March 2013 Accounting Openings – Staff to Controller –

• 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

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

Accounting Manager / Assistant Controller – West Houston –

Our P/E owned client is growing. They are looking for either an Accounting Manager or Assistant controller to join their team. They have almost double in size this year alone and are aggressively going after additional acquisitions.  The A.C. will supervise a staff of 5 staff / senior accountants. Other responsibilities include:

  • Supervise day to day accounting functions
  • Manage monthly close process
  • Assist the Controller with consolidating monthly, quarterly and annual report
  • Assist in managing the annual audit process
  • Continue Great Plains implementation


  • Accounting degree, CPA highly preferred
  • Great Plains, Microsoft Dynamics experience required
  • FRX reporting experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience

Please email your resume to:

Assistant Controller – South of Sugar Land –

Assistant Controller

  • Maintain general ledger
  • Responsible for financial statement close each month.
  • Responsible for financial statement consolidation each month.
  • Prepare monthly income statement flash.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and management reports including coordination with operations management.
  • Review and understand all journal entries made each month including percentage of completion accounting and payroll.
  • Coordinate with subsidiaries to ensure proper intercompany eliminations.
  • Coordinate with subsidiary financial leaders to ensure timely monthly consolidation
  • Forecast SG&A expenses and track versus actual expenses each month.
  • Assist Senior Financial Analyst in preparing and maintaining corporate cash flow forecast.
  • Reconcile all specified accounts each month.
  • Prepare Debt Covenant calculations each quarter.
  • Prepare and administer weekly wire transfer and ACH transfers.
  • Develop systems and procedures to better handle department and accounting needs.
  • Assume additional responsibilities of the Corporate Controller in his absence.


The successful candidate will: 

  • Have a desire to keep learning and to move up within the organization
  • Have an undergraduate degree in accounting
  • Be a self starter
  • Have strong analytical and PC skills
  • Possess willingness and experience working across multiple departments including sales, estimating, engineering and project management.

Have leadership qualities that enable the candidate to build rapport inside the department

Division Controller – Northwest Houston –

Overview: Responsible for controlling excellence as it pertains to internal and external reporting, adherence to corporate policies and procedures, controlling of expense spending, and management of all cash collections and payments. Additional responsibilities include all company/department support, data quality evaluation/validation, cost center support and supervision of the accounts payable accounts receivable and general ledger departments.

Responsibilities: 1. Provide accurate and timely reports to management (internal reporting), as required. 2. Provide accurate and timely reporting of company data to Corporate office (external reporting) as required. 3. Analyze cost center reports, review findings with appropriate manager/management each month. 4. Work with all departments to improve/maintain data quality. 5. Develop budget and forecast consolidations as required. 6. Perform monthly closing of the general ledger and subsystems in an accurate and timely manner. 7. Assist and manage the process of customer collections, including adherence to policies, collection goals, customer collection logs, and proper cash postings. 8. Reconcile or manage the process for all general ledger accounts. 9. Adherence to all policies and procedures as it pertains to the disbursement of company cash. 10. Coordination and general support of Company audits of both an internal and external nature. 11. Act as a resource to management regarding all accounting issues, reporting and analysis. 13. Perform other directly related appropriate duties as assigned.


1. 2 – 5 years professional experience in finance accounting preferably in a manufacturing environment. 2. Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. 3. Experience with ERP software required (SAP)

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 ||


SEC Reporting Manager – Houston –

Description of Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position primarily include:

  • Ownership and management of the process to prepare  filings (e.g., Form 10-K and 10-Q) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
  • Ownership and management of the process to prepare financial statements and other schedules, included in its quarterly earnings release and filed on Form 8-K with the SEC;
  • Interpretation, communication and implementation of new accounting and reporting standards and, as required, drafting response letters to the appropriate authority;
  • Analysis and review of various periodic journal entries to be recorded in the general ledger of  corporate entities, including stock-based compensation, shares outstanding and interest rate swap valuations;
  • Creation and maintenance of XBRL documents to be filed with the SEC and related tagging;
  • Assist in the coordination of the 401(K) plan audit and filing of Form 11-K with the SEC;
  • Preparation of statutory financial statements related to various foreign subsidiaries;
  • Involvement, as necessary, in any filings (e.g., Forms S-1, S-3 and S-8)
  • Drafting letters of response to SEC comments on filings, as required;
  • Coordination with external and internal auditors with regards to review and audit procedures; and
  • Census and other governmental reporting requirements.


