Monday, July 6, 2009

Give Back Through CPA Day of Service: September 18, 2009

As part of our Centennial anniversary celebration, the VSCPA is sponsoring CPA Day of Service on Friday, September 18, 2009, to unite the CPA profession in giving back.

I am really excited about this opportunity for CPAs across the Commonwealth to make a collective difference in their communities. I encourage all Virginia CPAs and CPA firms to participate in CPA Day of Service. Whether as a department, a firm or individually, please take some time to give back. Volunteer during the day, on your lunch break or in the evening. Just volunteer.

I will be out in the community on CPA Day of Service, supporting the CPA profession and giving my time, and I hope to see many, many VSCPA members and CPA firms doing the same.

The CPA profession, as a whole, has a lot to be thankful for. Recent research from Sageworks, Inc., lists accounting firms among seven sectors in the country still thriving, even during the economic downturn. And CPAs are still among the most respected professionals across the board. What better way to celebrate the industry’s success — and the 100-year history of the CPA profession in Virginia — than by giving back to the individuals and businesses in our communities that have helped the profession thrive?

Please sign up today at and tell us how you plan to get involved. You’ll get a free CPA Day of Service T-shirt for letting us know your plans before August 20.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

VSCPA Member Named Among CFOs of the Year

Last night, the VSCPA was proud to sponsor the Fourth Annual Virginia Business Virginia CFO of the Year Awards. With nearly half of the VSCPA membership working in business and industry, it is essential that we support corporate finance professionals through programs and services like this prestigious event. Five individuals from nonprofit, private and public companies were recognized as the evening’s award winners. Eighteen VSCPA members were among those nominated, and Andrea M. Kilmer, CPA and VSCPA member, won in the small private company category. Chair of the VSCPA Board of Directors Jamie Walker and Chair-Elect Brad Jones also attended the ceremony, which had a record crowd of more than 350 attendees, and was held at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.

As we all know, the past year has been tough for all businesses in Virginia, and the CFOs have been on the front lines in dealing with and working through the economic crisis. Last night was a rare opportunity to recognize the talents of our financial leaders and thank them for the expertise and professionalism they bring to our companies and communities in Virginia.