Houston Workforce Outlook 2015 and Beyond

Posted by carlosestrada on March 19, 2015 under Presentations, Training & Consulting | Be the First to Comment

The Houston employment boat is rocked by many different waves.  Beside the long acknowledged effect of oil prices and global competition, trends in healthcare, education and infrastructure/ transportation are some of the waves buffeting the Houston job market 2015 and beyond.

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Accounting Analyst – Interim/ Temporary

Posted by on February 23, 2015 under Jobs | Be the First to Comment

Summary

Interim project position for several months in Southwest Houston.

General accounting including:10246028-businessteam-applauding-successful-project[1]
• Revenue recognition
• GL and bank reconciliations
• Inter-company accounting

Report directly to CFO/Controller.

Call 713 529 3399 or info@daywestinc.com

Competencies
To perform the essential functions of this position, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

• Analytical – ability to review and understand accounting transactions and to ensure accuracy of general ledger items within scope of responsibility.
• Systems Skills- intermediate to advanced level expertise in Excel. Access skills are desired, but not required. Experience working with ERP system.
• Problem Solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
• Oral Communication – ability to communicate effectively and to know when to escalate issues as they arise.
• Quality Management – ability to produce work of high quality and meet all deadlines.
• Time Management – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and able to meet all deadlines and management expectations.

General Responsibilities

• Prepare all bank reconciliations.
• Maintain summaries of all new contracts and contract termination dates.
• Prepare journal entries for inter-company transactions and reconcile all inter-company accounts.
• Special projects and reporting as assigned.

Detailed Description of Responsibilities and Duties

• Month end closing process and report generation for accounts receivable.
• Preparation of bank reconciliations for all companies.
• Consolidate fees for all entities and submit to A/P for payment.
• Prepare monthly journal entries and invoices for inter-company transactions.
• Reconciliation of all inter-company transactions and balance sheet accounts.
• Systems Implementation Assistance.
• Communicates with coworkers, management, clients, vendors, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
• Additional duties and projects as assigned

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent.
• 2 + years of experience working with accounts receivable and billing in a multi -legal entity environment.
• General ledger accounting experience is required.
• Experience with balance sheet reconciliations and analysis is required.
• Experience with inter-company accounting is preferred, but not mandatory.
• Desire to work in small to medium company environment.

Call 713 529 3399 or info@daywestinc.com

 

Presentations, Training & Consulting

Posted by on February 12, 2015 under Presentations, Training & Consulting | Be the First to Comment

The WorkforceMoritza Day, CPA

Houston Employment Outlook 2015; Laugh, Cry and Be Aware 

How can there be layoffs and a shortage of workers in Houston at the same time? One reason is that 50% or more of the employees in the energy industry are 50 years of age or older. They are retiring at a record rate and within the next ten years, and the industry will face a massive shortage of qualified employees. At the same time, the price of oil i Hear a discussion of the Houston Employment Outlook for 2015 and beyond. Prepare now for future change.


Bridging the Generation Gap, Four Generations in the Workplace

Four generations in the workplace mean you may end up working for someone younger or supervising someone older. How can you get the best results amid the reshuffling of roles, reporting relationships and expectations? How do you get the most from your younger staffers, older subordinates or younger boss? This discussion will give perspective about the multiple generations in the workplace and insights into their characteristics, differences and similarities.

 

To engage Moritza for speaking and Day West for consulting:
713-529-3399 or info@daywestinc.com

Hiring and Retention

Winning the War for Talent: Employees, Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em  

Employee turnover and lack of engagement saps company resources and profitability, adding skyrocketing tangible and intangible costs to employment. Hear concrete suggestions on how to select the right employee, motivate the four generations in the workplace, and build an environment of collaboration with your team.

Why They Stay   

Together, we examine reasons why employees join and stay with an organization. Hiring manager or employee, this discussion will clarify best practices for the workplace. If you’re a hiring manager, you can learn ideas that
will save you money and increase productivity. If you are an employee, you will be able to crystalize your motivations and goals for your workplace.

