Special Holiday Addition

****Check Out Some Fun Events This July 4th****


Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens – Free Fourth of July

Free admission all day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate CarMax Free Fourth of July by enjoying the gardens, Butterflies LIVE! Wear red, white and blue and bring your wagons and strollers to decorate for a parade in the Children’s Garden. Children can also cool off in WaterPlay. Here’s the schedule: 1 – 4 p.m.: Live music by the Happy Lucky Combo in the Children’s Garden, 2 p.m.: Parade around the Children’s Garden.  The Garden will have water stations at key locations and the Library will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — a great place to rest and cool off! The Historic Bloemendaal House will be open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. staffed with Garden Guides for informal tours. Originally opened as the Lakeside Wheel Club by Lewis Ginter in the late 1800s, the building has a fascinating history. Stop by and learn more about its evolution!  https://www.lewisginter.org/event/carmax-free-fourth-of-july/


 Rocketts Red Glare

Summer in RVA’s historic east-end waterfront has never been cooler! Celebrate July 4th at Rocketts Landing with riverfront fireworks and pro beach volleyball championship event on July 3-4, 2019, produced in partnership with RVC, Richmond Region Tourism, City of Richmond, and 288 Events. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Rocketts Red Glare Pro Beach Volleyball Championship – featuring 24 professional two-person teams from across the country. Enjoy ‘Sand in the City’ with Richmond Volleyball Club. Wednesday, July 3rd – Tip-off for the Richmond Volleyball Club Sand in the City Pro Beach Volleyball Championships begins at 3 PM. All matches are open to the public, and free to attend. Event site remains open until 10 PM. Thursday, July 4th – Competition in the Richmond Volleyball Club Sand in the City Pro Beach Volleyball Championships starts at 12 PM. Rocketts Red Glare beer garden and fireworks viewing area opens at 5 PM. The volleyball Finals matches are hosted at 7 PM. Fireworks launch at sunset. Event site remains open until 11 PM.  http://www.rockettsredglare.com/


Richmond Flying Squirrels Game & 4th of July Celebration

Game Highlight: Independence Day Celebration & Dueling Fireworks.  Be part of an annual Richmond tradition, celebrate the 4th of July at The Diamond and enjoy the one of region’s largest fireworks show after the game. | Gates open at 5 PM. | Presented By Chick-fil-A & Virginia Birth Father Registry.  https://www.milb.com/richmond/tickets/promotions#game=572250


 2019 Ashland July 4th Celebration & Parade

Sponsored by the Hanover Art & Activities Center, enjoy the non-motorized parade lineup at 10:15 at Henry Clay Elementary School.  Parade begins at 11:00 and ends at the center, followed by a patriotic concerts by the Hanover Concert Band at 12:00.  Lots of fun activities including lawn games, an apple pie eating contest, and a patriotic pet contest.  http://hanoverarts.org/home/july-4th-celebration-parade/


Fourth of July Celebration at Chesterfield County Fairgrounds

Presented by Virginia Credit Union, admission is free for this awesome family event! Gates open at 5 p.m. (No rain–date)  Festivities includes a children’s inflatable area, food vendors, live music, special entertainment, fireworks and more. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended. No alcohol, glass bottles, pets or personal fireworks are allowed. Coolers are welcome. All items are subject to be searched. Parking is limited. Roads leading to the fairgrounds will be closed when parking lots are full. Don’t miss this fun-filled event for all ages!  Fireworks begin at dark!  https://www.chesterfield.gov/4441/Fourth-of-July-Celebration




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

Tax Manager

  • CPA with bachelor’s in accounting and expert tax knowledge and experience including managing domestic and international taxes, SOX controls, GAAP and SEC reporting, tax research and planning, transfer pricing, and M&A activity for large publicly-traded companies
  • SME for all tax matters including ASC 740, exceptional leadership experience for small and large teams both locally and throughout the globe, and proven ability to improve efficiencies and generate tax savings
  • Deep knowledge of federal and state income taxes and indirect taxes, strategic and always looking ahead to capture opportunities and add value to the tax function, excellent communication skills at all levels, and committed to developing a high-performing team of future leaders
  • Recently moved to the area and is seeking a company where he can use his talents to the fullest and have a significant positive impact on company performance


Accounting Manager (also available for temporary or T2H role)

  • CPA & CTP with bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Deep knowledge and hands-on and leadership experience in all areas of treasury including managing daily cash position, cash forecasting, foreign currency trading, and restructure of AR and banking functions
  • Strong leadership experience of AP, AR and credit, payroll, and sales & use taxes; exceptional analytical ability including budgeting and forecasting; general ledger through month-end close; and leading systems implementations and process improvement projects
  • Experience with large public companies and mid-sized private organizations, always ready for a new challenge, flexible to changing business needs, and known for ability to streamline processes to free up time for more robust analysis


Accounting Manager

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting and CMA
  • Built career in the trenched of accounting with hands-on and leadership experience in AP, AR, payroll, bank recs and cash management, general ledger through month-end close, financial statements including consolidations, financial reporting and analysis, cost analysis, and bid pricing
  • Worked way up at current company since its inception and has strong experience creating structure, systems, and tools to enhance the accounting function; has always been heavily involved with daily accounting operations with teams from zero to 3
  • In addition to accounting and finance duties, heads up benefits administration include 401K, has exceptional budgeting and forecasting experience, and ensures GAAP and regulatory company in a complex, international organization


