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


Toys Ahoy – A Maritime Childhood – The Mariner’s Museum – Newport News – Saturday November 16th

 Toys Ahoy! is a new and fun exhibit that connects the young and the young at heart. With 100 different items on display such as children’s books, games and toys, this exhibit will excite everyone of all ages! The collection includes wood and paper battleships, board games, card games, puzzles, motorized miniature engines and other historic toys and collectibles from years gone by. Through the duration of the exhibition, guests can enjoy multiple enhanced gallery experiences like building toy boats and hearing stories and learning amazing facts from toy collectors and designers. For the holiday season, the Museum is sponsoring a maritime toy drive in conjunction with “Toys for Tots” so please feel free to bring a New Toy for donation.  Explore your childhood again and delight in the wonderful exhibit as they take you down memory lane with Toys Ahoy! at America’s National Maritime Museum where admission is only $1 per person!  https://www.marinersmuseum.org/toys-ahoy/


Million Bulb Walk – Norfolk Botanical Garden – Norfolk – Recurring Daily 4pm-9pm

 Walkthrough more than a million-holiday lights with family and friends. The event route is approximately a mile long and is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs and mobility assistance devices. At the end of the route, there is a tram that will take guests back to the parking lot. $18(not yet members) $16(military) $14(Garden members) $10(children 3 to 17).  Children 2 & younger are Free.     https://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/mbw/


 Jack & the Beanstalk – Zeiders American Dream Theater – Virginia Beach – Saturday November 16th

 When your chicken runs away, your magical harp gets stolen, your cow is sold at market, and your mom is always on your case, don’t you wish you could just climb a beanstalk to get away from it all?

Climb up the beanstalk with Jack to the land of the giants, this Saturday with The Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads.  Space is limited, so purchase tickets online to ensure you have a seat. Showtime is at 11 am, $10 general admission.  https://www.childrenstheatreofhamptonroads.org/calendar


Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar – Kempsville Recreation Center – Virginia Beach – Saturday November 16th 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday November 17th 10am – 4 pm

​Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices.​ ​The bazaar offers free admission and free on-site parking to shoppers. There will be photos and visits with Santa so bring the kids for one of the first opportunities to visit with Santa in Hampton Roads! Visits are free; photo packages available for purchase. Drop and Shop from 11-3 on Saturday & Sunday.  Free holiday crafts that children of All AGES can enjoy while you shop with free 1-hour childcare for children ages 2-8.   Food vendor will be there to make sure you don’t go hungry, so grab a snack from the on-site food vendors.  This event will also have a collection for Toys for Tots. https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/Pages/santas-stocking.aspx


 Yorktown Market Days Harvest Festival – Riverwalk Landing – Yorktown – Saturday November 16th – 9 am to 3pm

 It’s a pre-Thanksgiving cornucopia of fun! Shop for turkeys; sample seasonal treats, and take home unique holiday pieces from local artists. More than 50 vendors participate in this special November market. Visitors will find seasonal fruits and vegetables; fresh seafood; beef, pork, and chicken; farm milk and eggs; homemade breads and baked goods; kettle corn and flavored popcorn; gourmet dog treats; handmade pretzels and potato chips; and so much more. Enjoy free kids activities and live music too! Free admission for all!! https://www.virginia.org/listings/Events/YorktownMarketDaysHarvestCelebration/




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


  • CPA with bachelor’s degree in accounting & business management, got start with a couple of years in public accounting focused on tax, then built career in the financial services industry
  • Currently has full responsibility for the accounting and financial reporting for 3 entities and has expert GAAP knowledge and compliance focus, and has played a key role in mergers & acquisitions including due diligence and merger integrations
  • Exceptional experience with reconciliations and consolidations, purchase and loan accounting and analysis, and financial statements, and has provided a variety of thorough analysis and presentations for investors, cost/benefit analysis to determine best systems and processes, and budgeting and forecasting
  • Strengths include that she learns new concepts and systems very quickly, is able to make sound decisions and drive the implementation of solutions, and that she has a friendly personality and easily build rapport and trust at all levels


Tax Director

  • CPA with bachelor’s degree in business management
  • Has built career in small and mid-sized public accounting firms with extensive experience leading the tax function and consulting services focused on high-net worth individuals, corporations, and partnerships
  • Strong leadership experience including hiring, training and development, and performance reviews; with excellent client development and management experience; and strong accounting experience including client billing and collections, and accounting and payroll for business clients
  • Strong systems experience with expertise with ProSystems, BNA, QuickBooks, Peachtree and all of MS Office; dedicated and results focused, with exceptional ability to build strong relationship


