STAFF AUDITOR - Houston, TX

The Staff Auditor will directly identify, test, analyze, and document deficiencies discovered while conducting operational and SOX audits, as well as offer recommendations to correct any deficiencies noted, while obtaining a thorough knowledge and understanding of the company’s business and related needs in order to support the growth of the business and overall mission.

  • Self-starter
  • Works with and through others to meet expectations and goals
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Maintains a positive attitude and working environment through organization and communication
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects, prioritizes tasks, and exercise good judgment
  • Documents and tests Internal Controls over Financial Reporting to ensure Carriage’s SOX compliance
  • Leads and supports financial & operational audits
  • Executes process inquiries and walkthroughs with process owners
  • Documents audit results
  • Leads follow-up audits to appraise the adequacy of corrective actions
  • Participates in audit department continuous improvement
  • Supports determination of annual audit plan
  • Maintains schedules to a sure deadlines are met
  • Executes special projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant Accounting & Audit experience
  • 40% Travel required
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to meet daily deadlines and perform tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred, CPA a plus
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and financial reporting is a plus

Respond to: Mejia@cpparagon.net


ACCOUNTANT – Houston, TX

The Accountant acts as a business partner for the assigned remit, accountable to your stakeholders to achieve business objectives in operational effectiveness and efficiency, reliable financial reporting and compliance with laws, regulations and standards.

You are to give expert advice, offering insights, ideas and recommendations on topics that impact the business, whilst ensuring that the key messages of your expertise area are understood and followed.

  • Execute the processes and utilize best practices necessary to accomplish your work in accordance with the business strategy of the Company
  • Adhere to the established plan/cycle
  • Ensure internal control compliance with the regulations and policies
  • Efficiently and effectively liaise with both internal and external stakeholders
  • The measures of your effectiveness in this will be:
  • Maintain an understanding of the regulatory requirements and standards
  • Provide efficient, accurate and timely transactional processing and reporting
  • Provide thorough data / information through interfaces with relevant parties (internal / external)
  • In order to achieve the quality, accuracy and timeliness of the financial data, you are to:
    • Challenge financial information to ensure that all viable options have been considered
    • Establish a dedicated and reliable platform (tool / solution) used in the compilation of data
    • Establish a framework that will be applied to all relevant parties in order to meet the business objectives
  • The measures of your effectiveness in this will be:
  • Provide valuable recommendations which support business decision making
  • Adhere to agreed deadlines and due dates
  • Improvements to systems and processes are actively sought and discussed with relevant parties as required
  • In order to have effective interfaces within the Finance Job Family/ your department and with other relevant stakeholders, you are to:
    • Maintain effective working relationships with others, both within and outside the team
    • Set clear expectations and have constant communication and offer timely responses to internal and external stakeholders
    • (When applicable) Provide accurate and detailed information when escalating to the next level.
    • Pro-actively approach involved colleagues to get feedback and updates in order to accurately inform the applicable end-user of the progress made and status.
  • The measure of your effectiveness in this will be:
  • Demonstrated effective interfaces within and across discipline
  • Feedback from internal and external stakeholders
  • Meeting deadlines

Requirements

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration with 4 – 6 years’ experience in a related corporate financial environment that includes good knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS accounting requirements, with the ability to meet strict deadlines and demanding performance targets.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities including month end closings, reconciliations of accounts (inclusive of general ledgers, bank and credit card accounts)
  • Coordination and completion of annual audits and reviewing financial reports/support as necessary
  • Analyze and report on financial status including income statement variances, communicating financial results to management, budget preparation and analysis
  • Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions
  • Knowledge in fixed assets
  • Support annual internal controls and testing
  • Experience in SAP applications, or similar application preferred
  • CPA or scheduled to take the exam preferred
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and PowerPoint) – Advanced Required
  • 5% travel required

Respond to: Mejia@cpparagon.net


INTERNATIONAL TAX ACCOUNTANT – Houston, TX

The International Tax Analyst specializes in the international aspects of US federal income taxes and will be a valuable member of the Corporate Tax department. They will work closely with other employees in the department and will report to the Director.

  • Maintains tax records and prepares and reviews federal income tax returns and reporting for foreign subsidiary corporations, estimated tax computations, tax accruals, foreign and federal tax true-up computations, and related schedules for a large multinational consolidated group of entities.
  • Prepare and review quarterly tax estimates and US international tax compliance for foreign and domestic entities utilizing federal international tax compliance guidelines for consolidated returns.
  • Prepare and review quarterly and annual US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and return-to-accrual true-up computations, as well as review quarterly and annual foreign statutory tax accruals and return-to-provision true-up computations of foreign subsidiaries.
  • Maintain tax depreciation records.
  • Prepare and record income tax related journal entries.
  • Research and document issues related to various technical international and foreign tax issues and US GAAP topics and assist in the development and maintenance of tax department spreadsheets and software as they relate to foreign subsidiaries.

Requirements:

  • Ideally, the successful candidate will have minimum of two years of relevant and progressive International Tax experience with concentration in the areas of corporate consolidated tax returns of multinational controlled groups.
  • Public accounting International Tax experience in a large firm preferred or equivalent industry experience.
  • Solid experience and understanding of US GAAP tax accounting for controlled foreign corporations
  • Experience with multinational insurance groups preferred
  • Experience with specialized income tax software
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy
  • Good organizational and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Intermediate proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office package (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)

Educational and skills requirements: 

  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or a related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation preferred

Respond to: Mejia@cpparagon.net


SEC REPORTING ACCOUNTANT – Houston, TX

The SEC reporting Accountant will be responsible for accurate and timely filing of all SEC reports, understanding and implementing all changes in GAAP and SEC rules and continued improvement in the preparation of financial statements and SEC reports. This position will report to the Senior SEC Reporting Accountant.

  • Assist with preparing quarterly and annual financial pages of SEC filings
  • Work with all levels and departments within accounting
  • Prepare the consolidation of various roll forward schedules
  • Prepare monthly elimination and consolidation entries
  • Coordinate providing quarterly and annual audit support to external auditors for consolidated and statutory audits
  • Assist in researching and applying GAAP rules and disclosures
  • Support VP to complete ad-hoc projects, as assigned
  • Assist in ensuring XBRL taggings are appropriate
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in accounting; CPA required
  • 1 year of public accounting audit experience including 1 year-end auditing experience
  • Effective communications
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and SEC rules
  • SAP and/or HFM experience is a plus
  • Advanced and highly proficient in Excel
  • Strong teaming, relationship management and change management skills
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities
  • Strong customer service skills; friendly, approachable and motivated with a strong work ethic and high degree of integrity.

Respond to: Jones@cpparagon.net


TAX MANAGER – Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Review the work of team members and submits to shareholders for final review
  • Maintain proficiency in technical ability and awareness of changes in tax law and accounting procedures
  • Ensure that significant transactions and account balance are properly identified, researched and resolved
  • Communicate with clients and maintain relationships, seeing that all client needs are met
  • Actively assist in developing skills of staff, seniors and supervisors
  • Delegate projects to supervisors and staff and monitor progress regularly
  • Review finance statements and comprehensive management letters
  • Final review of tax returns and documents for clients
  • Complete or direct preparation of and research for special accounting studies and analyses
  • Begin to make connections to increase client base for the Firm and participate in Firm activities, building a valuable network internally and externally
  • Manage monthly billing and collections, monitor WIP and aging for client book

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, CPA Required
  • 6+ years of tax return experience, including federal returns, in public accounting
  • 2+ years of management experience

Respond to: Jones@cpparagon.net