home sales numbers since 2007 this past month.  The GHP ties this back to 3 factors which include: job and income growth, as well as the strong performance of the energy industry. They also mentioned that the average annual wage is up $9,100 from 2009. I can tell you first hand that making a move right now does not mean you have to go backwards in salary. That is not to say that people are not making lateral moves, but for the most part everyone is seeing an increase in salary. The market is still doing very well in Houston and good talent is getting harder to find. Accountants like yourself will benefit from that today and for years to come!

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have and stay tuned for the next newsletter in October.

Local Statistics:

  • National / Houston Unemployment rate: 8.4/7.5
  • Price of Oil:$83.13 (last year $95.87)
  • Oil Rig Count:1944 (last year 1900)
  • Industries hiring:
  • Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Oil & Gas Field Services, Retail, Chemicals and Services
  • Positions in demand: Staff Accountants, Auditors, Analysts, Oil & Gas Accountants, Operations Accounting Roles
  • Industries not hiring or flat: Telecommunications, Government, Financial Services

Local Searches

  • Staff Accountant, Katy, 45 to 55K
  • Tax Staff Accountant, CPA Firm, Galleria, 45 to 55K
  • Internal Auditor, Sugar Land, 60 to 65K – 5% Travel
  • Operations Analyst, Galleria, 75K
  • Internal Auditor, Galleria, 60 to 65K – 20% Travel
  • Accounting Manager, Trading Co, Galleria, 85 to 95K
  • Staff Auditor (Financial & IT), Med Center, 60K
  • AR Analyst, non degreed, South Houston, 35K
  • Sr Accountant, AR, Westchase, 55K
  • Buyer, Planner, NW Houston, Metals exp., 45 to 55K
  • Hyperion / HFM Analst, West, 60K plus 20% bonus
  • Gas Plant Accountant, Westchase & DT, 75 to 100K
  • Treasury / Financial Analyst, Galleria, 100K
  • Cost Analyst, Rosenberg, 75 to 85K
  • FP&A Senior, Woodlands, 100K
  • Sales Analyst (heavy excel), Greenway, 55K
  • Accounting Manager, NW, MFG exp. 80K
  • JIB Manager, DT, 100 to 115
  • Director of Accounting, E&P, 130 to 150K
  • Credit Analyst, DT, 70K
  • Billing Lead, DT, 60K
  • AP Manager, DT 65K
  • Payroll and Payroll Tax Accountants, Galleria, 45 to 65K
  • Pharmacy Analyst – Greenway Plaza, 80 to 90K
  • Internal Audit Manager, Galleria, 90 to 110K
  • Credit & Collections Manager, SE, 90K

Entry Level Sales Analyst – 1 to 2 years of experience EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Summary:

The Sales Finance/Accounting Support person is the point person for the Sale Function regarding budgeting and general and administrative expenses. Duties are varied and may include but are not limited to budget review, variance analysis, trending analysis for G&A expenses, performance analysis for special programs/projects, significant project management assistance to achieve Sales department’s initiatives. Central to this role is the ability to identify and make recommendations on cost savings measures internal and external. This position is a fast-paced goal oriented environment with numerous deadlines and tasks that must be effectively prioritized then accurately and efficiently completed according to strict timelines and target dates. All sales activities and reporting are to be compliantly conducted in accordance with both CMS and the company in order to attain growth targets year over year.

Responsibilities:

  • This individual will work primarily with the Director of Sales Administration and will interact regularly with Senior Management team; managing responsibilities for various analytical and quantitative assignments and special projects.
  • Intensive quantitative analysis, particularly in areas of department-wide financial modeling, budget to actual variance analysis, and other special projects.
  • Providing preparation and support for Senior Management team members.
  • Participating in other ad hoc projects as assigned by Director of Sales Administration.
  • Front End Review/Approval of Invoices.
  • Added control point to reduce entries made to incorrect BCTR/Segment/LOB/Market/Project
  • Increasing accountability of personnel submitting expenses by pushing back unauthorized/unbudgeted expenses
  • Reporting Consolidated Numbers to Finance.
  • Annual – Developing Budget, and modifying as deemed necessary
  • Quarterly – proactively managing reforecasts (0+12, 3+9, 6+6, and 9+12)
  • Reporting to Individual Sales BCTRs.
  • Overseeing entries made to each BCTR
  • Developing/Managing weekly/monthly variance reporting
  • Determining whether job postings are budgeted or not
  • Approving job postings and work with BCTR owner to make modifications to the budget where need be
  • Disseminating weekly report of actuals hitting each BCTR
  • Translating business needs into technical specifications for Designing and implementing processes based on complex business rules defined by Sales management team.

 

Required Skills

  • Demonstrates ability to identify risks and articulate complex risk management solutions to non-risk management professionals, as it relates to  businesses
  • Excellent financial modeling skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a less-structured, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate with senior members of management team
  • Effective business acumen in written and verbal communication
  • High level of intellectual curiosity with ability to independently initiate projects in a self-directed environment
  • Priority setting, problem solving and drive for results.
  • Demonstrates agility to perform multiple projects while completing daily and weekly workload requirements.
  • High level of energy, excellent interpersonal skills, can do attitude
  • Strong working familiarity with MS Office suite programs

Required Experience

  • 1-3 years experience with accounting/consulting firm or similar analytically-based position with outstanding performance history

Education/Certifications: • Undergraduate degree required; major in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Engineering or other quantitatively-focused field preferred; MBAs also considered

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 |713-490-6003 | dcd@fittsroberts.com| Blog| Twitter| LinkedIn

FP&A Analyst – Oil & Gas – dcd@fittsroberts.com

BASIC PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Assists in the monthly tracking and monitoring of expenditures, forecasting and variance reporting, preparation of annual budgets and forecasts. Gathers data for evaluation of properties and other miscellaneous Planning projects. Liaison between Accounting and the Operational side of the business.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Assist in the monthly tracking and monitoring of expenditures and production volumes using Excel spreadsheets and the financial systems for the monthly financial reporting.

