Hot Job: Accounts Payable Coordinator for Financial Services firm in New York City

Our client, a global financial services company, seeks an Accounts Payable Coordinator in Downtown, New York City.

The candidate would have experience with processing expense reports and supplier invoices within Concur sub ledgers; including settling, clearing and reconciling all accounts payable for the firm’s operations.

This position will fit within the existing accounts payable department and must adhere to internal controls established with regards to the the firm’s General Ledger and Expense processing procedures. The candidate will have to comply with the accounting process in order to ensure the accuracy and quality of financial information contained in the financial statements.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Book journal entries for recording of accounts payable. Entries might be booked from various sources: payment requests, web-based procurement systems, invoices, etc.
  • Process employee expense reports, ensure reimbursement requests are properly filled out, include all support and receipts, are signed off and approved.
  • Ensure that each booking is supported by appropriate work papers, and is recorded in accordance with established policies.
  • Prepare SAP upload files and book accounting entries into the General Ledger
  • Prepare daily, monthly and quarterly reconciliations detained in the accounting procedures manual. Reconcile the accounting system to the supporting documents, and to the procurement tool if needed. Investigate outstanding items and reconciling items if needed.
  • Provide necessary schedules and information for the preparation of IFRS and Statutory financial statements and for reporting to Management. Support the accounting manager for ad-hoc reporting.
  • Utilize the full functionality of the accounting system, and automate entries

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of accounts payable experience
  • Financial services industry experience a plus
  • SAP experience a must; Concur experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail

To be considered please submit your resume to JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

 

Hot Off the Press! Creative Financial Staffing’s 2017 New York City Salary Guide

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CFS just released it’s 2017 Salary Guide. This complimentary guide includes salaries of Accounting and Finance professionals at all levels both Nationwide and the New York Tri-State area which includes: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and New Jersey.

Who would benefit most from using this guide?

  • Hiring managers who are adding to staff or has recently lost someone in their Accounting and Finance department. Once you have your budgets in it is now time to have an understanding of what the top talent of professionals are currently earning in the market place
  • Job Seekers who are starting to look or already out looking for their next step in their career. What is your value worth in this market?
  • Human Resource Professionals who need to have a good understanding of not only the market to help their hiring managers fill their roles but also get a good sense of the levels and skill sets of the top professionals in Accounting and Finance

For more information on how to get your FREE 2017 Salary Guide please visit:

Link to 2017 Salary Guide

Or you can reach out to me to discuss your needs at:

Johanna Rodriguez | 646.661.2226| JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Tax Manager for Top Manufacturer in Florida

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Our client is a multi billion dollar conglomerate that brought over this division to the US in 2001. They are located in Central Florida area and this role will offer a relocation package. If you are from Florida and looking to go back or would like to move there, this could be for you!

This long standing global conglomerate that is currently in growth mode is adding a new Tax Manager position. Company is well known for creating successful careers for their employees for over 15 years in Central Florida. A spark of new international and domestic growth has opened up several new opportunities to continue the nurturing and development of their company. With a competitive salary and benefits package, our client is also offering the opportunity for this individual to build their own team as expected growth continues.

  • Partner with Global finance teams to prepare quarterly and annual income tax provisions in accordance to US GAAP standards for domestic and international branches
  • Prepare ASCO-740 Tax Provision, including all required 10Q and 10K disclosures for the company and FIN 48 evaluation and measurement
  • Responsible for the production of quarterly estimated tax payment processes as well as the efficient coordination with budgeting and forecasting of financial results
  • Stay abreast of all domestic and foreign tax legislations to proactively design and implement related processes to prevent any negative potential impact on income tax compliance
  • Pose as the Point of Contact for all Tax related questions
  • Communicate the company’s tax position to Executive management and external auditors

Requirements:

  • CPA designation
  • Public accounting experience from Big 4 preferred.
  • Must have 3+ year’s International Tax experience

For more information or to apply confidentially please feel free to email JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

21st Century Professional Mixer: Connect, Inspire, & Activate in NYC


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Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)’s own Executive Recruiter, Tatiyana Cure will be the guest of honor at this networking event.  Come join us and have one on one conversations with Mrs. Cure in addition to networking with other top professionals in NYC.  Details on the event are below.

WHEN:Friday, April 29, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) Add to Calendar

WHERE: Pig N Whistle on 2nd Avenue – 951 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10022 – View Map

*Tickets online $20.00| Tickets at door  $25

To buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/21st-century-professional-mixer-connect-inspire-activate-tickets-24416686968 

Imagine increasing your access professionally to benefit your career, while simultaneously meeting leaders and professionals who are involved in positively changing the landscape of their communities. This is a professional network of outstanding people!

21st Century Professional Mixer objective is to create a strong network of leaders by cultivating professional opportunities and increasing leadership involvement within our local communities.

These networking events are part of the social enterprise D.M. De Nose to help with the development of the organization called “Leaders of the 21st Century.”

Guest of Honor: Tatiyana Cure, NYC top recruiter will share tips and resources on landing into your dream job!

Dress: Business Casual | Self Parking

Hors d’oeuvres will be provided | Special Cocktail Menu (Cash Bar Happy Hour Discounts)

*All guest will receive a complimentary drink!

*All professions are welcomed!

*Tickets online $20.00| Tickets at door  $25

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!

