VP of F&B

VP of Food & Beverage
Arizona Athletic Grounds – Mesa, AZ

Arizona Athletic Grounds (“AAG”) is one of the largest youth-oriented sports facilities in the United States, serving millions of visitors per year, providing athletic programming and a variety of special events. AAG includes a 3,000-seat outdoor stadium, a 2,800-seat indoor arena, 35 soccer/lacrosse/football fields, 57 indoor volleyball courts, 41 Pickleball courts, eight baseball/softball fields, 20 basketball courts and more. 

Position Summary
Reporting to the President, Arizona Athletic Grounds is seeking a VP of Food & Beverage to oversee the development and execution of all food & beverage operations for all outlets at AAG. The VP of Food & Beverage will be a strategic, multi-outlet leader with experience that will help position AAG for current and future growth. The ideal candidate will possess experience in hospitality and F&B management coupled with a track record of driving revenue and profitability. As a key leader of the company, the VP of Food & Beverage will lead and develop a food & beverage strategy that delivers quality guest service and an exceptional quality food & beverage experience.

Primary Responsibilities
•    Develop and execute the overall vision for food and beverage outlets and catering across the grounds, ensuring alignment with AAG’s objectives.
•    Oversee all day-to-day F&B operations, ensuring high standards in service, quality, and consistency.
•    Lead a team of approximately 8-10 direct reports and overall department size of 40. 
•    Take ownership of the overall responsibility for revenue goals, managing expenses and workforce planning and guest satisfaction.
•    Develop and ensure compliance with standard operating procedures, Food & Beverage cost controls, training, health department, sanitation, and liquor control/laws.
•    Work with management team on initiatives including exceptional guest, Point of Sale (POS) training, food quality, hiring and training, and more.
•    Oversee the recruitment, training, and development of F&B and entertainment staff, fostering a culture of excellence and professionalism.
•    Analyze food costs, budgets, and profitability, offering recommendations for optimization.
•    Ensure regular maintenance, cleaning and inspection of all concession areas and equipment.
•    Verify payroll, enter tips, gratuities, and service charges.
•    Drive revenue growth, manage expenses, and optimize labor costs. 
•    Develop budgets, financial targets, and performance metrics.
•    Lead, inspire and manage a high-performing team, fostering a culture of excellence and professionalism. 
•    Develop and maintain relationships with vendors, ensuring compliance with negotiated prices and quality.
•    Collaborate with internal culinary team to create innovative menus that align with AAG’s brand and market.
•    Plan and execute special events and culinary experiences. 
•    Ensure adherence to food safety, sanitation, and liquor laws. Conduct regular inspections to maintain operational performance and cleanliness.
•    Oversee all aspects of event & season planning and event preparation in concessions to ensure maximum event readiness.
•    Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of regular inventory checks.

Experience and Qualifications
•    Minimum 8-10 years of progressive experience in food and beverage management, preferably within multi-outlet, high-volume venue or operations.
•    Strong financial acumen, with experience in budgeting, cost control, and achieving revenue targets.
•    Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills with focused attention on service excellence. 
•    Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance.
•    Thorough understanding of food safety and sanitation regulations.
•    Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Knowledge of Tripleseat & Clover preferred.
•    Proven managerial skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment with sound critical thinking skills.
•    ServSafe Alcohol Certification, ServSafe food handler certification may be required.
•    Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
•    Must be available to work a flexible schedule including days, nights, weekend, and holidays.
Education
•    Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, Business Administration, or a related field highly preferred.
•    High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) (Required)  
•    Valid driver’s license (required for golf cart and other equipment use)

Physical Requirements
•    Must be able to tolerate moderate to loud noise levels and busy environments.
•    May work in high/low temperature climates inside or outside at events at AAG.
•    Walking, standing for periods of time, reaching, kneeling, and bending.
•    Requires ability to occasionally lift up to 25-40 lbs. 
•    Ability to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.

AZ Athletic Associates, LLC., and Arizona Athletic Grounds are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.
 

Tax Manager

Convergence CPA Group provides tax and advisory services to private equity companies and their investors with a concentration and expertise in real estate, along with the related sponsors and promoters, developers, management companies, and high net worth individuals.
We are seeking a Tax Senior that will be responsible for applying their knowledge and experience to identify and understand potential tax issues and recognize and communicate tax risks and opportunities. This position will require you to implement complex client solutions for tax planning, preparation, and compliance. In addition, you will be advising clients on tax structuring and the implications of proposed transactions, evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen their tax burden and cost of compliance, while acting as the primary client contact.  As a Manager  there will be more review work, respond to notices.

