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Monday, August 30, 2010

Cost Accountant

Cost Accountant needed for a Manufacturing company with offices in Fort Lauderdale. In this role you will reconcile inventory, perform month-end close on cost & inventory accounts as well as support the Finance department with capital projects, among other duties.
Company has very aggressive growth plans.

Salary Range: $60,000 to $67,000
E-mail resume to: JFarrick@kuninassociates.com

Friday, August 27, 2010

International Tax Accounting Specialist

Growing Boca Raton company with operations in the US and Latin America is in need of a Bilingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese) Tax Senior. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years tax experience with both domestic and international tax compliance issues. Position will also support the Finance team during month end with account analysis, journal entries and reclassification as well as assisting with LATAM consolidation. Excellent benefits in a great working environment.

Salary Range: $65,000 to $73,000
Email Resume to: JFarrick@KuninAssociates.com

To Get Jobs, You Need To Think and Strategize According To Your Immediate Surroundings

Article taken from: JobsJournal.com
By Surajit Sen Sharma

Just to brighten up your day, before we get into the serious part of this article, two highly respected economists (Matthew E. Kahn and Matthew J. Kotchen) have recently published their momentous discovery that in states where unemployment grows high, internet searches on ''unemployment'' increase (extremely surprising, that) while similar searches on ''global warming'' decrease.

Though the economists did not go into other insignificant paraphernalia that also decrease in the lives of the unemployed, now we have irrefutable proof of the relation between lack of environment consciousness and unemployment rates. That is of course significant, and more so, because it shows fertile minds can always find ways to employ their time. Now back to the topic subject, the need to strategize according to your immediate surroundings.

While the mentioned research might seem wasteful, foolish, unwanted, and a waste of public money, in fact it is not. Professor Kahn (who has a stellar resume, to put it mildly) is a professor at the UCLA Institute of Environment, the Department of Economics, and Matthew Kotchen is an associate professor of environmental economics and policy at the Yale University. The research they have spent their time on is totally aligned with their job responsibilities and immediate surroundings, and that is what makes it publishable and fruitful. Back to the subject of this article again, if you strategize taking into account your immediate surroundings, you succeed. And even though your efforts might seem foolish to some, such opinions are of no consequence, as long as your work strategy is relevant to your immediate surroundings.

The need to shift from a generalized approach in job searches and shift to strategies more in line with immediate surroundings is also underlined by the latest federal report on unemployment that shows unemployment varying widely between different states, and being caused by quite separate reasons that are primarily local in nature. The lowest rate of unemployment, 3.6%, is in North Dakota and that is greatly below the national average of 9.5%. While economists claim the low rate of unemployment in North Dakota is a result of high level of natural resources and low population, I would risk a guess that the prosperity of North Dakota also results from the local laws. Old laws still prevalent in North Dakota prohibit banks and corporations from foreclosing farmland or any home or homestead situated on farmlands or holding title to land marked as land for farming. End of the story. No foreclosures following the mortgage crunch equals lesser impact of the recession. However, there were also no significant increase in the number of jobs in North Dakota.

In contrast, Michigan, which has the second highest unemployment rate in the nation, a sizzling 13.1%, also added the highest number of jobs since June among other states, totaling almost about 28, 000 new jobs. Most of these jobs were in the manufacturing sector.

So, the effects of the recession as well as pace of recovery is not uniform across the nation and varies widely from state to state. Thus, career or job search strategies, which do not take into account local conditions, will be disconnected from reality, and have a much lower chance of success than career or job search strategies that are aligned with local conditions and immediate surroundings.

Kunin Associates would like to help in your job search. Visit us at www.KuninAssociates.com

Thursday, August 19, 2010

****We're Moving****

Exciting things happening in our office....as of August 23, 2010 we will be in our new office at 608 SE 6th Street, Suite #4, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (just 1 mile from our old office). We look forward to providing you continued excellent service in our new space!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tax Senior

Prestigious South Florida Wealth Management/Family Office is seeking a Senior Tax Accountant. In this role you will be handling all tax work, compliance and consulting. Firm is a full-service organization, there will also be investment analysis responsibilities, succession planning and structuring of business to minimize tax burden. The ideal candidate must be a CPA with 3-7 years of experience and have a strong Partnership returns background as well as estate and trust experience.
Professional environment and room to grow in a well respected West Palm Beach area firm.

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Litigation Support Manager

Large South Florida based accounting firm, with multiple local offices, seeks a Litigation Support 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


Kunin Associates is a member of AAFA, the oldest and largest alliance of nationwide executive search firms specializing in the recruitment and staffing of finance and accounting executive positions, giving us a national presence and pulse on the nationwide job market.
This year the AAFA meeting was carried out in Raleigh, NC.

AAFA meeting at Raleigh, NC.
From left to right: Annette Loria from the New Orleans affiliate, Jo-Anne Kunin from the Florida affiliate, Patty Homrich and Amy Dresser from the Atlanta affiliate.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Organizing Your Efforts to Find a Job


The recession is bad for you in many ways, and it can fool you into believing that your only reason of failing to get good jobs is the recession. The recession can generate a false sense of social approval in being unemployed, it can detract you from analyzing yourself, and from pinpointing your own weaknesses that need to be taken care of.

