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.

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

 

 

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

Financial Reporting Manager – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com

Our client is a global oilfield products company that has had tremendous growth over the past 5 years through acquisition and organically. They are seeking a Financial Reporting Manager (SEC) for their corporate headquarters on the west side of Houston, TX (Memorial City area).

The Financial Reporting Manager will have high exposure to the C-suite, with an office just 2 doors down from the CFO and 3 doors down from the CEO. Unlike most Financial Reporting Manager roles, this position will be flexible with overtime, allowing you to work from home in the evenings. The Financial Reporting Manager will run all SEC Reporting, Internal Management Reporting, Corporate Accounting & Equity Accounting for the company while overseeing 2 direct reports.

Job Description:

  • Oversee the preparation and timely submission of SEC filings including the 10-Qs and 10-K, and other miscellaneous filings
  • Draft and review quarterly and annual financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flow, statement of stockholders’ equity, footnote disclosures
  • Draft management discussion and analysis section of SEC filings, including variances analysis on operating results and cash flow activities
  • Prepare initial draft of earnings releases
  • Prepare initial draft of financial data used during the earnings calls with external analysts
  • Work with external auditors to meet requests and questions on the SEC reporting
  • Aid in writing responses to SEC comment letters
  • Manage the preparation of internal management reporting and understanding variances to budget and prior periods
  • Aid in the accounting for and maintaining the ledger of equity transactions
  • Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance
  • Assist in accounting research related to new and existing accounting pronouncements on an as needed basis
  • Fulfill ad hoc requests from management
  • Update and maintain documentation with respect to internal controls over financial reporting (Sarbanes Oxley)
  • Coordinate the information gathering process involving interactions with finance personnel across the organization

    Required Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Big 4 or large public accounting firm experience
  • SEC reporting experience
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, FASB and SEC requirements
  • Workiva experience and XBRL knowledge is a plus
  • Hyperion product experience (HFM, FDM) is a plus
  • Webfilings experience a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Excellent teamwork skills with proven ability to work effectively in a variety of situations
  • Excellent organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Highly detail oriented with exceptional follow-up and sense of urgency

October 2014 Newsletter for Accounting Professionals from Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

October 2014

Industry News and Updates

Where has time gone this year? I just realized this newsletter should have been published in September. I am sorry about the delay, so lets get right to it! Houston leads the nation in job growth again according to the GHP. We added 112,000 jobs from July 2013 to July 2014. Furthermore, since the bottom of the recession our economy actually added a total of 420,000 jobs. Houston’s unemployment rate sits around 5.4% now. According to the GHP this is full employment for our local market. That means if it drops below 5.4% there will be a bigger war for talent (shortage), thus driving up salaries (demand).

This growth is not only coming from our booming oil & gas industry, but also from all the people moving to Houston. With the increase in our population, the demands for a lot of specific services is also increasing. It looks like the price of oil has been dropping a lot lately. That always worries me, but our nation is also in a place where we are able to produce much more than we ever have been able too. So that is the basic theory of supply and demand at work. I have been told not to worry about the price of oil unless is dips under 70 to 75 dollars and we are definitely not there yet. So, it looks like Houston continues to be one of the best places to be!

Below you will find a list of our openings. Please keep in mind that CFS is looking for recruiters too. We are looking for Accountants who are 1 to 2 years into their career who might not be happy doing that role and would prefer to be in a sales/recruiting role. Please contact me for more details.

Until next time..

