Hot Job! Accounts Receivable Clerk in Midtown, New York

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Our client is a retail company and their offices are located in Midtown, NYC. They are currently looking for an Accounts Receivable Coordinator to start with them immediately.  This role will be reporting into the Finance Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and maintain accounts receivable customer database and records.
  • Maintain up-to-date billing system.
  • Generate and send out invoices and statements.
  • Follow established procedures for processing receipts, cash, etc.
  • Monitor customer account details for non-payments, delayed payments and other irregularities.
  • Carry out billing, collection and reporting activities according to specific deadlines.
  • Follow up on, collect and allocate payments via phone calls and emails to Delinquent Customers.
  • Research and resolve payment discrepancies.
  • Review AR aging to ensure compliance.
  • Reconciliation of Wholesale Payments to General Ledger.
  • Assist in Retail Reconciliation (POS to Bank to General Ledger).
  • Collect data and generate Monthly Reporting Metrics.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3 years accounts receivable and general accounting experience.
  • SAP experience a plus
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and organization.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer service skills.

To apply please submit your resume to JRodriguez@CFStaffing.com

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Out with the old, in with the New Year!

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I would like to wish you all a very happy new year.

As you may have some additional time in your travels or in between the oven beeping, catch up on our group leader Tatiyana Cure’s latest blog postings targeting the latest trends on your job search.

**Career Articles
How to Optimize Your Job Search Using LinkedIn – http://bit.ly/1Pjx29l
Avoid These Mistakes on Your Resume – http://bit.ly/1UW8Gmh
Do’s and Don’ts of Resigning From Your Job Gracefully – http://bit.ly/1RA9YEA

Although there is a perception that job market slows down toward the end of the year, we are currently working on a number of hot jobs. Feel free to inquire more or submit your resume on any of the roles listed.

**Current Openings
Divisional Controller, Manufacturing firm in New Jersey – http://bit.ly/1S4Eh5C
Senior Accountant, Government Grants and Contracts for Non Profit in New York – http://bit.ly/1ZlalV0
Senior Accountant, Public Accounting Exp. For Advertising Firm in New York – http://bit.ly/1Pjx6Wm
Senior Financial Analyst, Non Profit/University in New York – http://bit.ly/1Ny8pDj
Junior Staff Accountant (to grow to Staff Accountant), Financial Services firm in New York- http://bit.ly/1OG8UZB

Everyone have a fantastic week!

 

Hot Job! Senior Staff Accountant for Firm in Downtown, NYC

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My client is a top well known publishing/advertising firm and they are seeking a Senior Staff Accountant to join their team. This role will be reporting into the Controller. If you have 2-4 years of public accounting experience and would like to go to a top-tier firm, this would be an outstanding opportunity.  They would also consider someone with public and private mix experience.  This role will have a lot of exposure to also the CFO and CEO of the company. They are located Downtown Manhattan and have excellent company benefits.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for recording revenue in accordance with applicable revenue recognition standards for National Advertising Business, including reviewing and interpreting new contracts, review of campaign under delivery and proper revenue recognition guidelines
  • Calculate quarterly bonuses
  • Perform quarterly review of bad debt expense/allowance for doubtful accounts for aging receivables and present conclusions to the CFO
  • Review all revenue recognition and some expenses on publishing, registry and commerce business lines
  • Assist with system implementation efforts related to areas of responsibility (National Advertising, Publishing, Registry and Commerce)
  • Review reconciliations on a monthly basis for all areas of responsibility
  • Perform financial analysis to support actual results vs. budget, forecast, and prior year variance analysis
  • Responsible for working with auditors on quarterly reviews, SOX controls testing, and substantive audit procedures surrounding areas of focus
  • Contribute to Finance team’s continuous process improvement and pursuit of excellence in systems and processes

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years of Big 4 accounting firm experience, would consider public/private mix
  • Great Plains knowledge/experience a plus
  • Proficient in MS office with extensive experience with MS Excel
  • Ability to research accounting guidance in line with US GAAP, as applicable to tasks on hand
  • Results-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and expeditiously
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment
  • A confident individual as well as a team player, capable of building effective internal and external relationships

To apply, submit your resume to JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Payroll Specialist for Law Firm in Midtown, NYC

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Our client is a top law firm with offices across the United States and Europe. They are currently seeking a Payroll Specialist for their location in Midtown, NY.

