What's Happening In Richmond On Mother's Day


Special Mother’s Day Edition


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


Museum District Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour

Sunday, May 12th 1pm – 6pm. Now in its 25th year, the 2019 Museum District Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour provides a rare opportunity for guests to go inside some of Richmond’s most beautiful and historic homes, gardens, and institutions. Be sure to take advantage of the tour trolley that will run continuously between 1-6 PM, making stops near the homes on the tour and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture (Formerly the Virginia Historical Society). The Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour is not just about beautiful homes; each year, proceeds from this annual event are reinvested in our neighborhood for maintenance, beautification and enhanced safety. The tour also supports neighborhood local nonprofit organizations. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour.

Mother’s Day at Gallmeyer Farms

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a fun-filled family outing? Head out to Gallmeyer Farm’s Berry Patch to enjoy fresh local strawberries (pick your own or pre-picked), spring vegetables, craft and local business vendors, hay rides, pony rides, and family-friendly activities for all ages. Best of all, a free coloring station will be open so that kids can make mom the perfect Mother’s Day card! Picnics and coolers are welcome, but food vendors will also be available. Please leave your furry friends at home, but coolers, picnics and lawnchairs are always welcome at Gallmeyer Farms. http://gallmeyerfarms.com/mothers-day-at-gallmeyer-farms/

Mother’s Day Fairy Gardens

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Art Factory! Spend your afternoon crafting with your family! We will be creating beautiful fairy gardens. Work on one garden together – up to three guest, or you can purchase additional gardens if you each want your own or are celebrating Mother’s Day with a larger group. We will have a variety of stones, mosses, and flowers for you to choose from, 3 small animals, and a fairy house to paint! In addition to crafting, we will have light pastries, fruit & coffee/juiceboxes to enjoy while you work. Hurry and sign up, only 12 spots left!!  https://artfactoryva.com/pages/events

Mother’s Day Peony Picnic at Tuckahoe Plantation

Looking for a great way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day? Join us on Sunday May 12th at Tuckahoe Plantation for a “Peony Picnic” held in her honor! Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds, tour the historic plantation home, and view our blooming gardens. Sweet treats available from Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Truck. Only the best for Mom! Our peonies will be available for $5 per stem with complimentary greenery from the grounds (limit two peonies per person). Feel free to leisurely picnic long into the afternoon. The Historic Home will be open for tours between 2pm and 4pm for an additional $5 per person or special family rate (max 5 people). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-peony-picnic-tickets-54533743896

Mother’s Day & Women of Poplar Forest Tours

Give mom a special women’s-eye-view of Poplar Forest on Mother’s Day. And be sure to include one of the special Women of Poplar Forest tours on your itinerary. The tour, offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., brings the women of the plantation to life. Meet the mothers and daughters, plantation mistresses and the enslaved women who lived and toiled on the property over the past 200 years—and hear true stories that have been documented in letters and archaeological evidence. Get acquainted with the ladies of the house from Martha Wayles, who inherited the property with her husband, Thomas Jefferson, in 1773 to Sally Watts, who became the last matriarch of the house in the 1940s; and the many enslaved mothers and daughters like Cate and her daughter Hannah, who lived and labored at Poplar Forest. Admission is free for mothers all day!  https://www.poplarforest.org/event/mothers-day-women-of-poplar-forest-tours-2019/


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


Accounting Director

• CPA with bachelor’s degree in accounting and exceptional leadership experience in all areas of accounting, SEC reporting, SOX compliance, and technical accounting
• Proven ability to manage systems implementations, create financial tools; act as the strategic business partner for all areas of the organization; has led accounting teams from 1 to 40; and has experience centralizing the accounting function to a shared service center
• Known for sound judgement and ability to influence others, providing strategic analysis to move the business forward, and ability to ensure controls and minimize business risk

FP&A Director

• FP&A leader with CPA, MBA in international finance, and BS in accounting
• Got start in Big 4 and has exceptional experience in all areas of FP&A for large companies including budgeting and forecasting, consolidated reporting, establishment of data analytics structure and reporting tools, KPI creation and reporting, and many ad-hoc strategic projects as the finance partner to executive leadership and business unit managers
• Very strong international experience, with robust experience interacting and reporting to multiple countries, and amazingly intelligent; with natural capability to focus on key themes and ideas and then drill down to find drivers, and proven ability to form strong relationships and engage others throughout and outside of his organization