Local Statistics:

· National / Houston Unemployment rate: 6.3/5.4

· Price of Oil: $93(last year $106)

· Oil Rig Count: 1930 (last year 1763)

· Industries hiring: Manufacturing, Construction, E&P, Consumer Products related companies, Law Firms

· Positions in demand: Tax, Staff and Senior Accountants, Controllers, Billing & AR Managers

Local Searches

Royalty Accountant – DT
AP Specialist, East Houston
Practice Growth Analyst – DT
Commission Specialist / Payroll – Galleria
Bookkeeper / Office Administrator – DT
Staff Accountant – NW
Entry Level Financial Analyst – SW
Senior Accountant – WEST Houston
Senior Accuntant – NW Houston
Financial Analyst – NW Houston
Controller – SEC – Galleria
Cognos Financial Analyst – Galleria
Tax Accountant – Woodlands
Revenue Accountant – DT – small family business
Auditor – Woodlands
AR Manager – Woodlands
Internal Controls Manager – West
Assitant Controller – DT – CPA & Public Accounting
Controller – growing division party of billion dollar company – SE Houston
Controller – Sugar Land – Must have Mfg exp
HR Recruiter – temp to hire
SOX Auditor – Contract role- North and DT
Payroll Manager – NW Houston
Senior Auditor, DT, CPA Firm
Assistant Controller – West Houston
Senior Cost Analyst – West Houston – 90’s
Tax Senior with short track to Manager!
Tax Manager ready for Partner!!!!! Existing book of business
Senior Production Accountant – North Houston – 90 to 100K
Senior Accountant – Midstream – DT
Senior Income Tax Manager – North Houston – 120 to 150K
International Tax Senior -North Houston – 90’s
Law Firm Billing Analyst – 75K
Staff Accountant – Galleria and SW Houston
Senior Accountant – SE Houston – 75K
Project Cost Accountant Staff – GWP
Senior GL Accountant – DT 85K
SEC Accountant – Staff or Senior – GWP
Senior Audit Manager – DT – Public Accounting – 120 to 150K
AP Lead, Katy – 60’s
Revenue Accountant – DT

News and Resources

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Diane Delgado LeMaire

5718 Westheimer Suite 800, Houston, Texas 77057

T: 713.490.6003| C: 713.594.4486 | dcd@fittsroberts.com | http://www.cfstaffing.com |

Internal Auditor – NW Houston – less than 25% travel – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Responsibilities:

• Perform all aspects of a full audit examination with limited managerial guidance. Essential elements of an Audit will include audit planning, walkthroughs, audit program development, risk and control identification, status reporting, decision-making, and time/budget management
• Plan, organize, and perform various audits.
• Develop accurate, meaningful and complete audit work papers and draft reports that adequately support audit findings and document work performed.
• Develop issue based reports based on audit points, summarize findings and recommendations.
• Prepare draft audit report to departmental and client management for review and discussion.
• Suggest recommendations on ways to improve audit work processes.

Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, will consider other degrees based on level of Senior Auditor experience.
• CPA, CFA or CIA (or progress towards completion) preferred

Experience:
• Minimum of two years of relevant and progressive Internal Audit
• Working knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, internal auditing standards, and GAAP
• Experience in leading projects and proven ability to drive results

Senior Auditor – 30% travel – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

Identify, review and test key business controls to assist management in meeting objectives.
Develop audit objectives, assess adequacy of internal controls, conclude on effectiveness of internal controls, and draft written audit reports to senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors to document significant concerns.
Ensure corporate activities are performed in accordance with management’s expectations, identify operating improvements and cost savings, and assist management in efforts to address challenges facing the Company.
May lead audit team to ensure audits are properly planned, executed and completed within established timelines; will be responsible for all elements of audit from administration and project management to monitoring and periodically reporting progress.
Senior auditors must quickly understand the business process under review and apply analytical and problem solving techniques to evaluate its effectiveness. Then using communication and influencing skills, convince management that corrective actions are necessary. They must do this while being minimally intrusive to the client’s day-to-day responsibilities.

