Rash Leads Dawood’s Government Finance Solutions, Strengthens Municipal Financial Management | News

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Dawood, an international planning and technology firm, hired Tracey Rash to lead the company’s Government Finance Solutions (GFS) division. Dawood’s GFS team empowers clients to bridge the gap between financial processes and municipal goals. A sought-after industry advisor, Rash brings three decades of experience to this role.

“Tracey is an award-winning governmental accounting expert whose financial acumen strengthens our ability to deliver funding solutions with community connections,” said James Rodgers, Chief Strategic Officer with Dawood. “This expands and diversifies the municipal revenue base and improves fiscal performance.”

Rash works closely with John Mizerak, director of community and economic development with Dawood. Combined, the duo has helped more than 100 clients prepare budgets, capital plans, and financial statements while securing over $80 million in state and federal funding.

“We’re passionate about helping government clients solve challenges,” adds Mizerak. “GFS positions us

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City finance studies 21% sewer rate hike | News

The Ladysmith Finance Committee met Aug. 17, discussing the impact a 21 percent sewer rate increase could have on customers.

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Tony Devine presented cash flow requirements for the city’s sewer department that were prepared by April Anderson of the professional services accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen. It summarized the cash requirements for sewer department operations, debt service and replacement of sewer department assets. 

Also included was $43,000 in “recovery” funds that are intended to replace the losses that have occurred over the last few years of operating at a deficit. Total cash requirements for a year’s operations with these assumptions is $959,701. 

In 2020 revenues from services generated $803,243, and with no significant change in sewer demand, this is expected to remain static. 

Anderson advised to cover all assumptions, a 21 percent increase would be needed.

Concerns expressed involved the impact of a 21 percent increase on customers. 

Ald. Marty

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Dark Horse CPAs Announce Hiring of Susan Snowden as Principal Accelerator | News

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Aug. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Dark Horse CPAs, a top accounting and tax firm serving small businesses and individuals across the nation, announces the hiring of Susan Snowden, CPA as an Accelerator in the firm’s Principal Accelerator Program. Snowden’s extensive audit, accounting and finance experience combined with a passion for serving entrepreneurs and small businesses made her the perfect fit to be Dark Horse’s next Accelerator. In her new role, she aims to equip small businesses with deep insights into the financial performance of their business and help them create strategic financial plans to help grow their businesses and increase profitability.

Susan earned a degree in accounting from Clemson University in 1995 and earned her CPA license in 1998. Her first 18 years of her career were mainly dedicated to financial statement audits, both on the internal and external side. She then transitioned into a role

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