Financial Analyst – Woodlands –

­­­­­­­­­­The FP&A Analyst will serve as an integral member of the financial planning and analysis team.  This role reports to the Director of FP&A and will have frequent interaction with the management team, cross-functional groups, and the business finance teams.   This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support optimal business decision making.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Play a key role in the annual operating plan, quarterly forecasting and reporting, and monthly forecasting and reporting.
  • Work closely with the system administration team to produce the quarterly forecast inputs and deliverables for both the Corporate and business finance teams
  • Create a FP&A playbook to drive consistency across all reporting. This includes defining the calculations for price, material inflation, labor inflation, volume, and mix.
  • Lead the analytics and reporting of corporate spend including payroll, professional fees/ consulting costs, marketing, and other costs.
  • Assist with creating processes to drive functional cost center accountability and review of spending
  • Quarterly scorecard of progress against bonus metrics
  • Assist the FP&A Director with materials for earnings calls, Board of Directors meetings, and meetings with equity analysts and other relevant parties


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA not required but a plus
  • 3-5 years of financial management experience in a manufacturing environment and/or public accounting experience
  • Self-driven individual with strong intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills
  • P&L background / experience, knowledge of accounting concepts, and familiarity with the balance sheet and statement of cash flows
  • Financial modeling with strong Excel competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across a matrix organization and at different levels, driving results and process improvements
  • Highest Integrity
  • Ability to deliver results while dealing with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Salt Lake City, Utah – Senior Accounting / Financial Analyst

Job Description

New Year – New Job – New You!

Senior Accounting / Financial Analyst

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

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

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

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




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

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

Financial Analyst (Spanish or Portuguese) – Houston – 80 to 100K DOE – EMAIL:

Key Responsibilities

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

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


FP&A Analyst – Oil & Gas –


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


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

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

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

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

 Assist Accounting to assure accurate booking of actual costs incurred.

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

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

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


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Engineering

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

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

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

 Proficient in the Accounting accrual process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Must be able to work necessary overtime to meet deadlines.

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

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

Demonstrated strong organizational skills.

Senior Financial Analyst – West Houston – 70 to 75K –

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

Diane Delgado LeMaire | Managing Director, Accounting & Finance Recruiting | Creative Financial Staffing, a division of Fitts, Roberts CPA Firm | 5718 Westheimer Suite 800 | Houston, TX 77057 | 713-260-5238 |  ||||