Required:
The legal authorization to work in the U.S. for any U.S. employer.
A minimum of a B.S. degree in any of the following: Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Engineering
A minimum of 3 years previous audit experience; experience in process innovation may compensate for lack of prior audit experience.
Ability to travel both domestically and internationally on average 30% – 40% of the time
Understanding of Microsoft software such as: MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access and audit sampling software

Preferred:
Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or French
Masters Degree in Accounting, Finance, Engineering or Information Technology.
Professional certification in financial or information systems field, e.g., CPA, CIA, CMA, CISA
Six Sigma and/or Lean

Senior Accountant – The Woodlands – email: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Senior Accountant in Financial Reporting

External Reporting (SEC):
• Assist in the preparation of quarterly and year-end external financial reports, including business section, risk factors, footnotes and MD&A for quarterly earnings releases, 10-Qs and 10-Ks.
• Participate in SOX 404 efforts, including documentation of processes, testing process controls, and making recommendations for improvements.
• Help improve formal processes to ensure that appropriate support is maintained for all disclosures in the Company’s SEC filings.
• Assist with compliance and implementation of all new standards and guidance promulgated by the SEC, FASB, and other applicable regulatory agencies.
• Work closely with external auditors as well as the internal audit department.
• Assist corporate finance in various capacities, including but not limited to, internal reporting duties.

Technical Accounting:
• Help document accounting policies and assist in technical accounting research.
• Assist with implementation of new accounting standards.

Transaction Support:
• Assist with financial due diligence related to business combinations and purchase accounting.
• Help prepare pro forma financial statements as needed.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of accounting and financial concepts.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to independently identify and resolve problems or take advantage of opportunities.
• Strong computer skills, including a demonstrated ability to use accounting systems and Microsoft Office.
• Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Qualifications:
• Bachelors/Masters Degree in Accounting.
• CPA required.
• Minimum 3 years of accounting experience including at least 1-2 years of public accounting (Big 4 Firm).
• SOX 404 experience preferred.
• Experience with GAAP accounting research and application.
• Excellent writing skills; proficient in technical accounting writing ability

Senior Auditor – 50% travel – NW location – dcd@fittsroberts.com

90K plus 30% bonus plus 30% stock options

Job Description
The successful candidate will work on internal audit activities encompassing 200+ locations at a global dynamic company.
The position will be responsible for carrying out audit procedures, in accordance with professional standards, to evaluate control deficiencies and to recommend appropriate corrective actions.
The individual should be capable of identifying process improvement opportunities for management’s consideration, be able to perform at the highest level and with a risk based approach and willing to share best practices within the organization.
Other areas of involvement may include special management-directed projects, including fraud investigations, forensic audits and IT and Sarbanes-Oxley initiatives depending on experience, business need and career objectives. This position can be a springboard to other financial management roles in the company.
Relocation assistance could be considered for the right candidate.

Required
BS in Accounting, Business or Computer Science
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Ability to quickly obtain knowledge of Company policies and procedures is desirable
Collaborative team member with strong interpersonal skills to lead audit engagements
Willingness to constructively challenge practices and processes
Proficiency in time management, organization and planning skills
Ability to work alone or in a team setting
Must possess good work habits and strong work ethic
Ability to handle multiple projects at one time
Advanced degree (e.g., MBA)
Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CMA, etc.), or progress toward certification
Ability to travel 50 to 60% primarily domestic with occasional international assignments

Assistant Controller – The Woodlands – Email: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Supervises both exempt and non-exempt level staff.
  • Consolidate company financials.
  • Direct and coordinate the accounting and other financial operations of assigned areas.  Includes providing administrative and technical supervision to staff personnel.
  • Perform and implement policies and procedures relating to financial and business practices of the company which will provide for efficient operations as well as a strong internal control environment.
  • Recommend policies and procedures where needed to improve the efficiency or to strengthen internal controls.
  • Monitor the financial operations of the company and assigned areas to insure compliance with budgets.
  • Ability to analyze the company’s subsidiary WIP schedules in accordance with percentage of completion method of accounting so as to identify potential problem areas that could result in misstatements of revenue, gross profit, “billings in excess” liability and “earnings in excess” asset.
  • Work to ensure a strong management link between corporate accounting and management and employees in other areas of the business.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Controller.
  • Participate in planning the objectives, methods and resources of short and long-range financial operations of the company.
  • Provide technical and management training and development to the finance team.
  • Participate in analysis and due diligence reviews on acquisitions.
  • Review and evaluate internal controls required under SOX with internal audit.
  • Review materials for board meetings.