Ideally they would like a candidate who can work in a fast paced environment, has great attention to detail, is a problem solver, great costumer service, a self starter and energetic. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to take their career to the next level.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Timely and accurate processing, delivery and reconciliation of semi-monthly, bi-weekly, and monthly payrolls for 450+ employees globally.
  • Updating payroll/HR records to enable accurate and correct calculations of employee withholding and other elections.
  • Timely and accurate processing of off-cycle payrolls and payments.
  • Maintains and updates the daily payroll cash sheet and enters ad hoc general journal entries into the Accounting system.
  • Ensure compliance with payroll, tax, legal and finance policies and best practices.
  •  Works with employees and management to resolve discrepancies; handles routine inquiries from third-party vendors.
  •  Analyze current payroll processes and make recommendations on improving efficiency and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Flexible, team-oriented, with the ability to work independently.
  • 2-4 years of payroll processing experience required; HRIS experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of basic Accounting principles required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Superior Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Experience with Crystal Reports (Business Objects), Microsoft Access, or any other database/report writing software preferred.

To apply please submit your resume to JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Hot Job! Junior Staff Accountant in Midtown, NY

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If you are looking for an amazing opportunity to grow your career, this is a great role! My client, a top tier financial planning firm, is looking for a highly motivated Junior Staff Accountant to assist the Controller. They are located in Midtown, New York and would like to hire someone immediately.

Responsibilities include:

  • Journal Entries, Bank Reconciliations
  • Manage Accounting Functions
  • Credits and Debits
  • Some light Accounts Payable work
  • Purchase Order Entries
  • Help the Controller with the 1099’s
  • Intercompany accruals
  • Assist with Month End Close
  • Other Ad Hoc Responsibilitie

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Great Plains / Microsoft Dynamics Experience a plus
  • Someone who comes from a smaller company is desirable

If you are interested please submit your resume to JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Need additional help this time of year? CFS has got you covered!

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There is still time to get an extra set of hands for any temporary or project assignments that you need help with before the year ends.

Creative Financial Staffing would like to present some strong candidates that we have been currently engaging with. As you know great talent gets scooped up soon so please email me, JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com,  with any interest with the candidates below or any other needs you may have.

*Please note: all candidates are available immediately for work.

Senior Contract Candidates

Nancy, Assistant Controller

  • Former Auditor with extensive experience in full cycle accounting
  • Has been in charge with implementing a web based accounting system
  • Able to cut down the closing process from 2 weeks to 5 days

Sabrina, Senior Financial Analyst

  • Provided qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Strong Financial  Reporting experience
  • Evaluated risks and dysfunctions
  • Implemented strategic planning to enhance productivity

Kim, Senior Payroll Specialist

  • Processed Union, Non Union, multi-state and international payroll
  • Handled new hires and terminations
  • Set up garnishments, tax levies, child support order
  • Software: ADP, PayExpert, PayForce, Lawson, Workforce Now, PeopleSoft, SAP

Mid-Level Contract Candidates

Hina, Accounting Manager

  • Capture all expenses for the year, credits and debits exp.
  • Supervised a staff accountant
  • Heavy account analysis
  • Manage monthly close

Gloria, Staff Accountant

  • Analyzed budget
  • Reviewed and processed travel expenses
  • Prepared journal entries
  • Reconciled accounts
  • Ensured funding was accurate

Staff Contract Specialists

Honey, Staff Accountant

  • Bank Reconciliations, AP, AR, and Payroll exp.
  • Assisting with preparation of audit process
  • Forecasting and budgeting
  • Tracking all transactions and making sure everything is correct. Catching any errors.

Nicole, Accounting Clerk

  • Analyzing balance sheets
  • Reviewing expense reports
  • Compiling financial reports
  • Reconciled discrepancies in accounts receivables

Again if interested please email me at JRodriguez@CFStaffing with any questions.

Have a great rest of the week!

Hot Job! Senior Government Grants and Contracts Specialist for Non Profit in NYC

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Our client is a top Non Profit firm in the Upper East Side, NY concentrating on healthcare services.  They have a current need for a Government Grants and Contract Specialist. What is exciting and unique about this role is there is a lot of visibility with the senior staff which helps any employee look to move their career to the next level. This role will also require supervision of junior staff which means that they are looking for someone who has had some supervisory experience in the past.

They are also looking for a highly motivated, hands on and roll up their sleeves personality.  The firm is adamant about moving great employees up in their company.

