Entry Level Auditor – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Job Summary

The Internal Audit Staff is an integrated member of the audit team and will perform compliance and financial audits related to operational, development, joint venture and corporate functions as needed. This is an entry-level position that will provide an excellent opportunity for an individual with an Accounting degree and strong work ethic that is interested in a career in Internal Audit. While experience is not required, strong organization skills, a customer-focused attitude, and team player mentality will be key.

Essential Functions

  • Understand and evaluate internal controls related to assigned audit areas
  • Perform audit procedures as defined by the Department’s onsite audit programs
  • Identify control deficiencies and make recommendations to management for improvement
  • Meet with management to review audit results and obtain management responses
  • Perform SOX control testing, prepare work papers, and submit those work papers for review and clear comments
  • Complete and submit test results documented in predefined workpapers to Internal Audit Senior and clear all review comments
  • Prepare the draft management and Audit Committee reports within the required timeframe and submit to Internal Audit Senior and clear all review comments
  • Responsible for all other audit procedures and special projects as assigned by the department’s management
  • Responsible for meeting strict time deadlines and Internal Audit Plan criteria

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • Some experience in auditing preferred
  • Requires excellent organizational skills, ability to self-manage, and meet time deadlines
  • Experience with OneSite, JDE, and Oracle preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and management
  • Up to 20% travel required

Senior Accountant (AP) – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review vendor invoices to ensure accuracy in the coding process
  • Review new vendor setups and modifications
  • Full accountability for the 1099 process
  • G/L account and vendor account analysis
  • Prepare journal entries as needed and review journal entries for AP team
  • Monthly account reconciliations
  • Resolve external issues with vendors and handle inside inquiries
  • Work with customer support/consultants to resolve system issues
  • Establish and maintain coding guidelines
  • Monitor invoice aging to ensure timely payment of invoices
  • Understand intercompany relationships and manage transactions for all companies

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 5-7 years of progressive accounting experience with an emphasis in Accounts Payable
  • Oil & gas knowledge preferred
  • Solid knowledge of MS Excel (pivot tables)
  • Successful candidates for this position must have strong analytical and organizational skills and be a self-starter
  • This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills. The candidate must interact effectively with vendors and coworkers at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be proactive and dependable
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

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Revenue & Production Accounting Director – Houston, Dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Responsible for all aspects and supervision of the Revenue Accounting and Production Accounting Departments. 

  • Serves in consultative and collaborative roles with the Joint Interest Accounting and Accounts Payable Accounting Departments to ensure all facets of operational accounting are coordinated and functioning effectively.
  • Serves as a key advisor to the CAO, CFO, General Counsel and other company personnel on all aspects of Operational Accounting and reporting matters.
  • Establish and maintain written policies and procedures as well as monitoring for compliance, and recommend and implement improvements required to improve internal control and meet evolving business needs.
  • Responsible for final review and approval of documents, projects, and processes that are generated within the area of responsibility.
  • Reviews and monitors interactions with other departments and with outside parties.
  • Key member of the asset integration team by assisting in the accounting due diligence and integration/dissolution of oil and gas property asset acquisition and divestiture transactions as well as responsible for post-closing accounting settlements.
  • Recruits, directs, coaches, evaluates, corrects and mentors staff to ensure appropriate organizational development, succession planning, and performance management within the Revenue and Production Accounting Departments.
  • Serves as the Audit Compliance Officer to facilitate accurate and complete information gathering, and assist in responses to all federal and state royalty and severance tax compliance reviews and audits.
  • Key accounting team member that interfaces with IT and other departments to update, develop and implement effective operational accounting and reporting systems including the integration of departmental systems (e.g., Marketing/Land/Production/Regions) and sub-systems.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or related field of study required.
  • MBA or graduate degree in Accounting is a plus.
  • CPA certification preferred.
  • 15+ years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of operational accounting (i.e., revenue, production, joint interests and accounts payable accounting) in the upstream E&P industry.
  • 5+ years related managerial/supervisory experience with demonstrated organizational leadership capabilities while providing advanced technical knowledge of operational accounting practices for a variety of highly complex assignments while successfully working with and advising senior management and various other departments (e.g., Production, Marketing, Land, Legal, AP, Revenue, Corporate Accounting, Region/field personnel) as well as third parties.
  • In-depth knowledge and demonstrated the ability to successfully work with federal and state agencies to comply with applicable rules and respond to royalty and severance tax compliance reviews and audits.