Required Skills

  • Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of SEC, GAAP.
  • Knowledge of construction Work-In-Progress schedule analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills.
  • Planning/organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, communicate effectively at all level of the organization, and lead through influence – with the purpose of driving change and delivering outcomes.
  • Winning attitude that motivates people.

Oil & Gas Services – Senior Accountant – NW Houston Location – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Our client is a publicly traded oil & gas services company with over 3000 employees worldwide. They are growing through acquisition and organic growth. At this time they need to add a Division Senior Accountant to their team.

• Work directly with the Accounting Manager in completing essential accounting/finance functions of the company.

Month-end financial reporting
Assist in month-end closing procedures including:
o General Journal entries on multiple general ledgers
o General Ledger account reconciliations
o Intercompany invoices
o Fixed Asset management including additions, disposals, and depreciation
o Bank reconciliations
o Account roll-forwards and sub-ledger reconciliations
o Assistance in other aspects of closing of the books and records in accordance with US GAAP
o Maintain compliance of internal SOX controls

• Assist in maintaining accounting controls
• Assist with intercompany invoicing

Minimum Qualifications
• Required Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
• Advanced skills required in MS Excel and Word.
• Good interpersonal and leadership skills to gather information from and work with multiple levels the organization.

SEC Reporting Manager or Director – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

SEC Reporting Director for Pre-IPO Company. Houston, Texas

 

  • Prepare monthly internal financial reports, as well as related analyses, for management.
  • Prepare reports to support external financial reporting and SEC filings. Coordinating and preparing portions of the SEC quarterly and annual reports, including financial statements, footnotes, 10Q/10K, MD&A and earnings releases
  • Prepare schedules for quarterly review and year-end audit processes with outside audit firm(s).
  • Draft accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure adherence to and effectiveness of internal control in own area of responsibility. 
  • Establish, modify, and coordinate the implementation of new Corporate Accounting control procedures, as necessary.
  • Must be knowledgeable on GAAP.  Responsible for keeping current with new accounting pronouncements and ensuring the Company’s accounting practices are in compliance with GAAP. 
  • Research GAAP and SEC accounting matters to identify and resolve accounting issues
  • Monitor and identify major performance areas for enhancement via computerization and/or paper flow.
  • Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

 

April 2013 Accounting Openings: Staff, Senior, Audit, Tax, SEC, SOX, Oil & Gas!!!!!! dcd@fittsroberts.com

• Senior Accountant – Med Center area – 70-80k
• Senor Staff Accountant – West – 60 to 65K
• Senior Staff Accountant – Greenspoint – 60 to 65K
• Accounting Admin Assistant – 35K
• Contracts Admin Assistant – 35K
• Staff Accountant – Northwest – 50-60k
• AP Supervisor – Downtown – 70k – must have E&P and/or Bachelor’s Degree
• Cost Accountant – Galleria – 75k – Oilfield services
• SOX Manager – Galleria – 80-90k
• Financial Analyst – near IAH – 85-90k – Oilfield services
• SEC Manager – West Houston – to 90k
• Financial Reporting Specialist – Downtown – 100k – benefits, 401(k), pensions
• Controller – Non-profit – to 86k
• Senior Accountant (SEC) – Downtown – 85k
• Tax Accountant – Staff and/or Senior, pay DOE – Oil and Gas – North
• Oil and Gas positions – Gas Plant Acct, Regulatory Specialist, Revenue Acct, MMS – Downtown
• West Houston – Financial Analyst, Staff Accountant, Payroll Manager, FP&A Manager, SEC Supervisor
• Revenue Accountant – Oil and Gas – Energy Corridor
• Property Accountant – Westchase – 55k
• Payroll – Processor and Supervisor – SAP – Downtown
• Various Public Accounting positions

