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

The Art of the Prescreen: 5 Critical Questions

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

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

NYC Permanent Job Roles

Accounting Manager / Controller for Hospitality Group

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

Executive Assistant with Sales Reporting for C-Suite Professional

If you are interested in any of the opportunities, please feel free to email me at Johanna Rodriguez – 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!


CFS NYC – 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Changing Your Routine

When it comes to your job search it always starts about your own attitude towards the search from the beginning. An article I found really interesting that I came across this week is one about routine. If you are ready to make the change in the routine you are in, first you have to make sure you are really ready for it.  This along with the other articles have some great insight into self development as it pertains to your career growth.

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Changing Your Routine

What’s a Normal Challenge at a New Job and What’s a Huge Red Flag?

Less Is More: 4 Job Search Tips to Make the Process Less Exhausting

How to get back on track when you’re having an unproductive day

7 Mindsets Necessary For Successful Leadership Development

NYC Open Accounting and Finance Positions

Payroll Manager and Director in Midtown, New York City for Prominent Organization

Staff Accountant for Online Publishing Firm

If you are interested in any of the opportunities, please feel free to email me at Johanna Rodriguez – 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!

CFS NYC – Post-Interview Follow-Up Matters, Maybe More Than The Interview Itself

There has been a lot of movement that I have been noticing in interviewing and receiving offers. With the summer soon upon us a lot of firms are looking to make those hires before the hiring managers are off on vacation.  Below are some great articles to help you along with your search in addition to some open roles that we are working on in CFS of New York City.  Give me a call or send me an email if you are interested in discussing your job search further!

Johanna Rodriguez, Branch Manager of CFS NYC – 646.661.2226 or

Unemployment is below 4% for the first time since 2000

Ask an Interview Coach: How Can I Be More Compelling In Each Interview Round

Post-Interview Follow-Up Matters, Maybe More Than The Interview Itself

Are You Making These 4 Job Search Mistakes?

4 References You Can Nail Down—Even if You Don’t Have a Lot of Experience

New York City Permanent Roles

Treasury Manager for Prominent Nonprofit in NYC

Senior Financial Analyst in New Jersey for Global Manufacturing Firm

Accounts Payable Coordinator in NYC for Mid-Size Firm

Accountant for Professional Services firm in NYC

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


  • 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


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


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|

Tax Manager for Top Manufacturer in Florida

tax manager

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


  • 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

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

21 Century Professionals Mixer

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: 

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?


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

Art of Accounting: Advice to Someone Starting out in Accounting

Do’s and Don’ts 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


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!