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

CFO – Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

The CFO will partner with the President/CEO to design and implement financial strategies consistent with the organization’s strategic direction.


Provide direction, oversight, and supervision of the staff.
Supervise the organization’s day-to-day financial transactions including billings and collections, banking, purchasing, reporting, budget monitoring, and payroll.
Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function; supervise finance staff.
Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.

The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:
A minimum of a BS, and/or MBA; CPA required.
At least five years experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million.
Experience in a senior financial management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
Forecasting/Budgeting skills.
Deep knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A133 audit.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills.
Exceptional organizational skills.

September list of Accounting & Finance Job Openings – Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

List of job accounting & finance job openings Houston: Continue reading

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

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


  • 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


Forbes names Houston No. 1 city for manufacturing jobs


Current Openings September 2012


  • Revenue Accounting Supervisor – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 110K – offshore experience
  • Revenue Accountant (Senior) – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 80K – offshore experience
  • Internal Audit Director – Galleria – 125K+ – need to have presented to Board before
  • Staff Internal Auditor – Galleria – Oil and Gas – 55-60K(ish) – 20% travel (international)
  • Staff Internal Auditor (x2)- Reliant area – 55-60K – 5% travel (domestic)
  • Senior Auditor – Galleria – Manufacturing – 75K – 50% travel (domestic)
  • Healthcare Analyst – Greenway Plaza – Healthcare – 90K – pharmacy experience?
  • Implementation Manager – Greenway Plaza – Healthcare – 90-120K – need project Mgt experience
  • Sr Accountant/Jr Manager – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 95-110K – consolidations, large co experience
  • Gas Plant Accountant – Downtown – 75K – does acct for plant, creates invoices for gas
  • Staff Accountant (x2) – Katy – to 53K – MUST have Accounting Degree
  • Lease Accounting Manager – West – 100K – mix of fixed assets, systems and lease experience
  • Director of Accounting – West – 125K
  • Controller – Southwest – Manufacturing – 110-135K – MUST have standard costing and manu experience
  • Auditor – West – Oil and Gas – 100-110K – Need Oil and Gas experience, JV audits, SOX, E&P
  • Sales Analyst – Greenway Plaza – Healthcare – 50K – 1 year analysis experience, data-mining
  • AP Manager – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 60-70K – Must be degreed, need O&G or oilfield svcs experience
  • Assistant Controller – Construction – West – to 100K – need homebuilding experience
  • Senior Auditor – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 90K – 8-10 yrs, 20% travel
  • Gas Plant Accountant – West – Oil and Gas – 90K
  • Tax Director – West – Consumer Goods – to 140K – Federal and State


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

Healthcare CFO – Boston & Austin – Private Equity – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Creative Financial Staffing has been exclusively retained by a Private Equity backed Healthcare Organization that is seeking a CFO .

Our client has experienced significant historical growth and expects such growth to continue.

This is an opportunity offering significant equity upside and the ability to spearhead the strategic direction of the company’s financial growth.

Key Facts:

  • Our client has grown to over 20 statewide programs and several hundred employees 
  • EBITDA and Revenue has increased by 17% and nearly 60%, respectively, in the last 4 years. 
  • This is the first of a number of acquisitions and they have projected future significant growth. The CFO will provide overall strategic direction and oversight of all accounting and financial operations; manage banking and private equity relationships (including cash management and internal reporting); and direct oversight of 3rd Billing Party billing and reimbursements 


  • 10+ years experience at the Senior Executive level 
  • Must have for profit healthcare industry experience 
  • Recent experience with 3rd Party Billing and Reimbursements (Medicare, Medicaid), and multistate Healthcare 
  • Private Equity experience a plus

 Compensation package

includes competitive base salary + bonus + equity


Accounting Positions Open June 2010: Tax, Audit, Finance, Accounting

Here is what we are working on:


  • International Tax Planning Director
  • Financial Planning & analysis Manager
  • Senior Accountant 65K
  • Senior Accountant 75K
  • Sales & Use Tax Specialist 80K
  • JIB Accountant
  • Revenue Accountant
  • Entry Level Oil & Gas Accountant
  • International Tax Senior Manager – Public Accounting
  • State Tax Senior Manager – Public Accounting
  • Internal Audit – 60% Domestic Travel – 2 Openings
  • Senior Auditor – 20% Domestic Travel – 2 Openings
  • Accounting manager (small company) 60 to 65K – Downtown
  • Tax Specialist – 90K – Federal, State or International
  • Assistant Controller – Service Company – 100K
  • Bilingual Spanish Auditor – 80K – 50% travel
  • Gift & Estate Ta x Senior, Manager or Senior Manager
  • Audit Manager or Senior Manager – Local CPA Firm – Partner Track
  • Senior Auditor (Public Accounting) – Non Profits!


