Staff Accountant – NW Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is growing due to recent acquisitions and organic growth. They looking for a Staff Accountant to work with the Controller, Corporate Accounting Manager, and Division Accounting Manager. This is a HIGH exposure role within a multi-billion dollar international organization!!!!

 

Staff Accountant duties:

Month-end financial reporting

  • Assist in month-end closing procedures including:
    • General Journal entry
    • General Ledger account reconciliations
    • Intercompany statements
    • Fixed Asset management including additions, disposals, and depreciation
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Account roll-forwards and sub-ledger reconciliations
    • Assistance in other aspects of closing of the books and records in accordance with US GAAP
    • Maintain compliance of internal SOX controls
    • Assistance in quarter-end financial reports and schedules

Qualifications

  • Required Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and 3+ years accounting experience.
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills required in MS Excel.
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills to gather information from and work with multiple levels in the organization.
  • Detail oriented. Customer service mentality!
  • Great communication skills both oral and written.

SEC Reporting Director – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

External Reporting Director | $2B Company | 

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

Why work here?

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

Duties:

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

Preferred Experience:

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

Dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

May 2016 Newsletter for Accounting & Finance Professionals in Houston


 

May 2016

Industry News and Updates:

Boom or Bust? Neither! The first question I seem to get when I speak to both hiring managers and candidates is: “How is the market doing?” My answer is: It’s not 2014 where every company in Houston seemed to be hiring, but it is also not the 80’s bust either (I personally have only heard stories about this time). Houston has come such a long way and has diversified from being just an oil town since then. We are so much more! Don’t get me wrong there are industries in Houston that are truly hurting, but there are also industries that are doing just fine. The price of oil does impact our economy directly and indirectly, but I am so excited to report that it seems to be ticking up every week. Today the price is around $45 a barrel. Most economist will tell you that we need to get to $60 dollars a barrel and a lot of them have predicted we will hit that number by the end of the year.

It is harder to find a job today and you have to use multiple resources. You cannot simply go online, upload your resume to CareerBuilder and wait for the phone to ring. First, you have to make sure that you have a good resume (there are some links listed below with resume writing tips) and then you have to use great recruiters, your network, LinkedIn, networking functions, ads, niche job boards and yes CareerBuilder. One source is not enough in the present job market. The great news is that our unemployment rate is still below 5%; which technically speaking, means that we are at full employment. As you know, I always like to see the bright side of things!

See you again in July 2016

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate: 5.1 (last year 5.6)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate:  4.9 (last year 4.3)
  • Oil Rig Count: 437 (last year 976)  
  • Price of Oil: 45.9 (last year around 55)
  • Industries hiring: Consumer Products / Service related companies, Chemical, Real Estate, Non Profit, Legal, Public Accounting Firms!!!! 
  • Positions in demand: Staff &  Senior Accountants, Tax, Audit, Management level roles in Accounting

Interesting Articles:

Local Searches:

Galleria area:

  • Financial Reporting & Consolidations Senior – must have public – Galleria
  • GL Accountant – 59 & Main
  • Associate Manager / Manager – Professional Services Firm – Consulting on high profile projects – full time role – need at least 2.5 year of public accounting and maybe a splash of industry to qualify
  • Senior Compliance / IT Auditor
  • Senior Federal & State Tax Accountant
  • Payroll Manager with PeopleSoft
  • Senior Internal Auditor – low travel
  • Reduced work week hours: Tax Manager or Supervisor – small public accounting firm
  • Senior Accountant, Great Plains preferred 

North Houston:

  • Senior Accountant – NW Houston
  • Senior Insurance Accountant – NW Houston
  • Staff Auditor – Woodlands
  • Senior Staff Accountant – Woodlands
  • Senior Auditor – Woodlands
  • Junior Property Accountant – Greenspoint
  • Accounting Manager – Real Estate – Woodlands

Downtown/Central:

  • Senior Auditor, Downtown, 40% travel
  • Staff Accountant (big 4) – 2 openings
  • Audit Manager – Non Profit – 10M dollar Budget
  • Tax Staff Accountant – Galleria
  • Senior IT Auditor – Galleria
  • Tax Supervisor – CPA Firm – are you a senior ready for the next step?
  • International Controller
  • Director of FP&A (must have MBA)
  • Treasury Analyst, DT, Must have Big 4 Audit
  • Billing Specialist with Elite

West Houston/Energy Corridor:

  • Accounting Director (public accounting background)
  • Payroll Coordinator – Rosenberg
  • Audit Senior – 70% travel – West