Desired Qualifications

The candidate must be:

·         A team-first oriented employee;

·         Detail oriented, with a keen attention to quality control;

·         Process oriented, with an emphasis on internal controls;

·         An effective communicator, including the use of both verbal and written forms of communication, able to interact with various groups within the organization (i.e., Tax, Legal, Treasury, Investor Relations, etc.); and

·         Willing and able to work the necessary hours to accomplish all responsibilities, especially during month- and quarter-end close process, within a specific, defined timeline.


The candidate should have, at a minimum:

·         A Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, or a Finance degree with an accounting emphasis;

·         Certified as a public accountant;

·         Seven to ten years of relevant experience in accounting at a large, multi-location corporation and/or public accounting firm;  

·         Experience with both internal and external financial reporting, including filing of SEC documents;

·         A firm understanding of accounting principles;

·         Experience effectively managing and developing staff-level accountants;

·         Proficiency handling multiple, simultaneous projects;

·         An intermediate to advanced working knowledge of Microsoft software products, particularly Excel and v-lookups, as well as a general ledger software package; and

·         A working knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management and other Hyperion software products.

Controller – Houston, Texas –


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years public accounting experience
  • 5-10 years Energy service industry experience
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of the applicable laws, regulations, and reporting requirements at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Proven experience with management and supervisory roles



This position reports directly to the CFO.

  • Refine the controls to ensure efficiency, honesty, and accuracy within the control environment.  Lead all day-to-day accounting operations and supervise 4-10 employees.
  • Improve the close process to produce accurate financial results for the preceding month by the seventh business day following month-end.
  • Exercise professional judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service.
  • Maintain and coordinate the implementation and maintenance of accounting software and the related control environment and procedures.


The Controller will initially focus on and be responsible for the execution and management of the following functions:

  • Accounts Payable
  • General Ledger and Accounting
  • Reporting – internal and external (examples: insurance brokers, accounting firm)
  • U.S.-based tax liabilities, contingencies, returns, and information filings (does not include the annual, federal corporate tax return)

The remaining core functions (Payroll and Project Administration/AR) currently have solid management and oversight in place; however, the Controller will work closely with both those individuals and staff to ensure the entire department runs smoothly.


The Company is growing and vibrant.  The candidate should thrive in such an environment while possessing and demonstrating the following skills and abilities:

  • Leadership
  • Self-motivated and goal-orientated
  • Professional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven capabilities in problem identification and resolution
  • Detailed in the execution of work
  • Ability to motivate individuals and groups to produce quality work products under compressed timelines while managing several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule and extra hours as necessitated by internal and/or external deadlines.

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 |  ||||

Non Profit Controller – 4 day work week – Houston, Texas


The selected individual will be involved and oversee the month-end closing for P&L and Balance Sheet, project analysis, governmental fund accounting, coordination with external auditors, preparation of cost statements, grant billings, accounts payable, payroll, cost control, annual budgeting, P&L projections, and preparation of various reports for executive management and program managers as required.