 

Senior Treasury Analyst – Downtown Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Performs advanced analyses and assists in high-level recommendations on a variety of treasury and financial assurance activities including cash and investment management; financial assurance portfolio structure and cost; financing activities such as bond transactions and leases; and risk management activities such as interest rate and foreign currency hedging.

Responsibilities

  • Manage daily cash positioning and cash flow forecasting to maximize cash for investing and minimize borrowing costs. Actively monitor and assess the cash forecast, analyzing differences between forecast and actuals, coordinating with accounting and financial analysis teams as required to support cash flow-related management and Board of Director reporting.
  • Provide analytical support for the liquidity position of the company, making recommendations for revolving credit facility and commercial paper borrowings and repayments on a timely basis to ensure that cash flow is adequate to support business needs and that debt balances are managed to reduce costs.
  • Work with other team members to ensure outgoing wire transfers are executed on a timely basis within the company’s internal control framework.
  • Works with internal and external resources to ensure that all cash-related needs of existing and/or new business interests are addressed timely and accurately. This includes coordinating efforts associated with field personnel, the  Service Center, and third parties, including lockbox and merchant services providers.
  • Review bank account structure and make recommendations for increased efficiency. Prepare a regular bank fee analysis that can be used by the company to assess banking relationships and cost saving opportunities.
  • Participates in the evaluation of the company’s financing activities, including bond financings, lease versus buy analyses, commercial paper, and bank facilities.
  • Monitors current market conditions and analyzes potential derivative transactions (primarily interest rate and foreign currency). Provides support to the organization by ensuring that derivative activities are carried out within the parameters of established policies and authorization limits.
  • Actively manage responsibilities and deadlines to ensure that customer (field organization) needs are met on a timely and effective basis.
  • Use professional judgment and accounting/finance experience to assess the company’s overall financial position (computation of key financial ratios, benchmarking and stress testing), which will contribute to the compilation of financial presentations to the Board of Directors, senior management or the credit rating agencies as well as quarterly compliance reporting.
  • Provide analytical support to the Treasury and Financial Assurance team on ad hoc/special projects.

Education and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (accredited) in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or similar area of study.,
  • Experience: 3 years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement).

Financial Analyst – Woodlands – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

­­­­­­­­­­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

Experience:

  • 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

Senior Financial Analsyt – Northwest Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our Client is an established, privately-held oil & gas company Headquartered in northwest Houston.

Why work here:

  • Work life balance!
  • Amazing office with great company culture!
  • Free parking
  • Half Day Fridays and flex time!
  • Gym Membership

Job Duties:
 Maintain Excel‐based Long‐Term Financial Projection Model (“Model”)
o Request, collect and input revised projections from various departments
o Update actual monthly data
o Perform variation analysis on cash flow results
o Address review comments from management
o Analyze cash flow results and assist in short term cash decisions

 Maintain quarterly Excel‐based Investor Reporting
o Request, collect and input revised projections from various departments
o Update actual quarterly data
o Research variances on operating, tax and cash flow results
o Reconcile between Investor Report and Model
o Address review comments from management
o Publish Quarterly Investor Report in timely manner

 Prepare annual Excel‐based Financial and Region level Budgets
o Request, collect and input revised projections from various departments
o Compile preliminary Financial Budget for annual budget meeting
o Update for any further revisions
o Address review comments from management
o Publish final Financial Budget to Investor group
o Publish final Financial Budget Model to executives
o Publish final Region Budget to region management

 Maintain Historical Operations Summary when needed (2‐3 times a year)
 Analyze Lease Operating Expenses and book monthly accruals
 Analyze Capital Expenditures and book monthly accruals
 Prepare monthly Depletion calculation and prepare accruals
 Research and answer General Ledger questions
 Research and answer Lease Operating Statement questions
 Run LOS for various departments upon request
 Modify LOS formats
 Assist with Budget and Board Meeting presentations
 Special projects as assigned