Director of Accounting – Houston – EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Directs financial accounting activities by performing the following:

  • Establishes, reviews, implements, and ensures execution of accounting best practices for policies, procedures and controls necessary to mitigate risks, protect company assets, and properly report financial activities.
  • Utilizes Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) best practice methodologies to implement same in the Accounting department. ???Establishes a roadmap to rollout pertinent parts to other departments based on risk analysis
  • Utilizes proven experience in managing projects and related project management skills to interact with the special projects team, Accounts Payable, Tax, other department personnel, and other departments to complete projects as needed.
  • Provides guidance from a GAAP and General Ledger accounting perspective on tax related matters.
  • Assists Controller and CFO with various tasks and projects
  • Delegates tasks to appropriate staff
  • Supervises General Accounting operations and teams (General Ledger, Cash Accounting, Sales Audit, Fixed Assets, Projects, Inventory, and Accounts Payable) of the Accounting Department. ???This includes, but is not limited to hiring, evaluating, delivering correctives, and terminating associates.
  • Ensures integrity, accuracy, completeness and accuracy of records and transactions recorded in the books.
  • Ensures proper procedures are identified, implemented and executed to record transactions; reconcile accounts; and reconcile sub-ledgers and interfaces.
  • Supervises preparation and publication of historical financial reports and presents findings and recommendations to Corporate Controller (monthly, quarterly, annually, and any special reports requested).
  • Assists in identification and implementation of accounting software packages and systems integration, as necessary.
  • Ensures that Academy is in compliance with federal, state, and local financial legal and generally accepted accounting principles and requirements by studying existing and new legislation. ???Advises management of needed actions.
  • Coordinates close of books monthly and annually.
  • Coordinates year-end audit preparation with timely and accurate completion.
  • Establishes productive relationships with Accounting personnel, CFO departments and other company departments.
  • Coordinates development of staff for personal and technical skills, including establishing, monitoring and driving to completion goals and career paths.
  • Exhibits working knowledge of theory and execution of core accounting functions, processes and systems, and the proper interfaces with other departments and systems.
  • Exhibits expertise in regulatory and compliance areas pertaining to US GAAP, Risk assessment and mitigation through proper Internal Controls, and Financial Reporting.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

    Duties may change and associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA required.
    • Minimum 8 years relevant business related work experience required
    • Consumer products industry and public accounting experience highly preferred.
    • Knowledge of accounting regulations and practices preferred.

October 2012 Newsletter for Accounting Professionals from Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

Industry News and Updates

This has been an interesting start to the 4th quarter of the year. I can’t say that we are super busy on the direct hire side of our business, but we have been very steady. Although year to date, the CFS Houston Team has become one of the top CFS offices for growth!  The demand for contract workers is very high. We are seeing this locally in Houston and nationally (40 offices nationwide).  I wonder how much of an impact the coming election is having on the types of hires companies are making (temporary vs. permanent) and if we will see the flood gates open after we receive the election results. I guess we will have to wait and see.

I continue to be optimistic about our local economy. Most of the news we see every day about Houston is very positive. We were just recently name the number one city in the US for Manufacturing by Forbes. Just simply drive around town and there seem to be buildings going up every where (especially on the west side of town). Construction is always the last industry to come out of a recession, so I am sure this is just the beginning of what’s to come. According to the GHP Houston added almost 90, 000 jobs by the end of August 2012. We are experiencing one of the fastest growth rates in the nation. Again, very positive news. It is great to live in such a wonderful and prosperous city. Oh, and by the way GO TEXANS! They are having an amazing year and I am certain making a positive impact on our local economy :-). Until next time……

Local Statistics:

National / Houston Unemployment rate: 7.8/6.7

Price of Oil: $95 (last year $95)

Oil Rig Count: 1955 (last year 1835)

Industries hiring: Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Oil & Gas Field Services, Retail, Chemicals and Services, Construction, Manufacturing

Positions in demand: Senior Accountants,Auditors, Financial Analysts

Industries not hiring or flat: Telecommunications, Government

Openings:

  • Credit & Collections Manager, SE, 110 to 120K
  • SEC Accountant, Westchase, 1 to 2 year Auditor needed
  • Senior Accountant, Westchase, 60K (2 openings)
  • Staff Accountant, Galleria, 48K
  • Auditor, Galleria, 40% travel 60 to 75K
  • Fixed Asset Accounting Manager, DT, 90K
  • Bilingual Senior Accountant, DT, 60K
  • Controller, Manufacturing, Rosenberg, 130K
  • 2 Entry Level Tax Accountants, CPA Firm, Good GPA
  • Accounting Manager, Katy, 100K
  • Assistant Controller, Rosenberg, 85K
  • Audit Senior Manager & Partner, Galleria, DOE
  • Tax Senior Manager & Partner, Galleria, DOE
  • Payroll Administrator, Woodlands, 50K
  • International Tax Staff & Senior, Westchase, 50 to 90K
  • Revenue Accounting Supervisor, DT, 115K
  • Revenue Senior, DT, 65 to 85K
  • Gas Plant Accountant, DT, 85 to 90K
  • Staff Accountant, West Houston, Small Company, 60K
  • Procurement Rep, 2 to 3 year assignment IRAQ, 100 PLUS
  • Tax Staff Accountant, CPA Firm, Galleria, 45 to 55K
  • Internal Auditor, Galleria, 60 to 65K – 20% Travel
  • Gas Plant Accountant, Westchase & DT, 75 to 100K
  • Sales Analyst (heavy excel), Greenway, 55K
  • Payroll and Payroll Tax Accountants, Galleria, 45 to 65K
  • Pharmacy IT Analyst, Modeling, Data Mining, Greenway Plaza, 80 to 90K

Articles:

Forbes names Houston No. 1 city for manufacturing jobs

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2012/10/forbes-names-houston-no-1-city-for.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-10-12

Current Openings September 2012

dcd@fittsroberts.com

  • Revenue Accounting Supervisor – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 110K – offshore experience
  • Revenue Accountant (Senior) – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 80K – offshore experience
  • Internal Audit Director – Galleria – 125K+ – need to have presented to Board before
  • Staff Internal Auditor – Galleria – Oil and Gas – 55-60K(ish) – 20% travel (international)
  • Staff Internal Auditor (x2)- Reliant area – 55-60K – 5% travel (domestic)
  • Senior Auditor – Galleria – Manufacturing – 75K – 50% travel (domestic)
  • Healthcare Analyst – Greenway Plaza – Healthcare – 90K – pharmacy experience?
  • Implementation Manager – Greenway Plaza – Healthcare – 90-120K – need project Mgt experience
  • Sr Accountant/Jr Manager – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 95-110K – consolidations, large co experience
  • Gas Plant Accountant – Downtown – 75K – does acct for plant, creates invoices for gas
  • Staff Accountant (x2) – Katy – to 53K – MUST have Accounting Degree
  • Lease Accounting Manager – West – 100K – mix of fixed assets, systems and lease experience
  • Director of Accounting – West – 125K
  • Controller – Southwest – Manufacturing – 110-135K – MUST have standard costing and manu experience
  • Auditor – West – Oil and Gas – 100-110K – Need Oil and Gas experience, JV audits, SOX, E&P
  • Sales Analyst – Greenway Plaza – Healthcare – 50K – 1 year analysis experience, data-mining
  • AP Manager – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 60-70K – Must be degreed, need O&G or oilfield svcs experience
  • Assistant Controller – Construction – West – to 100K – need homebuilding experience
  • Senior Auditor – Downtown – Oil and Gas – 90K – 8-10 yrs, 20% travel
  • Gas Plant Accountant – West – Oil and Gas – 90K
  • Tax Director – West – Consumer Goods – to 140K – Federal and State

 

August 2012 Newsletter for Houston Accounting Professionals

August 2012

Industry News and Updates

Diane – can you believe that Summer is almost over? Right now it seems that most people are focused on last minute vacations, back to school shopping and getting prepared for unbelievable amounts of traffic on the freeways again. I must say, I do love the sunny and warm days of summer, but I am ready for the fall. One of the main reasons for that excitement is not only the change in weather, but the amount of hires that happen in September, October and November. These are typically the busiest months for permanent placements. Contract placements tend to be higher in the summer months, although there are record numbers of temporary hires happening this year.