  • Responsible for strategic accounting control and management reporting, annual financial audit and compliance with granting agency requirements and governmental regulations
  • Preparation and submission of monthly financial statements, management reports, business forecasting and annual budgeting.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements and monitor and analyze monthly financial and operating results against budgets.
  • Keep senior management and personnel informed of financial conditions, activities and trends
  • Provide leadership toward additional value-added activities, in which the accounting function can provide support of operational and departmental excellence while fostering teamwork amongst staff.
  • Research and resolve accounting and business issues, managing the implementation of new accounting pronouncements.
  • Establish and implement both short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures.
  • Direct and coordinate programmatic and financial planning and budget management reporting including preparation of financial outlooks and forecasts
  • Analyze processes and systems to understand control weaknesses, and assist CFO in developing recommendations for strengthening controls, developing policies and procedures to support recommended improvements
  • Maintains reconciliation of income statement and balance sheet accounts.
  • Manage the preparation of the official annual report of actual revenues, transfers, and expenses and IRS Form 990.
  • Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Manage any special projects as directed by the CFO and/or determined on own initiative.
  • Maintains accounting closing timelines and monitors month-end closing activities to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting requirements.
  • Oversee daily operations of the accounting and finance department
  • Assists in producing periodic financial reports to various government entities, funding sources, board of directors and department heads as required.
  • Prepares PBC schedules and other supporting information necessary to facilitate the annual independent audit process as directed by the CFO.
  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer with assigned projects which support various aspects of agency and programmatic budget development, revisions, and analysis.
  • Works directly with the CFO and CDO on Capital Campaign forecasting, reconciling and reporting.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles
  • Strong knowledge of computerized financial and accounting systems, and applications.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Strong knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets and service profitability analysis.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate teams to positive and successful production of quality materials within timelines
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule.

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 |  ||||

Houston September Openings –

Real Estate Accountant – Must have Big 4 Background

Senior Accountant – CPA Firm – Accounting Services

Corporate Oil & Gas Accountant (2) – 1 to 4 years of experience

Oil & Gas AP Clerk (NW Houston)

Internal Audit (North and Greenway) – 35% travel

Internal Audit (University setting)

Senior Auditor Public Accounting

Law Firm Controller

Financial Services Controller

Assistant Controller (2.5 Billion dollar organization)

Senior SEC Accountant (CPA)

IT Auditor

Cost Accountant (2 to 3 years max experience North Houston)

Great Plains Cost Accountant (50 to 70K) Galleria

AP Supervisor – Southeast Houston

Controller (very decentralized organization)

Bookkeeper – Public Accounting

Quality Assurance – Electronics Manufacturing

Electrical Chief Engineer –

MLP Tax Accountant

Sales Manager – Must Electrical Engineering Background

Payroll / Benefits Manager (Union Experience)

HR Manager (Generalist with Union Experience)

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 |  ||||

August – Houston Accounting Openings –

  1. Temp to Hire Revenue Accountant ($30/hour)
  2. Revenue Staff Accountant (North)
  3. Revenue Senior Accountant(North)
  4. Revenue Staff Accountant (Downtown)
  5. IT Auditor (Downtown)
  6. Portuguese / Spanish GL Accountant
  7. GL / Intercompany Accountant (West Houston) – Big 4 Background
  8. assistant Controller (West Houston) – Combination Big 4 And Industry
  9. AP Supervisor (West Houston) – 4 year degree
  10. Small Company Controller (West Houston) – Letter of Credit Required
  11. Entry Level Cash / Banking Accountant
  12. Treasury Manager (North Houston)
  13. Internal Auditor (30 to 40% Travel)
  14. AP Accountant (249/ Beltway)
  15. Cost Accountant (1 to 3 years North Houston)
  16. GL Accountant (Southeast Houston)
  17. JIB Accountant (Downtown)
  18. Sales & Use Tax Accountant (North Houston)
  19. International Tax Planning Director (Downtown)
  20. Tax Manager (Short Track to Partnership)
  21. Audit Senior, Supervisors & Managers needed for local CPA Firm
  22. Senior Tax Accountant CPA Firm Consolidated Corporate Returns (Downtown)
  23. Controller with Financial Services Background

