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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Litigation Support Senior

Large South Florida based accounting firm, with multiple local offices, seeks a Litigation Support Senior or Manager. In this role you will be working with fraud & white collar crime, intellectual property infringements, professional negligence, contract disputes, and marital dissolution. Great opportunity to grow and work with top professionals in a growing field. CPA, CFE, Litigation/Forensic Accounting background strongly desired. Firm has plenty of work to keep a well qualified professional busy.

Salary Range: $60,000 to $80,000

Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Writing a Résumé That Shouts ‘Hire Me’

Article taken from: http:www/nytimes.com

Published: February 27, 2010

IT’S tempting to think of a résumé as a low-maintenance aspect of your job search. Just list where you worked, what you did and where you went to school, attach that to each application and press the button.

In fact, though, you have considerable flexibility in how you structure your résumé. The decisions you make about what it says and how it looks can affect whether you get the job you really want, or get a job at all.

A résumé is a marketing document that “can serve as a magnet to draw job opportunities to you,” said Susan Ireland, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Résumé.” That’s largely because more résumés are now on job boards and social media sites, and are included on company databases, she said.

Often, people place too much emphasis on the parts of past jobs that they hated — and get new jobs they end up hating, too, she said. “Your résumé is about your future,” she said, “it’s not about your past,” so stress experiences that are most relevant to the position you aspire to hold.

Let’s say you were in a data-entry position but want to move into project coordination. Give your true job title, she said, but you can highlight the parts of your job that involved projects.

You aren’t obliged to list every single job you have ever held. If a job is 15 or more years in the past, stop and consider how much it’s worth mentioning, or how much space to give it, said Wendy S. Enelow, a résumé writer for executives and co-author of “No-Nonsense Résumés.”

“Your résumé is not an autobiographical essay of your entire life,” she said. If the sales job you had 20 years ago does not relate to where you are headed, leave it out or summarize it very briefly, she said.

In listing your most relevant experience, quantify your achievements whenever possible, Ms. Enelow said. For example, you could write “automated internal record-keeping processes, resulting in a 27 percent reduction in annual operating costs,” she said.

People with gaps in their recent work history often balk at a résumé that lists their latest jobs first, thinking that a “functional” type, stressing skills rather than dates, will work in their favor. But in most cases, job seekers should go the reverse-chronological route.

Most hiring managers become suspicious when they see a résumé without prominent dates, Ms. Ireland said. Try to list things like your community service, your volunteer work or other activities to fill in gaps in your recent work history, she said.

Many companies use software to weed out unqualified applicants. Pay attention to key words, repeating some defining terms from the job description. For example, if you are applying to be a solar energy engineer, you could include the words “solar,” “installation” and “photovoltaic (PV),” Ms. Ireland said.

Be concise in the job-objective or summary part of the résumé, which comes after your name and contact information. If you are seeking a position similar to one you have held, simply state your professional title, Ms. Ireland said (for example, user interface architect). Otherwise, indicate the job you want next or emphasize the skills that the job involves.

Tweak your résumé when necessary. Be sensitive to wording differences among industries. For example, banks have customers, while libraries have patrons and hospitals have patients, Ms. Ireland said.

Generally, unless you are a very recent graduate, list education after work experience. The older you are, the less necessary it is to list the year you graduated, Ms. Enelow said.

Make sure your résumé is easy to read, both on the screen and on paper. Even though most résumés are sent via e-mail, many H.R. people still print out the attachments, Ms. Ireland said.

Résumés are shorter than they were even five years ago, Ms. Enelow said, perhaps as a result of social-media behavior like 140-character tweeting. Keep them “tight, lean and clean,” she said. Ms. Ireland warns against the “big cement block” effect, meaning the use of dense paragraphs. A paragraph should be no longer than three lines, she said.

Make good use of white space, point size, boldface and bullets. But if you start seeing a laundry list of bullets, group them into clusters under skills headings so they are more readable, Ms. Enelow said.

And if you are a mid- or late-career professional, don’t feel that you must keep your résumé to one page.

Many companies have older versions of Microsoft Word, so make sure that your résumé attachment is compatible with them, Ms. Ireland said. It’s also wise to have printed versions ready, to hand out at interviews.

