Charlottesville, VA – September 16, 2020 – Gov. Northam designated this week as Virginia CPA Week, and Hantzmon Wiebel LLP, a Charlottesville based accounting and advisory firm, celebrates by raising awareness and support for local causes.

Jennifer Lehman, CPA, CGMA, Partner, and CEO, recognizes the best way to thank her team is to provide aide to causes that matter within the community where they live and work. She says, “Our team members are committed to making a positive difference for our clients and our community, so using this time to highlight a few local non-profits felt like the best way to celebrate the work our CPAs do.”

The firm selected to support the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Fund and the Emergency Food Network. They are contributing financially to both charities and using their social media platform to encourage others to do the same in order to recognize the CPAs they know and love.

The firm chose the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Fund because the loss of Dr. Breen struck close to home for many of the team members. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the firm leadership considered CPA Week a good time to shine a spotlight on this important topic since it impacts professionals from every line of work.

This month is also Hunger Action Month. In the past, Hantzmon Wiebel employees divided into teams for a friendly competition to see who could donate the most non-perishable items to the Emergency Food Network. This year, due to the impact of COVID-19, the Network has a reduced capacity for stocking shelves, so the firm decided to focus primarily on gathering financial donations. The company plans to match up to $2,500 of what their team members donate.

Although Virginia CPA week only lasts until the 19th, Hantzmon Wiebel team members will be collecting donations until the end of the month.

Since 1928, Hantzmon Wiebel has worked as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, family businesses and nonprofit organizations to help them utilize best practices in their industry to grow and thrive. As the largest and most experienced public accounting firm in central Virginia, we serve clients locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Hantzmon Wiebel is a member of Allinial Global, a member-based association dedicated to the success of independent accounting and consulting firms.

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