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Thursday, January 28, 2010



Our Aventura based start-up client is looking to bring on a ‘hands-on’ controller who has experience in setting up all the processes needed for a new enterprise. The company has recently grown, and is looking for its first in-house accountant, as they continue to experience rapid growth. The ideal candidate will have start-up experience, a degree in accounting, be able to handle several streams of revenue and have a strong working knowledge of Quickbooks. This is a young fast paced entrepreneurial environment, join it now and advance as the company grows.

Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Last chance to register for “Seasoned Executives in Transition” Free Webinar

Kunin Associates is an active member of AAFA, the American Association of Finance and Accounting, which is sponsoring in an informative free Webinar for Executives in Transition on Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST.

We invite you to join us as we explore the state of the job market and strategies for seasoned senior-level finance, accounting and treasury professionals to remain relevant and stay ahead in the recruiting game. Presenters will be a renowned senior recruiter who is also a former senior accounting executive, and a long-time leader in the field of personal brand management for senior financial executives.

Attendees will learn about the latest in the job market for senior finance, accounting and treasury professionals and how to position themselves effectively as seasoned executives. You will also discover specific techniques and tools to identify and develop that will help set you apart from professional peers. You will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session with both the recruiter and CFO coach.

To sign up for this FREE webinar click on this link for Proformative
Proformative is a free and open resource for corporate finance, accounting, treasury and related professionals. It enables members to easily communicate, share their knowledge – and most importantly get their work done.

Kunin Associates looks forward to your attendance and will be available to answer any additional questions you may have by calling our office at 954-467-9575. Please share this information with anyone you think can benefit from it.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Opportunities in Miami

Manager Financial Analysis
Large Miami public company is looking to hire a Manager of Financial Analysis to help in the planning, budgeting and the financial analysis of the company. This person will be “hands-on” in determining ways to enhance the financial strength and maximize the overall value of the company. Candidates for consideration will have 5 –10 years progressive experience in financial analysis and planning in a large multi-division corporation. Great company with plenty of room for growth.

Salary Range: $90,000 to $95,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Director of Accounting
CPA with Big 4 or large public accounting experience handling large multi-division corporations needed for Miami public company. In this role you will be the go-to-person for all accounting and reporting needs. You must be analytical, organized, quick thinking and a proven leader. This is a great opportunity with lots of exposure, if you think you can handle the job, don’t hesitate and email your resume today.

Salary Range: $115,000 to $140,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Are Your Career Skills Ready for 2010?

