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Jim Messer

Director

Jim is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis across various industries.  He has excelled in inventory accounting, month-end closing processes, financial statement preparation and review, variance analysis, and budgeting.  He has a well-established reputation for dependability and close attention to detail with a focus on process improvements.

Jim began his career in public accounting before transitioning to roles in other industries including manufacturing, retail, and financial services.  His expertise includes inventory and cost accounting, budgeting, and developing operational efficiencies.   Jim’s goal is to share his full breadth of accounting and finance skills with his future clients to help them maximize business results in an efficient manner.

FUNCTION & SPECIALIZATION

  • Controller and accounting leadership
  • Inventory and cost accounting
  • Month-end close
  • Financial reporting
  • Variance analysis
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Process documentation and improvement

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS & PAST EXPERIENCES

  • Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
  • LL Flooring
  • Altria
  • Fort James (now part of Georgia-Pacific)
  • Signet Bank (now part of Wells Fargo)
  • Tredegar Industries
  • Ernst & Young

EDUCATION, LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

  • B.S., Accounting, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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