CFS NYC – 10 Career Experts Share Their #1 Piece of Job Search Advice

As someone who interacts with Accountants all day as part of my job, I know how important numbers are.  Below are some articles pertaining to your career and job search that’s all about the numbers!

3 Job Search Mistakes To Quit Making Today

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/job-search-mistakes-062018/

6 Phrases to Never Tell an Interviewer

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/6-phrases-to-never-tell-an-interviewer/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=062818_takevacay&utm_campaign=jun18_us

10 Career Experts Share Their #1 Piece of Job Search Advice

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/expert-job-search-advice/

How To Identify A Toxic Culture Before Accepting A Job Offer

https://www.fastcompany.com/40476040/how-to-identify-a-toxic-culture-before-accepting-a-job-offer?utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_medium=social

Are You Leaving Your Job for the Wrong Reason?

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/are-you-leaving-your-job-for-the-wrong-reason/

Ask a Credible Career Coach: Why Aren’t I Being Considered for Mid-Level Positions

https://www.themuse.com/advice/ask-a-credible-career-coach-how-to-get-mid-level-positions?ref=recently-published-2

Current Permanent Job Openings in NYC

Staff and Senior Tax Accountant for Prominent Business Management Firm

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/07/10/nyc-hot-job-staff-and-senior-tax-accountant-for-prominent-business-management-firm/

Staff Accountant for Hospitality Firm

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/nyc-hot-job-staff-accountant-for-hospitality-restaurant-management-group/

Accounts Payable Specialist

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/nyc-hot-job-accounts-payable-specialist-for-nonprofit-in-ny/

Senior Accountant for Nonprofit Organization

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/nyc-hot-job-grants-accountant-with-a-nonprofit-with-great-mission-statement/

Accounting Manager / Controller for Hospitality Group

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/hot-job-accounting-manager-controller-for-hospitality-firm-in-new-york-city/

If you are interested in any of the opportunities, please feel free to email me at Johanna Rodriguez – JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com to learn more. We also offer a BONUS for anyone you refer over to us that is placed with our client either on a temporary or permanent basis. Feel free to email me to get more details on that as well!

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NYC Hot Job! Staff Accountant for Hospitality / Restaurant Management Group

Staff Accountant for Hospitality / Restaurant Management Group in New York City

Our client, a top hospitality firm with restaurants in New York City, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Washington DC, is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their growing firm.

About the Firm:

  • Currently has over 6 successful high end restaurants in NYC, Philadelphia and Washington DC
  • Adding one new restaurant every six months
  • Family oriented atmosphere with a lot of room for growth!

Responsibilities of a Staff Accountant for this firm:

  • Focusing on day to day accounting functions such as ensuring vendors are paid in a timely matter, preparation of financial reports, preparing journal and general ledger entries
  • Compile sales information such as sales reports, P&L statements to help managers understand the performances of the restaurants
  • Assist on preparation of month end and year-end financial statements.
  • Research and interpreting financial data to ensure understanding and present to the Director of Finance
  • Additional ad hoc responsibilities as it pertains to accounting and finance

Qualifications of a Staff Accountant should include:

  • Bachelors in Accounting or Finance
  • 2+ years of relevant accounting experience, Hospitality/Restaurant experience is a plus but not a must.
  • Strong Excel skills with some exposure to an ERP system
  • Great personality, willingness to learn and detail oriented

Perks of working as a Staff Accountant for this firm:

  • The best perk would be free food and discounted dining at their restaurants!
  • Competitive salary, health benefits, PTO with bonus eligibility
  • Will have great exposure to the Director of Finance who provides mentorship

To apply please submit your resume to:

 Johanna Rodriguez,  JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com 

 

NYC Hot Job! Staff and Senior Tax Accountant for Prominent Business Management Firm

Tax Accountant for High End Business Management Firm – Staff and Senior

Our client, a very high regarded business management firm, is seeking two Tax Accountants to join their team.  They are looking for a Tax Senior and a Tax Manager.  The firm focuses on business and family estates, tax planning and serving ultra-wealthy individuals, families and their advisers.

This is an opportunity for someone who is interested in working with High-Net Worth Individuals. The firm also does invest in the professional development of their employees through active participation in training sessions and networking events.

Responsibilities of the roles will include:

  • Provide tax compliance and advisory services to partnerships, corporations, S-corporations, and individuals for a variety of high net worth individuals and businesses
  • Prepare moderate to complex corporate returns, flow through entities, multi-state and individual tax returns as well as fiduciary, exempt organizations and gift tax returns
  • Assume tax-planning responsibilities for federal and individual clients, participate in complex tax research projects for clients, and research a wide range of tax issues related to business transactions for a variety of entities and their affiliates
  • Research and consult on various tax matters, respond to IRS and other tax authority inquiries when requested, make recommendations to the client for consideration
  • Proactively build relationships and communicate effectively with tax and business management team members and clients to provide superior client service

Qualifications of the roles:

