CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTANT/HR MANAGER

Requirements:

  • Construction
  • Assist with HR
  • 10-15 years’ experience
  • Degreed/Good tenure – Accounting exp.
  • Job Costing – balancing every month
  • Monthly Financials
  • ComputerEase Software
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SENIOR FINANCIAL REPORTING ANALYST – SUGAR LAND, TX

Summary:

Prepare statutory financial statements while ensuring compliance with local generally accepted accounting principles as well as accounting policies and procedures. Assist with internal and external audit requests. Prepare other corporate financial analyses, reports and presentations as directed by management. Participate in the month-end close process.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting is required from accredited college, university or institution. An advanced degree is a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in financial statement preparation, financial consolidations and general ledger accounting. Public accounting experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Working knowledge of IFRS is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, SAP and Hyperion Products.
  • The ability to multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be flexible and have demonstrated skills to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong appreciation for the importance of ensuring accuracy in all levels of financial reporting.

Essential Functions:

  • Reporting – Understand local reporting requirements in order to prepare local GAAP financial statements.
  • System Reporting– Continued improvement in the areas of system generated reporting, as well as detailed reconciliations between US GAAP financials and local GAAP financials.
  • Accounting & Business Research – Research and resolve various accounting and business issues.
  • Audit Coordination – Work closely with external auditors to complete audit of local accounts, according to filing calendar.
  • Accounting Close - Participation in the month-end closing process including preparation of journal entries and account analysis / reconciliation. Support Division Controllers during the close process and assist in working through issues that may arise.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
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IT AUDITOR – HOUSTON, TX

Responsibilities

  • Understand and document IT processes, risks, and internal controls
  • Participate on SOX and Operational IT Audits to evaluate and test controls
  • Perform audit administration, execution, and wrap-up responsibilities in accordance with established guidelines
  • Communicate audit status and results to Internal Audit supervisory and management personnel

Requirements

  • Minimum of a BA/BS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or MIS; Internal Audit Certificate (e.g., CIA or CISA) is a plus
  • 1-3 years of industry and/or public accounting experience, preferably in a Big 4 or major risk consulting firm’s IT risk advisory practice
  • Proficient in MS Word/Excel and working knowledge of ACL and MS Visio; Proficiency in MS Sharepoint is a plus
  • Solid understanding of network and system administration; CCNA is a plus
  • Motivated, self-starter with excellent communication and demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Other pluses: CISSP designation or pursuit; familiarity with CCH TeamMate audit management software; proficiency in system/network administration, internal auditing, oil and gas industry and related information systems, general IT and application level risks and controls
  • Travel estimated to be 20%
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SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR – HOUSTON, TX

Job Summary:

    The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for completing vendor payments and controlling expenses by receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling vendor invoices. Assists restaurant team and operations management as needed with inquiries regarding accounts payable issues.

    Essential Functions:


    Accounts Payable:

    • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
    • Obtains approval for payment of vendor invoices from managers and directors.
    • Pays vendors by scheduling checks, monitoring discount opportunities, resolving purchase orders, contracts, invoices, or payment discrepancies and maintaining documentation of correspondence with vendors.
    • Ensures credits received for outstanding memos and issues stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
    • Charges expenses to proper accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoices and reviewing notations and explanations provided by approvers/verifiers.
    • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
    • Maintains vendor files by filing documents and/or scanning documents for electronic file storage.
    • Provides feedback to Controller on any discrepancies with Accounts Payable.
    • Assist other positions when needed.
    • Perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required from time to time.

    Personal Effectiveness:

    • Models personal excellence and consistency in day-to-day behaviors and accomplishments.
    • Identifies and analyzes problems and develops workable solutions.
    • Demonstrates a sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, from restaurants to the Board.
    • The courage and decisiveness to prioritize with a track record of success.
    • Technologically savvy to drive innovation and efficiencies.
    • Increases effectiveness through proper use of delegation and work assignments.
    • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Shows initiative and sense of urgency in accomplishing tasks and projects.
    • Performs multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
    • Works efficiently to meet commitments in a timely manner.
    • Remains composed when something unexpected occurs.
    • Follows direction in all delegated tasks and projects.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field preferred.
    • 1 – 3 years’ experience in accounts payable.
    • Knowledge of general accounting procedures and software.
    • Knowledge of accounts payable processes and procedures – multi-unit experience preferred.
    • Team Player with a sense of humor.
    • Experience and industry knowledge within the restaurant or retail is a plus. Multi-unit company experience preferred.
    • Results-oriented and self-starter who enjoys a challenge.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Strong Excel skills including v-lookups, pivot tables, and conditional statements preferred
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Extremely organized and detailed oriented
    • Solid project management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent guest service skills
    • Ability to partner and interact professionally across the organization and with outside contacts
    • Self-motivated to set priorities and work with limited direction  
    • Sound data analysis and decision-making capabilities
    • Proven ability to take product/service from concept to implementation
    • Sense of urgency in solving problems and comfortable with a fast-paced, demanding environment
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Proven ability to achieve measurable results across many projects within budget and on tight timelines
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision while performing at optimum level