Article taken from Psychology Today

Was 2009 a year that you'd like to forget when it comes to your worklife? Did you set your career on idle, coast or even park?
Keeping your head down and your hard work on auto-pilot might have been the mode for 2009. Many had to settle for a less-than-agreeable (or bad) boss, take a pay cut, or were laid off. But 2010 is upon us, and here's a brief metaphor: 2010 is the Chinese Year of the Tiger, and the tiger is known for its strength and strategic skills in getting results. Without being a predator, you can be aggressive about achieving your career goals in the New Year.
First, decide what your heartfelt objectives are, then set your own rules. You do possess needed skills and company know-how. Replacing you costs time and money. So if you like the job you're currently in, but not the terms, now is the time to fine-tune them to dial up your satisfaction level.
Assess your weaknesses. Clarify what you want more, or less of. How can you better manage your boss or co-workers? Learn how to better control office challenges by through reading, training and professional development. If fear has held you back, consider if it's time to move on to the "great unknown." Design your career objectives based on what would bring you the best long-term happiness. Then, pounce
Regardless of your choice, the macro environment we're in dictates a few requirements that will keep you at the top of your game:
• Make human relations skills your priority for 2010. Just because it's a tech world on steroids doesn't mean we must lose our humanity. In fact you can counter this trend by increasing yours. Even if those around you regress to virtual toddlers (Terrible Office Tyrants, or TOTs, as I call them) in the pressure cooker recession environment, ratchet up your "interpersonal intelligence" to set you apart from the rest in 2010.
• Take the initiative. Like so many aspects of achieving success, maintaining an objective, healthy perspective and being a proactive problem solver can make all the difference. Learn how to manage up and around you when the need arises. Reinforce positive behavior with your boss and others, which is a transferable skill.
• Keep Your Eye on the Prize. Despite the prevalent "sky is falling" mood in corporate America, stay focused and positive on fulfilling your career dreams. When things are in flux, chances for advancement can unfold before you at any time - if you allow them to. That practice will be contagious to most any boss and inspiring to co-workers.
• Reach Out - With Precision. Regardless of whether you're making job move, networking is essential to career success, and who you know does make a difference. However, choose your venues wisely; time is a non-renewable resource. Master social networking tools, such as LinkedIn groups, blogs and Twitter, as well as targeted trade groups in your area. Reach out to contacts who are helpful, but also be of value to others in return.
• What Are You Saying? With text messaging, e-mails and hurried memos, your writing skills can deteriorate into a terse, nonsensical mess. Recipients may spend needless time trying to decipher what you mean, or worse, take it the wrong way. Take classes in writing and public speaking so that you can better sell your ideas and put your best foot forward in business.
• The 2.0 You. No matter how much experience you have, you can always become more tech savvy. Now is the time to not only upgrade, but to learn skills outside your comfort zone. Jobs are becoming increasingly specialized over time, and so is software that supports those positions. The willingness to learn continually is an invaluable asset.
Make 2010 the year of bold decision-making that you may have been putting off. (Just be careful to sharpen your skills, not your claws, as you set your sights on your goal.)
A sunny, helpful, open and positive disposition - combined with a thirst for knowledge - are the real "killer" skills that will last beyond 2010. They will last a lifetime.

Count on kunin Associates in 2010. We will help you find the position that best fits your background.
Visit us at www.kuninassociates.com

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tax Accountant

Tax Accountant
Our Fort Lauderdale Healthcare client is looking to hire a Tax Accountant. In this role you will be responsible for working as part of a team and performing a variety of tasks related to tax research and compliance. The corporation has many locations in various states, exposing you to multi-state returns, as well as the federal return. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 3 years of progressive tax experience, a Bachelors in Accounting and a desire to join a stable growing firm.

Salary Range: $48,000 to $54,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

Choosing an Offer: Tips for Making the Best Choice

Article taken from education-portal.com

Choosing a job offer can be a momentous event in a college student's life. This article discusses how to handle this challenging decision.
If you're one of the lucky jobseekers who have multiple job offers, you may not be feeling so lucky when it's time to make a decision. Choosing between jobs can be the most difficult part of the job hunting process. Here are some tips that will help you evaluate a job offer.
Learn About the Company
You may have already done a bit of research on the company before your interview. You should also make sure to know enough about the job, the organization and the offer details so you can weigh one offer against another one.
You can usually learn more about the company by visiting their website and by asking questions. Contact those who interviewed you or ask the company's human resources (HR) representative.
Evaluate Your Priorities
Make a list of what you're looking for in a company, a job and a career. After you make this list, see how each offer is able to satisfy your needs and desires. Here are the two main questions you may want to ask to help you generate a list of priorities.
• What are your professional goals?
• What will make you happy?
Organizing your priorities on paper usually helps you visualize the upcoming years at your first job.
Think About It
Many companies ask you to make a decision about an offer within a week. However, offers are often considered contingent, meaning it's dependent upon your specific conditions. Consider asking companies for extensions, especially if you're not going to graduate in the upcoming weeks. Asking for an extension gives you time to carefully evaluate the offer as well as negotiate the terms of the offer. When you ask for an extension, make sure it's reasonable. You don't want to make the company think you're trying to take advantage of their generosity.

Kunin Associates is constantly working on new opportunities and will help you find the position that best fits your background. Please visit our website www.kuninassociates.com and subscribe to out twice a month newsletter that features the hottest candidates and jobs we are working on.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cost Accountant

Cost Accountant
Growing Fort Lauderdale manufacturer is in need of a Cost Accountant. The perfect match is someone who is very hands-on and knows the ins and outs of manufacturing with at least 3 years of manufacturing cost accounting experience under their belt. Responsibilities will be to establish a standard cost system along with a system to compare actual costs versus standard costs. Additionally, a manufacturing analysis reporting system is needed. Great opportunity in a fast expanding environment.

