Live-out Property Manager Salary $100,000-$125,000 in CT

To look after a 20+ acre country property in Connecticut. This is very much a hands-on position for someone who loves the land and doesn’t mind, well, relishes in fact, getting those hands dirty…
There are animals e.g. horses, chickens, a few cows, that need looking after, some trees including fruit trees, and a garden. Think Gertrude Jekyll.
Trees and flowers don’t plant themselves. You could argue that they do, of course, but this property is better kept than nature left to itself and entropy.
Have proven experience of repair work and maintenance. Be able to use farm vehicles, and that will include winter snow plowing equipment.
Be able to supervise outside contractors e.g. landscapers, fence builders. Be good with budgets and project planning.
This is a position for someone who loves the outdoors, who has the experience of dealing with high-net-worth owners, who can listen to their needs, and communicate both issues and achievements to them.
They are a private family and value their privacy – confidentiality and discretion are a given.

If interested and believe you have the relevant experience, please send your resume to mkennedy@meritpersonnel.com.

Corporate Controller position Global Company Sayreville, NJ 160k and up

This position will be responsible for day-to-day accounting and finance duties including but not limited to month end closing, financial reporting, global consolidation, financial analysis, and AR/AP functions.
Accounting
•Oversee daily accounting activities, journal entries, accruals and month end closing
•Maintain and update chart of accounts and general ledger structure
•Establish and enforce proper accounting policies and procedures
•Perform account analysis and reconciliations, and review cost center expenses
•Manage capital expenditure and fixed assets
•Monitor cash flow, borrowings under company’s credit facilities, wire transfers and FX activities
•Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
•Oversee filing of monthly sales & use tax, property tax and other tax requirements
•Maintain and set up adequate system of financial records and internal control policies
•Coordinate the annual audit with outside auditors
•Financial Reporting & Analysis
•Ensure financial statements are prepared in accordance with GAAP and policies
•Consolidate global financial results and monthly management reporting package
•Perform inventory, cash flow, FX and other ad hoc analysis
•Review financial results, identify variances and make recommendations
•Support quarterly forecast and annual budget process as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Accounting/ Finance degree
•CPA or MBA is desirable
•Minimum 15+ years similar experience with mid to large size, multi site, manufacturing companies
•Strong knowledge of financial modules of SAP and Excel. BPC is highly recommended.
•Must be very thorough and highly accurate, detailed and well organized
•Sense of urgency, meet deadlines, results oriented
•Must be hands-on
•Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of GAAP
•Strong knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
•knowledge of sales & use tax regulations along with other compliance areas
•Good communications skills and comfortable managing a large team
•Work in accordance with all company policies and procedures regarding employment, safety, quality, product safety and legality, security, and regulatory compliance as applicable.

Drive for results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.

Planning and Organizing: Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Recruiting Associate Austin, Texas 6 months temp up to $25/hr

This position is open due to increase workload and needing additional team members.
Hiring Managers are looking for entry-level/junior candidates who have 0-2 years experience within a professional office environment.

Duties: interview scheduling, posting jobs within internal and external sites, escorting candidates to interview rooms, debriefing with the team by collecting interview feedback, acting as a main POC for Managers and/or candidates, maintaining data in ATS, ad-hoc projects as needed, handling on-boarding such as initiating background checks.
The Recruiting Associate role in Austin will have exposure to HR Orientation.*

Must have:
Bachelors degree
Attention to detail
Eager to learn
Comfortable with work OT (this is not an 8-5pm role, will need to be flexible with work schedule)

Position Description:
This position is responsible for coordinating the logistics and execution of recruitment efforts. This position represents the front-line contact for all issues relating to recruiting. The recruiting coordinator will work closely with the recruiter, business line, and candidates to ensure the overall effort to attract the best candidates to our firm.Specific duties of the Recruiting Associate include:
• Schedule, coordinate, and facilitate in person, phone, and video conference interviews
• Post Jobs on internal and external job boards
• Arrange domestic and international travel for candidates
• Generate and draft offer letters
• Process all new hire paperwork, including background checks and references
• Develop relationships with hiring managers
• Partner with the recruiter to serve in recruiting efforts by creating a positive hiring experience for both candidates and hiring managers for all stages of recruiting from interview to onboarding
• May be requested to screen candidate resumes to assist with other coordinators overflow
• Complete ad-hoc projects, as assigned

