Senior Staff Accountant – Montrose Area – Dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

My client is a leading Engineering consulting firm that recently expanded into the Houston area. With offices in New York, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, after 30 years of success they are now looking to break into the rapidly growing Houston Market. This group is a leading firm involved in disaster management as well as public infrastructure projects.

Why work here?

  • Rapid growth and opportunity
  • Stability, proven track-record
  • Tight-Knight group, very friendly
  • An 8-5 working day
  • Exciting travel options to New York, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina (Optional)
  • Strong benefits (3 wks+ of PTO, 401K 4% match)

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of accounting experience (Up to 15 years is welcome)
  • CPA is a plus (not required)
  • Deltek Software Experience required
  • Bachelor degree required

Salary: 

  • 60 to 75K DOE 

Nonprofit Controller – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Overview: 
 
  • Maintain a chart of accounts that will meet all GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Maintain the general ledger accurately and perform monthly close out procedures.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements on an accrual basis.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly financials budget to actual for directors.
  • Maintain financial accounting and box office software systems.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Assist the staff accountant with counting the safes and drawer bags and reconcile to general ledger.
  • Prepare or review monthly journal entries.
  • Assist with the implementation and monitoring of internal control procedures.
  • Maintain fixed asset list and detailed supporting documents.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the IRS form 990 with the outside accounting firm and maintain supporting files.
  • Assist with the development and establishment of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Implementation of enterprise wide computer systems.
 
Other responsibilities:
 
  • Prepare and maintain budgets and accounting data needed for grant applications, federal financial reporting, and proposals.
  • Prepare financial reports for grant applications and reports.
  • Prepare information and coordinate audits for annual financial statements, workers’ comp and general insurance audits.
  • Monitor, maintain, and reconcile accounting for donor restricted funds.
  • Coordinate cash procedures for annual fundraising events with Development staff.

Accounting Manager – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Accounting Manager with Public Accounting background needed in The Woodlands! 

  • Supervising a team of Staff and Senior Accountants
  • Supervising month-end close, including preparing and reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations, roll forwards, and financial statements
  • Assist in researching technical topics in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulatory requirements
  • Ad hoc reporting for Corporate Accounting, Senior Management, others
  • Prepare Budgets, cash flow projections and financial analysis
  • Administration and maintenance of JD Edwards general ledger and job cost applications
  • Undergraduate Degree with major or focus in Accounting
  • Graduate Degree preferred
  • CPA
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years of accounting experience required. Big 4 or large regional accounting experience is preferred.
  • Real estate industry and project cost accounting experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and related products.

Senior Corporate Accountant – Galleria – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Job Summary 

The Senior Accountant – Corporate Accounting will work with the Senior Manager – Corporate Accounting to ensure corporate business transactions are properly recorded in the Company’s financial statements.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist management with budget development, forecast updates and perform cost monitoring activities by tightly working with Corporate department heads.
• Perform variance reviews of G&A and operations support costs, researching variance root causes, and determining action plans to improve financial statement or outlook accuracy.
• Application of GAAP, internal accounting procedures and best practices in support of structured financial control environment.
• Perform & review account reconciliations and journal entries to ensure accuracy and validity of accounting transactions and company books and records.
• Lead the process of recording income tax-related journal entries and reconciling tax accounts. Work closely with the Tax Department to resolve issues.
• Lead the process of recording cash flow and balance sheet hedge entries and reconciling of related accounts. Work closely with the Treasury Department to resolve issues and in understanding issued financial instruments.
• Lead the process of recording debt-related journal entries and reconciling of related accounts. Work closely with the Treasury Department to resolve issues and in understanding changes in debt structure.
• Design and ensure effective operation of company internal controls;
• Perform special projects as assigned by management, including process monitoring and close process improvement initiatives; Identify process improvement inefficiencies and suggest potential solutions.
• Respond to audit requests for support documentation.
• Respond to various requests for ad hoc financial information.