So what is new to Houston? According to the Greater Houston Partnership’s Economy at a Glance, consumer confidence seems to be improving. Houston enjoyed the highest auto and home sales numbers since 2007 this past month.  The GHP ties this back to 3 factors which include: job and income growth, as well as the strong performance of the energy industry. They also mentioned that the average annual wage is up $9,100 from 2009. I can tell you first hand that making a move right now does not mean you have to go backwards in salary. That is not to say that people are not making lateral moves, but for the most part everyone is seeing an increase in salary. The market is still doing very well in Houston and good talent is getting harder to find. Accountants like yourself will benefit from that today and for years to come!

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have and stay tuned for the next newsletter in October.

Local Statistics:

  • National / Houston Unemployment rate: 8.4/7.5
  • Price of Oil:$83.13 (last year $95.87)
  • Oil Rig Count:1944 (last year 1900)
  • Industries hiring:
  • Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Oil & Gas Field Services, Retail, Chemicals and Services
  • Positions in demand: Staff Accountants, Auditors, Analysts, Oil & Gas Accountants, Operations Accounting Roles
  • Industries not hiring or flat: Telecommunications, Government, Financial Services

Local Searches

  • Staff Accountant, Katy, 45 to 55K
  • Tax Staff Accountant, CPA Firm, Galleria, 45 to 55K
  • Internal Auditor, Sugar Land, 60 to 65K – 5% Travel
  • Operations Analyst, Galleria, 75K
  • Internal Auditor, Galleria, 60 to 65K – 20% Travel
  • Accounting Manager, Trading Co, Galleria, 85 to 95K
  • Staff Auditor (Financial & IT), Med Center, 60K
  • AR Analyst, non degreed, South Houston, 35K
  • Sr Accountant, AR, Westchase, 55K
  • Buyer, Planner, NW Houston, Metals exp., 45 to 55K
  • Hyperion / HFM Analst, West, 60K plus 20% bonus
  • Gas Plant Accountant, Westchase & DT, 75 to 100K
  • Treasury / Financial Analyst, Galleria, 100K
  • Cost Analyst, Rosenberg, 75 to 85K
  • FP&A Senior, Woodlands, 100K
  • Sales Analyst (heavy excel), Greenway, 55K
  • Accounting Manager, NW, MFG exp. 80K
  • JIB Manager, DT, 100 to 115
  • Director of Accounting, E&P, 130 to 150K
  • Credit Analyst, DT, 70K
  • Billing Lead, DT, 60K
  • AP Manager, DT 65K
  • Payroll and Payroll Tax Accountants, Galleria, 45 to 65K
  • Pharmacy Analyst – Greenway Plaza, 80 to 90K
  • Internal Audit Manager, Galleria, 90 to 110K
  • Credit & Collections Manager, SE, 90K

Internal Audit Manager – West Houston – 115K plus bonus – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Together with the IA team, assist the Director and Vice President of Internal Audit in developing a global audit plan using a risk based methodology

 

  • Develop procedures, schedules, priorities, and programs to align Internal Audit objectives and goals with the strategies of the corporation.

 

  • Perform advanced, specialized, and/or managerial auditing work in multiple disciplines. The position holder is likely to be called upon to be a team member, or team leader, on various operational audits and special projects requiring analytical and risk assessment skills.

 

  • Communicate and present audit results confidently at various levels of the organization (Senior VPs, VPs, Directors, Managers, and Staff).

 

  • Develop and manage risk assessment methodologies, design risk management tools and be responsible for assessing risk factors and identifying high-risk areas within various divisions and companies in the organization.