• MBA and CPA eligible with extensive experience leading the accounting function
• Very well-rounded, with hands-on and leadership experience in all areas of accounting operations, general ledger through month-end close, and financial statements and reports; with strong leadership in other areas of the business including HR and IT
• Exceptional leadership experience from small to large teams, with proven ability to mentor and develop others; has a passion for challenge and learning; with deep systems knowledge and a strategic focus; and proven ability to add value

Senior Accounting Manager

• Accounting and finance leader with CPA and MBA
• Strong experience in all areas of accounting and finance including leading accounting operations, general ledger through month-end close, financial statements and reporting, budgeting and forecasting, creating and delivering board presentations, and heading relationships for tax and audit
• Super tech savvy with amazing Excel ability, really good at tailoring communication to level and understanding of the audience, and extremely analytical and can easily see trends and assess SWOT

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
• Very intelligent with strong technical accounting ability, has led systems implementations, took charge of preparation and communications for internal and external audits, and produced financial statements in a multi-entity environment in both private-equity backed and publicly-traded companies including companies focused on internet sales
• Amazing systems ability including expert Excel skills with strong experience reconciling and reporting on high-volume transactions, and creating tools and templates to increase efficiencies and accuracy

Accounting / Audit Manager

• CPA and MBA concentrated in accounting, got start in Big 4 where he worked his way up to a senior in charge, and is currently the internal audit manager for a public company with 11 underlying operations
• Seeking to transition to more of an accounting/finance leadership role, where he can guide an accounting / finance team and use his knowledge to help strengthen the accounting structure, process, systems, and reporting leading to greater efficiencies and financial reliability
• Strategic and analytical, a natural problem solver, with exceptional knowledge and experience with GAAP, SOX, enhancing process and procedures, implementing and developing reporting metrics and KPIs, ensuring solid internal controls, and creating and presenting financial information at all levels, from the business-unit level to the BOD

Accounting / Finance Manager

• BS in Accounting, got start in Big 4, and has built career in accounting leadership
• 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
• Promoted twice in current role and played key role in its growth; took finance lead for acquisitions from due diligence to integrating new teams and clients; and headed several key accounting infrastructure improvements projects including taking the accounting operations from 3 separate systems to one centralized accounting and reporting system

Accounting Supervisor

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with extensive hands-on and leadership experience in all areas of accounting operations
• Very strong knowledge and experience in AP, AR, payroll, general ledger through month-end close, inventory, cost accounting, purchasing, and financial statements and reporting; with natural ability to peel back and uncover issues and then solve them
• True multi-tasker with proven ability to research and reconcile accounting transactions to ensure a clear financial picture; strong experience providing robust analysis and reporting for inventory, costs, revenue recognition, and KPIs; and years of experience acting as the liaison for audit, vendors, and insurance

Senior Financial Systems Analyst

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Six Sigma Green Belt, with amazing accounting and finance systems experience
• Background includes all areas of accounting operations through close, with a strong concentration in managing, implementing, and enhancing accounting and financial systems and tools; possesses expert experience in several ERPs and reporting tools including SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, Crystal Reports, and SQL; and acts as the SME for company systems
• Proven ability to streamline the accounting process and create financial reporting tools in SQL and Excel; strong budgeting and forecasting, and variance and cash flow analysis; with excellent ability to communicate at all levels and ensure clarity between all parties

Senior Cost Accountant

• MBA with bachelor’s degree in accounting and Six Sigma Yellow Belt
• Exceptional experience with all areas of inventory and cost accounting in the manufacturing and distribution industries; with experience developing and enhancing costing and inventory systems; and strong experience with several ERPs and expert Excel
• Experience includes cycle counts, standard costing, physical inventory and inventory analysis, GL reconciliations and month-end close, variance analysis, building strong financial partnerships with plant operations, systems implementations, and creating and managing operating budgets



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



*Income Tax Manager–Public Co–to $135K
*Accounting Director–Large Co–to $130K
*Assistant Controller–SEC Reporting–to $120K
*Accounting Supervisor-Lg Co-to $85K
*Lead Senior Income Tax Accountant–to $85K
*Cost Accountant-Manufacturing-to $85K
*Senior Internal Auditor-Public Co-to $82K
*Senior Accountant–GL-Financial Statements-to $80K
*Staff Accountant-GL-to $65K


*Financial Analyst–FP&A-to $75K
*Staff Accountant-GL-to $55K
Here’s The Link To Job Descriptions.

What's Happening In Richmond - Mother's Day
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Barbara A Field, SPHR, CPC
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