Consulting & Temporary Roles:

  • Accounting Assistant – Hospitality
  • 4 Fixed Asset Accountant – West
  • Interim Controller with Dynamics – West
  • Contracts Analyst – Sugar Land
  • Receptionist, Southeast
  • HR / Recruiter – Non Profit
  • Receptionist – Non Profit

San Antonio Openings:

  • Bank Auditor-Top San Antonio Employer (Up to 122k)
  • Staff Bank Auditor- Top San Antonio Employer(up to75k)
  • Audit- Sox with Exotic Travel (Insurance Industry, up to 75k)
  • Tax Analyst- Federal & State Tax, (Renewable Energy, ~70s)
  • Controller- Implement new policies & procedures (Automotive Industry, 120-150k)

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Senior Accountant, Med Center Area, dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Mid size and fast growing healthcare related coming is looking to add a Senior Accountant to their team. If you love to have you hands in all aspects of accounting and love a fast paced environment this role is for you!

The Staff Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and analyze the monthly budget/forecast to actual variance reports;
  • Perform general accounts analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, fixed assets, employer’s benefit costs, accruals and prepaid expenses;
  • Heavy Excel- pivot tables, v-lookups, if statements, formatting;
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow.
  • Ability to work in and out of 10 different softwares to pull reports when needed.
  • Assist with tax preparation- pulling reports, docs and liaison between CPA firm

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, especially Excel).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience (accounting operations and/or audit).
  • Experience in the healthcare industry is a plus, but not required.
  • Must have a degree in Accounting.

Controller for Start Up Company Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is bringing their accounting in house. They are currently on QuickBooks.  This is a VERY hands on role until the company starts taking off. They are expecting a huge amount of growth in the next 18 to 24 months. Please email me at dlemaire@cfstaffing.com for more details.


Primary duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual internal financial reports, including Profit & Loss Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statements.
  • Prepare scheduled and ad hoc financial reports and analyses for internal and external audiences.
  • Financial Analysis & Monitoring. Develop and maintain tools for financial analysis. Keep CFO apprised of existing or developing financial and/or cash flow issues.
  • Accounts Payable – Disbursements. Approve payments, prepare and input AP.
  • Maintain & reconcile cash, balance sheet, and payroll-related accounts monthly and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Responsible for the month-end and year-end G/L close process as well as maintenance of all accounting ledger.
  • Accounts Receivable. Develop receivables policy to keep days receivables to a minimum. Manage preparation of all invoices/billings. Prepare complex billings/invoices. Review and approve invoices in general ledger. Oversee systematic implementation of receivables collection procedures.
  • Cash Receipts. Manage all coding, deposits, data entry, and posting in GL.
  • Develop annual operating and departmental budgets.
  • Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance while paying special attention to the major profit/loss centers in the company.
  • Manage debt balances and ensure proper and timely payments as required, including accrued interest and capital lease accounts.
  • Provide financial perspective and analysis on business decisions including profitability, cost analysis, and cost savings initiatives.
  • Serve as primary liaison for external CPA firm relationship including all financial, tax and consulting matters.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory reporting requirements and guidelines.
  • Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that the company would pass independent audits.

 

Qualifications

  • Accounting Degree
  • 10 to 12 years of  accounting experience
  • Strong experience with QuickBooks and Systems Implementations a plus
  • Expert knowledge of Excel
  • Must be able to work both strategically to develop and manage integration plans as well as tactically to develop routine reports to support business operations
  • Experience with professional services billing procedures strongly preferred
  • Experience with SOC 1 and SOC 2 preferred

SEC Controller – WEST Houston

Must have public accounting and recent SEC experience. Must be CPA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Manages period, quarter, and year-end close process

•Directs the timely & accurate preparation of all financial statements including balance sheets, income statements and cash flow reports for month end and year end process
• Ensures proper recording of transactions and compliance with applicable laws and regulations
• Analyzes period financial statements and provides commentary for management reporting

• Establishes accounting classifications of all expenditures
• Develops accounting policies and procedures to be used by corporate and field locations
• Administers treasury function of the company, including account maintenance, transfers, and credit cards
• Oversees accounts payable processes
• Manages requirements under debt agreements, including funding, repayment, and interest settlements
• Arranges for and acts as primary contact with organization’s independent auditors on accounting matters
• Prepared audit materials to facilitate internal and external audits
• Researches transactions to ensure compliance with applicable technical accounting guidance
• Maintains internal control environment to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
• Assists in preparation of all SEC regulatory filings.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting / Finance, with CPA required
• A minimum of three to five years of prior controller experience in a public company, preferred
• Three to five years public accounting experience
• SOX reporting experience