Summary of role:

The Government Grants and Contracts Specialist is responsible for publicly funded contracts for the Agency in accordance with grantor mandates. This role oversees all Contract Analysts and is responsible for the functions of contract compliance, budget revisions, renewals and/or amendments of existing contracts, negotiations of new government contracts, billing on and collection of public contracts. The position coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the fiscal and program operations personally and in collaboration with program staff. They are also the primary liaison between the Agency and its public grantors.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Maintains current knowledge of local, state and federal policies and procedures governing public grants/contracts.
  • Manage all Contracts staff and provide direction and guidance in contract management.
  • Meet regularly with staff for Supervision.
  • Provide the VP of Finance with all pertinent monthly reports, including voucher status, contract status, receivable reports among others.
  • Oversees and manage all aspects of grant and donor financial reporting, analysis, including the development of internal reports to track expenditures and cost collections. .
  • Prepare annual financial reports and assist in the development of donor budgets through the use of Great Plains reporting.
  • Review Current and pending grant donor agreements/budgets for both internal and external compliance.
  • Identify spending trends and any irregularities in current budgets and future budgets.
  • Provide regular staff training in budgeting and contracts management for internal and program staff.
  • Provide assistance to the financial closeout process.
  • Acts as the primary point of contact with government grantors.
  • Coordinates all aspects of contracts including start up, billing renewals, amendments, modifications, resolution of disallowed costs, process re submission and closeouts.
  • Develop a methodology  for ascertaining start-up costs associated with new publicly funded programs
  • Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer, Division Vice President/Program, Directors, the Controller and other appropriate management and staff to integrate the Agency’s operating budget and restricted funding and coordinate the contracts management functions with the appropriate fiscal and programmatic operations of the Agency.
  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related degree.
  • At least 5 – 7 years of experience in supervising government grantor functions, knowledge of grants billing required.
  • Familiarity with billing on NYS OTDA, OCFS, CVB, AI and DCJS contracts; and HUD and DOH contracts preferred.
  • Great Plains, FUND EZ is a plus
  • Knowledge of accounting functions and operations, familiarity with GAAP.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with keen attention to details.
  • Ability to mane multiple tasks and projects under the pressure of deadlines, highest regard for confidentiality and high ethical standards required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and dynamic team.

To apply please submit your resume to JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

If you also know of someone who would be a good fit please feel free to refer them over to us. If they are placed with our firm you will receive a referral bonus.

When Opportunity Knocks, How Will You Answer?

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As the year comes to an end we have gotten a recent influx of various interesting opportunities to share with you.  In addition to the roles we are working on I have also included articles that will help you in securing that next role.

Industry Articles:

Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch https://tatiyanacure.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/crafting-the-perfect-elevator-pitch/

Art of Accounting: Advice to Someone Starting out in Accounting http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/firm-profession/art-of-accounting-advice-to-someone-starting-out-in-accounting-76549-1.html?zkPrintable=1&nopagination=1

Do’s and Don’ts of Resigning From Your Job Gracefully https://tatiyanacure.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/dos-and-donts-of-resigning-from-your-job-gracefully/

Local Searches – Perm

Senior Financial Analyst – $80-90k Excellent Benefits – Midtown, NY –  Non Profit                                                                                                                                             5 Years Exp., Reconciliations, Journal Entries, Financial Reporting, Hyperion a plus

Accounts Receivable Specialist – $45-55k – Midtown , NY – Tech Company     2 yrs exp, Quickbooks exp.  team-oriented culture, room for rapid growth

Senior Property Accountant – $85-100k – Uptown, NY – Real Estate Property Management                                                                                                                             5+ years in Commercial/ Office Real Estate, MRI a must

Chief Financial Officer- $150-175k base plus bonus – NY – Venture Capital Backed B2B                                                                                                                                   10+ yrs. of accounting, finance & operations experience, Prior Private Equity, PE or Venture Capital, VC portfolio experience a must.

Temp or Project Base Roles

Interim Controller/Assistant Controller – Downtown, NY – Non Profit             CPA required, Prior Supervisory Experience, General Accounting, Non Profit exp. not necessary but desired

AP/AR Clerk/Accounting Clerk – Englewood, New Jersey- Retail Accessory Firm                                                                                                                                     Recent College Grad/ up to 1 year exp., learning basic accounting functions

Senior Tax Accountant – Downtown, NY – Tech Firm/Financial Services              SAP experience, Supervising Payroll and Tax preparation, assisting the audits

Billing Clerk – Hicksville, NY – Publishing/Printing Firm                                 Recent College Grad / up to 1 year exp, basic billing functions and other ad hoc responsibilities

If you have interest in any of the roles please feel free to email your resume to JRodriguez@CFStaffing.com

 

If you know of someone who would be a good fit for any of the positions above please feel free to refer them over to us. If they are placed you will receive a bonus based on your recommendation.