Requirements: 
Accounting Degree
3 to 5 years of experience

Public Accounting
CPA or in process

Staff Accountant – Rice Village Area – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Staff Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the accounting general ledger and account reconciliations.
  • Manage the general ledger recurring journal entries, accruals, prepays for monthly, quarterly and year end.
  • Review, investigate and correct ledger errors, inconsistencies in ledger accounts and prepare supporting documentation.
  • Account reconciliation and analysis of general ledger accounts, including verification of data for completeness and accuracy.
  • Monitor general ledger balance sheet accounts, monthly perform balance sheet reconciliations, tie to movement in the income statement.
  • Reconcile the inventory accounts, including the cost of goods sold, inventory counts and inventory adjustments.
  • Ensure that all accounting deadlines are met and that Controller and Management are appraised of progress and known issues.
  • Back up for payroll, accounts payable and others as defined
  • Oversee accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
  • Enter the budget in QuickBooks based on departmental information.
  • Perform budget variance analysis by comparing budget versus actuals.
  • Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Review accounts payable and other projects for automation to improve accounting efficiencies.
  • Develop, calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Preference to degree, with 2 to 4+ years of experience
  • Extensive Quickbooks experience required.

Indirect Tax Manager & Senior – Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 Our publicly-held client is Headquartered on the West-side of Houston Texas and has approximately 2500 employees. They are a market leader in their industry and have been active for over 60 years.

The successful candidate will sit within a team of five and will report to the Sales Tax Senior Manager. This position will primarily be responsible for assisting with Sales & Use tax audits and notices, researching S&U matters, monitoring changes in S&U laws and maintaining the taxability matrix. This includes the preparation of S&U tax returns and refunds.

Why work here?

  • Complicated tax payer, always learning new things
  • Heavy research role
  • Continuing education is supported
  • Publicly traded company exposure

Requirements:

  • Strong working knowledge of S&U laws and procedures
  • Experience with Sales tax Audits
  • Working knowledge of tax research databases (CCH/BNA)

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.

Executive Assistant – Long Term Contract – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant
Duration
: Long Term Temp
Location: North Post Oak/610 – Zip Code: 77054
Industry: Professional Services
Compensation: Up to $23.50/hr

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with day to day office task
  • Filing – Electronic filing with Laser Fish
  • Meeting Scheduling
  • Book Travel – Domestic/International
  • Process Expense Reports
  • Real Estate Investments – Inventory

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of Executive Admin Assistant Experience
  • Solid MS Office
  • Expense Report
  • Experience with Last Fish is a plus
  • Invest/Real Estate Industry Experience Is A Plus
  • Great communication skills – Verbal and Written
  • Professional Presentation

START DATE: Week of 11/13/2017

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 

Division Assistant Controller – Galleria – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Musts: CPA & Public Accounting experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the full cycle of month end accounting close.
  • Internal management reporting
  • Quarterly IFRS and Annual US GAAP reporting including related footnotes.
  • Interact with all levels of the company
  • Coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements.
  • Work with internal and external auditors, prepare necessary work papers for analytics and necessary other requests as well as being able to explain variances and/or balances.
  • Assist with Sarbanes Oxley controls for the financial department and reporting
  • Property tax valuations, reporting and coordination with property tax consultants

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 8-12 years of accounting experience.
  • Lead full cycle accounting close, including tax, treasury, A/R, A/P, inventory and Reporting in both US GAAP and IFRS.
  • Work with auditors and Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Excellent Excel skills (pivot tables, v-looks, macros, etc…).

 dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

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Staff & Senior Auditor 10% Travel – Northwest Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a $500MM publicly traded retailer with locations nation-wide. Over 500 locations in 48 states! And they have been in business for over 20 years!

  • Opening: 1 Staff & 1 Senior Internal Auditor. T

 Why work here?

  • 10% travel nationally
  • CPA/CPE support
  • “Get your work done” environment where schedules can be flexible
  • 50% discount on all products
  • One of the few retailers in growth mode
  • ½ day Fridays during Summer
  • 40-45 hour weeks
  • New-hires will be direct reports to the Director of Internal Audit

The Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for the co-development and performance of audits in support of the Company’s internal audit plan and supervision of staff on the internal audit team.

The Senior Internal Auditor will also assist management with the planning, testing, review, and reporting of the Company’s internal controls related to Sarbanes Oxley compliance, as well as performing substantive audit procedures in support of the external auditor’s year-end audit.

Cost & Inventory Accounting Manager – Stafford – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Position Summary:

This newly created position will be responsible for developing and maintaining process and internal controls around the financial inventory function.

