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What’s Happening In Richmond!!


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


RVA East End Festival

The RVA East End Festival returns to Chimborazo Park under the big tent with the Richmond Symphony! This community celebration, now in its 4th year, has raised over $200K for music and arts programs in Richmond Public Schools. This is done through sponsorships, vendor fees, and donations. The festival is FREE to the public and all are welcome! Come out to support our youth all while having a good time. There will be live performances, food trucks, a beer garden, local retail vendors, community organizations, face painting for the kids, costume character appearances and more! Held June 8 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm & June 9 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Mark your calendars, grab your lawn chairs and we will see you there! https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/rva-east-end-big-tent-community-festival/2019-06-08/


Explore the Outdoors with Curious George and Nature Cat

It’s the beginning of summer and that means it’s time to get outside and EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS! Make tracks to Huguenot Park and the studios of the Community Idea Stations on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 1PM to 5PM for a FREE day of hands-on fun exploring science and nature. The educational programs of the Community Idea Stations – Science Matters and Ready to Learn – and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation are co-hosting a special day in the park to give children and their families plenty of exciting outdoor experiences. Over fifty local community groups with expertise in outdoor adventure, healthy living, and environmental science will engage you in activities including archery, fishing, gardening, camping, art making and much, much more. Curious George, Nature Cat, Smokey Bear and a Mermaid will be some of the characters joining in the fun. Come and check out your local PBS and NPR stations while touring the radio and television studios. You’ll even get to see yourself on TV (the green screen, that is!) Snacks, drinks and great food will be available for purchase. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-the-outdoors-2019-with-curious-george-and-nature-cat-tickets-60879326705?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

RVA Caribbean Heritage Festival at Dorey Park

The Adopt Haiti Project will present the RVA Caribbean Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Dorey Park. The festival celebrates June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. The event includes Caribbean food, vendors, music and live performances, a kids’ area and more. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Rain or shine. The Adopt Haiti Project seeks to aid Haiti by bringing Virginians and Haitians together through cultural programs, education and social events. For information, follow AdoptHaitiProject on Facebook. https://www.henricocitizen.com/events/united-states/virginia/henrico/food-dining/rva-caribbean-heritage-festival-at-dorey-park/

12th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

America’s Favorite Smoked Meat Onslaught is back on 6/8 from 2:00-4:00 at the Richmond Raceway Complex! Enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap & BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixins’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low. BBQ is ala carte. Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters From the Deep South. Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The Main Stage. Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, Hot sauces, bbq accessories, and more!

Crab Cake Week

During the 1st week of June 2019, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will be launching Richmond’s first ever Crab Cake Week. Throughout this week (June 1st – June 9th), participating restaurants will showcase their tasty crab cake meals while raising awareness about Richmond’s relationship to the Bay and the importance of clean water for the food we love. Richmond’s Crab Cake Week will be a great way to celebrate our city’s fantastic restaurant community while enjoying one of our region’s tastiest treats. After all, you know how people would get if we lost this local resource: Crabby! Participating restaurants will be serving crab cakes throughout the week and using only sustainably-sourced blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay. 10% of all crab cake sales throughout the week will be donated back to the Alliance to support our mission to lead, support, and inspire local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers, and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Check out the link to see offerings from participating restaurants.


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


International Controller (also available for T2H roles)

• Earned CPA (inactive) and bachelor’s degree in accounting
• Has built career in international manufacturing with extensive leadership and hands-on experience in all areas of accounting, finance, and supply chain
• Extremely systems savvy with advanced SAP and Excel, with proven ability to create meaningful analysis, presentations, and company-wide training for a variety of audiences
• Very strong costing ability and experience, true business partner for internal and external relationships across the globe, compliance focused, exceptional financial planning ability, and GAAP expert
• Strengths include her team approach and belief in the importance of effective communication to ensure all areas are working towards company goals, her commitment to ongoing research and training to ensure that she is armed with complete knowledge of accounting regulations and trends, and her diverse background that allows her to bring different perspectives to enhance business decision making

Controller / Finance Manager

• CPA and MBA with 8 years of progressive experience as a hands-on accountant and strategic leader
• Promoted twice in current role and currently managed 2 and performs all accounting, finance, and payroll functions; and has played a key role in building the accounting and finance infrastructure as the company experienced high growth
• In charge of month-end close, creates financial statements and reports, budgets and forecasts, and board presentations and acts as the finance lead for executive strategic decisions; has developed and implemented procedures and systems to increase efficiencies and create better visibility of performance and trends; and played a key role in due diligence for M&A activity
• Top strengths include exceptional communication skills at all levels and roles, analytical ability that allows him to see patterns and trends and find drivers to assess SWOT, and his passion and work ethic

Controller (also available for contract or T2H role)

• CPA and master’s degree in accounting, got start in public accounting working his way up to senior manager of assurance and advisory services, then transitioned to private industry
• Spent several years at a large, public company where he had 4 roles leading different areas of accounting and finance, and is currently working as a contractor focused on accounting leadership, hands-on accounting from operations through financial reporting, and implementations of systems, process, and tools to strengthen the accounting and finance function
• Expert knowledge of accounting operations, GAAP and internal controls compliance, and super systems savvy with experience with many accounting systems
• Seeking role where he can really have an impact on company performance and profitability, play a key role in building company structure, and have the ability to take on new tasks and responsibilities as he grows in his job