The Great Crew Change: Energy Industry Talent Shortage    

50% or more of the employees in the energy industry are 50 years of age. They are retiring at a record rate and within the next ten years, the industry will face a massive shortage of qualified employees. We offer innovative ways to hire and retain the talent needed to fuel the oil and gas industry.

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Career Management

Job Search 101

Learn the fundamentals of conducting a quicker and more successful job search. Resumes, cover letters, sourcing for leads, networking, interviewing, negotiating and more. Time spent in the presentation will cut time off your job search.
Insider’s Guide to Your Dream Job
Stop dreaming of your dream job and hear strategies to create the career of your dreams and tactics to make it happen.

The Hidden Job Market

The best jobs and the best odds come from the hidden job market, the jobs you will never see advertised. Peek behind the curtain of recruiting to learn invaluable tips about finding the jobs before your competitors find them.

To engage Moritza for speaking and Day West for consulting:
713-529-3399 or info@daywestinc.com

Background

Moritza Day is managing partner of Day West & Associates, Inc, a talent management firm helping companies hire top talent and helping individuals find fulfilling careers for more than 25 years. She is the author of the internationally recognized 1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets and Networking to Build Your Success. Moritza is a noted recruiting industry expert, speaker, and blogger. Her early career included financial positions with PwC, and Arthur Andersen. She holds a BBA from the University of Houston and is a CPA in the State of Texas.

Books By Moritza Day

1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets (Sourcebooks 2004)
Networking to Build Your Success (Steele Trap Publishing 2013)51lJrXUfRXL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_[1]

 

Websites

Accounting Recruiting: www.daywestinc.com
Hiring & Career Consulting and Speaking: www.accountingcareerguru.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/moritzaday

 

To engage Moritza for speaking and Day West for consulting:
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Nimble energy workers must be flexible too

Posted by on February 6, 2015 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

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US companies are unlikely to send more US expats overseas at big costs while the price of a barrel of oil is low.

The only hope in this regard might be to work “In Country”, on the foreign company pay scale.  I this did when I worked as an accountant in Greece and England.   But as the article said, except in Australia, salaries are lower than in the US.

 

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Interim Tax Projects

Posted by carlosestrada on January 23, 2015 under Jobs | Be the First to Comment

Interim and Full -time Tax Positions

Project

Local Houston CPA firm needs an experienced tax professional to do compliance from Feb  – April. Corporate and individual compliance; small to medium sized clients. Work in their West Houston office.

Fulltime

Growing local CPA firm with 30+ professionals has full-time opportunities for Tax Manager and Tax Seniors.  The best of both worlds.  Challenging work and the chance to develop lasting consultative relationships with your fellow tax and audit professionals and your clients.

Contact:

Day West & Associates, Inc.

Info@daywestinc.com

713-529-3399

 

Large Local CPA has opportunities for tax senior and tax managers  due to client growth.  Located in the Galleria area.  Work life balance, high quality work and co-workers.

 Tax Senior

-5+ years public accounting experience

-Experience with small to medium sized clients

  • Good communication skills
  • Proficient at preparing the following types of tax returns:

Individual, Trust, Partnership, S Corporation, C Corporation

-CPA a plus

-Review experience a plus

-Previous CCH product (ProSystem Tax, Engagement, etc) use a plus

-Previous QB use preferred

Tax Manager

-CPA

-8+ years public accounting experience

-Experience with small to medium sized clients

  • Good communication skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • High-level of technical knowledge
  • Proficient at reviewing the following types of tax returns:

Individual, Trust, Partnership, S Corporation, C Corporation

-Must be prepared/able to:

  • Provide technical training and guidance to staff
  • Work directly with clients
  • Perform minimal administrative functions related to tax return
  • Be the go-to person on tax issues
  • Field questions from staff
  • Previous CCH product (ProSystem Tax, Engagement, etc) use a plus
  • Previous QB use preferred
  • Oil & Gas Experience a plus

Contact:

Day West & Associates, Inc.