  • CFO – Construction – 150 to 200K plus bonus – Tennessee
  • Gift & Estate Tax Senior Manager (Partner Track) – San Antonio
  • International Tax Manager – Orlando, Florida

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

Director of Corporate Accounting – 3.5 Billion Dollar Company


Job Description

  •  Responsible for maintaining the general ledger for Corporate as well as subsidiary company  ledgers
  •  Manage the monthly balance sheet accounts reconciliation and adjustments for certain accounts including cash, accounts payable, certain prepaid assets, certain accrued liabilities, inter-company accounts, vacation, and employee benefit accounts
  • Responsible for the preparation of the Corporate budget and quarterly forecasts
  •  Manage the monthly close process for Corporate
  •  Reporting monthly Corporate results and explaining variances from budget and forecast
  •  Providing schedules and other support to the Controller and CFO for Board of Directors; other management reports as needed
  •  Providing schedules and other support for SEC reports (10Q, 10K) Proxy, etc.
  •   Provide certain disclosures or analytics used for MD&A purposes
  •  Reviewing the calculation of the average shares outstanding (basic and diluted)
  •  Reviewing appropriateness of accounting classification of corporate payables and accruals
  •  Providing accounting assistance to department heads
  •  Performing and/or directing Sox controls in Corporate accounting processes
  •  Take a leadership role in intercompany reconciliation process.
  • Work with Treasury on developing streamlined bank reconciliation process
  •  Oversight responsibility for accounting for benefit plans
  •  Manages group responsible for Ledger to sub-ledger reconciliations and the process to ensure we have Segregation of Duties regarding various systems access.
  •  Assist in coordinating the quarterly review and annual audit by companies external auditors of “Corporate.”
  •  Assist the Corporate Controller in directing other accounting functions.  These functions may include: financial analysis, formulation, implementation and maintenance of Company accounting practices, procedures and policies 


  •   Bachelor degree in Accounting
  •   Minimum of seven (7) years of accounting/audit experience, including at least three (3) years of public accounting experience.
  •  Big 4 experience helpful
  •  Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) experience required
  •  General ledger and pulling data from systems experience required
  •  SEC reporting background a plus
  •   Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  •   Effective interpersonal skills to interface with all levels of employees
  •   Effective organizational, presentation and project management skills
  •   Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.)
  •   CPA
  •   Effective organizational, presentation and project management skills
  •   Excellent oral and written communication skills


CFO – Los Angeles, California – 200 to 275K plus bonus


Job Description:

A rapidly growing 550M private equity backed services business located in Los Angeles County is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to partner with the CEO to guide the company toward continued growth. The company has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in a short period of time as a result of organic growth and acquisitions. Future growth objectives will be achieved encompassing the same business model. Candidates must have a “hands-on” approach, proven track record in a high growth, multiple site services industry business that involves high volume/complex payroll, billing, and A/R processes, strong operational, process improvement, and internal controls development skills, and extensive experience integrating acquired companies into the current infrastructure. In return you will receive a competitive benefit and compensation package including base salary, bonus, and equity. There’s a preference toward local candidates, but relocation assistance will be offered to qualified candidates open to relocation.

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

International Finance Manager, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


International Finance Manager

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer, VP Finance



The International Finance Manager will be responsible for managing all financial and related administrative activities related to company’s businesses outside the USA. Areas of responsibility include treasury, accounting, finance, financial reporting, bonding, banking, insurance and tax. Approximately 50% international travel is anticipated.


Treasury Management

1. In cooperation with senior management, determine appropriate levels and sources of financing / bonding / liquidity. 2. Develop, manage and provide accounting support for the Company’s F/X operations, currency hedging, cash management and other related functions. 3. Maintain strong relationships with the Company’s financial institutions, surety providers and other related firms. 4. Develop a timely and accurate process of monitoring cash flow to ensure a high level of internal control and maximize return on cash assets. 5. In conjunction with senior management, develop credit policies and ensure the proper execution of these policies throughout the Company. Ensure that receivables are collected as quickly as possible to minimize working capital needs. 6. Supervise and oversee outside attorneys as required.

