FINANCIAL ANALYST - Houston, TX


Responsibilities

  • Assist in close processes including reporting financial data from general ledger system into consolidation system, analyzing financial results and explain variances from budgets, reconciling mapping and financial flows and coordinating with the accounting team to proactively resolve issues
  • Assist/prepare reporting packages in consolidation system, including balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flow
  • Assist in the preparation of IFRS and statutory financial statements and various reports for internal and external parties
  • Assist, lead and work cross functionally to achieve project planning and forecasting deliverables. Interact, present and work with various business department and project leaders to produce and analyze financial information
  • Assist in the timely and accurate preparation of the annual budget
  • Assist in accounting research and preparation of memos to support the accounting proposal for significant or complex transactions
  • Ensure the accurate and integrated flow of information across the various reporting systems to report financial results to Corporate
  • Strives to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all processes by soliciting feedback, openly listening and evaluating feedback and questioning processes
  • Assures work is planned in accordance with approaching deadlines and appropriate measures are taken to assure efficient compliance with deadlines
  • Documents procedures

Respond to: Mejia@cpparagon.net


SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, DIVISIONAL REPORTING – Houston, TX


Summary
Ensures the delivery of accurate and timely financial reporting on a monthly basis.  This role directly collaborates with the Divisional Financial Reporting Manager, Director and Controller to ensure accounting processes are functioning efficiently and accurately, and to investigate questions from executives concerning financial results.

Essential/ Non-Essential Job Functions
Using Hyperion system reports and other financial information, performs review of various financial documents, reports, statements, and disclosures, provides with interpretation of fluctuations or potential negative impact, identifies risks, communicates findings to company Management, operating unit personnel or controllers, operations personnel, and assists with preparation of reports and resolutions:

  • Monthly review of the financial statement and other financials for each operating unit
  • Work-in-process/job review and analysis
  • Actual vs. Forecast review of opus reports
  • Actual vs. Forecast review of different company segments reports
  • Management representation/questionnaire review
  • Monthly reporting schedules
  • Assists with the preparation of the type of work segment support and disclosure
  • Works closely with the operating units, other accounting groups and company departments to help to resolve any accounting issues that may arise
  • Serves as a main point of contact for the operating units’ controllers
  • Provides support and assistance to the sec financial reporting group in preparations of company’s 10-q, 10-k, earnings releases, board of director presentations, etc.
  • Provides support and assistance to the external auditors in connection with the audit of the company
  • Assists with the preparation and review of statutory financial statements for certain international operating units as needed
  • Continuously searches for ways to improve the reporting process at the corporate and operating unit’s levels
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and 5 years of experience in public accounting at Big 4 with experience serving SEC registrants.
  • Preferred Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance

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INTERNAL AUDITOR – Houston, TX


Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, we have an immediate opening for a highly motivated, results-oriented Staff Internal Auditor to join our team. The Internal Audit Department looks for individuals who embrace servant leadership, and who are eager to learn the business, accounting processes, and systems throughout the company. Many of our Internal Auditors have rotated into Controller positions around the country, as well as other areas such as Operations and Risk in as few as two years.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and perform internal audits that may include financial, operational and compliance reviews.
  • Evaluate the design and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Communicate results and issue reports to Management and auditees.
  • Follow up on action plans and perform remediation testing.
  • Execute other assignments and consulting projects requested by management and assist with special investigations as needed.
  • Gather and analyze large amounts of data in a variety of company settings.
  • Develop positive relationships with staff, management, and external auditors.
  • Participate in organizational and departmental initiatives.

 
Requirements

  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance
  • A good understanding of GAAP and internal controls
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to travel up to 35%
  • Strong written and communication skills

Respond to: Allender@cpparagon.net


SENIOR ACCOUNTANT – Houston, TX


Divisional Reporting ensures the delivery of accurate and timely financial reporting on a monthly basis.  This role directly collaborates with the Divisional Financial Reporting Manager, Director and Controller to ensure accounting processes are functioning efficiently and accurately, and to investigate questions from executives concerning financial results.

