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.

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

How to stand out in your job search VIA http://cfstaffing.blogspot.com/

As you blankly stare at your computer screen, you cant help but ask yourself, “Am I really doing this again? Am I really applying for another job?” Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Despite countless applications, the only thing you have to show for your efforts is automatic email responses and endless frustration. How can you get past this phase and into the interview room? How can you stand out from your competition?
Use the right vocabulary
Competition in the job market is fierce, and you need a winning resume. Hiring managers spend less than 10 seconds looking at a resume and its your job to ensure that yours doesn’t land in the “rejects pile”. In order to do so, you must choose the right vocabulary. When you skim the job posting, pull out key words and sprinkle them throughout your application. Not only will this catch a recruiterseye, but it will ensure that you make it through applicant tracking systems as well.
Key words are only step one; your entire resume needs to feature strong vocabulary. Consider the following bullet point: “Answered phones and took messages for the main office.” Now when you make a few edits it looks like this, “Maintained open lines of communication between clients and the main office.” The latter is a much stronger description.
Gain relevant experience
Whether you intern or volunteer, experience is essential. After all, many entry-level jobs tend to ask for 1-2 years of experience. What better way to do so than through internships? They will provide you with a foundation to build off of and teach you the necessary skills you’ll need throughout your career. Nowadays, there are many paid internships or ones that can be used for school credit; it’s a win-win.
Volunteer work is another great way to gain experience. It shows hiring managers that you are passionate about certain causes, and that you’re willing to further develop your skillsets. In addition, volunteering offers you a way to take on leadership positions, which hiring managers look for when they review applications.
Stay current on industry trends
In order to stand out in an interview, you need to wow the recruiter with your knowledge. Not only do you need to know terminology, but you need to stay on top of industry trends as well. Your interviewer could test your knowledge and you want to be ready to impress!
Stay informed by following industry-related blogs. There are thousands of blogs you can subscribe to. Doing so will give you topics to discuss in your interview, put you ahead of your competition, and expand your knowledge exponentially. Another great way to stay current is through social media. Many companies and news sources utilize Facebook/Twitter as a primary information source these days, and it shouldn’t be overlooked.
Have questions about your job search? We want to hear them! Comment below or contact one of our expert recruiters today! Find the closest CFS location to you here.

5 Things on You Should NEVER Say or Do on a Resume

MAY 12, 2016 BY

 

Sometimes when I am reading resumes I feel like I should be a third grade English teacher rather than a recruiter.  Why do I say this?  I am simply amazed by the mistakes made on resumes.  The misspellings, the run on sentences, the formatting, and the blatant lack of attention to detail are simply astounding.  I need a red pen to mark up the resume.  As I have said more than once, even in the age of social media and LinkedIn, resumes are essential in your job search.

Do you know the song by Tim McGraw called “I Like It, I Love It” where he says “I throwed out my shoulder”?  Even if you aren’t a fan of country music, that song has been played on every radio station across America for the past decade.  Every time I hear it, I feel like someone is running their fingernails across the chalkboard.  It is “I threw”, not “I throwed”!  Why, oh why, would he say such a thing?!!  That is EXACTLY how I feel when I look at resumes that aren’t done well.

There are common errors that need to be eliminated.  I want to share with you some of those common errors and hopefully you will NEVER make these mistakes.  After all, a resume is a first impression and you may never get to an interview if your resume isn’t done correctly.

Here are 5 things you should NEVER say or do on a resume:

  1. Apply to a job that you have NEVER done without a Cover Letter or explanation. I am really struggling with this one.  This is my #1 pet peeve.  It is kind of like putting diesel in a car that only takes unleaded.  Why? Okay, if you want to change careers, that is cool, but tell me why you want to make a change and how you are able to do the job. Simple enough?
  2. Never apply to a job without a LinkedIn URL. Why in this day and age would you not have a LinkedIn account?  I just don’t get it.  If you are in the job market, don’t you know I am going to check your social profile? Also, if you want to hear more about how I feel about this, read here.
  3. Never compromise your resume & career by trying to cram everything on one page. The one page rule in my mind is ridiculous.  Who cares?  If you have had an established career and want to highlight what you have done, then please, by all means make it longer.  I think 2-3 page resumes are the norm today.  With all of the technologies and skills that are required of candidates, you better make sure you list the right skills the company is looking for in a candidate.  Do you think they care how long their job description is?  No!
  4. I don’t need your physical address or home phone. Guys, this is not 1995.  Everything is electronic, on social media, or on your mobile device.  I need your e-mail, phone number, blog site, LinkedIn (I’ll say it again), Twitter account, or whatever relevant information you can give me so I can research you.  I need to know what city you live in, but I don’t need to know your physical home address.  I really don’t want your home number either.  A cell is all I want and need.  I don’t need your grandmother answering a phone call and taking down your phone number.
  5. Please tell me CLEARLY what you did at your job (in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER), what you accomplished, and what skills you have acquired. I don’t need all of your skills jumbled together with your company name and dates of employment at the bottom of your resume!  What are you hiding?  Look, if you have gaps in your employment tell me what you have been doing.  Have you been consulting?  Have you been going back to school?  Just spell it out for me.  I’ll likely pass on your resume if I can’t figure it out in 6 seconds, so make it simple!

Of course I am only scratching the surface here, but this is a good start.  Next week I’ll give 5 more pointers.  Please whatever you do, don’t “throwed” out your shoulder between now and then.

@willrecruits 

 
Read more at http://bullseyerecruiting.net/5-things-on-you-should-never-say-or-do-on-a-resume/#dZ0S27ZIkksZMw8w.99

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

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#CPARecruiterhou

IT Auditor – Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

IT Auditor

Position Description:

 

The Information Technology Auditor may be involved in all phases of an audit, including planning, project execution and communication, as directed by the associated project supervisor. The IT Auditor will work with the audit team and business personnel to understand information technology controls, determine and assess risks within processes, identify controls and deficiencies and provide recommendations to improve processes under review. Finally, the IT Auditor may be involved in special projects and/or company initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Interacts with process owners and control owners in areas under review, conveying the department’s guiding principles of integrity, objectivity, innovation, excellence and teamwork
  • Develops audit programs designed to evaluate reliability of financial information, effectiveness of internal controls, efficiency of operations and compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Documents business processes, identifying key controls and identifying process improvement opportunities
  • Performs audit fieldwork
  • Monitors compliance with established policies, procedures and sound business practices
  • Promotes implementation of best practices to strengthen internal controls
  • Prepares, assembles and organizes work papers documenting audit procedures performed
  • Communicates status and findings to supervisor throughout course of audit
  • Drafts audit reports, detailing audit procedures performed and findings (including strengths and weaknesses)
  • Assists with preparation of control reports, status reports, scorecards and presentations
  • Finalizes audit reports, incorporating management responses
  • Complies with departmental policies and procedures
  • Assists with special projects, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree, preferred in Management Information Systems, Accounting or Finance
  • Professional Certification, such as CISA, CIA, or CPA or certification candidate preferred
  • 1 – 3 years experience in technology auditing and risk management positions
  • General understanding of business and accounting principles

Interested candidates should demonstrate:

  • Broad understanding of internal control principles, design, evaluation and remediation and general computing controls
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills, including ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently
  • Professionalism
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Service-oriented approach
  • Solid work ethic
  • Team-player attitude
  • Proficiency with PC-based tools, including the Microsoft Office Suite, SAP and computer assisted auditing tools
  • Ability to travel 25 to 35%

Diane Delgado LeMaire | Senior 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 | dcd@fittsroberts.com| Blog| Twitter| LinkedIn