If the recession was not there, and everyone had jobs except you, what would you have done? You would have taken a closer look at yourself and tried to improve by weeding out weaknesses in your approach to finding jobs and your projection as a candidate. There is nothing to indicate that the recession removed the need to reexamine your approaches and attitudes and try to improve them. In fact, to do that methodically is your only way of increasing your chances to find the right job and get hired. The tips below are like a checklist and may help you to reexamine your efforts to find a job.

Are you truly looking for the right jobs?

The recession and continued lack of a good job can bring about frenzied reactions. It is easy to cultivate bad habits like applying for any job that presents itself without giving a thought to how much the job position matches your own skill sets, interests, and qualifications. In such cases, job searches become fruitless pastimes that only delude you to believe that you are actually doing something to yield results, when you are not. To optimize your efforts in job searches, it is essential to mark and apply only for those jobs that match your resume and other conditions. Applying for a job in another state when you are determined not to relocate can bring in interview calls, but not jobs.

Are you actively conducting your job search?

It is common to send out resumes and applications to companies, employment agencies, and job sites and then sit back and wait for things to happen by themselves. It never happens that way. Even in the case of online resumes, search algorithms take into account the date when a resume was last updated. Savvy jobseekers frequently update their online resumes with minor language modifications so that the date of last update of the resume remains fresh. This enormously increases your chances of appearing in search results and thus increases your chances of finding a job. Active job seekers also periodically check up on companies and employment agencies on the fate of their applications and resumes and updating them wherever possible.

Are you keeping yourself updated with latest market trends?

That you are not in a good job, or without a job is no reason to put off activities to update yourself with the latest market trends in your chosen field. Continual updating of your skill sets and approaches, and their alignment with latest market trends is required to stay relevant as a potential candidate. How much effort you are giving to keep yourself updated shows how serious you are about your career. It is insufficient to passively gather information about your career field, but you also need to take active steps to acquire learning and update your skill sets to match market trends. This process cannot stop just because there is a recession, you are in the wrong job, or you don't have a job.

Though there are many other factors that you need to look over, the three issues discussed in this article are those that are most often overlooked by a stressed candidate, and neglecting them contributes to the destruction of your career. The recession is not responsible for your career, but you are.

Visit us at www.KuninAssociates.com We will help you get the right job for your background.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Promoting Your Job Search When You're Employed


Q: How should you go about advertising yourself on LinkedIn when you are already employed? It seems like you wouldn't want to be too overt, since people from your present company are likely to see your posting. Is it OK to note that you are open to job queries?

A: You are right to assume that someone from your company probably will view your profile at some point, so it would be best not to announce that you are actively looking for another job. Luckily, there are ways you can subtly let it be known that you are open to opportunities.

"Your LinkedIn profile is public, which means that everyone has access to it in and out of your company," says Dan Schawbel, author of "Me 2.0" and managing partner at Millennial Branding LLC. "You can, however, be cautious and avoid sending public updates that you want to quit your job or that you hate your manager."
There are ways you can subtly let it be known that you are open to job opportunities.
Unless your company knows that there are extenuating circumstances – such as expected layoffs, you're relocating, or you are seeking opportunities in a different field – you won't want to advertise your availability, says Catherine Ricker, vice president of human resources at Affinity Federal Credit Union in Basking Ridge, N.J. "Colleagues, and possibly your supervisor, are likely to learn of your search, which may send the impression that you are unhappy with your current employer or manager, even if you are not, and cause the employer to question your commitment to the organization," she says.
Instead, use your profile to detail you prior work experience and to emphasize your present job position title, job responsibilities and future career aspirations, suggests Ms. Ricker. "Solicit professional recommendations for posting on your LinkedIn page and direct prospective employers accordingly," she says. She recommends joining groups in your specific field of interest. "Savvy recruiters generally seek out potential candidates through these groups," she says.
When job hunting in "stealth" mode, get comfortable using your account settings, recommends LinkedIn's senior public relations manager, Krista Canfield. For example, many users don't know that they can adjust their settings so that their connections won't be notified each time they update their status or make changes to their profile. "That way, if you suddenly decide to connect to 15 local recruiters, your boss won't notice that these folks have been added to your network via status updates," says Ms. Canfield.
On the flip side, LinkedIn users often forget to indicate that they are interested in career opportunities and that they will accept messages from other members. If you disable these features, you'll be making yourself much harder to contact and could lose out on job opportunities.
Mr. Schawbel recommends approaching your LinkedIn headline as a "positioning statement, detailing what you do and who you do it for." In addition, you'll want to figure out the keywords a recruiter would use to search for people in your desired field and include them as part of your profile. "This way, recruiters will find you, and you'll start getting job queries for positions that you're truly passionate about," says Mr. Schawbel.
"Above everything else, make sure you update and expand your profile," says Ms. Canfield. Users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn than those with incomplete profiles, she says.

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