AMERICAN SOCIETY OF WOMEN ACCOUNTANTS
SACRAMENTO CHAPTER #31
June 2006 Vol. LV , No. 12
55 years of success
Mar February 2005
The River City Journal
ASWA Region 5
To enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional
and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession
President’s Message June ASWA Meeting
DATE: Thursday, June 1, 2006
Dear Members and Friends, Sacramento Hilton Inn
2200 Harvard Blvd.
Thank you. Two very small words to express my (Business 80 and Arden Way)
enormous gratitude for the efforts of the directors and
volunteers during the last twelve months. So many COST: $25.00 Members
people put in their time and talent to help make Chapter $30.00 non-members
31 a successful chapter. You make this chapter what it
is and I want you to know that we all appreciate what TIME: 5:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting
you do. 6:00 PM Networking
6:30 PM General Meeting
A year has gone by already! It certainly is hard to believe.
There was so much that we planned to get done. We TOPIC: Board Installation
did accomplish some of our goals, but there are always
more. Newsletter and Website are looking good. The MENU: Pacific Rim Chicken Salad & Dessert
monthly Program topics have been interesting.
Membership is on the rise. Hospitality is running VOICE MAIL: RSVP (916) 552-1470
smooth. Scholarship and Golf Tournament have been BY NOON, WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2006
successful…. Just to name a few.
Please join us for the upcoming 2006-2007
But it still comes down to the fact that the Sacramento Officer/Board Installation when we install our new
Chapter of ASWA is a great place to be with other Incoming President, Betty Volin, Officers and
women in the accounting field. To talk with our peers, Board.
perhaps find a mentor. Celebrate our accomplishments,
and maybe even complain a little. We will also be enjoying the beautiful sounds of our
musical guests, Igor and Mira Veligan. Igor is
So now I put the challenge out to all the members. member of the Sacramento Chamber Orchestra,
Make the 2006-07 year even better. Get involved - a principal viola in the Reno Philharmonic, principal
little or a lot. Come to the meetings, share your 2nd violin in Monterey Symphony and other
thoughts and ideas. Bring a friend, coworker, colleague. ensembles in the Bay Area. He came to Sacramento
We want to see you and talk to you. We enjoy your after an active career in the Ukraine. He earned a
company. degree from the Odessa State Conservatory and
went on to play with the Philharmonic
Thank you for your support and see you Thursday. Society/Odessa Symphony Orchestra, with a string
quartet, as Concertmaster of the Galitsky Chamber
~ Andrea Orchestra in Ternopil, Ukraine, and with the Sixth
International Music Festival "Virtuosos" in Lviv,
Ukraine. Igor is also the Concertmaster of the
Modesto Opera Orchestra and the violist for the
Chamber Music Society of Sacramento.
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT June ASWA Meeting continued…
The California Medical Association (CMA), a private non- Mira Veligan graduated from Odessa State
profit association representing the interests of physicians, Conservatory, and then came to Sacramento in 1996.
is seeking a Senior Staff Accountant. The Senior Staff She has a degree in piano performing and pedagogy.
Accountant will be responsible for assisting the Controller Being a member of MTAC (Music Teacher's
with a full range of accounting and financial reporting
Association of California) she successfully
duties. Solid GAAP knowledge and Bachelor's Degree in
accounting with 3-5 years of general accounting experience
maintains her private piano studio of 40 students and
is required. MBA or CPA is a plus. Proficiency in a works as a concertmaster.
Windows based accounting package and Excel is essential.
It should be a wonderful evening of delightful
The individual should have experience in the following entertainment.
accounting functions and will have responsibility for:
*General ledger maintenance
Let us also remember to thank the outgoing 2005-
*Account analysis and reconciliation
*Journal entry preparation
2006 President, Andrea Kett, and the Board for their
*Bank reconciliations hard work and dedication during this past fiscal year.
*Supervise staff of 3 (AP, AR and Publications) See you on June 1st.
*Preparation of both 990 and 990Tax returns
*Perform analysis of financial data using Excel and Great
Plains Accounting software 2005-2006 Board of Directors
*Preparation of financial statements President
Andrea Kett, CPA ……...………… email@example.com
Qualifications: Betty Volin, MSA ………….……….… . Bbvoli@aol.com
*BS Degree in Accounting; CPA strongly preferred Treasurer
*3-5 years of relevant accounting experience including Helen Williams……………..………..firstname.lastname@example.org
financial reporting, general accounting and staff Shell Mercurio……………..……..email@example.com
supervision Vice Presidents
*Ability to prioritize and organize work to meet Laura Jenkins …...…………………….ljenkins@GoLyon.com
Debbie Chan, CPA...……..………….firstname.lastname@example.org
deadlines. Seeking individual with a "can do" attitude and Directors
ability to effectively communicate with accounting and Janel Fruchtenicht, CPA….….email@example.com
non-accounting professionals Sherri Yokomizo………….……….…… firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Hamaker .….……….. .…………..Allison@crpd.com
Members & Member Information
Our main headquarters is located in Sacramento. Some Sherri Yokomizo……………..………….. email@example.com
limited travel may be required. Hospitality
A competitive salary with full benefits will be available to Scholarship Committee
the successful candidate. Mary Rivet …………………………...…firstname.lastname@example.org
Betty Volin, MSA…………………….……..….Bbvoli@aol.com
For immediate consideration, please forward resume and W/Laura Jenkins ………………….…...ljenkins@GoLyon.com
letter of interest indicating salary requirements to:
Susannah Jensen………………. …email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com. Edie Allen……………..……..…..…….firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Hamaker .….………....………… Allison @crpd.com
To learn more about the California Medical Association, Entertainment Book Committee
please visit our website at www.cmanet.org. Andrea Kett, CPA …………………..….email@example.com
Web Page Committee
Cecilia Michaels …………….……..…..firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Hongo CPA…………..………….email@example.com
Betty Volin, MSA ………….……….… . Bbvoli@aol.com
Northern California Area Director
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8th Annual Golf Tournament a Success!