Salary Range: $45,000 to $60,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Thursday, January 14, 2010



Funds raised at the rally will be given to the Red Cross for Haiti disaster relief. Additionally, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has opened a mailbox for Haiti disaster relief donations. Accordingly, the Jewish Federation of Broward County will open such a mailbox accessible on the Federation’s website www.JewishBroward.org starting this afternoon. One hundred percent of donations received in the Federation’s mailbox for Haiti disaster relief will go to the JDC which will provide non-sectarian help to the victims in Haiti.

Walk for Wishes® 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation!

On February 6, 2010, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida will host its inaugural Walk for Wishes 5K Walk/Run. Hundreds of people will participate in an effort to raise money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Proceeds from the Walk will help ensure that every medically-eligible child receives a wish. A fulfilled wish offers a sick child a much-needed retreat from doctors and hospitals and helps them focus on just being a kid again. Join the fun by registering as an individual, creating a team with friends, family or co-workers, or just donating in support of the cause.

Follow this link www.walkforwishes.net. And go to Event Info for more information. If you are unable to attend the event, we ask that you please consider making a donation.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at Markham Park on February 6th!


Kunin Associates
900 SE Third Ave
Suite 204
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Monday, January 11, 2010

Questions Executives Should Ask for the New Year

Article taken from the Harvard Business Review Blog
January 4, 2010
by Melissa Raffoni

It's the end of the year, time to reflect. So I asked myself what have I learned this year about business? Maybe more interesting than that, what have I learned about professional business people? What makes some great and others weak? These weren't idle reflections. I put all the executives I work with on one of two lists, those I felt had performed well and those I wished had done better. Then I thought about at what the top performers had in common.
I came up with eight characteristics:
1. They set clear, measurable goals for themselves and their organization. They talk about these goals often, and hold themselves to them.
2. They seek feedback from others on those goals. I believe that most people are hesitant to ask for help and even find it abrasive or self-centered. Not these executives. They recognize the value of seeking out strong mentors and peers. They are not afraid to ask for help and guidance.
3. They communicate thoughtfully. They understand the power of words to motivate, direct and bring clarity, or when used carelessly, to confuse, alienate and misdirect.
4. They act thoughtfully. Sure, they are opportunistic, but they are not impetuous. Risks are calculated.
5. After they are thoughtful, they are decisive. In short, they can execute and rarely suffer analysis paralysis.
6. They have integrity, and as a result, people follow them. They keep their word and they care.
7. They have ego-less confidence. This is what allows them to be bold and open to feedback at the same time. It's critical.
8. They are smart and they study to get smarter, they are true students of business. Even the best continue to learn and never think they've learned it all.
Then I looked at common traits of those on my "wished they performed better list. I came up with four.
1. They don't set goals with leverage in mind. The article Are You Spending Your Time the Right Way encourages executives to break their job down into categories and to think about how they can best allocate their time to increase leverage. Where is the leverage? In sales? In delegating to your employees? In working on strategy? What steps are you going to take to drive leverage? This is such an important and different way of thinking about goal setting because it forces you to shift from thinking about what you do because you've always done it, to what you really need to be doing.
2. They don't get enough out of the people around them. There are many reasons staff are underutilized — lack of mentoring, poor hiring, accountability — but in any case it's a huge limiting factor, and one that I have seen at all levels from CEO to the line supervisors. This is why management courses harp on delegating, and learning to let go. What's even more challenging is that downsizing has made this worse — in 2010 finding the right balance of doing it yourself and getting leverage is going to be very tricky.
3. They don't listen well. As a result, they miss necessary insights on the business and about their own effectiveness. This information can come from customers, employees, partners, colleagues, or peers.
4. They lack the energy and boldness to try new things. A mentor recently told me, "things don't happen sitting in your office; you need to be out there to find opportunities." He was right. Step change improvements don't happen from doing more of the same. There's a reason "nothing ventured nothing gained" is a cliche. It's essentially true.

