****Check Out Some Fun Events This Weekend****


5th Annual RVA Cherry Blossom Festival

 As the cherry blossom trees start to bloom and take over VCU with vivid bursts of white and pink, the Japanese Student Association is hosting the 5th annual RVA Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, March 31st, 2019!  The event will be from 1-5PM, and is open to everyone, so bring your family and friends. Make the most of the short bloom period with traditional and modern Japanese festivities, performances, music, Japanese food, games, and crafts! Performers are coming from all over the Mid-Atlantic! https://vcu.campuslabs.com/engage/event/3168083


Southside Speedway Opening Night

Better known as “The Toughest Short Track in the South,” Southside Speedway opens for its 60th season on Friday, 3/29! It’s a paved 1/3 mile oval race track located on Genito Road in Midlothian, Virginia, and Friday nights families and fans can watch bumper to bumper action from six divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, U-Cars, Legends and Bandoleros. It’s the perfect place for your friends and family looking for a FUN Friday night out!  http://southsidespeedway.net/


Easter Bunny & Petting Zoo

Starting Saturday between 11:00-6:00, bring the kids to Short Pump Town Center to take pictures with the Easter Bunny (upper level near LL Bean) and visit baby lambs, bunnies, chicks and more at their annual Spring Petting Farm (lower level between Crate & Barrel & Pottery Barn). A suggested $1 donation per person benefits the Maymont Foundation.  https://www.shortpumptowncenter.com/event/Spring-Petting-Farm/2145522332/


 Kings Dominion Opening Day

Another season of AMAZING is about to begin! Grab your family and friends for a day of fun and thrills as they kick off the 2019 season on March 30. Whether you’re looking to get your thrill fix on one of our world class coasters, like Twisted Timbers, or enjoy time with your family in the World’s Largest PEANUTS-themed Kids Area, Planet Snoopy, you won’t want to miss out on the fun and memories!  https://www.kingsdominion.com/


Virginia Daffodil Society Show

Ready to submerge yourself into Spring?  What better way than to surround yourself with the first blooms of the season! The daffodil show features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils with expert growers on hand. Held at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Saturday, at the Kelly Education Complex on March 30, show: 2 – 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 31, show: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers on hand.  https://www.lewisginter.org/event/virginia-daffodil-society-show/




****Some Of My Favorite Direct-Hire Candidates****


Director of Accounting

  • BS in Accounting, got start in Big 4, and has built career in accounting leadership with expert experience in high-growth environment including M&A and acquisition integration
  • Strong experience leading and developing a small accounting team; and extensive experience with month-end close, financial statements and reporting, budgeting and strategic planning and analysis, and taking lead for external audit and tax relationships


Director of Finance

  • BS in accounting, earned CPA, with robust experience creating accounting, finance, and financial reporting infrastructure; and enhancing systems and processes for efficiencies and to allow the finance function to increase its value as a business partner to operations and executive leadership
  • Change agent with exceptional systems ability including several implementations, strong private equity experience, strategic and hands-on, with proven ability to develop high-performing teams and enhance collaboration throughout the organization



  • CPA with bachelor’s degree in accounting with excellent mix of expertise from accounting operations, month-end close, financial statements and reporting, and robust financial analysis
  • Systems savvy with advanced Excel, Access, and SQL, as well as robust ERPs and financial reporting tools


Accounting Manager

  • CPA, Master’s and Bachelor’s in accounting with strong and progressive experience leading GL close through financial statements, financial analysis and reporting including budgeting and forecasting, and direct supervision of all areas of accounting operations
  • Excellent experience with private-equity backed and public companies, has led systems implementations, preparation and communications for internal and external audits, produced SEC filings, and has amazing systems ability including expert Excel skills with strong experience reconciling and reporting on high-volume transactions


