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!

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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!

CFS NYC – What Not To Ask In An Initial Job Interview

This week I am sharing more 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.

What Not To Ask In An Initial Job Interview

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2017/08/17/what-not-to-ask-in-an-initial-job-interview/#b1dac565dc70

10 Things You Can Start Doing Right Now to Save Time

https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/29936-10-things-you-can-start-doing-right-now-to-save-time?utm_source=Arianna&utm_medium=LinkedIn

5 Components Of Succeeding At Anything

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellevate/2017/07/31/5-components-to-succeeding-at-anything/?nowelcome=&utm_source=LINKEDIN_COMPANY&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1532424037&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainLI#6fdd41db202a

1 Small Mistake Will Get Your Resume Rejected Immediately, According to Google’s Former Head of HR

https://www.inc.com/darren-marble/google-hr-executive-says-this-1-mistake-can-destroy-a-perfect-resume.html

Permanent Job Openings

Accounts Receivable / Accounting Clerk for high end fashion retail firm in New Jersey

https://tinyurl.com/y9bvmz44

Trade Support/ Analyst with SAP experience for Global Manufacturing Firm in New Jersey

https://tinyurl.com/ycq4yzzk

Executive Assistant for CEO at a National Distribution firm in Brooklyn, New York

https://tinyurl.com/ycakwj33

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!

 

 

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 JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Unemployment is below 4% for the first time since 2000 http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/04/news/economy/april-jobs-report/index.html

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

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2018/04/30/post-interview-followup-matters-maybe-more-than-the-interview-itself/#5a842c3b45ec

Are You Making These 4 Job Search Mistakes?

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/are-you-making-these-4-job-search-mistakes/

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

https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-references-you-can-nail-downeven-if-you-dont-have-a-lot-of-experience

New York City Permanent Roles

Treasury Manager for Prominent Nonprofit in NYC  https://tinyurl.com/y8l7gmpw

Senior Financial Analyst in New Jersey for Global Manufacturing Firm  https://tinyurl.com/yce9eqqu

Accounts Payable Coordinator in NYC for Mid-Size Firm https://tinyurl.com/y9wbatgo

Accountant for Professional Services firm in NYC https://tinyurl.com/ybdof2nb

Tax and Audit Season is upon us – Let CFS in NYC help you get ready!

In this upcoming Tax/Audit season, let Creative Financial Staffing in New York City/New Jersey take some work off your plate at any level! We represent highly skilled candidates from clerk to management at reasonable hourly bill rates. Below are examples of some local candidates we are working with who are available immediately at all levels. If you are interested in on-boarding help in your department please call me at 646.661.2226 or email JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Junior Tax Accountant – Selena

Passed all four parts of the CPA exam and holds two years of tax experience. She has worked on the following:

  • Preparing federal and state tax returns (basic & complex including 1040, 1120, 1120S and 1065) & assembled complex K-1’s
  • Researched state/local tax compliance in accordance with IRS requirements
  • Enhanced efficiency by creating a new tax process via MS Excel for use of breakdown analysis, AMT tracking and information proofreading

Audit Associate – Bhavesh

This candidate holds a mixed background of tax and audit in a public accounting firm. Most recently he has worked on the following:

  • Performing financial statement audits for non-profit organizations and preparing form 990s
  • Performing in-depth research on tax and audit pronouncements
  • Performing financial statement and internal control testing and communicating with managers throughout audit

Internal Audit Manager- Subra

This candidate has worked with firms such as Grant Thornton, Black Rock, and notable insurance and financial services firms. Passed all four parts of the CPA exam. Recently worked on:

  • Year-end financial close process audits
  • Collaborating with clients on improving internal controls
  • Actively reviewing tax strategies to ensure compliance

Senior Tax Accountant- Jessie, CPA

This CPA candidate has a public and private mixed background, holding experience as a Tax Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers among other notable firms. Recent work has been on the following:

  • Leading the tax compliance process for hedge funds and private equity clients
  • Managing multiple clients, budgets and production goals as well as supervise and evaluate junior staff
  • Providing broad knowledge of foreign investment compliance

Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in these candidates or need help in other areas in your finance and accounting team!

Hot Job! Senior Accountant / Accounting Manager in NYC

Senior Accountant

Our client is a well-established sports firm that is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their robust Accounting Department. This role will be located in Queens.

This role will be reporting into the Assistant Controller and they are seeking a strong candidate preferably with private and public accounting mix. They would also consider candidates with just public experience as well.

