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

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

New Accounting Openings this week! dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Senior Auditor – 30% travel – North Houston

Corporate Accounting Manager – Downtown (combo of public and industry)

Senior Auditor – 40% travel – Northwest Houston

Tax Manager – public accounting – 30 to 40 hour work week!

Non Profit Accounting Manager – Greeway Plaza area

IT Auditor – Greenway Plaza

AP Supervisor – West Houston

11 signs you nailed the interview Article originally posted on Business Insider

Most people walk out of a job interview feeling one of two ways: like they definitely nailed it, or like they completely bombed.

If you ever find yourself in the latter group, you’ll probably spend the hours and days following the interview over-thinking every response you gave and every gesture you made, wondering how the hiring manager felt about them.

But things don’t have to be a complete mystery in the time between when you walk out of the interview and when you hear whether or not you got the job.

According to career experts, there are some telltale signs to look for in the interview (and in the days following) that can help you figure out whether a job offer could be coming your way.

Here are 11 signs to look out for that don’t necessarily guarantee a job offer is in the cards, but are pretty promising:

1. Your interviewer was very smiley

Okay, you may have given a few lame answers, or froze when the interviewer tossed a brainteaser your way, but if the hiring manager was smiling and nodding a lot, this could be a really good sign.

Sure, they could have just been nodding and smiling because they are friendly, but if you notice a friendly and warm demeanor, things might be going your way.

Nodding, for instance, indicates the interviewer is listening to you intently — and is genuinely interested in what you have to say — which are good indications you’re on the right track.

2. They asked a lot of personal questions about your family, personal goals, and hobbies

No, they weren’t grilling you because they thought you were the worst. Stop being so paranoid!

“Showing an interest in your personal life means they’re seriously considering you, as it demonstrates an interest beyond just the professional résumé,” says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of “The HumorAdvantage.”

But remember that you don’t always have to answer personal questions. Some are illegal.

3. The interview ran over the designated time

When you’re in the hot seat and things aren’t going as swimmingly as you’d like, it may feel like the interview is going on forever. But if you look at the clock and realize that’s because it did go over the 30-minute block, this could be a very good thing.

It may mean the employer wants to continue getting to know you a little better, says Amber Cloke, an academic adviser at Ithaca College. “You’ve likely already passed the initial criteria they were seeking, and the fact that they continue investing more time and energy toward you can be promising.”

4. The interviewer tried to sell you on the company

At some point in the interview, the hiring manager stopped asking questions and started talking your ear off. You may have been thinking, Oh no. They’re done with me … they have nothing else to ask!

But stop freaking out and think about what they were saying

Were they making a conscious effort to talk up the company? That’s a great sign they’re impressed with you and trying to sway you towards the position.

“You may be able to tell that your interview has gone well by how much the recruiter ‘sells’ the role and/or the organization,” says Dale Austin, director of the Career Development Center at Hope College. “If the recruiter spends a lot of time doing the talking, that may be one indicator that the organization is very interested in your candidacy.”

5. The interviewer talked a lot about perks, benefits, policies, and pay

This may have been part of their “sales tactic,” and it’s another positive sign.

If and when an interviewer starts discussing company policies and benefits — and even gets into a serious discussion about pay — there’s a good chance they’re planning to make an offer. They most likely wouldn’t waste their time voluntarily sharing all this information if they weren’t interested in you.

6. Your interviewer showed you around the office before you left

No matter how badly you thought you bombed, an office tour can give you some hope.

If the hiring manager takes the extra time to show you around the office or introduces you to employees before you head out, that could mean they’re thinking about offering you the role.

“Most interviewers will give you an idea of what the schedule will look like ahead of time,” says Cloke. “If, at the end of the interview, the employer unexpectedly offers to introduce you to the rest of the team, it could bode well for you.”

7. They said ‘you will’ rather than ‘you would’

If you spent the whole interview overthinking the weak handshake you gave at the very beginning of the interview, or the awkward moment you sat in the wrong chair in the hiring manager’s office, you may not have noticed some very subtle signs that they were actually really impressed with you.

For instance, if the interviewer shifted from a hypothetical tone to a presumptive one, this is a very good sign.

Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert, leadership coach, and author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job,” says this may mean they’re already be envisioning you at the company.

8. The interviewer asked for a list of references

No, this doesn’t mean they didn’t believe something you said and want to confirm their suspicions.