• CPA with bachelor’s degree in accounting
• Started career with 5 years in public audit, then transitioned to accounting leadership in private industry where she has served as controller for a mid-sized company in a hands-on leadership role in charge of all areas of daily accounting, payroll, general ledger, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, cost and variance analysis, with a strong focus on process and internal controls improvements and implementations
• Natural multi-tasker, strong business partner for all areas of the organization, lead for communication and reporting for audit and tax, expert GAAP knowledge, and very strong experience with QuickBooks, Excel, and several accounting and reporting tools
• Prides self on her integrity, analytical skills, ability to build trust and consensus, and proven ability to develop methods to increase the productivity and effectiveness of the accounting function

Controller / Accounting Manager

• CPA with master’s and bachelor’s in accounting
• 8+ years of progressive experience in public accounting, working way up to audit manager, leading teams between 2-5 for engagements for small to mid-sized companies in various industries
• Seeking a transition to private industry, where he can play a key role in accounting leadership, have the opportunity to use his strong technical skills to the fullest, continue to grow in his knowledge and learn other areas of the business, and really make an impact on company results
• Very computer savvy, advanced Excel, and exposure to several accounting systems, articulate and easily builds rapport at all levels, and always meets deadlines

Accounting Operations Manager

• Master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA eligible; with 10+ years of accounting experience and proven ability to train and develop her team, and create tools and procedures to streamline workflow and enhance financial accuracy
• Got start in AP and international accounting operations, and has years of leadership experience with high-volume AP and cash apps, has advanced credit and financial analysis experience, and has strong knowledge of month-end close and financial reporting
• Super computer savvy, with advanced ability with several ERPs, financial reporting tools, and Excel; very comfortable with big data, expert experience reconciling multiple systems, and has implemented several systems and automated many processes in her career
• Extremely sharp and articulate; prides herself on her strong organization skills, attention to detail, and time management; has a warm and motivating leadership style; and is seeking a fast-paced role where she can use her skills to have a true impact for her company

Indirect Tax Supervisor

• Master’s and bachelor’s degree in accounting and has built career in indirect taxes including sales and use taxes for all states, property taxes, business licenses, transaction tax research and analysis, and recently took on international tax returns
• Seeking a leadership role with challenge and high level of responsibility to guide indirect tax operations and manage and develop a small tax team
• Exceptional computer skills including expertise with Peoplesoft, SAP, Deltek Costpoint, Cognos, Vertex, and Excel; with experience in several industries including education, government contracting, telecommunications, and manufacturing
• Highly motivated with excellent communication ability and strong team focus, deadline driven and organized, with proven multi-tasking ability allowing him to take on a variety of tasks and still ensure the highest level of detail in all work product

Senior Cost Analyst

• MBA and bachelor’s degree in accounting & business administration
• Extensive experience in manufacturing finance & operations in environments ranging from large, publicly-traded organizations to mid-sized private companies
• Extremely systems savvy, super SAP and Excel user with strong experience with Epicore, Hyperion, Oracle, and Sharepoint
• Expert experience with manufacturing costs, inventory, manufacturing operations analysis including tracking KPIs, budgeting & forecasting, variance analysis; proven experience with systems and process improvements and implementations, and with business planning
• Known for finding and implementing cost savings, continuously improving the inventory process, and having the ability and capacity to take on key strategic projects

Senior Cost Controls Analyst / Project Accountant

• Master’s degree in business and bachelor’s degree in business administration, with experience concentrated in the construction and manufacturing industries, from mid-sized to large companies
• Expert project finance experience from costing and pricing bids to contract close out, with extensive experience leading the all areas of contract costs, compliance, and reporting for multiple large-scale projects, ensuring proper revenue recognition according to contract terms, and leading and guiding project managers and business leadership to more profitable performance
• Proven ability to maintain cost controls including creating structure and tools to ensure accurate and thorough capture of all direct and indirect costs; budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis; and digging into the operations to easily predict fluctuations and ensure proper treatment for direct and indirect costs
• Extremely systems savvy with advanced Excel, SAP, and JD Edwards; natural team builder and collaborator, strong general ledger accounting experience and knowledge, with exceptional communication skills and ability to build rapport and trust at all levels; and always ready to take on new tasks and projects and share knowledge to strengthen the team

Senior Accountant

• Master’s degree in accounting and info systems and bachelor’s degree in accounting, with 6+ years of accounting experience
• Promoted twice in current role and has well-rounded accounting experience including high-volume cash apps, bank reconciliations, general ledger through financial statements, AP, AR, and fixed assets
• Amazing systems ability with expert Excel skills and the ability to deep dive into data and provide meaningful analysis for all areas of the company; and has created several tools to streamline accounting operations, implemented accounting systems, and provides regular company-wide Excel training
• Analytical problem solver, always ready to identify and implement ways to take it to the next level, and a natural people person with strong ability to interact and build rapport at all levels



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



*Tax Manager-Large Co-to $125K
*Controller-Healthcare-to $110K
*Controller-Manufacturing-to $100K
*Senior Internal Auditor-Public Co-to $85K
*Cost Accountant-Manufacturing-to $85K
*Accounting Supervisor-Large Co-to $80K
*Senior Accountant–Manufacturing-to $80K
*Financial Analyst-Manufacturing-to $75K
*Internal Auditor-Large Co-to $68K


*Senior Financial & Operational Accountant-to $75K
*Cost Accountant-Manufacturing-to $75K
*Indirect Tax Accountant-Multi-State-to $60K

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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 contact 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
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