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 |  ||||

Assistant Controller – 80 to 140K – Katy, Texas

  • Supervises General Accounting operations and teams which include General Ledger, Cash Accounting, Sales Audit, Fixed Assets, Projects, Inventory, and Accounts Payable
  • Supervises preparation and publication of historical financial reports and presents findings and recommendations to Corporate Controller (monthly, quarterly, annually, and any special reports requested).
  • Ensures proper procedures are identified, implemented and executed to record transactions; reconcile accounts; and reconcile sub-ledgers and interfaces.
  • Assists in identification and implementation of accounting software packages and systems integration, as necessary.
  • Coordinates close of books monthly and annually as well as year-end audit preparation with timely and accurate completion.
  • Coordinates development of staff for personal and technical skills, including establishing, monitoring and driving to completion goals and career paths.
  • Exhibits expertise in regulatory and compliance areas pertaining to US GAAP, Risk assessment and mitigation through proper Internal Controls, and Financial Reporting.
  • 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in Accounting and CPA required.
  • Minimum 8 years relevant business related work experience required.
  • Prefer a candidate with public accounting and industry experience

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 |  ||||

Assistant Controller, Houston, Texas 90 to 115K

Our client, a privately held services company, is growing and adding a leadership role to their Accounting Department. The ideal candidate will supervise up to 5 direct reports and 15 indirect reports.  


·          Supervise, manage and evaluate Accounting department personnel  

·          Manage all aspects of monthly closing and reporting process  

·          Manager quarterly review, yearend review and audit process  

·          Responsible for documentation and execution of internal controls  

·          Manage day to day/transaction processing of Accounting department  

·          Analyze processes and design/implement enhancements to create a more organized and efficient department  


·          Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance   

·          CPA and/or Public Accounting a plus   

·          Proficiency with MS Office applications   

·          Ability to develop and maintain effective departmental and employee relations   

·          Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills   

Please email your resume to  

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 |   ||||  

May 2010 Newsletter – Job Openings and Houston Market Update!

Industry News and Updates

Where do I start???? 2010 has been a very pleasant surprise. Honestly, I did not expect the market to shift so fast. We have had a tremendous amount of clients request Accountants on a permanent and temporary basis. Personally, as a Recruiter, I have had the best start I have every had in 9 years of recruiting!!!! Basically it boils down to companies starting to experience more demand and not having enough resources to get all the work done. Most accounting departments have been running very lean for the past 18 months or so. We are seeing positions at all levels from temporary AR/AR clerks, to Accounting Managers and Financial Analysts. The biggest demand to date has been in Tax (both public accounting and industry). I think we have finally put the worst of times behind us and can look forward to brighter days!

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Local Statistics:

  • National / Houston Unemployment Rate: 9.9% / 8.5%  (This is increasing, because workers who had given up their job search are returning to the market).
  • Price of Oil / Natural Gas:  Between $80 and $85 (April last year it was $55) / $3.99
  • Oil Rig Count: 1483
  • Industries hiring: Upstream Oil & Gas, CPA Firms, Non Profit, Healthcare, Business Services, Midstream Oil & Gas, Manufacturing
  • Positions in demand: Tax Staff, Tax Senior, Tax Manager (Public & Industry), Controller & CFO (coming back), Internal Audit, Upstream Accounting Positions, Financial Analysts!!!
  • Industries not hiring or flat: Construction, Homebuilding(Starting to see some improvement)

Great Article:


Below is a partial list of our local and national searches:
Local Searches
JIB Accountant
Downtown, 50 to 60K, 10% Bonus Potential

Sales & Use Tax Senior
Downtown, 65 to 85K plus bonus

Senior Auditor (Public Accounting) 
Central Houston, Work Life Balance, Paid Overtime

Assistant Controller (Banking)
Downtown, 90K

Senior Auditor
West Houston, 60%

Senior Auditor 
Northwest Houston, 20% Travel, 70 to 85K

Financial Analyst
Downtown,  Oil & Gas, 1 to 3 year Public Accounting background 

FAS 133 Accountant, CPA
West Houston, 75 to 85K 

Federal & State Tax Accountant
Manager Track, 249 / 1960, 75K

SEC Accountant
Galleria, 75 to 85K, MUST have Big 4 Background

Tax Analyst (Federal, State, FAS 109)
Galleria, 55 to 70K

Assistant Controller
Downtown, 55 to 65K (no more than 3 years experience)  

