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June 29, 2016 Four Characteristics of a Leader National Association of Women MBAs Tulane University: Freeman School of Business, Houston, TX


August 11, 2016 Changing Workplace Dynamics Society of Information Management Westin Houston, Memorial City, Houston, TX


November 14, 2016 Boom or Bust, It’s Still about the People Texas Society of CPAs Omni San Antonio Hotel , San Antonio, TX Email:
November 15, 2016 Boom or Bust, It’s Still about the People Texas Society of CPAs Crowne Plaza Dallas Galleria Addison Hotel – Addison (Dallas suburb), TX Email:
April 5, 2017 Four Characterics of a Leader Houston Organizational Development Network 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX


Boom or Bust: It’s Still about the People

Posted by Moritza Day on February 1, 2016 under Presentations, Training & Consulting | Be the First to Comment

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Boom or Bust: It’s Still About the People

Boom or bust, it’s still the people who make or break your company. We’ll discuss how to take advantage of the current times to recruit the talent you have might not been able to attract during the most recent boom times, and how to engage and develop your people. We’ll also discuss the three core success qualities that you need to identify in a potential or current employee, whether they are Millennial, Gen X, Baby Boomer or Traditionalist.

Presenter:  Moritza Day, CEO, Day West/Executive Search Consultants

Conference:   The 7th annual Texas Technology Summit is coming back to the Houston Texas NRG Center (Room 300) February 9, 2016.  The theme for 2016 is “Conquering Your IT and Security Objectives“.  Attend The Texas Technology Summit to get the right tools and make vital connections to best prepare your company for the broad spectrum of ever-changing technology trends.



CFO for manufacturing company

Posted by Moritza Day on September 25, 2015 under Job Bank | Be the First to Comment

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Growing privately held manufacturing company with offices in Houston and Mid-West has an opportunity for a resourceful and innovative financial professional to join the executive team.
Primary Functions: The chief financial officer position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, potential acquisitions, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Reports to the CEO. Principal accountabilities are:

1. Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
2. Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
3. Develop financial and tax strategies
4. Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
5. Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction

1. Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
2. Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
3. Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury departments
4. Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
5. Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced
6. Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
7. Implement operational best practices
8. Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package
9. Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions

Financial Information
1. Oversee the preparation of the financial information.
2. Supervise two accountants in the preparation of the accounting information.
3. Analyze financial statements and other management reporting.
4. Report financial results to the board of directors

Risk Management
1. Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
2. Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
3. Construct and monitor reliable control systems
4. Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
5. Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
6. Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
7. Report risk issues to the board of directors
8. Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations

1. Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
2. Arrange for debt and equity financing
3. Invest funds
4. Invest pension funds

Third Parties
1. Participate in conference calls with the investors
2. Maintain banking relationships
3. Represent the company with investment bankers and investors

Desired Qualifications: The candidate chief financial officer should have a master’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation. Should have experience in partnering with an executive team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with manufacturing experience, an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

Working Conditions: Will be based in Houston, Texas. Initially, extensive travel to company manufacturing location in Mid-West will be necessary.

For information:
Moritza Day, CPA
Day West & Associates, Inc.

The Next Generation in Management

Posted by Moritza Day on August 10, 2015 under Articles, Schedule of Presentations | Be the First to Comment

generation 2The next generation in management is here.  The Houston IT Symposium featured a panel of three young professionals discussing changes in work and attitudes.  Panelists (left to right) Ed Aguilar, Mayur  Khare, moderator Moritza Day and Evan Lu discussed the motivations and influences on the four generations in the workplace, Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists.

Accountant – Galveston

Posted by Moritza Day on July 14, 2015 under Job Bank | Be the First to Comment

Summary of Accountant – Galveston
Chief accountant position in Galveston office to manage accounting function from source documents to financial statement presentation to management.   This motivated individual must be able to multitask, work well with others, possess good communication skills and have a “can do” attitude.  Established Galveston company with business lines in oil and gas, real estate and distribution. Friendly, relaxed and professional environment.

Skills required:  General accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis, Quickbooks and Excel, ability to work independbeach and oil rigently and with team.

Input source documents into accounting system using QuickBooks
Generate financial reports
Prepare bank reconciliations process
Perform financial analysis

Experience in general accounting and closing monthly financial statements
Managerial accounting experience
Will need to study and have in-depth understanding of the legal and accounting structure of the company.
Quick Books and Microsoft Excel experience

Submit resume to:

Moritza Day, CPA, Day West & Associates, Inc.


5 Steps to Nail the Interview

Posted by Moritza Day on June 18, 2015 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

To increase your number of interviews and likelihood of success in interviews, follow these 5 steps.

1. To obtain interviews, talk directly to the hiring manager
Spend your time contacting the people that can say YES to giving you an interview and hiring you. That means someone whose title is at least one level above yours. For example, if you are a Senior Accountant, talk to Accounting Managers. If you are an Accounting Manager, talk to a Director or Controller.11199850-proud-beautiful-woman-with-thumbs-up-posing-while-sitting-at-the-office[1]

2. Read more than the website
When you prepare for the interview, read all about the company. Google the name and read about recent and past events that impact the company and the industry. Be aware of items such as acquisitions and divestitures, new product and service lines and recent executive personnel changes. If they have had recent bad news, ask how that is affecting operations. Ignore the issues and you might appear uninformed and perhaps a Pollyanna.

3. Show them that you didn’t just warm a chair
In today’s competitive job market, you will get interviews and job offers when you can show the benefits of your work to the company. Merely doing the basic requirements of a job won’t get you the interviews and offers. You have to show how you helped your company get work done, made money or saved time or money. Doing a job is a feature, adding value is the benefit. For example, the feature is: Performed general accounting. The benefit is: Performed general accounting which provided accurate financial information for management decision-making. Read more of this article »

Career FAQ – What Do I Say after Hello?

Posted by Moritza Day on May 4, 2015 under Question of the Week | Be the First to Comment

What do I say when asked,

“Why did you leave your employer?”looking away man 2

Be concise and professional in your response. Explain the change or circumstances that prompted you to leave. Never criticize or complain about a former employer. This is where you use your Exit Statement. You could say something short and sweet such as, “I worked for a $30 million company that was acquired by a $15 billion company. My role was eliminated when my company was absorbed by the much larger company”.
Or, “Due to the dramatic decrease in the price of oil, my company was forced to cut costs and reduce headcount.” Short, sweet and no negatives.

Resources – Houston Employment Outlook 2015

Posted by Moritza Day on May 3, 2015 under Presentations, Training & Consulting | Be the First to Comment

For detail resources to learn more about the Houston Employment Outlook 2015 and beyond,

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