Finally, have someone review your work. If you need a complete makeover, the services of professional résumé writers may cost from $100 up to thousands of dollars, Ms. Enelow said.

But even an extra set of eyes from a friend, family member or career center employee can be enough to set a wayward résumé on the right course.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Accounting Services Senior

Our client is a stable prestigious Accounting firm in Miami and is looking to add an Accounting Service Senior. This role requires someone who has excellent technical accounting skills, outstanding interpersonal ability, and is a clear thinker and articulate. You will be responsible for financial statement preparation, general ledger accounting, account analysis, and tax reporting among other duties. 2-5 years experience in public accounting is ideal. Incredible office with a family environment. If you desire a positive career move with advancement possibilities and financial gain then this is the opportunity for you.

Salary Range: $55,000 to $60,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Bus Loop

Kunin Associates employees were present at the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop on Friday, June 19th, 2010.

Mike Czebatul, Jason Zigman, Diana Estrada and Jim Farrick.

All Proceeds Benefit:

The Riverwalk Trust
Covenant House Florida
Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Broward County Gator Club Charities

For more information visit: http://www.busloop.org

Senior Associate/Operations Audit

Growing Fort Lauderdale financial services company is looking to hire a bilingual auditor who can travel to South America on a regular basis. This role requires a good understanding of processes and controls, a comprehensive knowledge of GAAP and a strong accounting background. Travel is based on projects to be completed and ability to travel is a must, travel will be about 30 percent. Time is of the essence and this opportunity needs to be filled now. Excellent and well respected management team.

Salary Range: $65,000 to $75,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sr. Property Accountant

Senior Property Accountant
Fort Lauderdale company is in need of a Senior Property Accountant with a strong background in property accounting and heavy CAM reconciliations experience. Position will be creating schedules, recording transactions, posting receipts, dealing with financial information for leases as well as other assigned duties. Experience in Yardi highly desirable. Great benefits with a good work life balance.
Salary Range: $55,000 to $70,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Cash Manager

Cash Manager
Our Fort Lauderdale client it looking to hire a Cash Manager who has strong cash management experience, ideally in the healthcare industry. In this position you will be responsible for daily cash reports, ACH transfers, deposits, daily reconciliations, lockbox management, money transfers, refund checks and cash flow reports. If you are a dedicated professional willing to take on this role in a growing company we want to hear from you.
Salary Range: $63,000 to $77,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Friday, June 18, 2010

Forensic Auditor

Large International Corporation is looking for a Forensic Auditor. Position will be working within the Internal Audit Department, responsible for fraud risk assessments and establishing techniques to discover and prevent fraud. Will be in charge of the quality assurance and improvement program . Job also entails ad hoc reports to the Audit Committee and Board of Directors, and managing various compliance audits as directed by VP (to include treasury, operations etc.). Position will supervise 5. CPA, CFE or CIA highly preferred.

Salary Range: $85,000 to $93,000
Email Resume to JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Sr. Tax Manager

Our client is a Large Regional Accounting firm with locations in Fort Lauderdale and Miami and needs to hire a talented experienced Tax Manager. In this position you will be responsible for providing tax consulting services to clients such as tax research, tax planning and tax compliance as well as managing and developing a staff. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of progressive accounting experience and be a CPA. Great team building firm to work with that promotes from within and emphasizes across the board communication.

Salary Range: Based on experience
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Circulation Manager

Circulation Manager
Our Miami client is looking to hire a Circulation Manager. In this position you will handle all tasks associated with regular mailings including database management, printer relations, print quantities, scheduling, and customer service. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelors Degree and 3-5 years experience in circulation or records management with strong analytical and Excel skills. Technical database certifications are a plus. Growing company with exposure to increased responsibilities.
Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Friday, June 11, 2010

Executive Assistant to CFO

Executive Assistant to CFO
Our Miami client is looking for a top notch Executive Assistant who is professional and well versed in dealing with top executives. In this role you will provide administrative support to the CFO, VP of Investor Relations and the AVP of Mergers and Acquisitions. Extensive knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel is required as well as being highly organized and a great multi-tasker. This is a very busy position with high exposure. If you are a self starter with a Bachelors Degree and a minimum of 7 years experience in a similar position we want to hear from you.