For Tax Senior:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting; CPA or on track to receive it; other degrees a plus
  • 3 years of experience in public accounting or a
  • Strong attention to detail and great communication skills

For Tax Supervisor: 

  • Bachelors in Accounting and CPA license
  • 4+ years in public accounting experience with up to 2 years in tax return review
  • Experience reviewing and supervising staff a plus
  • Commitment to providing the highest ethical standards and confidentiality

If you are interested in either of these roles or know of someone who may be please feel free to email me at JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Keywords: Accounting, Finance, Tax, Tax Planning, Estate, CPA, High Net Worth, Client, Tax Compliance

NYC Hot Job! Accounts Payable Specialist for Nonprofit in NY

Accounts Payable Specialist for Nonprofit Organization in Brooklyn, New York

I am working with a great a nonprofit in Brooklyn, New York that is accessible by all trains and they seek an Accounts Payable specialist to join their team.

Job Duties of the Accounts Payable Specialist will include:

  • Ensure all check requests, vendor invoices, petty cash requests, and expense reports are properly entered, reviewed, and approved
  • Responsible for full cycle AP, including: manual invoice entry, data processing, approval routing, and payments.
  • Audit and process credit card accounts
  • Receives, researches and resolves a variety of routine internal and external inquiries concerning account status, including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to appropriate persons.
  • Performs other duties as required to support Accounting Department.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability/desire to communicate with vendors and coworkers
  • Consistently meet deadlines and identify/escalate any issues to Accounting Manager.
  • Ensure all vendor and staff interactions are handled professionally, timely, and in line with company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively with other team members as well as independently.
  • Proficiency in Excel would be highly preferred.
  • Being proactive and identifying areas in need of improvement and taking action to implement process improvements to increase overall department capacity.

To apply please submit your resume to Johanna Rodriguez – Jrodriguez@cfstaffing.com

NYC Hot Job! Grants Accountant with a Nonprofit with Great Mission Statement!

 

Grant Accountant with experience with Budgets

Our client is a prominent nonprofit in the Midtown, NYC area, and they are seeking a Grant Accountant for their accounting department.

Job Duties will include: 

  • Manages grant claims in compliance with funding source budgets and requirements.
  • Working with various city funding sources such as DFTA and HRA, and state funding sources such as NYSOFA.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements by tracking the terms and conditions of grants and contracts and monitoring grant periods and spending trends. Work with program teams to secure any award modifications on a timely basis.
  • Assist with the agency financial reporting and budgeting process.
  • Review vouchers for funding contracts
  • Analyze and distribute program  financial reports
  • Additional ad hoc responsibilties

Requirements:

  • 4+ Years of grant accounting experience at a nonprofit
  • Experience with Budgets and contracts and working with funders
  • Experience with accounting systems such as Intacct, MIP or related software is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and preferably someone driven by a great mission.

To be considered please feel free to email JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

 

CFS – Don’t Tell Recruiters These Things If You Want The Job

When I read the following article about what not to say to recruiters, I was thinking of the things candidates have said to me over the past couple of years that I really couldn’t believe. What sticks out to me most though is when a candidate tells me what I think I want to hear just to have me put them in front of the hiring manager but then changes their mind without telling me. Although it is important to stay in front of a recruiter it is another thing to waste a hiring manager’s time, especially in accounting and finance where the network is fairly small.  Below is the article with additional points to consider when speaking to a recruiter as well as articles on helping you in your job search and interviewing.

Don’t Tell Recruiters These Things If You Want The Job

https://www.fastcompany.com/40563811/dont-tell-recruiters-these-things-if-you-want-the-job?utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_medium=social

The Art of the Prescreen: 5 Critical Questions

https://www.glassdoor.com/employers/blog/art-prescreen-5-critical-questions/?utm_medium=social-b2b&utm_source=linkedin&utm_content=blog

These Are The Worst Answers To The Most Common Job Interview Questions

https://www.fastcompany.com/40442242/hiring-managers-reveal-the-worst-answers-to-the-most-common-job-interview-questions?utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_medium=social

Mindy Kaling Reminds You That Having a Checklist’s Fine, But Don’t Be Afraid to Let it Go

https://www.themuse.com/advice/mindy-kaling-checklist-let-it-go-dartmouth-commencement-speech-2018?ref=the-muse-editors-picks-0

NYC Permanent Job Roles

Accounting Manager / Controller for Hospitality Group

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/hot-job-accounting-manager-controller-for-hospitality-firm-in-new-york-city/

Staff Accountant for Professional Services firm in Midtown, New York City

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/hot-job-staff-accountant-for-professional-services-for-new-york-city/

Executive Assistant with Sales Reporting for C-Suite Professional

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/05/10/hot-job-executive-assistant-for-c-suite-professional-in-brooklyn-new-york/

If you are interested in any of the opportunities, please feel free to email me at Johanna Rodriguez – JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com to learn more. We also offer a BONUS for anyone you refer over to us that is placed with our client either on a temporary or permanent basis. Feel free to email me to get more details on that as well!