It was a beautiful day to be outdoors and on a beautiful golf course! The 8 th Annual ASWA
golf tournament is declared a success by the players, committee, sponsors, and the
Scholarship Fund. There was great fun, camaraderie, competition, food and at the end, a
wonderful 5-minute chair massage by therapist, Scott Brown, who donated his time.
Over $3,000 is being added to the Scholarship Fund as proceeds from the tournament. The
committee made up of Laura Jenkins, Mary Rivet, Edie Allen and Allison Hamaker thanks
everyone who participated and helped raise funds.
Special thank you’s to our sponsors:
Major Sponsors: Robken & Company, Ueltzen & Company, LLP, Ledgent (Julie Porter),
University of Phoenix, Macias, Gini & Company, and Pacific Coast Companies, Inc.
Hole Sponsors: Ramos Oil/Environmental, Trendgraphix, Inc., Gilbert Associates, Inc.,
Larsen & Chaffin, LLP, Paychex, Citibank, and Lyon Real Estate
Thank you to Everett Hill, owner of Every Auto, who donated $100 to the Longest Drive
Contests for Men and Women.
Huge appreciation goes to all who donated raffle items! There was variety and value in all
the gifts. More raffle tickets were purchased because of the great items being raffled.
The team with the lowest score was Ledgent’s team with Rob Porter, Tom Dahlberg, Dan
Yanagihara and Kit Sin. Each member received a $75 gift certificate from Woodcreek Golf
Course. There was a tie for the highest score so there was a playoff and the team that won
was made up of Mary Rivet, Marie Seward, and University of Phoenix members, Sharon
Kennedy and Jo Hoffmeier. Each team member received a dozen golf balls.
Longest Drive for Men was won by Ben Arreguy and Longest Drive for Women was won
by Laurrie Brown. Each won $50.
Closest to the Pin Holes were won by Rob Porter, Rob Hartman, Jim Ford and Ken
Yamamoto. Each won $50.
Thank you to all who participated and to the Committee members!
Sandy Hongo, Committee Chair
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Use Your Resume To Help Negotiate a Higher Salary
Most job seekers believe that salary negotiation starts once they have an offer in hand, but nothing
could be farther from the truth. In fact, your resume can make the difference between negotiating
at the top end of the salary range—or the bottom end—in your next job offer. If that sounds
strange to you, consider the following points:
A prospective employer’s first impression of you is created entirely by your resume.
The employer’s first impression of you will assign a value and build a level of urgency for the
employer to contact you—before someone else does.
First impressions are nearly impossible to change.
If your resume sells your skills short, then you can’t expect to receive offers at the upper end of
your salary scale. Your current resume could be losing you thousands of dollars in income power.
By making a few key changes in your resume now, you can position yourself for higher salaries in
There are three resume strategies for promoting high salary negotiation success:
Show that you are a high return on investment with quantifiable results.
Many job seekers throw around the phrase “results oriented”, but they fail to back it up with
concrete evidence—leaving the reader to conclude otherwise. You may feel that you have no
quantifiable evidence of your value in previous jobs, but every job has quantifiable results that can
better reflect your worth on your resume. Revenue, sales dollars and material costs are not the
only results that use numbers.
Consider using the number of man-hours saved in process improvements, the percentage of repeat
customers, or the number of peers helped by a particular efficiency to help reflect your abilities.
Every employee is hired to solve problems, and most problems have some quantifiable element at
Illustrate the breadth of your experience.
Notice the use of the word “breadth” rather than “length” of experience. Just because a candidate
has been doing a job for a long time does not necessarily mean he is worth more. Breadth of
experience focuses on quality, not quantity.
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Use Your Resume To Help Negotiate a Higher Salary continued …
There are two key ways to express breadth of experience:
Since industry expertise is usually in high demand, you can show your value through insider
understanding of industry issues.
If your career spans many industries within the same occupation, highlight the transferable skills
that have enabled you to bridge the gaps from industry to industry.
Entice the reader to want to know more about you.
Job seekers often make the mistake of assuming that the job of their resume is to inform the
reader. Not so! The ONLY job of your resume is to entice the reader to want to know more
What that translates to is an understanding of what to include and what to leave off your resume.
Too much detail can distract the reader and lose his interest, but not enough information, and the
reader will wonder what you have been doing with your life. A proper balance between detail and
result will win the reader’s interest and leave them saying, “I’ve got to call this guy for an interview
A professional resume writer can create a resume that sells you as a high return on investment. By
portraying you as someone with great breadth of experience and a wide range of critical skills,
potential employers will see you immediately as someone of high value, building their vision—and
your self-confidence—of you in the upper end of the salary scale.
Deborah Walker, CCMC
Career Coach ~ Resume Writer
Find more job-search tips and resume samples at: www.AlphaAdvantage.com
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P.O. Box 13884
Sacramento, CA 95853-3884
Calendar of Events
Annual Planning Meeting
Annual Barbecue and Wine Tasting Thursday, 6 pm
6 pm July 27, Macias, Gini & Company
Stuart & Lou Robken’s residence 2006 3000 “S” Street, Suite 300