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.

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.


Accounting Analyst – Interim/ Temporary

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


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

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


• 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


Interim Tax Projects

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

Interim and Full -time Tax Positions


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.


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.


Day West & Associates, Inc.



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


-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


Day West & Associates, Inc.


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