Hot Job! Accounting Manager / Controller for Hospitality Firm in New York City

Accounting Manager / Controller for Hospitality Firm in New York City

Our client, a a top hospitality firm with restaurants in New York City, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Washington DC, is seeking an Accounting Manager / Controller to join their growing firm.

Responsibilities of the Accounting Manager / Controller include:

  • The Accounting Manager / Controller will verify, allocate, and post details of business transactions to subsidiary accounts to general ledger
  • Summarize details in separate ledgers and transfer data to general ledger.
  • Reconcile and balance accounts.
  • Pull information from Point of Sales system Micros, and create management reports via Excel.
  • Compile reports to show statistics such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, and other items pertinent to operation of business.
  • Oversee the Payroll Specialist who calculates employee wages from records and prepare checks for payment of wages.
  • Generate monthly and quarterly reports
  • Complete records to or though trial balance.

Qualifications of the Accounting Manager / Controller:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance preferred
  • 5+ of relevant experience
  • MUST have Accounting experience in Restaurant industry
  • Compeat or another similar ERP accounting system experience a plus

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

New Role! Development / Finance Associate for Nonprofit in New York City

Development/Finance Associate for Non-Profit Organization

My client is an international non-profit in Manhattan seeking a Development/Finance Associate to join their shared services team. This organization has been established over 25 years and has supported initiatives in over 30 countries. This position works closely with both the Accounting & Grants team as well.

Responsibilities of the Development Associate:

  • Prepare invoices for donors
  • Database entry of gifts, grants, contracts and pledges
  • Enter contact information in CRM for new individuals
  • Utilize CRM to extract and analyze information and generate reports
  • Assist Finance with basic bookkeeping
  • Provide support for various events throughout the year
  • Draft vouchers for payments
  • Assist with annual audit

Qualifications for the Development Associate:

  • Strong attention to detail & organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Experience with CRM systems or Microsoft Dynamics a plus

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

CFS – Employee Trends in 2018

In April there has been a great shift in the national unemployment rate as it has gone down over 2%.  As an employer that means the need for talent has never been harder to find as they are getting scooped up especially in Accounting and Finance where the need for candidates have gone up. On the candidate side it means that your skill set is in high demand.  Although that is the case it doesn’t mean that you can still be lax on your job search and how you present yourself.  This is the time to sharpen those resumes and your interview skills to make sure you stand out amongst others in your field.  Here are some articles that will help steer you in the right direction.

Make Your Resume Work For You

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashiraprossack1/2018/06/16/resume-refresh-how-to-make-your-resume-work-for-you/?utm_source=LINKEDIN_COMPANY&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1598259859&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainLI#710cea22479b

The ABCs of Personal Branding

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/abcs-of-personal-branding/

Get the Inside Scoop on How Job Interviews Work

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-job-interviews-work-4092442?utm_content=buffere7e7e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&utm_campaign=cmsocialposting_money

This huge interview mistake ruined my chances of getting the job

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/18/suzy-welch-this-interview-mistake-ruined-my-odds-of-getting-the-job.html

Current Job Opportunities in the Greater New York area

Plant Controller in Rochester, New York

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/hot-job-plant-controller-for-manufacturing-firm-in-rochester-new-york/

Staff Accountant for Professional Services firm in Midtown, New York City

https://johannacfs.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/hot-job-staff-accountant-for-professional-services-for-new-york-city/

If you are interested in any of the opportunities, please feel free to email me at Johanna Rodriguez – JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com to learn more. We also offer a BONUS for anyone you refer over to us that is placed with our client either on a temporary or permanent basis. Feel free to email me to get more details on that as well!

Hot Job! Staff Accountant for Professional Services for New York City

Staff Accountant for Global Professional Services Firm

We are currently working on a Staff Accountant position with our client who is a prominent global Professional Services firm that focuses on management consulting for financial services firms. This role is located by Grand Central Station in New York City.

The Staff Accountant will be focused on project accounting and working with the Managers or setting up budgets and billing of their clients.

Responsibilities of the Staff Accountant would include:

  • Billing – creating and posting invoices in the general ledger
  • Work with Managers to produce both timely and accurate invoicing of projects.
  • Support the Managers with budgeting projects including profitability analysis.
  • Reporting of time and project reports.
  • Account analysis of profit and loss statements.
  • Management of sub-contractors and billable expenses.
  • Maintain project data including integrity of reporting.

Qualifications of a Staff Accountant: 

  • 2+ years of accounting experience
  • Bachelors in Accounting / Finance or someone who is on CPA track is preferred
  • Experience with accounting software such as Salesforce with strong Excel Skills such as Vlookups/Pivot Tables
  • Attention to detail, great personality

Benefits of working with this firm as a Staff Accountant:

  • Competitive Salary plus bonus and 401k match
  • Generous paid time in addition to holidays
  • Strong potential for growth and exposure to CFO

If you or someone you know may be interested in this role please submit your resume to JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com