Thank You Notes – The Recruiter’s Point of View

You always want to wrap up any interview with a proper thank you letter. Sending it through an email is the new norm as hand written notes are outdated. Please make sure you get the interviewer’s business card with their email information or if it happened to go through a recruiter ask for them to share it with you.

My suggestion is to send the email the day after the interview. A couple of hours afterwards would also be acceptable but only if you had an interview earlier in the day. I like to tell candidates to wait because it shows you have been more thoughtful about the email when you send it out. It also reminds them the next day that they did meet with you and that they should follow up with regards to your candidacy.

I have had candidates who have sent letters to hiring managers that just consisted of “If you have any questions let me know. Thank you.” Not addressing who it is and not signing their name and in worst cases sending it through an iPhone which says it on the signature. Come on, do you really think that shows you are interested in the role? My other suggestion would be to send it through an email that is more professional than “PrettyBabyKitten@email.com”

Here is a basic template that I would suggest to use. It will get the message across that you are interested in the opportunity.

“Dear Mr./Mrs._______,

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me. It was very exciting to have the opportunity to meet with your firm. I got a great sense of who you are as a company and feel strongly that my background would be a great fit for this role. I look forward to potentially working together in the future.

Best regards,

Your Name”

Feel free to add in the body of the email a couple of key points that you felt you found particularly fascinating or interesting about the role or refer to something positive that happened in the meeting. It will make your letter stand out more and feel personal. This would be particularly helpful if the interviewer is meeting with a couple of candidates at the same time.

8 Tips For a Successful Video Interview

Nowadays it is a common practice for firms to have video/Skype interviews. This is based upon if the candidate is out of the state/country or if the interviewer works remotely from another location or is busy traveling for work. There is no need to fear this new style of interviewing. Understanding the proper etiquette for having a successful video conference is not as daunting as one might think. Here are some of our suggestions based on our experiences:

  1. Have a Skype/Facetime Username – I understand that not everyone uses Skype or Facetime as people often tend to use it when speaking with family members or loved ones. Even if you never intend on using one, having a username on hand shows that you are prepared when someone who is scheduling the interview asks for your Skype ID. It takes the pressure off of the firm to continuously follow up with you on getting your ID when they have a lot of other candidates to set up for other roles. Make sure you create a professional username.
  2. Do a Practice Run – Skype with your best friend who happens to live next door. Why not? You need the practice and they can give you an honest assessment of how you come across. They can also let you know if the connection is faulty, if the lighting works or if the user picture you put up is appropriate. These things, although may seem small, can be quite distracting to the person interviewing you.
  3. Nervous behavior – Much like an in-person interview, the interviewer will pick up on anything that you do from moving around in your chair to casually flipping your hair back and forth. These are tells that you are nervous, and while you can be, also remember you are in your own environment and not at an office that you have never been to. This could be used to your advantage where you can exude confidence.
  4. Eye Contact – You might think this is obvious and it is; however, eye contact through a computer is completely different than in person. The web cam is playing a trick on you. You look at the screen (at the interviewers face) and you think you are looking directly at them when in fact your eyes are downcast. Please make sure to look at the camera on top of your computer screen so that the person on the other end will see you looking directly at them. I know it’s tough to do this the whole time when you want to also look at their face to pick up any clues as to how it’s going. My trick is, when I am answering a question I look at the camera but when they are speaking to me I look at the screen. I noticed that this helps the continuity of the conversation. Also as a side note, with regards to looking down, remember that this is a video interview not a phone interview where you can have notes in front of you. It will definitely show if you are looking down during the video interview. I know it should be obvious but I have had this happen to me many of times. One other thing to mention is to make sure your computer is at eye level. I had a candidate who had their laptop way down and I could see up their nostrils. Not the best way to impress.
  5. Find your quiet place – Literally find a quiet place. Make sure you pick a time when you know that your kids can be babysat, your dog can be locked in another room or your downstairs neighbor will not be having a raging party. If there is something that is going on that you can’t help such as construction noise or a lot of fire trucks passing by please address it in the beginning. It doesn’t have to be a big deal but it’s just a common courtesy so the interview feels more at ease to ask you to repeat something if they need you to.
  6. Speak up – Although you may have your volume up, the interviewer may not so please make sure to keep your voice strong and loud in case they are unable to hear you on their end. Sometimes, with certain speakers, you could sound very far away, which is in no way your fault, but it helps if you can speak clearly for their sake.
  7. Dress to impress – It seems like an obvious thing to mention but many feel too comfortable in their surroundings and don’t bother to change. I understand that maybe the place you work now is business casual (and that’s great) but an interview is still an interview so please dress to impress. Men – throw on that suit jacket (preferably a dark blue) even if you don’t have a tie (although you still should) and ladies – make sure your hair is pulled back to not have any distracting hair flying around and please no wet hair (trust me it has happened!)
  8. Energy – Very much like a phone interview it’s all about the energy you exude. In person it’s so much easier to smile and laugh at a joke subtly but it’s harder to transfer that same energy through a video interview because of let’s say a delay in connection. You want to come off interested and that shows more in how you present yourself. Even if it seems like a little much sometimes it really isn’t because you are selling yourself to them. No one wants to work with someone with a seemingly bored expression on their face even if they are not bored. It’s all about keeping that smile on your face or nodding if you agree to something and showing genuine interest. That will help in the success of the time you have with your interviewer.