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Financial Systems Manager

Financial Systems Manager
Professional Service provider located in Miami is looking to hire a Financial Systems Manager. In this role you will maintain, upgrade and support the financial system software package including gathering and analyzing data. Additional responsibilities will be to generate and compile reports based on the findings and propose solutions for any system issues. Qualified candidates will have a strong knowledge of Peoplesoft and a minimum of 5 years related work experience. Accounting or MIS degree is required.

Salary Range: $75,000 to $82,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Miami wholesale/distribution company is looking to hire a bi-lingual hands–on Controller. In this role you will supervise all accounting, logistics and clerical personnel (8-10 people) as well as being in charge of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll , inventory management and daily through yearly operations and closings. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5-7 years experience in a small wholesale or distribution company, a willingness to roll up their sleeves, and be comfortable in reporting to the owner. Fluency in Spanish is a must.

Salary Range: $60,000 to $70,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tax Senior

Tax Senior
Large local Accounting firm in the Miami area is in need of a Tax Senior. In this position you will be responsible for providing tax consulting services to clients such as tax research, tax planning and tax compliance as well as managing and developing a staff. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of progressive accounting experience, a CPA and knowledge of FAS 109 and FIN 48. Great team building firm to work with that promotes from within and emphasizes across the board communications.
Salary Range: $65,000 to $85,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Director of Revenue Management

Director of Revenue Management
Miami company is in need of a Director of Revenue Management who is highly detailed and at the top of their profession. In this role you will be responsible for pricing of inventory, monitoring inventory and making any necessary pricing changes in order to get the inventory moving. Requirements include 5-7 years of progressive financial planning and analysis experience as well as strong analytical skills and experience in revenue, margin and cost management. Great company in a growing market.

Salary Range: $90,000 to $100,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Database Manager

Database Manager
Our Miami client is looking for a Database Manager who will also be involved in Customer Service. This role will be responsible for integrating databases, maintaining both print and email lists, determining print quantities and analyzing distribution and open rates. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years database management experience with a strong knowledge of Access and Excel. Company is growing and has continual opportunity for advancement.
Email resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com
Salary Range: $45,000 to $57,000

Senior Internal Auditor

Professional Services Provider in Miami, Fl is looking to hire a Sr. Internal Auditor who is a CPA with 4 to 5 years in public accounting or a public private mix. Must have experience working for or auditing a publicly traded (SEC) company. JDE, PeopleSoft experience and CIA is a plus. Duties include but are not limited to executing audit plans, performing financial, operational, fraud and Sabanes-Oxley audits. Some travel required.

Salary Range: $80,000 to $90,000
Email resume to: Jfarrick@KuninAssociates.com

Your Credit Score and How it is Determined.

In the current Financial environment we constantly hear about Credit Scores. Some employers are even checking it prior to making an offer. But who really knows what that score means, and is it appropriate to check for a new hire? Credit scores are most commonly used when taking out a loan such as for a car, a house, education or a new credit card. Here is how it is determined:
• 35 percent: Your financial history, whether you paid on time and if not, how late you were and how often.
• 30 percent: How much you owe on each account and how much of your credit limit you have used.
• 15 percent: Your credit history, how long you had each account.
• 10 percent: Types of credit, such as home loans, car loans, and credit cards. Secured loans are best.
• 10 percent: New credit, how many new accounts or credit checks you have had by present or prospective lenders. A credit check knocks about 15 point off your credit score.
Additional things to consider.
• A credit score doesn't reflect your whole financial picture. You might have a lot of savings, assets and investments, but they don't count. How much you owe and whether you pay on time is all that counts on your credit score.
• It doesn't matter if you carry a balance on a credit card. The total you owe and whether you pay on time are what count.
• The FICO score is the most widely used score, but it isn't necessarily the one you might see advertised. There are three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and Transunion, all of whcih sell their own scores.
• A history of late payments is wiped off your credit score after seven years.
• Bad credit lasts at least 10 years, even if the loans are paid off.
• You will probably never have a score of 800 or more, but the high 700s is the best credit area to be in.
• If your score is in the 600s or low 700s, you should try to raise it by paying on time and reducing the amount of debt you have in relation to the amount of credit available to you.

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