Required

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from accredited college or university (in Accounting or Finance) required.
• Minimum of 4+ years of professional experience, preferably a mix of public accounting and industry

Preferred

• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
• Masters Business Administration or similar advanced degree
• Strong understanding of PeopleSoft ERP
• Working knowledge of Hyperion Planning and Essbase

 

Staff Accountant – Galleria

Our client is looking for a self-starter that is eager to learn and contribute.

Overview: 

  • process journal entries
  • daily sales reports & bank deposits
  • account reconciliations
  • assist with month end

Requirements: 

  • Accounting degree
  • 1 plus years  of experience

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

Senior Accountant -West Houston

Senior Accountant: 

Prepare journal entries and review transactional data to ensure accurate financial reporting

Reconcile, analyze, and review general ledger accounts in preparation for month-end close to ensure accuracy and validity of accounting transactions.
Bank Reconciliations
Record payroll journals
Maintain Patent and Trademark Schedule
Maintain Sales Productivity reports
Calculate Commissions
Be the back up for AR functions
Assist in Ad-hoc project/reports
Ability to work independently without close supervision

Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting-required
3+ yrs of experience
Must be excel proficient (pivot tables, vlook ups)
Preferred Oracle experience (not required)

 

 

February 2016 Newsletter for Houston Accounting & Finance Professionals


 February 2016

Industry News and Updates:

I know everyone is ready for my update & opinion on the Houston employment market. Here you go: I still remain cautiously optimistic about 2016. The job market is definitely taking a hit locally (E&P and Field Services have been impacted the most), but there are a lot of industries that are still doing very well. There are also some positive things happening on a macro level that will impact our job market locally. First, we can finally export oil. The first shipments have already left Houston. We are yet to see how this will impact us, but I have to believe it will be good! Second, it sounds like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela and Qatar have agreed they will freeze output levels for a while. My hope is that would at the very least stabilize the price of oil and keep it above 30 dollars! Third, we still have a very low unemployment rate in Houston and nationally. That means that we are still at full employment and top talent is still hard to find. Finally, the BLS report states that the demand for Accountants and Auditors will grow by 16% through 2020. So, Houston is not going to experience another boom year, but we are also not going to bust either and that is great news! 

See you again in April 2016!

Local Statistics:

  • National Unemployment Rate: 4.8 (last year 5.4)
  • Houston Unemployment Rate:  4.6 (last year 4.0)
  • Texas Unemployment Rate:  4.2 (last year 4.1)
  • Oil Rig Count: 654 (last year 1683)  
  • Industries hiring: Consumer Products related companies, Downstream related companies, Real Estate, Public Accounting Firms!!!! 
  • Positions in demand: Tax, Audit, Staff Accountants, HR support roles

Interesting Articles:

Local Searches:

Galleria area:

  • Compensation & Financial Analyst – Senior – Galleria
  • Financial Reporting & Consolidations Senior – must have public – Galleria
  • GL Accountant – Galleria
  • 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 Accountant – 3 years GL experience – Galleria
  • Senior Accountant – SAP – Galleria
  • Bilingual Auditor
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Reduced work week hours: Tax Manager or Supervisor – small public accounting firm

North Houston:

  • Senior Accountant – NW Houston
  • Senior Cost Accountant – Greenspoint
  • AP & AR Supervisor – Greenspoint
  • AR Lead / Accountant – Woodlands
  • HR Manager – Humble
  • Bilingual Credit & Collections Manager – Greenspoint

Downtown/Central:

  • Senior Accountant – DT – must have public accounting
  • Staff Accountant (big 4) – 2 openings
  • CFO – Non Profit – 10M dollar Budget
  • Non Profit Senior Auditor – Central
  • Tax Staff Accountant – DT
  • Audit Senior – 10% travel – Central
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Tax Supervisor – CPA Firm – are you a senior ready for the next step?