Senior Analyst
Galleria, 110K, Purchase Price Allocation and Acquisitions / Dispositions / E&P

Non Profit Staff Accountant (2 Openings)
40 to 45K  

Credit & Collections Manager
Southwest Houston, 45 to 50K

Temporary Openings
Part Time Lead Generators
Up to $50 / hour – Weekends mainly

Interim Accounting Manager with Timberline
Pay Rate: $25 / hour

Grant Accountant (Federal Funding)
Pay Rate: $20 / hour

AP / AR Bilingual with MAS 90
Pay rate: $15/ hour

Current Openings!!! Accounting & Finance – Houston, TEXAS

  • Lead Financial Analyst (DT)
  • Financial Analyst Oil & Gas (DT)
  • Senior Tax Manager (FAS 109 – DT)
  • Accounting Manager (Southwest Houston) 100 – 120K
  • Accounting Supervisor (West Houston) Manufacturing
  • Credit & Collections Manager (Southwest Houston)
  • MLP Tax Lead (DT)
  • Senior Audit – Public Accounting (Southwest Houston)
  • Staff Audit – Public Accounting (Southwest Houston)
  • Internal Audit (60% travel) West Houston
  • JIB Accountant (DT)
  • JV Accountant (West Houston)
  • Assistant Controller (Downtown)
  • SEC Accountant (Galleria)
  • Senior Financial Analyst  – Special Projects Accountant – West Houston
  • Senior Corporate Tax Accountant – Public Accounting (Oil & Gas Clients!!!!!)
  • Tax Supervisor (DT)
  • Non Profit Controller
  • FAS133 Accountant (West Houston)

NEW: Oil & Gas TAX Accountant (Federal & State) & Entry Level Staff Accountant

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 |  ||||

Spanish Speaking Accounting Manager – Southwest, Houston 90 to 110K

General Statement

Under the general direction of the Controller, the position is responsible for regulatory and managerial financial reporting and related activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation, review and analysis of domestic and consolidated financial statements and managerial financial reports, including completion or management of underlying entries and computations needed to complete financial statements.
  • Assist in the design and creation of financial reports to help optimize Company operations.
  • Investigate, design, and implement accounting and internal control procedures to insure accurate financial and tax reporting.
  • Prepare third party compliance reports.
  • Assist in the implementation and ongoing financial management of various corporate initiatives including ERP and various system enhancements.
  • Participate in completion of the corporate year end independent audit.
  • Assist in Income tax planning and compliance issues.
    • Participate in budgeting, financial planning and year-end financial activities.
    • Assist with analysis and integration of domestic and foreign acquisitions.
  • Research and implement new accounting policies, both Corporate and GAAP driven.
    • Work with commercial insurance renewal and annual administration.
  • Assist in management of company’s fleet of vehicles.
  • Completion of general periodic departmental requirements.
    • Perform related duties as required.






  • CPA.
  • 5+ years of progressive accounting responsibility.
  • Big 4 experience preferred.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)



  • Oracle ERP system, including creating of financial statement reports in Oracle General Ledger and using Oracle ADI (Application Data Integrator)
  • Hyperion Planning and Budgeting experience.
  • Microsoft office (Excel, Word, Outlook)