 

Senior Accountant – Northwest Houston

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Responsibilities:

• Compile and analyze financial information to prepare and post entries to general ledger accounts and to document business transactions.
• Perform and review general ledger functions to assist with monthly accounting activity and closings.
• Prepare monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts to general ledger, and may review and approve monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
• Prepare and review bank reconciliations and may perform other banking activities, such as letters of credit or collateral for specified accounts.
• Proactively detect, research, and resolve reconciliation items.
• Analyze and document revenue and expenditure trends and variances in account balances between periods and against budget.
• Prepare financial reports such as balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, budgets and footnote schedules.
• May assist with preparation and review of quarterly and annual SEC filings, as appropriate.
• Prepare financial reports such as balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, etc.
• Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or a related field or the equivalent education and/or experience
• CPA designation or progress towards CPA designation preferred
• Minimum of five years of relevant and progressive professional experience in accounting and/or finance
• Solid understanding of GAAP a

 

 

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

  • Accounting Analyst – Conroe
  • FP&A Manager – SE Houston – MBA A MUST
  • Division Assistant Controller – West – Must have 2 to 4 year of Public Accounting!
  • Accounting Supervisor – NW Houston 
  • Inventory and Operations Accounting Director – West
  • Senior Financial Analyst – Salt Lake City, UTAH – right hand person to VP/GM
  • Tax Accountant – West
  • Financial Analyst – CPA who wants to do fiance!
  • Bilingual Auditor!!!!!
  • Senior Auditor for Public Accounting
  • Tax Supervisor – CPA Firm – are you a senior ready for the next step?
  • Financial Analyst – Modeling experience – Senior Role
  • Division Controller – regional role…work with several locations and report to CFO of Americas…heavy operations focused
  • Sales & Use Tax Analyst
  • Associate Manager / Manager – Professional Services Firm – Consulting on high profile projects – full time role – need at least 2.5 year of public accounting and maybe a splash of industry to qualify! This is for those who want to build a resume that will get them to the next level quickly!
  • ONRR Manager – want to work for one of Houston’s best?
  • Sales & Use Tax Accountant – huge global company!
  • Credit & Collections Manager – Spanish!!!!!
  • Audit Senior – low travel
  • Senior IT Auditor – 2 openings!!!!!

#jobs

#dianedelgadolemaire

#CPARecruiterhou

Financial Reporting Manager – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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

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

Job Description:

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

    Required Skills:

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

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

Corporate Controller – Houston, TEXAS dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Corporate Controller

Why take a Controller role with this company?
•Exposure to multiple business units and international locations
•Key part of Management Team
•Opportunity to work domestically and internationally
•Ability to help take the company to the next level. They want to double in size in the next 3 to 4 years.

What the Controller will do…
•Ultimate responsibility for external financial reporting, including all SEC filings and other regulatory reports.
•Oversight of management financial reporting analysis, including monthly variance analysis, discrepancies to expectations, budget and prior periods.
•Oversight of the budgeting and forecasting process, implementation and development of a rolling forecast for improved flexibility and visibility.
•Oversight and coordination of the activities of domestic and international Financial Directors/Controllers and project administration to ensure consistency of procedures, standardization of processes and reporting, and adherence to financial policies and practices.
•Coordination with internal and external auditors on the design and maintenance of the Company’s system of internal controls over financial reporting.
•Coordination of activities with various departments and divisions as necessary to enhance the effectiveness of the organization.
•Provide financial participation and input in strategic initiatives, activities and ad hoc projects as required.

What the company needs in a Controller:
•Certified Public Accountant
•12+ years of progressively responsible accounting experience.
•Well versed in U.S. GAAP, SEC reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
•Hands on experience with managing Financial Reporting
•Hands on experience in corporate accounting and operations
•Strong communication and leadership skills

Perks of the Controller role:
•Bachelor degree in accounting, advanced degree preferred
•Annual bonus & Equity
•Strong medical benefit package
•401-K with match
•2 to 4 international trips a year

Keywords: Houston, Controller, SEC, CPA, Financial Reporting, Diane Delgado LeMaire, @CPARecruiterHOU

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Houston’s HOT Accounting Positions

• Tax Professional is needed at a family oriented company in the North Houston area. Awesome company, awesome people! 40 hour work week with free lunch every day!
• Looking for an eager Entry level Accountant, who loves to learn, in the Sugar Land area. Recent Accounting, Business, Finance, or Economics graduate with no experience.. No Problem! Become a GURU on their new system, then move into another area – financial reporting or contracts
• One of Houston’s Fastest growing manufacturing companies is looking for a Staff Accountant. Tons of Growth Opportunity!
• Want to give back to the community? Work for one of Houston’s most well known Non Profit Organizations! Great work environment with an expanding organization.
• Controller role open in Southwest Houston! This company doubled in size to 1 Billion and they are looking to double in size again in the next 2 years! Fun work environment!

