CFS Client Interviewing Guide

What’s Included:
-Most Common Hiring Criteria
-Questions based on Management Skills, Behavior and Motivation
-Legal and Illegal Inquiries
-Candidate Evaluation Form
-After the Interview Process

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Hiring: Accounting Manager for Non Profit in New York City

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Our client, a highly respected and recognizable non profit organization, seeks an Accounting Manager to oversee the day to day accounting operations, including but not limited to monthly close, financial reporting and compliance.  This position reports directly to the VP of Finance.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage Account Receivable and Account Payable functions
  • Review and approve all monthly journal entries
  • Review and approve all bank reconciliations
  • Review and approve reconciliation of intercompany accounts
  • Responsible for month end system closing, ensuring integrity of financial reports
  • Manage accounts across all entities by confirming, posting, and reconciling monthly entries and resolving any discrepancies during the closing process
  • Assist in issuing timely monthly financial reports including variance analysis explanations
  • Assist with annual budget preparation

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting – required
  • MBA in related field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as Senior Accountant/ Accounting Manager
  • Experience managing a team of minimum 3 people
  • Experience with NetSuite, Great Plains – a strong advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

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

Hiring: Accounts Payable Associate for Non Profit in New York City

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Our client, a well known non profit organization in Midtown, NYC is currently seeking an Accounts Payable Associate to join the Accounts Payable team. The Accounts Payable Associate will provide financial, administrative and clerical support and ensure payments are completed in an efficient, timely and accurate manner. This position reports directly to the Accounts Payable Supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Enter payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
  • Reconcile invoices according to policies and procedures
  • Responsible for Accounts Payable aging report- communicate with management on any outstanding payables
  • Provide accurate and effective document preparation and records management
  • Identify and resolve payment issues with vendors

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 2 years experience processing Accounts Payable
  • Prior experience entering payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements
  • Experience resolving payment issues with vendors
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Net Suites, Great Plains preferred, not required
  • Team player with can-do attitude

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

Hiring: Accounts Receivable Associate for Non Profit in Midtown, NYC

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Our client, a well known non profit organization based in Midtown, New York, seeks an Accounts Receivable Associate to join the Accounts Receivable team. The Accounts Receivable Associate will monitor the accounts receivables, follow up on outstanding invoices and verify receivables to invoices, resolving discrepancies as needed.  This position reports directly to the Accounting Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for Accounts Receivable aging report
  • Identify and follow up with any collection efforts, and communicate with management of outstanding accounts
  • Set up new accounts in the system
  • Conduct reconciliation of POS and credit card sales for all Centres
  • Deposit checks and record cash receipts
  • Process voids and refunds on invoices
  • Prepare sales tax for all states

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 2 years experience processing Accounts Receivable
  • Experience following up on outstanding invoices
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with NetSuite, Great Plains preferred, not required
  • Team player with a can-do attitude

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

Quick Hire! Accounts Receivable Clerk in White Plains, New York

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Our client in White Plains (Westchester County Area) is seeking an Accounts Receivable Clerk with experience in credits and returns. They are a well known Food Distributor seeking a candidate who takes initiative!

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares daily cash deposits and fills out cash control sheet daily.
  • Enter finalized cash receipts and updates accounts receivable ledger by customer.
  • Obtain and mails invoice copies for customers, as requested.
  • Analyzing shortages, returns(pricing/marketing) on the invoices
  • Research and processes customer claims of invoice payment.
  • Research and processes charge backs, returns, and credits to customer.
  • Answer accounts receivable phone inquiries and follows up.
  • Call and/or mail correspondence to customers as necessary in order to update accounts.
  • Assist with related special projects, as required.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of SAP a Plus or another accounting system
  • 1-3 years experience
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Quick learner who takes the initiative

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

Hiring: Staff Accountant for Hotel in Brooklyn, New York

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Our client, a trendy family owned hotel located in Bushwick New York, is seeking a staff accountant to join their team. This will be reporting directly into the owner and working alongside the outsourced CPA. The individual would be handling finances for the hotel as well as the other commercial real estate properties owned by the family.

This company has a casual environment and rewards focus driven and diligent workers. There is a projected upward career path for the person taking on this role.

Responsibilities:

– Maintaining all accounting records and administrative tasks

– Reviewing, sorting and distributing all incoming mail including checks and invoices

– Calculating and scanning final check amounts into Excel and Quickbooks

– Solving any check scanning discrepancies with the appropriate bank and/ or account received

– Maintaining funds, and reconciling petty cash box on a daily basis

– Reviewing and preparing AP checks on a weekly basis

– Evaluating and maintaining non-accounts receivable billing, receipts and spreadsheet schedules

– Reviewing and counting Accounts Receivable COD cash, preparing for daily collection from bank

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree or Associates in Accounting
– 2+ years of relevant experience
– Proficiency in Excel; Quickbooks a plus

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

Hiring: Staff Accountant for Real Estate Firm in New York City

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Currently I am working with a client, a residential real estate firm in the heart of NYC, on finding them a smart Staff Accountant to join their accounting group. This individual will be working under the Controller and will have interactions with the CEO, Office Manager, Property Managers and other Staff.

Responsibilities include:

Accounts Payable:

  • On weekly basis Ensure to process, review, vendors  invoices for various buildings.
    Enter manually invoices in the Yardi system for processing.  Manually selects GL expense codes
  • Prior to cutting checks, ensuring to select proper bank accounts by property/bldg.
  • Update check numbers, ensure to have available funds in checking registers.
  • Prepare invoice payment for mailing, ensure proper signature, make copies of all check payments.  Maintain filing system. Ensure proper record of vendor payments (copying, scanning and filing)

Accounts Receivables:

  • Reviews/updates tenant leases, set up new tenants, create/maintain tenant charges in the (Yardi) system for proper monthly AR, and monthly tenant’s billings
  • Prepares /reviews tenants monthly statements approx. 500-600 tenants for various buildings, reviews tenants names current charges for accuracy of billings
  • Ensures and Maintains daily cash receipts via scanner or manually input
  • Process of scanning and inputting tenant receipts includes to manually scan checks in system, ensuring the correct building/name of tenant/amount is selected in system before posting
  • Maintains cash receipt records by building for proper record keeping
  • Ensure to update tenants move outs, security deposits
  • Work along with Controller, Senior Accountant, property manager, office manager, answer questions relating to tenant charges, lease expiration dates, lease renewals, setting up new tenants in Yardi.

Accounting/ Monthly Reporting –

Hands on – prepare manually adjusting entries, bank reconciliation and prepare monthly Financial Reports

  • Assisting on hoc on projects as assign by controller
  • Assist with year- end audit and 1099 preparation

Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 2-3 years of experience hands on mainly AP and AR, tenant lease charges and billing
  • BS in Accounting
  • Office, Microsoft Excel, Word Accounting software familiarity, preferable Yardi Voyager
  • Must have a can do attitude, helpful and resourceful.  The candidate must be able to work independently  and work well in a small team environment.
  • Be able to resolve vendor inquiries and tenant payment related questions, discrepancies.

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