Well, it could mean that … but it probably doesn’t.

When the interviewer asks for references, it typically means they’re seriously considering you for the role.

Checking references is often the last step before an employer offers a candidate the job. So, you should stop feeling sorry for yourself and start feeling excited.

9. The follow-up process was pointedly discussed

On your way out, you’re feeling pretty badly about how things went. But then the hiring manager enthusiastically brings up the next step in the hiring process without you even asking.

This is a clear indicator you’re still in the running for the open role. Unless, of course, it’s just a generic: “We’’ll be in touch soon.”

“If an interviewer is interested in a candidate, they may even ask when you’d like to or need to have their decision by,” said Kevin Hewerdine, director of Career Service sand Employer Relations at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. “They won’t let you leave without knowing what your timeline looks like.”

10. You’re asked to come in for an additional round of interviews

You may be just one of a handful of finalists, but if you’ve been asked to return for a second round of interviews, that’s an encouraging sign that you’re a serious contender, says Taylor. “They want to clinch the decision by building consensus among managers.”

11. There was a lingering goodbye

If they disliked you as much as you’re worried they did, the hiring manager would probably try to get rid of you as quickly as possible. But if they seem to go on and on, continue asking questions or selling you on the company as you’re saying your goodbyes, you probably made a great impression.

Okay, maybe the hiring manager is just super talkative — but if they linger as they walk with you toward the main lobby or escort you out the door, this could be a very good sign.

Matthew Randall, executive director of the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania, says: “Typically, interviewers unconsciously do this because they feel comfortable with you being a strong candidate and know that, since this relationship may continue in the future, they want to spend a few more moments to strengthen their professional rapport.”

Are you looking for your next dream job? Contact one of our expert recruiters today! Find the closes CFS location to you here.

Read the original article published on Business Insider.

8 things to remember before and after you step foot in the lobby for an interview

  1. The day before

Yes, I know it is a hassle, but take the time to drive by the location the day before your interview.  It will make you feel much more relaxed when navigating to the location. The last thing you need the day of the interview is to get lost and arrive stressed out. This does not set a good tone for the day!

2. Timing

Arrive at the building 20 to 30 minutes early to review your notes, but do not go in until 5 to 10 minutes before the interview (depending on building security). You do not want to throw the interviewer off. They have a schedule too and they may be taking that time to prepare for you!

3. Pre-Interview Jitters?

Before you even walk into the lobby, wash your hands with cold water if you tend to have sweaty palms! Also, give yourself a little pep talk and walk in with confidence.

4. Cell Phone

I can’t believe I even have to say this, but do not play on your cell phone! It does not make a good impression to be playing candy crush on your phone, when the manager walks out to come greet you.  Another option is just to leave your phone in your car. This way you can’t be distracted by it

5. Receptionist

Greet the receptionist and please be nice. Believe it or not this person could hinder your ability to get the job! They will be the first person to speak up if you are rude.

6. Posture

Sit up tall and with confidence. Look up and around. Smile at the people walking by. You will be making a great first impression with several people without formally meeting them!

7/ Double check

One more time! Yes, please make sure your phone is off. Yes, completely off. I know you didn’t leave it in the car. You do not want to risk the phone ringing or even vibrating in the interview. The world will not come to an end if you cannot be reached for an hour.

8. Portfolio

Have your portfolio with your resume, notes and prepared questions organized and ready to go. Please make sure the portfolio is appropriate for a professional interview!

Diane Delgado LeMaire, Creative Financial Staffing, Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager
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New Openings this week…..

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NEW!!!! 

  • Senior Tax Accountant or Supervisor – Family Office – Downtown
  • Senior Accountant – Small Accounting Team – Fast Paced Environment – Midtown
  • Senior Staff Accountant – GL, Month End – SW Houston
  • Staff Accountant – 0 to 2 years of experience – Downtown
  • Assistant Controller – 5 to 8 years of experience – Small company – Galleria
  • Internal Auditor – Staff or Senior – Galleria

Still HOT!!!!

  • Corporate Director FP&A – Downtown
  • IT Audit Lead – West Houston
  • IT Auditor – Galleria
  • E&P Tax Manager or Director – Downtown
  • Controller – Start Up – Greenway Plaza
  • High Net Wealth Tax Manager – Greenway Plaza
  • Internal Audit Senior – 40% Travel – Downtown