My email: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Staff Accountant – NW Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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.

LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT

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.
STAFF SUPPORT TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ACCURATE AND TIMELY BUDGET AND FINANCIAL REPORTING
BILLING AND REPORTING TO FUNDING ENTITIES
OVERSEE AGENCY’S ANNUAL AUDIT

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.

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

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

EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Job Summary:

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

Essential Job Functions and Responsiblities:

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

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required

Experience Qualifications:

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

Skill Requirements:

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

Financial Reporting Manager (SEC) NW Houston EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Direct Reports: None on an ongoing basis. May have supplemental contract staff to assist during peak periods.

Financial Reporting Manager Responsibilities:

Coordinates the preparation of quarterly and annual SEC filings. This is a hands-on job. Will personally handle the filing process and lead a internal team will provide information for filing.

Develops position papers on new and existing accounting pronouncements regarding application to and impact on

company.
Works collaboratively with division and corporate finance staff to analyze and report on Company financial performance.

Works collaboratively with division finance staff, corporate finance staff and corporate departmental managers to prepare the consolidated annual budget.

Handles projects assigned by CFO.

Reviews selected technical accounting and reporting activities performed by staff in the corporate accounting organization.

Financial Reporting Manager Experience and Credentials

Must be a currently licensed CPA

Ten plus years of progressively increasing professional financial/accounting responsibilities

Five plus years’ experience in public accounting and/or SEC filing with a public company.

Strong technical accounting skills.

Strong team leadership skills.

Must be able to interface effectively with executive team including CEO.

Strong computer skills – Excel, MSAccess, Essbase, Hyperion

Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work well in a team environment.

GL Accounting Manager, CPA – Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Oversees and performs monthly reconciliations; analyzes various G/L accounts and balances all intercompany transactions monthly
Processes all monthly journal entries and assists in preparation of monthly G/L expense accruals
Assists in preparation of annual budget and operating plan
Manages day-to-day functions of accountants; liaises with Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R)
Supervises the general ledger group; ensures all financial reporting deadlines are met; trains staff as required
Handles personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.
Works with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year; monitors and advises on progress to enhance professional development of staff
Supports audits and related processes; liaises with internal and external auditors; provides information as required
Oversees and handles SOX compliance for area of responsibility
Obtains and maintains thorough understanding of financial reporting and general ledger structure
Ensures accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
Ensures the timely reporting of all monthly financial information
Works with Controller and Assistant Controller to ensure a clean and timely year end audit
Assists in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance workflow of department

Minimum of 8 to 10 years’ relevant work experience; minimum 3-5 years’ supervisory experience
International business experience highly desirable, international finance knowledge required
Expertise in US GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and similar regulations and requirements
Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial systems; financial systems implementation experience and knowledge a plus
In-depth knowledge of business, Company policies, rules, regulations, processes and procedures, including parent company policies, processes and procedures
Excellent analytical skills and abilities; multi-task person; project management skills
In-depth understanding of financial reporting and financial management concepts
Good understanding of reporting requirements for stand-alone audited reports – public reporting experience a plus
Bachelors Degree in Accounting
CPA preferred

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

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

Oil & Gas Services – Senior Accountant – NW Houston Location – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Our client is a publicly traded oil & gas services company with over 3000 employees worldwide. They are growing through acquisition and organic growth. At this time they need to add a Division Senior Accountant to their team.

• Work directly with the Accounting Manager in completing essential accounting/finance functions of the company.

Month-end financial reporting
Assist in month-end closing procedures including:
o General Journal entries on multiple general ledgers
o General Ledger account reconciliations
o Intercompany invoices
o Fixed Asset management including additions, disposals, and depreciation
o Bank reconciliations
o Account roll-forwards and sub-ledger reconciliations
o Assistance in other aspects of closing of the books and records in accordance with US GAAP
o Maintain compliance of internal SOX controls

• Assist in maintaining accounting controls
• Assist with intercompany invoicing

Minimum Qualifications
• Required Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
• Advanced skills required in MS Excel and Word.
• Good interpersonal and leadership skills to gather information from and work with multiple levels the organization.