 

  • Undertake comprehensive planning and risk assessments relating to different audit assignments to ensure the engagement identifies exposures and potential business risks and opportunities.

 

  • Manage / assist / complete 12 – 15 individual Internal Audit assignments per year. This will require a motivated individual who is able to work independently and manage Internal Audit staff, and those from third party organizations, or from groups outside Internal Audit (guest auditors).

 

  • Develop and maintain a risk monitoring system and adjust audit plans to address high-risk areas.

 

  • Provide expertise in auditing and accounting standards and performance criteria, audit requirements, and information technology skills.

 

  • Develop and maintain productive and effective customer and staff relationships.

 

  • Teach, train and mentor internal audit staff and coach staff outside of the Internal Audit department.

 

  • Prepare complex value-adding audit reports in a readable format using advanced writing skills.

 

  • Coordinate the daily activities of the Internal Audit team.

 

  • Use data interrogation and other computer tools to data mine and facilitate audit projects.

 

  • Use project management tools to oversee project progress.

 

  • Identify and communicate changes in professional standards, pronouncements, laws, guidelines and audit requirements.

 

  • Assist in maintaining a control risk self-assessment system to facilitate compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002.

 

  • Attend and/or conduct internal meetings and participating in the training of internal auditors.

 

  • Present and/or participate in continuing professional education classes and training courses for Finance staff.

 

  • Ensure that detailed audit work is focused effectively on areas assessed as high risk, thus ensuring maximum payback from the assignment.

 

  • Present audit recommendations clearly and concisely to management and ensure subsequent written audit reports are issued timely.

 

  • Ensure all approved audit recommendations are implemented in accordance with agreed upon action plans.

 

  • Stay abreast of best practices both internally and externally and provide a channel for introducing those practices to the company.

 

  • Be a role model for the company’s values and demonstrate the highest ethical standards.

 

  • Ensure that the Internal Audit intranet web site delivers value-added materials to the organization.

 

  • Other duties as needed.

 

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required

 

  • Must have an active CPA or CIA. CFE or CGAP certification is a plus.

 

  • A minimum of seven (7) years experience in auditing / accounting / finance, including supervisory and project management experience is required.

 

  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years public or industry audit experience.

 

  • Able to travel up to 25% with overnight stays.

 

  • Strong working knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) is a plus.

 

  • Working knowledge of Governmental contracting regulations and associated reporting requirements is a plus.

 

  • Experience performing investigations is a plus.

 

  • Requires strong verbal and written communication skills including experience presenting audit results to all levels of personnel.

 

  • Must demonstrate ability to influence and educate others including senior management.

 

Senior Auditor – Greenspoint 15% Travel – 70 to 75K – dcd@fittsroberts.com

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title:

Senior Auditor I

Location:

Greenspoint Area

Reports to:

Director of Internal Audit

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Position requires ability to provide oversight, training and guidance to junior auditors, and directly assist management in the conduct regular and special purpose audits. Position will also require that the associate become a mentor up to three staff auditors. Position requires industry knowledge and the practice of auditing. Also requires excellent written and verbal communication skills for extensive report writing responsibilities.

This position requires approximately 15% travel.

Education and Experience Requirements:

A Bachelors degree in Accounting and CPA. Minimum three years working experience in Auditing. Public Accounting experience a plus. Certifications in other related specialties (CFE, CIA, CMA, CISA) highly desirable.

Management reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities set forth herein at any time.

Physical Requirements:

This is primarily a sedentary office position which requires the ability to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, lift, move and carry office materials and supplies weighing 25 pounds or less. Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator. Position requires the ability to drive to audit location during the day, and lift audit bag weight.

Additional Requirements:

Candidates should be flexible and able to adapt to the audit approach to each assignment. Good sense of judgment, positive attitude and ability to deal effectively with auditees.

This position outlines the basic tasks and requirements for the position noted. It is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the associates.