Accounting Manager

  • MBA concentrated in accounting, BS in accounting, studying for CPA, with exceptional accounting leadership experience with a wide range of accounting experience including general ledger close, financial statements and reporting, and full accounting responsibility for multiple, international entities
  • True team player who is more than willing to take on additional tasks and responsibilities, with proven ability to create efficiencies and process improvements


FP&A Manager

  • MBA, BS accounting, with robust experience in all areas of finance and accounting including implementing policies and procedures for ISO, KPIs, budgeting and forecasting, financial presentations, and managing the finances for large projects
  • Super computer savvy including SAP, statistical software, and implementation of NetSuite and Pcard & Procurement software; has implemented SOX and complex costing structures, possesses exceptional leadership experience, and prides self on ability to build rapport at all levels and create systems and process improvements


Accounting Operations Manager -AP/AR/Cash Apps

  • Master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA eligible; with 10+ years of accounting experience and proven ability to train and develop high-performing teams, and develop tools and procedures to streamline workflow and enhance financial accuracy
  • Expert leadership of high-volume AP, AR, cash applications, and managing foreign currency and intercompany transactions; has advanced credit and financial analysis and reporting experience, and strong knowledge of month-end close and financial reporting; and amazing systems experience including advanced ability with several ERPs and financial reporting tools, with expertise in managing big data and month-end reconciliations for multiple systems


 Financial Reporting Supervisor

  • MBA and BS in accounting with strong experience with complex GL treatment, month-end close through financial statements including SEC reporting, and has experience implementing SOX and new accounting standards
  • Strong FP&A experience, expert GAAP knowledge, exceptional leadership experience, broad business knowledge, collaborative, creative “out-of-the-box” thinker, excellent systems ability, and career-driven with focus on continuously adding value in all areas of responsibility and beyond


Senior Auditor

  • Recent CPA with MBA and bachelor’s degree in accounting, 4 years of recent internal audit experience, and a couple years of accounting experience with very strong operational audit ability including policy and procedure audits to ensure regulatory compliance, with a financial audit foundation and strong ability to ensure financial statements are GAAP compliant
  • Articulate and collaborative, with a true passion for numbers and people; super computer savvy, and driven to continue to excel and grow to an audit leadership role


Senior Tax Analyst

  • BS finance and accounting, and continuing to CPA certification with concentration in indirect taxes including sales & use taxes for 50 states with strong experience in all areas including tax planning and audit, property taxes, and business licenses
  • Super strong Excel; with experience in large ERPs and business intelligence tools; and progressive supervisory experience; and prides self on ability to get things done, advanced analytical skills, and is a true team player that builds strong relationships at all levels and roles


Staff Accountant

  • CPA with master’s and bachelor’s degree, with well-rounded accounting experience including high-volume general ledger reconciliations and journal entries, daily accounting operations, and financial analysis including budgeting and forecasting
  • Exceptional ability with technology including Expert Excel, Access, and several large ERPs; and feels biggest strengths are ability to learn new concepts and tasks quickly, analytical ability, and commitment to meeting deadline




 ****Some Of The Best Direct-Hire Jobs I’m Filling Today****


  • CFO – Distribution – to $175K + Bonus

  • Audit Manager– Large, Public Co – to $120K

  • Controller – Manufacturing – to $115K

  • Tax Manager – Indirect Tax Focus – to $110K

  • Sr Accountant – Large Co, Financial Services – to $85K

  • Sr Tax Accountant – Sales & Use Tax – to $80K

  • Sr Financial Analyst – Large, International Co – to $75K

  • Sr Accountant –Month-End Close – Multi-Entity – to $68K

  • Staff Accountant – GL – Strong GPA – to $55K

  • Entry-Level Staff Accountant – to $50K

Check out full job descriptions to learn more about these opportunities.



If you would like to hear more details about these candidates and/or jobs, or you know someone that may be interested, please feel free to call me or forward this newsletter.

Of course, if you would like me to target a candidate or job search based on your needs, I welcome the chance to partner with you!


Barbara A Field, SPHR, CPC


(757) 477-4957



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