ESSENTIAL/ NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Using Hyperion system reports and other financial information, performs review of various financial documents, reports, statements, and disclosures, provides with interpretation of fluctuations or potential negative impact, identifies risks, communicates findings to company Management, operating unit personnel or controllers, operations personnel, and assists with preparation of reports and resolutions:

    • Monthly review of the financial statement and other financials for each operating unit;
    • Work-in-process/job review and analysis
    • Actual vs. Forecast review of opus reports
    • Actual vs. Forecast review of different company segments reports
    • Management representation/questionnaire review
    • Monthly Reporting Schedules
  • Assists with the preparation of the type of work segment support and disclosure
  • Works closely with the operating units, other Accounting groups and company departments to help to resolve any accounting issues that may arise
  • Serves as a main point of contact for the operating units’ Controllers
  • Provides support and assistance to the SEC financial reporting group in preparations of Company’s 10-Q, 10-K, earnings releases, board of director presentations, etc.
  • Provides support and assistance to the external auditors in connection with the audit of the company
  • Assists with the preparation and review of statutory financial statements for certain international operating units as needed
  • Continuously searches for ways to improve the reporting process at the corporate and operating unit’s levels
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and 5 years of experience in public accounting at Big 4 with experience serving SEC registrants
  • Preferred - Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance

Respond to: Allender@cpparagon.net


SENIOR FINANCIAL REPORTING ACCOUNTANT – Houston, TX

Essential Functions     

  • Contribute to external SEC reporting process including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8Ks, registration statements, and XBRL
  • Perform technical accounting research and evaluate & implement new accounting standards
  • Prepare critical reporting and analysis including EPS, stock based compensation, impairment reviews, and other complex accounting matters
  • Prepare monthly consolidated financial statements, management reports and other analysis
  • Provide support for internal and external audits
  • Maintain and update accounting policies & procedures
  • Maintain and update internal controls documentation and SOX activities in partnership with internal audit
  • Support business process improvement projects
  • Review and support financial information for investor presentation materials
  • Provide support for M&A integration (purchase accounting)
  • Assist with special projects and financial support as needed, including preparation of audit committee presentations, board meeting reports, bank reporting requirements, variance analysis, forecast updates, annual budget preparation, and other ad hoc requests as needed.

Success Factors:

  • Experience with Oracle (or other large ERP) or ability/desire to learn systems functionality
  • Able to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and make decisions
  • Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to professionally communicate in oral and written form
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Workiva experience preferred
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels within the organization in a professional manner
  • Ability to converse with the requisite financial acumen with division accounting, operations, treasury, tax and auditors as needed
  • Self motivated and ability to excel with minimum supervision
  • Focus on continuous quality improvement and effective change agent
  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to function at both a strategic and operational level
  • Consistently able to meet established goals, expectations, and responsibilities for the position

                       
Education & Experience Requirements          
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or educational equivalent.  5 years experience. Possesses and applies broad knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures. Excellent attention to detail with good analytical skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent PC skills. Ability to handle multiple activities successfully.
                       
Position Summary      
Under limited supervision, performs complex accounting activities which may include maintaining general ledger accounts and developing financial statements and reports. May provide functional advice and training to less experienced accountants. Handles special projects, as assigned.
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SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR – Houston, TX


Job Description
The successful candidate will work on internal audit activities encompassing 150+ locations at a global dynamic company (a fully owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway) with over USD10 billion in annual revenue.

This position is expected to conduct internal audits from planning to fieldwork. The candidate will work on multiple audits performing as a team lead or as a sole contributor. This position requires carrying out audit procedures, in accordance with professional standards, to evaluate control deficiencies and to recommend appropriate corrective actions across the whole business environment in an effort to help management to better monitor and maintain internal controls, risk management framework and corporate governance.

The individual should also be capable of identifying process improvement opportunities for management’s consideration, be able to perform at the highest professional 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, IT and Sarbanes-Oxley initiatives.

In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is also eligible for an annual bonus among other standard benefits. Relocation assistance could be considered for the right candidate.
This position would be based out of Houston, TX

Expected Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business related major
  • At least four years of recent corporate audit experience or a combination of corporate and/or public accounting experience
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational and communicational skills
  • Ability to quickly obtain knowledge of Company policies and procedures
  • Collaborative team member with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time working alone or in a team setting
  • Must possess good work habits and strong work ethic
  • Ability to travel approximately 50% primarily domestic with occasional international assignments

Desired Requirements

  • Bachelor degree with an Advanced degree (e.g., MBA)
  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CMA, etc.), or progressing toward certification.
  • Willingness to relocate for career advancement
  • Foreign language skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, assertive and with the ability to work independently with limited

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