Miriam Rouziek, CPA
CO-CREATE | CO-DEVELOP | DELIVER
A Houston-based firm of CPAs and professional advisors co-developing solutions with our clients at every stage of the business life cycle.
Miriam has extensive experience with financial statement audit and review services for SEC reporting companies, as well as audit, review and compilation services for private and not-for-profit entities.
Miriam’s primary industry focus has been in the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production companies, and oil and gas field services. Her client base includes small- and mid-sized exploration and production companies operating onshore in Texas and offshore and near-shore on the Louisiana gulf coast, as well as companies with offshore drilling and production activities in Nigeria.
Miriam’s experience includes audits and reviews of clients with foreign operations, including FCPA risk assessment and mitigation; group audits; SOX audit and compliance; preparation of GAAP financial statements, including note disclosure research and preparation; identifying audit risks; and developing audit strategies. She also has extensive experience in oil and gas operations, including property acquisitions and dispositions; JIB accounting; DOI accounting; reserve analysis; and lease operations.
- Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Oil and Gas Field Services
- Food Service
- Professional Services
- Real Estate
CPA, Certified Public Accountant
Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., Houston, TX, 2016 - Present
MaloneBailey, LLP, Houston, TX, 2010 – 2016
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts - English Literature
University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies - English Literature
Master of Science - Accounting
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
- "What's Next for 2021: Accounting and SEC Reporting Updates" - Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., December 2020
- "What the newly adopted SEC 'test-the-waters' ruling means for investors" - Houston Business Journal, December 2019
- "The ABCs of blockchain and how it can improve your business" - Houston Business Journal, July 2019
- "The ABCs of Blockchain" - Leading Edge Digital Magazine, 2018
- "Auditors Perspective: Mistakes Made by Small Public Oil & Gas Companies" - Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal, July 1, 2012
Professional Training Seminars:
- Fundamentals of Upstream Accounting - EUCI, August 24 - 25, 2015
Why did you choose to be a CPA and/or advisor?
I'm a very analytical person, and audit is a bit like putting together a puzzle where you don't always see the whole picture. The challenge is to figure out what you're looking at and how each of the pieces fit together into a meaningful picture of your client's business.
What do you like best about helping clients?
I enjoy solving problems and helping my clients grow their business. I tell people I specialize in messy clients, but what I really specialize in is helping my clients work through problem areas. What starts as a mess in the first year ends up smooth sailing a few years down the road.
What energizes you about your job?
Coaching and mentoring staff is one of the most meaningful parts of my job. I find that the coaching process helps me learn more about myself and grow as much as I'm helping my staff learn and grown themselves. It's encouraging to see new staff grow into confident members of the audit team.
What energizes you about working at PKF Texas?
I wanted to be more than just an auditor to my clients. I wanted to be a trusted advisor - someone that my clients trusted with their questions. At PKF Texas, I feel like I'm on my client's team, not just a necessary burden.
Why are you passionate about serving this niche?
The oil and gas industry faces a number of challenges, and smaller companies are especially vulnerable to changes in the market. I enjoy the challenge of working with companies as they grow, change and adapt to changes in the environment.
Where are you from?
I'm a native Houstonian.
What do you do in your spare time?
I read, play video games, sew and do woodworking.
Who is your favorite author?
Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite authors, and I've read all of his works. He's always first on my list of authors to recommend to other people.
What's your favorite vacation destination?
I love to hike, so anywhere that has a hiking trail is my favorite destination.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Who was/is the most influential person in your life?
My grandmother; she faced many challenges in her life, but she always faced them with kindness in her heart. She always reminded me to be focused in the moment and to be kind to everyone around me.
What is your most prized possession?
My sewing machine; I feel like I can make or fix anything with it.
What’s something cool we don’t know about you?
I wrote poetry and short fiction as an undergrad and in grad school. I've never been published, but I still write.
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