 

Make the rest of your week a great one!

Hot Job! Interim Controller/Assistant Controller for NYC Firm

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Our client, a prominent non profit firm in NYC seeks a strong Assistant Controller / Controller for their firm. This role doesn’t require a candidate to have non profit experience but it would be helpful.

Responsibilities will include:

Prepare reports to summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.

  • Prepare reports to summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Supervise a team of Staff Accountants.
  • Oversee and manage all general ledger activity.
  • Monitor real estate holdings, payments, rent, insurance payments
  • Heavy bank reconciliations
  • Oversee the firm’s cashflow
  • Deliver Excel reports
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and year-end close process.
  • Direct determination of depreciation rates to apply to capital assets.
  • Advise management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax code revisions.
  • Arrange for audits of company’s accounts.

Requirements:

  • MUST have a CPA
  • Experience as an Accounting Manager or Assistant Controller
  • Experience managing a staff
  • Solid General Accounting Skills
  • Excellent computer skills

If you are interested in discussing further please email me your resume to JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Hot Job! Senior Financial Analyst for Top Non Profit firm in NYC

Our client is a prominent not for profit firm in NYC.  They are currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team.

They are searching for someone with at least 5 years experience in accounting.  Having dealt in reconciliation, journal entries, providing schedules for the audits, financial reporting, working with pension audits and IRS form 990.  Someone with great attention to detail and understand that deadlines have to be met is a strong plus.  The company offers exceptional benefits and have promoted professionals within the firm.

This person will play a key role in the initiative to improve the accounting and reporting for the firm’s  internal and external financial reporting requirements, including intercompany processes with all consolidating entities of the firm, annual consolidated financial statement preparation , IRS 990 preparation and other reports to external organizations, multiple pension and post-retirement annual audits.

Main Functions:

  • Develop and document an in-depth understanding of the financial statement reporting tools. Evaluate current practice and present suggestions to management for improvements in efficiency as well as internal controls.
  • Assist in the analysis of monthly and quarterly financial statements, including year over year variance analysis and budget variations Prepare supporting schedules for internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Assist with the preparation of workpapers for multiple pension and post retirement audits.
  • Assist in the monthly reconciliation and roll forwards of all PPE of the firm.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations and roll forwards for Intercompany and other accounts as assigned.
  • Prepare financial portion of IRS Form 990 for the firm and affiliates. Prepare annual regulatory and informational financial reports as assigned (IPEDS, Surveys, etc.).
  • Be the Lead Analyst in preparation of the intercompany processes with multiple consolidating entities of the firm.
  • Assist in all internal and external financial statement preparation needs (including annual consolidated financial statements, reports requested by external organizations and multiple pension and post-retirement plans).
  • Assist in the analysis of monthly and quarterly financial reports, including variance analysis. Prepare supporting schedules and perform analytical test work for audit and other audit deliverables.
  • Act as liaison to the tax department to meet IRS 990 tax filing requirements.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects as needed. Develop an in-depth understanding of Hyperion Planning (financial statement reporting tool) and become a proficient user.
  • Assist in the preparation of property plant and equipment reconciliations and roll forwards on a monthly basis.
  • Work closely with asset management to ensure all capital items are properly classified and recorded on a timely basis. In consultation with the manager, proactively participate in various short-term and long-term process improvement projects as well as strategic planning.
  • Develop partnerships with internal and external customers to implement accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
  • Develop recommendations and participate in implementing improvements to the automated intercompany reporting process. Develop recommendations and participate in implement improvements to the PPE process.
  • Provide guidance to junior staff. Prepare supporting schedules and prepare analytics to support internal and external audit deliverables and IRS form 990.
  • Develop and document an in-depth understanding of the financial statement reporting tools. Evaluate current practice and present suggestions to management for improvements in efficiency as well as internal controls.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 4-5 years’ related accounting experience.
  • Experience at a university, academic infrastructure or non-profit is a plus
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills. Ability to work with individuals at all levels. Ability to take the lead on assigned projects. Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Preferred experience

  • CPA or master’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Public accounting experience
  • Hyperion Planning and Essbase/Smartview, PeopleSoft financial software for Education and Government, Brio report-writing software.

To be considered for this role please submit your resume to JRodriguez@CFStaffing.com