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience
• 0-2 years experience in a corporate environment
• Strong ability to handle confidential information with discretion and maturity
• Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to prioritize workload independently
• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, energetic environment
• Maintains a high degree of professionalism – ability to interface with all levels of the company
• Possesses a proactive approach to accomplishing work, has immaculate follow up, and demonstrates the flexibility to meet business needs with a focus on achieving results
• Excellent technology skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to network with various departmental personnel and outside parties
• Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

Legal Graphic Consultant 80k-90k New York/Philadelphia PA/Chicago

Legal Graphic Consultant

We are seeking an experienced professional to work in our growing Philadelphia office. You will have the opportunity to
work hand‐in‐hand with the top attorneys, law firms, and corporations in the country to create visually compelling
demonstrative evidence for use in a legal setting. Candidates will need to have experience in both conceptualization
and production of graphics, and will have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in fast paced and
deadline driven environment. Candidates should be comfortable working both as members of our larger consulting
team and autonomously on projects as needed. This is a client facing position and the ideal candidate must have
excellent written and verbal communication skills, a professional appearance, and experience with attending meetings
and communicating with clients.

Duties
•Plan and produce demonstrative evidence concepts for use at trials and arbitrations using a variety of design and presentation software.
•Attend client meetings, review legal briefs, and draft graphic recommendations concepts and estimates for clients.
•Serve as the client facing lead on assigned graphics projects handling client communication, budget/time tracking, and
•Production oversight including art direction, project management, and quality control.
•Travel as needed to cover client meetings, research projects, and trials.
•Work in conjunction with internal sales team to develop graphic leads.
•Produce and design marketing collateral and pitch presentations in accordance with corporate branding guidelines as needed.
•Serve as a brand ambassador and represent Magna Legal Services as needed at marketing functions and conferences.
•Maintain relationships with external vendors and contractors as needed.
•Monitor design trends and emerging technologies which can be implemented into your work.
•Advanced knowledge of design software including the Adobe Master Suite (Expert level ‐ Photoshop, Illustrator,
•InDesign required) and Microsoft Office with a specific focus on advanced production in PowerPoint including implementation of animations and external media.
•Knowledge of After Effects, Video Editing Software or 3D programs a plus
•5+ years of experience working on graphics projects in a corporate environment with history of increased responsibility
–legal experience and familiarity with legal concepts and terminology a plus.
•Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, communications or related field ‐ Master’s degree in a related field not required, but preferred.
•Possess the ability to quickly understand, digest, and repackage complex concepts from varied subject areas into easily understood visuals.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills required along with the ability to proof graphics for accuracy and quality.
•Ability to travel as needed and cover extended hours/weekends as needed to meet deadlines.

Contract Recruiter Role Newport and NY (Long-term contract role for 1+ years) $40hr-$50hr

Contract Recruiter responsible for full project life cycle recruiting efforts across front and back end
positions to include client and non-client facing positions. Asset management experience needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Source and screen candidates, communicate with hiring managers regarding role requirements.
Review code test results, prepare candidate feedback packets, monitor onsite interviews, conduct meetings to discuss
interview feedback and negotiate offers.
Track weekly and quarterly metrics, ensure data quality and participate in weekly search updates.

REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to determine requisition requirements and skills associated with the positions.
Knowledge of EEOC and applicable labor laws.
Sourcing experience required; ability to construct Boolean search queries.
Ability to quickly learn applicant tracking systems and navigate recruiting tools such as LinkedIn search.
5+ years of Recruiting experience primarily recruiting for financial focused roles.
Knowledge of the Newport Beach/New York market is an advantage.
Strong written and verbal communication.
Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience.