Accounting Manager

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and very strong concentration in the property management and construction industry
  • Very well rounded and has strong hands-on and leadership experience in all areas of daily accounting operations, general ledger through month-end close, project accounting and analysis, indirect taxes, and audit preparation
  • Has strong and recent experience assisting evolving and growing companies to build infrastructure including leading several systems implementations, heading a SOX initiative, acting as project lead to revamp and streamline the accounting process including month-end close and supporting financial analysis, and played key role to enhance and document policies and procedures
  • Innovative and passionate about adding value to the accounting function, amazing systems ability including expert Excel and several ERPs including MRI, Timberline, and Peoplesoft, and prides herself continuous improvement focus and ability to manage and drive change effectively, with both process and employee buy-in & development


Manufacturing Finance Manager

  • Bachelor’s in accounting and currently pursuing Six Sigma Black Belt and CPA, with two parts of CPA completed and passed
  • Has built career in the manufacturing industry and has very strong experience in all areas of accounting operations, general ledger through month-end close, budgeting and forecasting, cost accounting, and inventory
  • Proven history of uncovering and implementing process improvement to reduce costs, increase profitability, and created efficiencies and transparency in the accounting process and resulting financial reports
  • Sharp and team focused, works well at all levels, has created and delivered training programs, and truly passionate about all areas of accounting and finance; and feels that the perfect job is where he is able get down to the daily tactical tasks and at the same time put on a strategic hat and help executive leaders form better strategies


Accounting Supervisor

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with extensive hands-on and leadership experience in all areas of accounting operations, with strong experience with QuickBooks
  • Very strong knowledge and experience in AP, AR, payroll, general ledger through month-end close, inventory, cost accounting, purchasing, and financial statements and reporting
  • 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
  • Strengths include her ability to peel back and uncover any issues and then solve the problem; that she is dependable and reliable so if it’s her responsibility, you know it will be done; and her ability to lead, train, and teach others including why it’s being done and how it relates to the company as a whole


Accounting Supervisor

  • CPA with Bachelor’s in accounting and extensive experience in the property management industry and recent experience in the hospitality industry
  • Has led operations for over 1000 properties and has broad experience in all areas of accounting operations including general ledger through month-end close, AP, AR, payroll, bank recs and cash flow management, budgeting and variance analysis, and franchise fees
  • Always dependable, very analytical, and pride self on her integrity and being known as a confidential financial adviser for her leadership team
  • True multitasker, that thrives in a fast-paced environment, with a strong concentration of leading the accounting function for small to mid-sized with many revenue streams


Accounts Payable Manager

  • CPA with exceptional Accounts Payable management experience, has managed large and small teams, and has advanced ability in all areas of AP thorough general ledger and financial reporting
  • Very well rounded with strong experience in all areas of accounting beyond AP including AR, payroll, fixed assets, and financial statements
  • Computer savvy and systems driven with strong experience with Peoplesoft, SAP, QuickBooks, and Excel
  • A hands-on leader that digs in the trenches to uncover improvement opportunities, exceptional mentor that believes in employee development, exceptional ability to build rapport and trust at all levels and roles, and seeking a role to have a true positive impact for her company


Senior Financial Systems Analyst

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Six Sigma Green Belt, with amazing accounting and financial 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
  • Strong experience with AP and AR leadership, budgeting and forecasting, variance and cash flow analysis, and implementing methods to enhance communication and collaboration between the finance and IT functions
  • Proven ability to streamline the accounting process and create financial reporting tools in SQL and Excel; known for digging into the detail to determine the correct answer to key business questions; 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 Accountant

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 5+ years of experience in a well-rounded accounting role
  • Currently leads and guides AP and AR, and concentrates efforts in general ledger through month-end close, treasury, and financial reporting and analysis
  • Strong experience with process and systems improvement projects, income statement reconciliations and analysis, and budgeting and budget variance analysis
  • Exceptional systems ability including strong experience with MS Dynamics GP, Excel, Power BI, and Access, with strong communication skills, and a commitment to quality and accuracy; seeking a challenging role to continue to build career in accounting


Staff Accountant (also available for temporary or T2H role)

  • Up-and-coming accountant with bachelor’s degree in accounting from VCU and plans to continue education through CPA
  • 4+ years of well-rounded accounting experience including GL reconciliations, month-end journal entries, labor cost analysis and allocations, variance analysis, sales & use and property taxes, and AP
  • Excellent computer skills including advanced Excel and experience with JD Edwards, Oracle, and QuickBooks
  • Seeking challenge role to learn and grow in the accounting profession and top strengths include her positive, glass-half full personality; her ability and desire to learn and share knowledge; and that she is a true team player always willing to do whatever it takes to help her team succeed



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



*Tax Manager-Income Tax Focus-to $135K

*Assistant Controller-Manufacturing-to $110K

*Accounting Manager-Financial Services-to $100K

*Senior Financial Reporting Analyst-SEC-to $90K

*Senior Internal Auditor-SOX-to $90K

*Senior Cost Accountant-Manufacturing-to $85K

*Senior Accountant-Manufacturing-to $75K

*Financial Analyst-Manufacturing-to $65K

*Credit & Collections Manager-Manufacturing-to $60K


*Director Finance/Operations-Retail/Wholesale-to $110K

*Controller-Retail/Wholesale-to $100K

*Controller-Manufacturing-to $92K

*Staff Accountant-Education-to $60K



*Tax Manager-Income & Indirect – to $85K

*Fixed Assets Accountant-GL-to $65K

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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, President                                                                                                                                                                 

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