West Houston/Energy Corridor:

  • SEC Reporting Director – West
  • Public accounting (small, medium and large firms!): Tax and Audit – All levels
  • Contract Compliance Manager – SW Houston
  • Payroll Accountant – Spanish – SW Houston
  • Compensation & Financial Analyst – Senior – Westchase
  • Campus Recruiter – West
  • Corporate HR Recruiter – West
  • Corporate HR Manger – West
  • Inventory Accounting Manager – West
  • Benefits and Payroll Specialist – West
  • Inventory and Operations Accounting Director – West
  • Sales & Use Tax Analyst – 3 years minimum – Westchase
  • Audit Senior – 70% travel – West

Consulting & Temporary Roles:

  • Contracts Analyst – Sugar Land
  • Payroll Accountant – Tomball area
  • HR Manager – Humble
  • Cash Rec Project with Track system experience – SW Houston
  • AR Clerk with Oracle – Central
  • AP Clerk with Oracle – Central
  • Medical Coder with ICD9 and ICD10
  • SEC Reporting – 6 month project – North Houston

 

Diane Delgado LeMaire | Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) 5718 Westheimer Suite 800, Houston, Texas 77057 – T: 713.490.6003 | dlemaire@cfstaffing.com | www.cfstaffing.com |

 

Current Accounting & Finance Openings – February 2016 – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

If you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about any of these positions, please contact/send resume to: dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Local Searches:

Galleria area:

  • Compensation & Financial Analyst – Senior – Galleria
  • Financial Reporting & Consolidations Senior – must have public – Galleria
  • GL Accountant – Galleria
  • 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 Accountant – 3 years GL experience – Galleria
  • Senior Accountant – SAP – Galleria
  • Bilingual Auditor
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Reduced work week hours: Tax Manager or Supervisor – small public accounting firm

North Houston:

  • Senior Accountant – NW Houston
  • Senior Cost Accountant – Greenspoint
  • AP & AR Supervisor – Greenspoint
  • AR Lead / Accountant – Woodlands
  • HR Manager – Humble
  • Bilingual Credit & Collections Manager – Greenspoint

Downtown/Central:

  • Senior Accountant – DT – must have public accounting
  • Staff Accountant (big 4) – 2 openings
  • CFO – Non Profit – 10M dollar Budget
  • Non Profit Senior Auditor – Central
  • Tax Staff Accountant – DT
  • Audit Senior – 10% travel – Central
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Tax Supervisor – CPA Firm – are you a senior ready for the next step?

West Houston/Energy Corridor:

  • SEC Reporting Director – West
  • Public accounting (small, medium and large firms!): Tax and Audit – All levels
  • Contract Compliance Manager – SW Houston
  • Payroll Accountant – Spanish – SW Houston
  • Compensation & Financial Analyst – Senior – Westchase
  • Campus Recruiter – West
  • Corporate HR Recruiter – West
  • Corporate HR Manger – West
  • Inventory Accounting Manager – West
  • Benefits and Payroll Specialist – West
  • Inventory and Operations Accounting Director – West
  • Sales & Use Tax Analyst – 3 years minimum – Westchase
  • Audit Senior – 70% travel – West

 

Senior Accountant – Galleria

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides daily, monthly, and quarterly financial analysis
  • Partners with internal and external auditors in completing audits
  • Manages the preparation, distribution, and report processes for accounting for a multi-state corporation
  • Responsible for financial system setup and maintenance for all general accounting related items
  • Reconciles all general accounting related general ledger accounts monthly
  • Creates and submits all weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting related reports. These include both federal/state reports and management requested reports
  • Lead Month End Close by Performing various journal entries, account reconciliations, and provide General Ledger support as needed

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree- Accounting, Finance, or related discipline
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • 6+ years experience in Accounting with specific duties in Month End Close.
  • SOX Compliance experience and GAAP Accounting Knowledge

 