Accounting Manager HOUSTON TEXAS 85k-92k base

•Over 10 years of relevant experience in the financial accounting field
•Competence in applying, researching and documenting adherence to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP)
•Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills
•Experience with major Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system
•Ability to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner
•Ability to work effectively within a team
•Solid organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy
•Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
•Preferred
•Experience in a large public accounting firm
•Experience with SAP
•Relevant Experience and Education/ Training
•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required.
•Licenses or certifications required, if any

Responsibilities:
25% Maintain accurate and complete accounting records for the assigned Business Units in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.

25% Execute accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close activities for the assigned Business Units.

25% Serve as a primary contact for the responsible Business Units and provide consultation, facilitation and support on accounting, financial statement audit and internal control matters

25% Plan and supervise the work of junior accountants, provide coaching & guidance and review their performance.

Administrative/Office Manager Global Investment Company Midtown NY (3-5 yrs) 65k plus bonus.

•Manage team calendar. Schedule and coordinate meetings, calls and video conferences, book meeting rooms and catering.
•Assist in travel arrangements, visa applications.
•Coordinate local travel arrangements and accommodations for visiting executive guests. Manage annual meeting list/responses.
•Prepare travel reimbursement reports, check requests and work with Finance to ensure timely payments; review expense reports.
•Facility and Vendor management and checking of invoices. Manage subscriptions and memberships.
•Act as monetary authority with small company and employee expenses. Ensure compliance with Travel and Expense policy.
•Enter new funds and meeting notes, update deal pipeline and progress in eFront database. Produce eFront reports.
•Actively seek out ways to develop systems and continually service the needs of the team to ensure your time is focused on accomplishing priority objectives.
•Employee onboarding – corporate card, phone services etc.
•Assist with key priorities, maintain task list.
•Lead role in arranging team events and celebrations.
•Participate in the planning of global off-sites.
•Occasional general office duties include, but are not limited to: printing, photocopying, mailing, preparing courier packages, filing, scanning of business cards.
•Maintain confidentiality of client and employee information.
Ensure employee compliance with health and safety policies.

This position is responsible for providing administrative support for the private equity investment team. Duties include general administrative and project based work. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to assist and act in a confidential capacity, communicate well with tact and courtesy, and project a professional image through in-person and phone interaction.

Lead Operations Midtown NY Global Investment Company 130k-150k plus bonus

The primary objective of the Lead Operations U.S. will be to actively drive change to achieve operational excellence for U.S. Operations.

The Lead Operations U.S. will be vital in serving our company´s business, partnering with all the different departments and areas within the U.S. and other regions (Europe and APAC) to deliver project results in-time and in-budget to all our internal and external clients.

The scope of projects will comprise to optimize and further harmonize the sourcing strategy for Operations U.S for all upcoming regulatory and operational requirements, innovative operational solutions for new product and growth initiatives and onboarding of new investment teams and strategies. An essential part of this role will be the collaboration with Change teams from the other regions to establish best practices and to drive cross-regional initiatives.
In addition, this role will help further developing the mid- to long term Operations strategy & Operating model by closely interacting with the Global Operations Architecture team and leading respective initiatives & projects.

Leading and managing major Operations change initiatives
• Driving and supporting the continuous development, refinement and implementation of our strategic target operating model across the U.S. locations and other regions.
• Driving harmonization, consistency and economic fit of Operations U.S. business model and related change initiatives towards the Global Operating Target Operating (TOM) model.
• Lead build out of Operations Change within U.S. in close alignment with Change teams and processes established in other regions.
• Responsible for managing the Operations U.S. project portfolio
• Operations Architecture: As part of relevant TOM change initiatives designing operational architecture and ensuring alignment of systems, processes, data and providers for complex new business requirements in line with the Global Operating Model.
• Regulatory and Risk: Driving and ensuring operational regulatory compliance and risk mitigation for Operations U.S.
• Identifying opportunities for digitalization & automation and initiating initiatives to strategically transform and enhance the efficiency of the Operations value chain.
• Responsible for managing /overseeing projects to implement the TOM within project budgets (and acquiring budgets for as needed projects)
• Adhere to the correct project structures to control and monitor the project deliverables and other project artefacts (RAID, Change control) based on the overall agreed AGI project management methodology and framework

Litigation/Jury Consultant Chicago/NY/Philly $30-$35/hr

Perform all tasks associated with Jury related litigation consulting. (demographic profiling, facilitation/moderation of research panels, reporting, statistical analysis) and other related litigation consulting products. Such as: online jury research, shadow juries, jury selection, community attitude surveys, witness prep, voir dire and jury selection.