Responsibilities of the Senior Accountant include:
– Senior Accountant will be preparing and analyzing financial statements 
– Senior Accountant will work on monthly/quarterly/yearly closings, recording of journal entries
– Will be responsible for preparing financial reporting for internal and external use
– The Senior Accountant will be working on the year end audits as the liaison for the external auditors and reviewing staff work papers
– Managing a junior staff accountant

Qualifications of the Senior Accountant for this role:
– Ideally 2+ years of private and public accounting background mix. Also would consider a solid 2 years at a Big 4
– CPA preferred or on CPA track (completed and passed the four exams)
– Experience working with accounting software such as Great Plains or other ERP Systems
– Excel – advanced proficiency 
– Focused individual, leader and go getter

For more information on this role please submit your resume to Johanna Rodriguez – JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Hot Job! Accounts Receivable/Collections Manager in New York City

Accounts Receivable and Collections Manager

Our client is an established manufacturing firm that focuses on health products. They are seeking an Accounts Receivable Manager with additional experience in credit and collections.

About the firm:

  • Manufacturing firm focusing on health/beauty products with over $50 million in revenue
  • Established Firm with over 700 employees located in Long Island City, easily commutable by train or car
  • Offers great incentives and benefits with aggressive growth opportunity

What the Accounts Receivable Manager will do:

  • The AR Manager will be responsible for managing three employees
  • Manage proper invoicing policies, assure timely collections of money due to firm, managing cash applications
  • Monitor and reporting on credit standards, credit checks, establishing and setting limits using Dun & Bradstreet
  • Prepare weekly reports on aging, invoicing and cash receipts

Qualifications of an Accounts Receivable Manager:

  • 5+ years of Accounts Receivable experience
  • At least one year experience managing others
  • Experienced with JD Edwards or similar type of accounting software, strong Excel skills
  • Bachelor’s degree

To be considered please feel free to email your resume to Johanna Rodriguez – Jrodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Keywords: Accounting, Collections, Credit, Accounts Receivable, B2B, D&B

Hot Job! Accounting Manager for Venture Backed Firm in Midtown, New York City

Accounting Manager for Venture Backed Start Up

Venture Backed Start Up located in Midtown, New York City seeks an Accounting Manager

Why take an Accounting Manager role with this firm:

  • Company is in high growth mode
  • Headquartered in New York but with locations in DC, Chicago and San Francisco
  • Opportunity to be involved from the ground up with regards to the Accounting/Finance team

What the Accounting Manager will do…

  • Implement day to day accounting functions and policies, work on month end close
  • Forecasting, Budgets, financial projections and reporting to the investors and senior management
  • Manage a Staff Accountant
  • Work closely with the outside auditors

Qualifications of the Accounting Manager:

  • 5+ years of accounting experience
  • CPA is a must for this position
  • Open with regards to industry experience, Public Accounting experience is a plus
  • Quickbooks experience and strong Excel skills

Perks of the Accounting Manager Position:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous amount of paid time off
  • Health benefits covered up to 85%
  • Casual work attire, working environment

If you are interested please submit your resume to Johanna Rodriguez – Jrodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Keywords: Accountant, Accounting, Assistant Controller, Venture Capital, New York

Hot Job! Interim Controller/Accounting Manager for Manufacturing Firm in Long Island, New York

Interim Controller/Accounting Manager

Duration : 1 year

Location: Suffolk County, New York

About the Company for the Controller Role:

  • Prominent domestic manufacturing firm servicing many areas of medical and commercial industries
  • This location has 75-100 employees, offers a relaxed working environment
  • Located in the southern shore of Long Island in the town of Babylon

Responsibilities of the Controller will include:

  • Cost Accounting, operational reporting and production cost reporting
  • Controller will be working on month-end close, monthly forecasting, customer audits
  • Controller will support company’s accounts payable/receivable located in an out of state office

Requirements for the Controller position:

  • Cost accounting experience a must
  • Epicor or Crystal Reports experience a plus
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

To apply for this Controller role feel free to email me at JRodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Keywords: Controller, Accounting Manager, Accountant, General Accounting, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Audit, Long Island, New York

Hot Job: Paralegal Assistant– Immediate Need for One Year Contract!

Paralegal Assistant– Immediate Need for One Year Contract

About the Company:

  • Prestigious international Professional Services Firm Located in Midtown, New York
  • Casual work office environment
  • Working Closely and supporting Senior Paralegal
  • 40 Hour work week, opportunity to become a permanent hire

About the Paralegal Assistant role:

  • The Paralegal Assistant will manage incoming mail and telephone calls and respond to member firm inquiries and requests in a timely manner following up where needed.
  • Help with managing member firm bylaws, trademark licenses, business associate agreement files, and any documents related to member firms; draft documents, communicate and follow up with members and associates; maintain agreements and records related thereto
  • The Paralegal Assistant will update all the legal documents for the clients with the any new information and all the file maintenance that goes along with it.

Desired Qualifications of the Paralegal Assistant:

  • 2+ years in a similar role
  • Attention to detail, highly organized and experienced reviewing lengthy contracts
  • Ability to work independently but also ask questions when needed
  • Strong Microsoft products experience including Outlook and Basic Excel

To apply for this Paralegal Assistant role please submit your resume to Johanna Rodriguez – Jrodriguez@cfstaffing.com

Keywords: Paralegal, Contracts, Law, Agreements, Legal Documents, Administrative