Essential Functions/ Key Results Areas:

  • Work with Operations to develop and maintain a cycle count process.  Reconcile and investigate variances between counts and Infor, and propose possible solutions.
  • Support Operations, Quality,  Services and other internal clients to ensure accurate DEA product recording and reporting.
  • Responsible for coordinating the year end physical inventory with Operations.
  • Partner with Operations in inventory related improvements that will result in increased production and efficiency as the company expands.
  • Utilize expertise in ERP inventory transaction flows to partner with Operations in developing and maintaining process mappings; use subject expertise to determine possible inefficiencies within Infor to create cost and/or time savings.
  • Develop reporting tools and internal controls with the Cost Controller to ensure the accuracy of the inventory valuation and monthly Cost of Goods Sold calculations.
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable to ensure all payments for inventory have been properly ordered and received.
  • Support internal and external financial audit activities.
  • Perform month-end close activities including reconciling of inventory and related liabilities.
  • Perform other duties, as needed, for the Financial Operations Controller, Chief Development Officer and the leadership team.

Requirements: 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or relevant discipline
  • Strong understanding of GAAP
  • 5-7 years of experience as an Inventory or Cost Accountant
  • Experience with ERP systems required;

(70-82K) + 5-10% discretionary bonus

 

 

Treasury Analyst – Galleria – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

The Treasury Analyst is responsible for coordinating and monitoring all cash activities and facilitating investment decisions, as well as processing payments, etc. for entry in the general ledger. This position is also responsible for the preparation and distribution of reports for cash and treasury operations.

Why work here?

  • The opportunity to enter the O&G industry at a pivotal time in the industry
  • Rotational options after 2 years including FP&A, Corporate Accounting or other areas
  • Great benefits including 401k match & bonuses
  • Half-day Fridays
  • Little Overtime
  • Strong leadership at the management level

Requirements

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience (Audit/Accounting/Finance)
  • Treasury experience preferred but not required
  • “Rockstar” personality – Growth oriented

Responsibilities

  • Determine daily cash positions for the organization
  • Provide analysis for daily cash position and short term investments; and accurately upload/ input wire transfers as needed
  • Interface and communicate with outside banks, maintain bank account accuracy, and support bank restructurings
  • Analyze bank fees and identify cost-saving opportunities
  • Recommend improvements to policies and procedures as they relate to Treasury and Corporate Finance for cash management
  • Ensure accuracy of daily payment file uploads and interface with AP and IT when errors occur

Education, Training, Licenses and/or Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university (in Accounting or Finance) required
  • Masters or advanced degree (in Accounting or Finance) preferred
  • CPA or CTP preferred

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

Staff Accountant – Northwest Houston – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Staff Accountant

Who wouldn’t want to work for company that has been in business for almost 100 years! Talk about stability! This company also offers a laid back environment,  a family culture and is number two in the nation!

Overview:

• Posting, balancing, and reconciliation of the general ledger. Reviews entries to the ledger to assure accuracy.
• Performs bank reconciliation monthly. Verifies all deposits, withdrawals, and wire transfers. Addresses questions and problems from banking institutions.
• Performs account analysis and reconciliation, and sets up new accounts.
• Reconciles daily cash flow to monthly bank statements. Reviews daily cash bank reports and analyzes as required.
• Verifies, posts, and reconciles payroll.
• Assists General Accounting Manager with year-end audit.
• Maintains control over and distributes sales force incentive spreadsheets for all sales divisions.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelors in Accounting or Finance
  • 1 to 2 years of Reconciliations experience
  • Advanced Excel

Contact:

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

 

Here is an ideal résumé for a mid-level employee

Originally posted by Business Insider: Article

Jacquelyn Smith and Skye Gould

Having a ton of experience under your belt doesn’t necessarily mean you have an “impressive” résumé.

“You can have all the experience in the world — but if your résumé doesn’t stand out, if you don’t present that information in a well-organized manner, or if it doesn’t tell your story, nobody will take the time to look at your résumé closely enough to see all that experience,” says Amanda Augustine, a career advice expert for TopRésumé.

To get a clearer picture of what makes a résumé stand out, we asked Augustine to create a sample of an excellent one for a mid-level professional.

While your résumé may look different depending on the industry you’re in, the one below should serve as a useful guide for job seekers with about 10 years of experience:

good resume

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.