Jury Consultant Skills
Jury consultants must possess a keen insight into human behavior, motivation and decision-making abilities. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, as well as exceptional writing, speaking and presentation skills, are essential. Research is integral to the job, so candidates should have exceptional abilities in data analysis, as well as proficiency with statistical software. Knowledge of social science research methodology is important.

Pretrial Duties
Jury consultants are integral to the legal process even before a trial begins. They research the jurors’ backgrounds, create juror profiles and assist with jury selection and voir dire — the questioning of prospective jurors. Jury consultants may conduct focus groups and mock trials. They also conduct pretrial research, gather and analyze demographic data, perform statistical analyses and draft analytic reports.

Trial Duties
Developing trial strategies to help shape juror perceptions is one of the most important responsibilities of a jury consultant because it can lead to a favorable outcome. The consultant will provide insight into jurors’ body language and behavior at trial, as well as coach witnesses for the best possible presentation of facts under questioning. He may help lawyers identify arguments and develop strategies. Some jury consultants create courtroom graphics and multi-media presentations to help the attorney weave a compelling and persuasive story for the jury.

Educational and experience
Bachelor’s degree at minimum, a JD, master’s degree or Ph.D. in behavioral science, sociology, political science, criminology, psychology or another social science is preferred. Senior litigation consultant requires 5 plus years’ experience in the field. Junior level associate 2-3 years experience in the field.

Although a law degree isn’t required, a jury consultant should at least possess a firm understanding of legal procedures and terminology. Client development skills are also helpful in acquiring a strong and lucrative client base.

Technical Skills
Microsoft Office Suite, Analytical software (such as SPSS), general understanding of presentation technology.

Administrative Assistant Global Investment Company AUSTIN, TEXAS $30hr-$35/hr temp-perm

We encourage and appreciate taking the initiative, bringing forth creative ideas, and taking ownership. Candidates will also be in a team oriented group who are challenged with a diverse and high volume work load.

The following key activities are included in the role:

1. Travel Coordination and Preparation
• Work with managers to coordinate frequent international and domestic travel arrangements to multiple destinations, through our onsite AMEX travel agency according to the Travel and Entertainment Policy
• Arrange ground transportation, book hotels and manage all logistics
• Create final travel itinerary and directions along with meeting and research materials

2. Expense Reports and Approvals
• Process extremely detailed and complex expense reports through the Concur system on time
• Obtain required expense allocation approval from department heads
• Monitor and track managers’ expense reports until reimbursement
• Reconcile monthly expenses with credit card statements

3. Coordinate Client Meetings/Calendaring
• Coordinate clients meetings for managers and handle the scheduling, materials, meals/refreshments and logistics
• Confirm the final agenda schedule with all presenters
• Ensure meetings are setup as expected and without any incidents

4. Phone Coverage/Client Servicing
• Manage heavy telephone calls and respond to requests
• Create follow up correspondence

5. Project Management
• Participate in special projects
•Manage onboarding of new employees and consultants
•Find your niche and become the expert within the assistant group

Position Requirements
• 2 – 5 years of previous administrative experience supporting multiple executives preferred
• Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required
• Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including exceptional telephone management and the ability to write emails
• Must be able to adapt to changing situations with minimal notice and guidance
• Two–year college degree is preferred but not required
• Soft skills: Self-starter, action oriented, quick learner, able to multitask, highly organized, excellent attention to detail, customer focused, problem solver, good follow up skills, strong relating skills, able to prioritize, team player