Spanish Speaking Payroll Accounting Analyst

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

JOB Overview: 
• Bi-Weekly processing of Payroll
• Bi-Weekly processing of G/L
• Bi-Weekly processing of account reconciliation of payroll
• Bi-Weekly reconciliation of Intercompany Payroll Transactions
• Complete Worker’s Compensation Payroll Reports as needed
• Complete Ad Hoc Payroll Reports as needed
• Complete Vacation reconciliation monthly & quarterly
• Complete the Certified Payroll  requests
• Complete the Electronic Archiving of Transactions processed daily
• Must have knowledge with the electronic child support orders
• Maintain garnishments weekly
• Gathers all information related to all payroll audits, including worker’s compensation for monopolistic states, regulatory agencies, internal audits, and external audits
• Completes Wire Requests  to fund Exception Garnishment Payments or Payroll Corrections

QUALIFICATIONS

• Must be bi-lingual, must be able to speak and write in Spanish fluently
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or Human Resources required & FPC or CPP required
• Minimum of Three (3) years’ experience in a Payroll Processing role with ADP Enterprise  Version 4 or 5

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

 

 

Senior Accountant – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Duties:

– Advanced fund accounting (AIV, SPV, CLO) and financial statements
– Coordinate portfolio company quarterly invoices
– Coordinate active deal announcements
– Coordinate quarterly statements and compliance requirements
– Coordinate document custody and weekly LP metrics

Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree in accounting; minimum GPA 3.2 (cumulative)
– Public accounting experience; Big Four experience preferred
– Demonstrated progress towards professional certification; CPA preferred
– Two to five year’s professional experience; private equity experience preferred
– Good attitude, judgment, self-starter; accurate, independent, and efficient work

Benefits:
– Covered garage parking provided
– Daily catered lunch provided
– Fully-paid medical, dental, vision; 401k
– Paid vacation, holidays, winter holiday
– Salary, annual bonus, year-end profit sharing

Hot this week! Accounting & Finance Job Openings – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

  • Senior Auditor – less than 10% travel
  • Federal & State Tax Accountant – DT
  • Senior Auditor – Public Accounting
  • Tax Manager – Reduced Hour Work Week!
  • Investment Accountant
  • Staff Accountant – West
  • IT Auditor – DT
  • IT Auditor – Galleria
  • IT Auditor – West
  • Fixed Asset Accountant – Galleria
  • Payroll Supervisor – NW
  • Senior Cost Accountant – North
  • AP/AR Supervisor – North
  • Credit & Collections Manager – North
  • Senior Financial Reporting Accountant
  • Sales & Use Tax Analyst
  • SEC Reporting Director
  • Senior Tax Accountant – Public Accounting
  • Tax Manager – Public Accounting

Payroll Supervisor – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop guidelines and procedures for a smooth payroll operation (~300 employees)
  • Directly supervise the payroll processors (2) in the payroll department
  • Manage the overall functions of all the payroll and payroll related functions
  • Weekly payroll processing for hourly employees and semi-monthly for salary
  • Remittance of payroll taxes
  • Filing of all state and federal payroll tax returns
  • Processing of W-2
  • Employee advances/garnishments/deductions
  • Set up Payroll functionalities in Accounting System
  • Coordinate all payroll audits/inquiries/corrections
  • Provide payroll and man hour reports to management
  • Process executive payroll and bonuses
  • Oversee compliance with statutory reporting and filing requirements
  • Maintain the integrity of the timekeeping system security administration and control
  • Interpret company policies and government regulations affecting payroll procedures

Required Education

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • In depth knowledge and experience of payroll calculation and process
  • Managerial/supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal payroll taxes
  • Proficiency in excel and access
  • Proficiency in relevant payroll and accounting software
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

 

Houston: New Accounting Openings this week! dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

New:

  • Senior Accountant – DT – Non Profit
  • Accounting Manager – Galleria area
  • Senior Auditor – Operational / Financial – No SOX – less than 10% travel
  • Federal & State Tax Accountant – Downtown
  • Audit Senior – Large Regional Public Accounting Firm
  • Credit & Collections Manager – Nort
  • IT Senior Auditor – DT
  • Payroll Supervisor – NW