Info@daywestinc.com

713-529-3399

Career Tips in 10 words or less

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Career Tips in 10 words or less

Truisms from Moritza Day, Workforce Enthusiast

  • DSCF9924Focus
  • Count your other blessings
  • Be grateful for what you do have
  • Just do it!
  • Speak in terms of benefits to the listener
  • Follow up follow up follow up
  • You just need one job offer
  • Quantity and quality make a job search
  • Ask how you can be of service
  • Tell them how you can help them solve their problems
  • Tell them what you CAN do not what you CAN’T
  • Don’t neglect yourself or your family
  • Exercise regularly
  • Never give up
  • Persevere

Moritza Day is managing partner of Day West & Associates, a consulting firm helping companies hire top talent and helping individuals find fulfilling careers for more than 25 years. She is the author of the internationally recognized 1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets and Networking to Build Your Success. Moritza is a noted recruiting industry expert, speaker, and blogger. Her early career included financial and operational positions with PwC, Arthur Andersen and Source Services. She holds a BBA from the University of Houston and is a CPA in the State of Texas.  To contact Moritza for consulting or speaking,info@daywestinc.com.

 

“Bridging the Generation Gap: Four Generations in the Workplace”

Posted by on January 20, 2015 under Schedule of Presentations | Be the First to Comment

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR MISSION
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“Bridging the Generation Gap:
Four Generations in the Workplace”
Presented by:  Author, CPA, Speaker, and Hiring Expert Moritza Day
Moritza Day, President of Day West & Associates, Inc.
                  Moritza Day
January 20, 2015 Networking Luncheon Meeting
WHAT:
January 20, 2015 Networking Luncheon
“Bridging the Generation Gap-Four Generations in the Workplace”
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WHEN:
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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WHERE:
Cavatore’s Italian Restaurant
 2120 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
 713-869-6622.
BY RESERVATIONS ONLY!  LIMITED SEATING!
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Please CALL OR EMAIL for RSVP at sherrie@narihouston.com or 713-621-6274!
COST:  $10.00 at the door and Purchase Meal off the Menu and pay restaurant
RSVP:  sherrie@narihouston.com or 713-621-6274!
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Author, CPA, Hiring Expert, Speaker, and President of Day West & Associates, Inc,
Moritza Day, shares Strategies for Communicating Across the Generational Gap TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS MORE SUCCESSFUL IN 2015!  Moritza’s earlier career included financial and operational positions with PwC, Arthur Andersen and Source Services.  She holds a BBA from the University of Houston and is a CPA in the state of Texas.  Join us to hear more!

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NARI Houston and Guests Welcome  Moritza Day to our January 20th Networking Luncheon!  Moritza will share ideas on how to be more profitable in 2015, by presenting Bridging the Generation Gap -Four Generations in the Workplace”!  

JANUARY 20, 2015 Networking Luncheon
BY RESERVATION ONLY!  LIMITED SEATING! 
“Bridging the Generation Gap:  Four Generations in the Workplace” with Moritza Day!

5 Job Search Truths for Finding a Good Job

Posted by carlosestrada on January 13, 2015 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

Good job market or bad, there are a few fundamental steps to take to make sure that you get a better job and improve your financial as well as career opportunities.

1. Get a grip on your financial situation.

k9487017[1]Determine how many months of savings you have in reserve.  If you have no savings, consider a temporary job to tide you over while you conduct a job search.

If you anticipate financial problems, seek help at a consumer credit counseling group which can help you analyze your financial situation.

2. Map out what you want to do.

Figure out what type of position you want next and where you want to work.  To get a job as fast as possible and preserve all or most of your income, get the same job in the same industry.  Like it or not, the job market thrives on history- your past job record.  So your best bet for a job is to get one much like the one you had before.  Think same job, same industry.   The more flexible you are about commute or location, the more options you will have as well.  Create a marketing plan that is the blueprint for your job search.

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