Accounting Manager

  • MBA concentrated in finance and bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Years of experience managing all areas of accounting including daily accounting operations, general ledger through month-end close, and financial reporting and analysis
  • Strategic and analytical and always uses technology to the fullest; with experience with several ERPs including Timberline, Oracle, and SAP; and advanced Excel ability
  • Strengths include keen attention to detail, ability to learn and use software including experience with software implementations, that she’s a great at leading and developing others, and that she is extremely dependable and trustworthy


Accounting Supervisor

  • CPA with MBA concentrated in accounting and bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Got start in public audit and has a total of 8+ years of progressive accounting experience with 2+ years of leadership experience
  • Strong expertise and concentration in general ledger through close, financial statements, and financial reporting & analysis
  • Leadership and hands-on experience in AP, AR, taxes, and infrastructure development, and policy & procedure enhancements
  • Problem solver dedicated to finding the root cause and creating methods to resolve issues, amazing communicator that prides herself on her listening ability, with advanced Excel and experience with several ERPs and QuickBooks


Accounting Supervisor

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with strong experience in all areas of accounting operations including AP, AR, commercial collections, credit analysis, month-end close, budgeting and forecasting, cash flow analysis, and financial reporting
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a high-volume of work and meet tight deadlines with complex systems and multiple international entities
  • Currently oversees all of the accounting for 3 business units and has played a key role developing and enhancing financial reporting and analysis, and increasing collaboration and communication throughout all levels from staff to executive leadership
  • Fluent Spanish, compliance focused, and exceptional systems ability with expert Excel skills and strong experience with several ERPs including SAP and MS Dynamics NAV


Senior Accountant

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 10+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • Strong experience with GL through month-end close and financial statements, high-volume bank reconciliations, AR, cash flow management, sales & use taxes, and intercompany transactions
  • Worked way up as earned her bachelor’s degree and is currently focused on month-end close, financial statements, and financial analysis for multiple regions
  • GAAP and compliance focused, very computer savvy with experience with several ERPs and advanced Excel, and feels biggest strengths are her ability to learn new concepts and tasks quickly, that she digs into the details to make sure she has complete and accurate information, and that she is very personable and team oriented


Senior Accountant

  • CPA candidate with master’s and bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Strong experience in AP, AR, general ledger, complex reconciliations, fixed assets, and tax accounting and planning
  • Thrives in challenging environments, super systems savvy with expertise in QuickBooks, Excel, Access, Oracle, SAP, and MS Dynamics GP
  • Strengths include strong analytical ability, passion for all areas of accounting and problem solving, and her positive personality and ability to think outside of the box to create solutions


Senior Payroll Specialist

  • FPC with extensive payroll experience within complex payroll structures
  • Thorough payroll experience including timekeeping, payroll taxes, garnishments, and payroll processing inhouse and through payroll services for mid-sized and large company with 1500+ employees in multiple states
  • Very systems savvy with experience in many payroll, accounting, and time-keeping systems including ADP, Ultipro, MS Dynamics NAV, Oracle, Unanet, Kronos, and Exlabor; with systems conversion experience
  • Strengths include excellent ability to organize and plan workload to ensure accuracy and that all deadlines are met, strong leadership and training skills, and proven ability to implement process and systems improvements


Financial Analyst

  • MBA concentrated in finance with a 3.87 GPA
  • Up-and-coming financial analyst with over 1 year of experience concentrated in analysis, with strong experience in procurement, inventory analysis, forecasting, and providing exceptional customer service internally and with external business partners
  • Strong computer skills with advanced Excel, dependable and transparent, and seeking a long-term and challenging role to continue to learn and grow




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



*EVP Operations – Fast-Growing Service-Based Healthcare Co – to $170K

*Senior Accountant – Multi-Entity – GL Focus – to $75K



*Controller – Transportation – to $100K

*Staff Accountant – High-Volume GL Recs – to $55K



*VP of Accounting – Collections – to $160K

*Director of Accounting – Financial Services – to $130K

*Financial Analyst -Financial Services – to $63K



*Corp Income Tax Analyst -Lg Co – to $85K

*Indirect Tax Analyst – Many Locations – to $85K

*Tax Technology Analyst – IT Focus – to $85K



*Senior Payroll Specialist – to $50K


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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


(757) 477-4957





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