Still hot: 

  • Fixed Asset Accountant – Galleria
  • Tax Manager – 40 hours a week
  • Entry Level Tax Accountant – CPA Firm
  • SEC Reporting Director
  • IT Auditor – West
  • Sales & Use Tax Accountant – West
  • Audit Senior – local CPA Firm
  • Tax Senior – small CPA Firm
  • Senior Accountant – SEC & Consolidations
  • AR Staff Accountant – Woodlands

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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Federal & State Tax Accountant – Galleria – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Tax Accountant
Summary of Position:

The primary focus of this position is to assist the tax department with corporate tax returns and federal filings.

Responsibilities:                                                                                                                 

Provide tax compliance support for the U.S. federal, states and foreign tax returns by;

  • Preparing Federal form 1120 and related filing (including forms 5471, 8858, 1065 and 1118)
  • Preparing various state returns.
  • Analyzing of tax code, regulations and law, review of accounts and documentation, as well as computation of tax liabilities, interest and penalties.
  • Coordinating various tax audits with the IRS.

Provide support regarding the consolidated financial statement impact and tax accounting by;

  • Preparing quarterly and year end provision calculations.
  • Preparing estimated payment calculations including both federal and state.
  • Providing support for process improvements and other special projects.

Provide support regarding fixed assets by;

  • Working closely with accounting to synchronize tax depreciation calculations and reports.

Provide review support for sales tax compliance and audits.

Provide support to international tax team on various local country tax compliance matters.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience in public accounting,

Senior Consolidations and Financial Reporting Accountant – Galleria

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Senior Accountant – Consolidations & Financial Reporting

  • Accounting for all share-based compensation, including expense, balance sheet, rollforwards/reconciliations and disclosures
  • Preparation and review of SEC footnotes and disclosures
  • Review of XBRL tagging completed by third-party vendor for accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare quarterly and year-end investor presentations
  • Assist in the preparation of the board materials
  • Preparation of internal reports
  • Preparation of cash flow statement
  • Consolidated review and analysis of intercompany balances
  • Accounting for various accrued liabilities and prepaid items
  • Journal entries, reconciliations and analysis for the areas mentioned above
  • Interfacing with internal and external auditors
  • Evaluating processes for continuous improvement and efficiencies and suggesting change where needed
  • Researching accounting issues related to the areas of responsibility
  • Performing internal controls for areas of responsibility and ensuring that controls are appropriate and adequate under Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting (CPA preferred);
  • 2-3 years experience in public accounting or 4-5 years relevant industry experience within accounting field (Big 4 Accounting experience a plus);
  • Strong working knowledge of US GAAP accounting requirements;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

 

Diane Delgado LeMaire | Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)

5718 Westheimer Suite 800, Houston, Texas 77057

T: 713.490.6003 | dlemaire@cfstaffing.com | www.cfstaffing.com |

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Billing & AP Manager – North Houston

 

Job Functions:

  • Supervise the various aspects of the billing process to ensure its accuracy and timeliness.
  • Review the billing cycle and ensure its accuracy
  • Responsible for preparing payments files on bank website and processing wire transfer when needed
  • Ensure that all check and wire requests have the required approval as per the company policy.
  • Process and post check run, and print checks
  • Post USD payments in AX Payment Journal
  • Settle pre-payments and invoices in Open Transaction Editing after invoice is received and vouched
  • Review adjustments to tax setup on purchase orders as needed.
  • Make sure that the monthly pcard statements are distribute and periodic review are done to ensure receipts for charges are being submitted
  • Help direct report with data entry of complex invoices as needed
  • Initiate ACH and wire transfers.
  • Process check run, generate and distribute related reports
  • Assist in training of new employees.
  • Assist other clerk(s) with problem solving, as needed.
  • Responsible for meeting month end closing schedule.
  • Responsible for the supervision of all billing and account payable functions.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Proficient with PC operations and Windows applications in Lotus and Excel.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Written and verbal communication proficiency.