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

 

 

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

Assistant Controller – Downtown – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Email dcd@fittsroberts.com for  more details. 

The Assistant Controller shall have the following primary responsibilities:
•Ensure accurate coding and GAAP compliant transactions in the general ledger;
•Ensure and maintain proper supporting documentation for each journal;
•Ensure the accuracy and completeness of the general ledger and month-end closing activities, including journal entries, adjustments, accruals and reconciliations;
•Consolidate monthly financial results;
•Complete and distribute on-time monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports;
•Prepare and maintain supporting schedules regarding various financial activities;
•Assist in financial performance analysis, financial statement reconciliations and inter-company eliminations;
•Verify and account for assets and liabilities and prepare collateral documentation;
•Develops and document processes and assist with projects to improve performance and efficiencies;

Systems Support:
•Acting as chief liaison with business unit controller regarding the application and usage of the system;
•Maintaining the overall integrity of the system database, including developing and enforcing procedures to ensure users regularly enter data and adhere to protocol;
•Updating system databases to account for routine accounting activities and extraordinary financial transactions (e.g., acquisitions and securities transactions); and
•Preparing and distributing standard financial dashboard and other reports and developing other analyses to summarize and evaluate data and trends.

Job Requirements:
The position requires the following background and skills:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
•CPA certification
•6 + years of accounting supervision and accounting systems experience in a multi-location manufacturing enterprise
•Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing process and how they impact costs and expenses

Payroll Accountant (KRONOS) – DT – Houston – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Our client is growing! They pay 100% of medical insurance and offer $100 per month gym membership reimbursement. They also pay from parking downtown and match 6% on the 401K. This is a bonus eligible position (10 to 30%).

Job Duties:

Meet all payroll deadlines using KRONOS payroll software

Submission and payment of payroll related taxes and forms, workers comp and 401(k)

Reconciliation of all payroll liabilities including benefits

Month End Close / Financial Reports

  • Preparation and entry of all payroll related Journal Entries
  • Preparation of Intercompany invoices
  • Bank account tracking and balancing
  • GL account reconciliations including resolution of discrepancies
  • Monthly financial statement preparation and analysis
  • Preparation of schedules for the annual audit
    Other duties / special projects as assigned

Education / Training / Experience

5-10 years experience in all aspects of payroll preparation

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Required

Working knowledge of GAAP

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with Excel
  • Experience with accounting software. KRONOS experience preferred
  • Great work ethic- lead by example character
    A team player- always looking for ways to contribute to the Accounting team
    Takes initiative on improving processes
  • Self-Starter- can work independently as well as a team player

Treasury Staff Accountant – West Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

The Treasury Staff Accountant will work closely with the Treasury senior accountant and report to the Controller. The Treasury Staff Accountant will perform day to day treasury functions such as:
• Initiate ACH/Wires for payments to clients, vendors, financial institutions, and consumer refunds
• Circulate daily cash reports
• Transfer funds between bank accounts
• Prepare Cash Receipts summary on a daily basis
• Entry of treasury related journal entries
• Perform interest calculation
• Processing petty cash related checks and entries
• Process vendor checks
• Maintain Wire Profile sheet

Key Position Requirements : The qualified Treasury Staff Accountant should possess treasury related experience and should have a hands-on knowledge of Treasury Optimizer and experience with interacting with bankers. Candidate should be a team player. Experience in similar role for 1-2 years.

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.

Staff Accountant – dcd@fittsroberts.com

We are working with a highly respected services company in Houston, Texas. In addition to clients in Houston, our client serves customers all over the great state of Texas. Their company was founded in 1936 and has been built on great customer service, responsiveness, and lots of hard work. This company offers an outstanding opportunity to learn and advance. Our client is looking to hire Staff Accountant who is a driven, eager to learn and has the motivation to move to a higher level within the company.

Job Description:
• Reconcile bank statements and General Ledger accounts
• Prepare financial statements
• Analyze budget-to-actual and year-over-year variances on the P&L statement
• Review monthly financials with dept heads
• Put together weekly performance reports
• Fixed assets
• File Sales and Use tax reports

Qualifications:
• Accounting Degree
• 2 plus years of general accounting experience
• Team player
• Excel and Access experience

Benefits:
• Salary plus bonus
• 100% of Individual Healthcare Paid by company
• Vision, Dental Insurance
• 401K match

 

 

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

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

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Requirements

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

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

Senior GL Accountant – West Houston – Spanish – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Maintaining journals and ledgers for specific entities

Preparing monthly journal entries

Departmental expenses analysis and forecasting

Developing resolutions to complex problems that require frequent use of creativity

Use Blackline account reconciliation tool

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required.

Master’s degree and CPA are preferred

6 years professional experience in Accounting is required

Additional Competencies:

Experience with Oracle Accounting Systems and Hyperion is preferred

Big 4 experience is preferred.

Strong excel skills are required.

Candidate must be bi-lingual in English and Spanish. Minimal travel within Latin American is required