In this context, I challenge you to ask yourself the following three questions before you set your goals for 2010 (which of course you will, right?):

1. If there was only one thing I could do to improve my business, what would it be and how would I make it happen?
2. If there was only one thing I could focus on to improve my personal performance, what would that be and how would I make it happen?
3. What messages am I not listening to or refusing to confront in my business and personal performance and how am I going to overcome that this year?

Kunin Associates is constantly working on new opportunities. Please visit our website www.kuninassociates.com and subscribe to out twice a month newsletter that features the hottest candidates and jobs we are working on.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tax Accountant Needed in South Broward

Tax Accountant

Local CPA firm in South Broward is looking for a strong hands-on tax accountant. Firm specializes in high net-worth individuals, and their closely held investments. Position will be responsible for tax planning and compliance, as well as some accounting issues. Great quality of life and working environment with full benefits. Experience with a local public accounting firm is ideal, as well as tax experience for individuals, S-Corps and partnerships.

Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@kuninassociates.com

Audit Senior

Audit Senior

Our client is a Boca Raton accounting firm with a diverse client base and is looking to hire an Audit Senior for their growing and expanding office. This position will be responsible to ensure all areas of an audit assignment are fully completed in an accurate and timely manner. Must have a thorough knowledge of auditing across a variety of industries and have experience with both small and mid-sized company audits with 5+ years progressive experience. Great opportunity in a profitable firm.

Salary Range: $55,000 to $90,000, based on experience
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Employers See a Brighter 2010

Article taken from Career Builder
By anthony balderrama on Dec 30, 2009

We can safely say that 2009 was a year where the economy struggled, and we still have some work to do in 2010. However, this year 20 percent of employers plan to add new employees in 2010–in 2009 only 14 percent said so. Employers are certainly taking a wait-and-see approach to hiring, so expect them to remain cautious, but at least their outlook is definitely better than last year. Although 9 percent of employers expect to decrease headcount in 2010, that’s a significant increase compared to the 16 percent from last year.
If you’re wondering where the jobs are, look to the West, where 24 percent of employers intend to add full-time workers. Employers in the Northeast anticipate the next highest amount of hiring, followed by the South and Midwest.
The industries where you can expect to see the largest hiring increases are information technology, manufacturing, financial services, professional and business services, and sales.
Perhaps the one topic you care most about is pay. Specifically, should you expect a raise in 2010 or a high starting salary? Fifty-seven percent of employers report their companies will increase salaries for existing employees in 2010, down from 65 percent in 2009. Thirty-six percent expect to raise salaries of existing employees by 3 percent or more, while 11 percent anticipate increases of 5 percent or more.
Twenty-nine of employers plan to increase salaries on initial offers to new employees, down from 33 percent in 2009. Nearly one-in-five (18 percent) employers will raise salaries on initial offers by 3 percent or more while 7 percent anticipate increases of 5 percent or more.
What else should you expect in 2010? Employers intend to replace their lowest performing workers. They also intend to implement flexible work arrangements that help employees maintain a good work-life balance and consequently keep them happy. And in an effort to retain top talent, many organizations will ask some employees to postpone retirement or they will rehire some retirees.

Kunin Associates is constantly working on new opportunities. Please visit our website www.kuninassociates.com and subscribe to out twice a month newsletter that features the hottest candidates and jobs we are working on.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cost Accountant

Growing Fort Lauderdale manufacturer is in need of a Cost Accountant. The perfect match is someone who is very hands-on and knows the ins and outs of manufacturing with at least 3 years of manufacturing cost accounting experience under their belt. Responsibilities will be to establish a standard cost system along with a system to compare actual costs versus standard costs. Additionally, a manufacturing analysis reporting system is needed. Great opportunity in a fast expanding environment.

Salary Range: $50,000 to $65,000
Email Resume to: JZigman@KuninAssociates.com