 Assist with Monthly Operating Results, Forecasts, and Annual Plan.

  Gather and compile data from various organizational groups’ spreadsheets and databases to aid in the development and preparation and validation of accruals, forecasts and the annual budget.

 Analyze and understand variances in monthly expenditures using the LOS (Lease Operating System) from Excalibur and other documents as sources.

 Assist Accounting to assure accurate booking of actual costs incurred.

Assist in other miscellaneous Planning projects such as miscellaneous presentations, benchmarking analysis, assembling data for review and other projects/tasks as necessary.

 Provide data and assistance to supporting staff within areas of assignment to facilitate the preparation of forecast and budgeting processes.

Assist with PEEP update of Capital actuals and Morning Report estimates.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Engineering

 A minimum of 2 – 5 years of direct working experience or 8-10 years of direct working experience if non-degreed.

 Prior knowledge and experience of planning and budgeting in the oil and gas industry (or equivalent)

Proficiency using MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) with heavy emphasis on Excel in creating formulas, linking spreadsheets, etc; knowledge of ESSBASE, Excalibur and Peep software would be a plus, but not required.

 Proficient in the Accounting accrual process.

 Must be able to understand, review and analyze operational data.

 Must demonstrate judgment to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.

Attention to detail with a strong emphasis on research utilizing all available resources to provide accurate information.

 Ability to quickly learn the Company economic systems ), gain an understanding of the Excalibur financial system and learn various other company systems.

Required to be able to work as part of the team to accomplish the goals/tasks of the Planning group.

 Proven ability to get along and cooperate with others both internal and external to the Company.

Must be able to work necessary overtime to meet deadlines.

 Ability to continue to perform well in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines while also remaining flexible.

 Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and work effectively with diverse groups of people throughout the organization.

Demonstrated strong organizational skills.

Senior Financial Analyst – West Houston – 70 to 75K – dcd@fittsroberts.com

• Review monthly actuals for all departments, make sure all costs have been booked correctly, book correcting entries if necessary. • Calculate and book month end allocation of costs and over/under-recoveries to each business unit. Prepare summary report. • Allocation of overhead departments – set up the allocation; clearing of the allocation; ensure allocation is done correctly; set up a report to be reviewed by management; explanation on the fluctuation. • Prepare monthly reports for Department Managers, review the actuals with them, answer any questions they might have, help them update forecasts. • Be responsible for the budget preparation for this BU. • Balance Sheet reconciliations. • Act as Project Manager for all projects in this BU except IT. The projects are mainly for secondments and for miscellaneous intercompany recharges. The PM role includes: • Coordinate with HR to maintain list of all expats with their billing terms and conditions, provide billing information to AR. • Coordinate with Payroll GL Accountant to make sure all allowances are reclassed to correct project/task. • Make sure all costs are invoiced correctly and timely (the invoices will of course be prepared by AR). • Review the monthly actuals to make sure revenue and costs have been recognized correctly. • Assist regional reporting manager and controller with the consolidation of monthly forecasts and budgets, review data provided by BU Controllers, etc. • Work with AP / AR to correct transaction errors. Education & Experience Qualification: • Bachelor of accounting with 5+ years of general ledger accounting, financial analysis, and budget / forecast experience. • Hard worker. Able to work under pressure and deliver high quality product. • Able to work in a fast-paced environment. • Great interpersonal and communication skills.

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  | http://cfstaffing.blogspot.com/| www.dianedelgadolemaire.wordpress.com| www.twitter.com/CPARecruiterHOU| www.linkedin.com/in/dianedelgadolemaire

Financial / Business Analyst – Houston, Texas – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and analyze monthly consolidating financial information from consolidation software
  • Communicate with reporting entities to ensure consistency of data
  • Publish final reports
  • Analyze financial and business information for variance analysis from plan and forecast
  • Financial planning process
    • Deliverables – Annual Budget, Quarterly Forecasts, Three Plan
    • Process development and communication with subs in compliance with HQ requirements
    • Controlling data points for consistency and accuracy
    • Development of related financial modeling tools – including cash flow and balance sheet forecast
    • Publishing final outputs
    • Develops implements and monitors cross divisional financial planning and analysis policies and controls to improve budgeting, financial forecasting and cost controls and timeliness and quality of financial reporting.
    • Reviews proposals for major capital expenditures and contracts to insure conformity with corporate plans.  Advises on their economic justification.
    • Provides input for the arrangement and administration of lines of credit.  Assists in maintaining necessary relationships with banks & other financial institutions.  Responsible for the proper signature and endorsement of corporate checks, notes and other authorized financial documents.
    • Assists the CFO in the evaluation of potential acquisitions and other business relationships being considered by the corporation.
    • Directs the development and maintenance of the department expenses and budgets.
    • Undertakes special studies requested by the CFO and other officers and performs other duties as assigned or required.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four year accounting or finance degree
  • MBA preferred
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Spreadsheet power user
  • Excellent analysis skills
 

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  | http://cfstaffing.blogspot.com/| www.dianedelgadolemaire.wordpress.com| www.twitter.com/CPARecruiterHOU| www.linkedin.com/in/dianedelgadolemaire