  • Ability to understand and perform the job responsibilities.  Able to establish priorities and make efficient use of time to carry out responsibilities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; shares information with others; makes sure people have no surprises.  Applies written information to situations and problems.  Listens carefully to others.
  • Perform duties in a detailed and organized manner seen in work area and product.  Work product is neat and well thought out and is consistent with other company data.  Data is stored in a logical and organized manner.
  • Display integrity and respect toward co-workers.  Is honest, trustworthy and forthcoming in both good and tough times; presents the truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, acts in line with those values; demonstrates a willingness to help others succeed.
  • Practices a customer centric approach by demonstrating an urgency to meet both internal and external customer’s expectations.  Actively seeks information to understand customer’s circumstances, problems, expectations, and then follows through ensuring expectations are met; is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of both internal and external customers: talks and acts professionally with customers and co-workers at all times.
  • Is a team player by demonstrating cooperation, positive behavior, and commitment to the overall success of the company; helps to creates strong morale in spirit in his/her team; shares wins and success; establishes good interpersonal relationships by helping people feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions; willing to teach and share knowledge with others.
  • Driven by results –  performs job duties to achieve a high level of quality, productivity, and service; dedicates required time and energy to assignments or tasks to ensure that no aspect of the work is neglected; works to overcome obstacles to complete tasks or assignments; steadfastly pushes self for results.  Requires a minimum of supervision – a self starter.
  • Shows commitment through a willingness to go the “extra mile” and do whatever it takes to get the job done correctly.
  • Is Accountable for actions and follows through with commitments. Is dependable, meets deadlines and adapts well to changes in jobs, duties, and company initiatives.

March 2010 Newsletter for Accounting Professionals in Houston, Texas

Industry News and Updates

So, I know everyone is very anxious to hear what is happening in Houston. Well, believe it or not it I have great news to report! Our Houston CFS office has been extremely busy this year. We had a great start in January and that has continued all the way into March. We have been placing accounting professionals in permanent and temporary jobs at a greater pace every week. A lot of companies cut pretty deep with layoffs in 2009 and are starting to see their volume of business pick up again. This is prompting them to first look to contractors and then eventually it will lead to more permanent positions. It may be time to dust off that old resume! Or just follow my blog at: I also accept all LinkedIn invitations:

Local Statistics

  • National / Houston Unemployment Rate: 9.7% / 8.3%
  • Price of Oil / Natural Gas:  $81 / $4.42
  • Oil Rig Count: 1396
  • Industries hiring: Upstream Oil & Gas, CPA Firms, Non Profit, Healthcare, Business Services, Commercial & Residential Property Management
  • Positions in demand: Tax Staff, Tax Senior, Tax Manager (Public & Industry), Controller & CFO (coming back), Senior Accountant, Oil & Gas Revenue Accountant
  • Industries not hiring or flat: Manufacturing, Construction, Homebuilding

Great Article



Below is a partial list of our local and national searches:

Revenue Accountant
West Houston, 80K, 10% Bonus Potential

Joint Venture Accountant
West Houston, SAP

Senior Auditor (Public Accounting) 
Centra Houston, Work Life Balance, Paid Overtime

Corporate Accoutning Director
West Houston, 150K plus bonus

Houston, Great Plains & Job Costing

4 Senior Tax Accountants
Galleria, Public Accounting

IT Auditor (E&P)
Galleria, 110K

Tax Manager or Senior Tax Manger
Downtown and Galleria, Public Accounting

Tax Lead Partnership Accounting

Accounts Payable / Purchasing Speciailst
Channelview, Great Plains, 40K

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

Current Job Openings!!!!! Accounting & Finance – Houston, Texas

  • Assistant VP SOX Compliance
  • Audit Manger (Government & Benefits)
  • Tax Director (Multinational Company)
  • Senior Tax Manager (Multinational Company)
  • Tax Accountant (1 to 3 years of corp. tax experience)
  • Tax Manager (FAS 109, Federal & State)
  • Controller, Odessa, Texas
  • Revenue Accountant (7 Openings!!!!!)
  • Gas Plant Accountant
  • Director of Credit & Collections
  • Tenured Bookkeeper
  • Property Accountant
  • Senior Property Accountant
  • Senior Manager Public Accounting (2)
  • Tax Supervisor (Public Accounting)
  • Senior Financial Analyst (Modeling – Energy)
  • Credit Manager
  • Senior Credit Analyst (at least 5 years of experience – large energy company)

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 |  ||||