Accounting / Financial Reporting

1. Create, coordinate and continually evaluate/upgrade the financial programs and supporting information systems of the Company. 2. Oversee International implementation of a new global IT system. 3. Monitor compliance to company intercompany pricing policies and adapt as necessary. 4. Prepare timely and accurate financial reports, special analyses and information reports. 5. Generate creative cost saving ideas and work with other managers to develop cost studies, management metrics and other information they can use to drive revenue and profitability, increase efficiency and improve the performance of their personnel. 6. As a member of the management team, develop business plans and forecasts to estimate the future impact of business decisions and changing market conditions. 7. Supervise the development of department budgets which consolidate into an overall corporate budget and become part of the corporate business plan. 8. Develop and monitor capital expenditure budgets considering project cost, financing costs, cash flow and return on investment. 9. Establish accounting policies and ensure records are maintained in accordance with GAAP. 10. Work with independent auditors in the preparation of the Company’s annual financial statements. 11. Supply all reporting required by any debt agreements and ensure compliance with all covenants. 12. Develop and maintain an internal control structure which ensures the integrity of the Company’s information, especially in the areas of revenue and profit recognition, cash management, financial reporting, tax compliance, etc. 13. Supply all reporting required in the debt agreements and insure compliance of all debt covenants.

Insurance / Tax

1. Along with outside advisors, develop and coordinate tax planning strategies to minimize tax liabilities on a worldwide basis. 2. In conjunction with outside advisors, ensure that the Company is in compliance with all income tax regulations including those related to intercompany pricing. 3. Review and adopt corporate insurance coverage to ensure that Company has the appropriate levels of insurance at the lowest cost. 4. Review and implement employee benefit plans that provide competitive coverage at the lowest cost.

Human Resources

1. Manage international departmental personnel to make best use of their skills; select employees wisely and develop their capabilities; administer discipline fairly; and handle human resource matters in accordance with Company policies in order to drive individual and group performance. 2. Foster Company’s culture by fully supporting its brand identity, company values and high expectations. 3. Champion, organize and monitor clear channels of communication and coordination between functional counterparts throughout the Company (i.e., across entities and between personnel in sales, estimating, marketing, project management, engineering, finance, purchasing, operations and quality.)


Education – A Masters of Business Administration and/or a Bachelor of Science in Accounting .

Experience – Recent experience in Construction or Engineering Industry is a requirement for out of state candidates. – 10+ years of progressively challenging experience in an international accounting/finance environment. – Demonstrated successful financial management experience. –

Experience in Project Type businesses


National Searches: 3 CFO Positions with Private Equity Group from 125K to 170K plus Equity!!!!

CFO #1        

Detroit, MI – Healthcare


Midwest-based healthcare services company (sub $20mm of revenue) seeks to hire a Chief Financial Officer.  Along with the President and CEO, the CFO will be expected to provide leadership and management of finance, accounting and administrative functions.  The CFO will be a key person on the executive leadership team responsible for planning and executing strategic growth initiatives. In particular, this person will (i) manage the Company’s accounting function including supervising accounting staff, (ii) interface with lenders and shareholders, (iii) be responsible for budgeting, financial analysis and financial reporting, including designing and implementing detailed operational and financial reports, and (iv) oversee all administrative functions such as HR, IT, insurance, facilities management, etc.   Position includes equity ownership potential.


$140K – $170K salary, plus bonus, plus equity

CFO # 2 

Tampa FL – Light manufacturing/service

Florida-based Company engaged in light manufacturing and business services (single facility, approximately $25mm in revenues) seeks to hire a Chief Financial Officer.  Along with the President and CEO, the CFO will be expected to provide leadership and management in an entrepreneurial and growth-oriented environment.  This person will (i) manage the Company’s accounting function, (ii) supervise accounting staff, (iii) interface with lenders and equity holders, and (iv) be responsible for budgeting, financial analysis and financial reporting, including designing and implementing detailed operational and financial reports.  The initial 6-12 months of the position will include transitioning to a new internal accounting system.   Longer-term, the CFO will be a key person on the executive leadership team responsible for planning and executing strategic growth initiatives.  Position includes equity ownership potential.


$130K – $150K salary, plus bonus and equity opportunity

CFO #3

Springfield, IL – Trucking/transportation industry

Currently family owned and run – CEO and CFO will be staying on for a transition period.  They truck agricultural liquid products like corn oil and corn syrup. Company is very profitable, business is consistent, very customer service oriented.   About $20 million in revenue.


125-130K base, bonus and equity.

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 | http://twitter.com/CPARecruiterHOU