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VSCPA Tax Advisory Committee Letter to Sec. Layne Urging CARES Act Conformity

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 Secretary Aubrey L. Layne Jr., CPA Office of the Secretary of Finance Patrick Henry Building 1111 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219 RE: Conformity to the CARES Act Dear Secretary Layne: In light of the upcoming special session of the Virginia General Assembly scheduled to begin on

2020 Top 5 Under 35 Award Recipients

July 28, 2020

Billy Barber, CPA, PFS CFO, Foundation Companies, LLC Fredericksburg Hometown: Fredericksburg Billy Barber, CPA, PFS, went to the University of Richmond to play baseball and take advantage of its highly reputable business program where he studied finance. Soon after graduation, he found himself

No. 1 Concern for VSCPA Members Now: Employee Safety

July 14, 2020

With the pandemic disrupting nearly every VSCPA member’s firm, organization or company, we wanted to know: What is the most pressing concern for you now? A May survey of the effects of the pandemic on VSCPA members reveal that ensuring the continued health and safety of employees is the most

2020 Impact Award Winner: Louise Reed, CPA

June 23, 2020

Louise Reed’s most notable innovation is Afloat, a company that utilizes blockchain technology and smart contracts to automate the exchange of state transferable tax credits. Louise received her master’s degree in physics at Duke. “I like using the power of math to see how the world works today, but

VBOA Makes Changes to the Virginia-Specific Ethics Course in 2021 

June 23, 2020

At its meeting on May 21, 2020, the Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA) voted with the intent to approve more options for the Virginia-Specific Ethics Course beginning with the 2021 course. The two-hour annual requirement will remain the same for all Virginia CPAs. All licensees (excluding those

2020 Outstanding VSCPA Member: Mike Gracik, CPA

June 9, 2020

When Virginia native Mike Gracik Jr., CPA, attended the University of Virginia (UVA) on a full-ride athletic training scholarship, he didn’t think he would graduate with an accounting degree. “Accounting focuses on logical reasoning which really appealed to me. After my first class, I declared it my

Meet Dianne Guensberg, CPA: 2020-2021 Educational Foundation Chair

June 1, 2020

Dianne Guensberg, CPA, began her VSCPA involvement in 2011, dovetailing her organization’s recruiting efforts. During her career, she executed the first IRS audit and even found herself auditing in a cave. Dianne has two dogs, Beau Beau and Bonnie, loves gardening and is an avid reader — a hobby

Congrats, New 40-Year Members! 

May 28, 2020

The VSCPA welcomes 59 new 40-Year Members! This designation is bestowed upon members in their 41st year of consecutive membership. These members have shown amazing dedication to the profession. Thank you! Mark J. Adams, CPA, Newport News John M. Bean, CPA, Virginia Beach Peter M. Becker, Alexandria

Congratulations: Virginia CPA Honors & Awards Winners

May 26, 2020

2020 Virginia CPA Honors & Awards Winners Congratulations 2020 Award Winners Outstanding Member: Mike Gracik Jr., CPA, Keiter Ruth Coles Harris Advancing Diversity & Inclusion: Patricia Drolet, CPA, Councilor Buchanan Mitchell, CPAs and Business Advisors Impact: Louise Reed, CPA , Afloat, Inc. VSCPA