    Physical Requirements:

    • Some lifting and the movement of moderate loads require a 30-pound lifting requirement.
    • Responsible for utilizing office/restaurant equipment. The effective operation of equipment requires the use of all limbs, fingers and the ability to see.
    • Spends approximately 20% of his/her time standing and walking swiftly, therefore, he/she must have the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and move freely using all limbs and seeing at close/long distances.
    • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, vendors, etc.; therefore, he/she must be able to travel autonomously, possibly to other geographical locations, in inclement weather, with little to no prior notification given.
    • Must be able work under a high degree of stress on a physical, mental and emotional level; this includes performing work in a fast-paced manner and making timely decisions.

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    SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR – HOUSTON, TX

    Position Summary:

    • Responsible for assisting with the overall SOX compliance program involving the assessment of internal controls over financial reporting. The individual should be able to demonstrate the ability to function on an independent basis as well as in a team environment and able to meet deadlines while supporting multiple priorities. The successful candidate should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills as the individual will interact with operating and supervisory personnel as well as with higher-level management. The position may require overtime at various times. Travel to domestic locations ranges from 15 – 20% a year.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the completion of the annual SOX project
    • Lead SOX walkthroughs and create or update SOX process documentation
    • Support management with developing and maintaining SOX controls
    • Perform SOX Compliance Testing
    • Work with process owners, as needed, to develop action plans and implement remediation of control exceptions
    • Provide support for external auditor reliance on internal audit work for SOX compliance
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Knowledge & Competencies:

    • Sarbanes-Oxley act (SOX), 404
    • Experience and/or knowledge of Percentage of Completion (POC) Accounting preferred
    • US Generally Accepted Accounting principles (US GAAP)
    • General Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
    • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, PowerPoint)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present to peers and management
    • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance
    • Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO 2013
    • Ability to manage multiple projects against tight deadlines and working with varying team members

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Accounting required
    • Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CFE, or CISA) required
    • Minimum of 5 – 8 years of internal audit experience (Public Accounting firm experience preferred) with a substantial amount in SOX

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Strong Excel skills including v-lookups, pivot tables, and conditional statements preferred
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Extremely organized and detailed oriented
    • Solid project management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent guest service skills
    • Ability to partner and interact professionally across the organization and with outside contacts
    • Self-motivated to set priorities and work with limited direction
    • Sound data analysis and decision-making capabilities
    • Proven ability to take product/service from concept to implementation
    • Sense of urgency in solving problems and comfortable with a fast-paced, demanding environment
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Proven ability to achieve measurable results across many projects within budget and on tight timelines
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision while performing at optimum level
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    SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

    Summary:

    The Senior Accountant is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day maintenance of the general ledger to ensure complete and accurate record-keeping. Additionally, this role will be responsible for preparing a variety of basic financial reports. The Senior Accountant will report directly to the Accounting Manager, and may assist in supervising and mentoring other team members.

    Responsibilities

    • Complete account reconciliations and documentation of source data (manual and systematic)
    • Review, analyze and document job processes and account reconciliation processes done outside of the GL group
    • Assist general ledger department with process improvements and account reconciliation efficiencies
    • Reconcile complex general ledger accounts monthly; research and resolve discrepancies
    • Reconcile sub-ledgers to GL as required
    • Prepare monthly journal entries and supporting schedules
    • Participate in month end, quarter end and year end closings
    • Communicate with team members from other functional areas as well as external sources
    • Maintain and enhance financial systems and reporting mechanisms
    • Comply with Internal controls and best practices, and assist in other accounting projects as requested
    • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements and assist in maintaining those controls
    • Interact with external and internal auditors on a regular basis
    • Provide information for auditors and other special projects as requested
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other related field; advanced degree preferred
    • 3+ years related experience
    • Strong understanding and working knowledge of US GAAP
    • Experience with ERP ledgers systems is preferred (Oracle, Baan, SAP, JDE, Lawson)
    • Public Accounting experience (Big 4) and CPA eligible preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Prior experience in a lead or supervisory capacity a plus
    • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to apply, technical accounting concepts
    • Ability and readiness to embrace and successfully drive/implement change
    • Must be organized and detail oriented, possess a strong systems background, flexible, able to work independently, good oral and written communication skills, and have prior experience working in a large corporate environment

    Respond to: Allender@cpparagon.net

    AUDITOR – HOUSTON, TX

    Summary:

    Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, we have an immediate opening for a highly motivated, results-oriented Auditor to join our team. The Audit Department looks for individuals who embrace servant leadership, and who are eager to learn the business, accounting processes, and systems throughout the company.

    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 25%
    • Strong written and communication skills
    You will be joining a team environment and colleagues who embrace a "work hard, play harder" culture. You'll also be associating yourself with a company that likes to lead by example, through a strong presence in our local communities, charitable giving, sustainability initiatives, and more.

    Respond to: Allender@cpparagon.net