Responsibilities:

  • Consult with clients and staff to identify and diagnose complex tax issues and opportunities while formulating solutions to client tax matters.
  • Proactively respond to client issues in a timely, accurate, positive, and professional manner.
  • Ability to manage client expectations effectively through clear oral and written communication regarding project status, client opportunities, value-added services, and other complex tax issues as they arise.
  • Ability to adapt to dynamic situations while providing high level services with integrity, dependability, and sound judgement.
  • Desire to expand your technical tax competency and obtain industry specific expertise through hands-on exposure, training, CPE, webinars, and industry events.
  • Prefer experience with common real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, like-kind exchanges, Tenants in Common (TIC), rollups, mergers, redemptions, drop-and-swaps, waterfalls, preferred returns, carried interest, special allocations, repair analysis, and investor tax capital reconciliations.
  • Ability to utilize technology tools to maximize workflow, increase the automation of deliverables, and avoid bottlenecks.
  • Ability to leverage tax planning ideas with industry and firm best practices in order to pursue new business opportunities.
  • Prepare and/or review tax returns of flow-through entities and high net worth individuals, including federal, state and local tax returns, tax planning, estimated payments and extensions.
  • Ability to identify, devise, plan and execute tax strategies and research potential tax issues.
  • Ability to work directly with groups of clients throughout the year in order to build and maintain strong relationships and to direct engagements and special assignments.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills in order to convey problems and issues to subordinates, peers, partners, clients, and outside consultants.
  • Ability to work with an automated large volume tax return preparation process (30,000+ K1s), from start to finish.
  • Independently respond to inquiries from IRS, State, and other tax authorities.
  • Assist with training and support of junior tax accountants and staff.
  • Strong analytical ability to reconcile client records, make adjustments, and communicate impact of changes with client personnel.
  • Supportive and offers assistance to managers, partners and peers (must possess a willingness to help others) and recognize when assistance is needed and asks for help from peers, managers and partners.
  • Ability to think outside the box and formulate practical, effective solutions to complex client opportunities and problems.

Experience:

  • Two or more years of related experience in public accounting or corporate tax department.

License/Certifications:

  • Active CPA or working toward certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required, Master’s degree in Taxation preferred.

Software:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook), and Adobe.
  • Experience with tax research databases such as Bloomberg Tax and RIA Checkpoint. Tax compliance software including GoFileRoom, UltraTax, Gosystem, Depreciation Software, Tax Planner, or comparable programs and standardized/automated tax workpapers.

What We Offer

  • Big firm resources and clients with small firm flexibility and openness to new ideas.
  • Supportive group with a “one firm” mentality and a commitment to colleagues’ success.
  • A well-run firm that offers stability and opportunity to develop as a leader and grow.
  • Competitive compensation, bonus, and employee benefits and flexible work arrangements.

If you want to be in an environment where you can make a difference and find a long-lasting professional opportunity, Convergence is the place for you. If you are curious, professional, critical thinking, results oriented, and have a growth focus you will thrive in our firm.

Lead Communications Technician (Boydton, VA)

Lead Communications Technician

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Lead Communications Technician will act as the on-site coordinator and crew supervisor for voice and data installation projects. The Lead Comm Tech’s task will be to ensure job completion according to company and customer quality and safety requirements while maintaining the efficiency of the staff assigned to the project.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. The Lead Communications Technician will consistently run major project crews; assume responsibility for effective performance and provide necessary training; assume responsibility for adherence to Company and customer safety and quality guidelines and hold weekly safety meetings; initiate performance related communications and escalate to Project Manager if necessary.
  2. The Lead Communications Technician coordinates with Project Manager to ensure productivity, job completion and compliance with project budget.
  3. The Lead Communications Technician fully completes all IES COMMERCIAL and project paperwork accurately and on time (specifically timesheets, material transfers, work orders, change orders, tool transfers and others as required).
  4. The Lead Communications Technician will perform quality checks; coordinate moves and cut sheets for voice and data cross connects; prepare red-lined as-built drawings.
  5. The Lead Communications Technician serves as main on-site customer contact for questions and/or concerns; attend facility and constructions meetings when required.
  6. The Lead Communications Technician performs work consistently demonstrating a detailed level of technical knowledge; troubleshoot and resolve technical issues as they arise.
  7. The Lead Communications Technician will complete other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Tools:

  • Tools: screwdriver (regular and Phillips), drywall saw, torpedo level, tape measure, snips (with belt sheath), pliers (needle nose and channel locks), hammer, cable stripper, flashlight and gloves. Punch tool with 110 block and 66 block blade, 6/8 position combo crimp tool, Krone/3M/BIX, butt set, volt-ohmmeter, 4-pair continuity tester and 5-gang punch tool.

Min

USD $26.00/Hr.

Max

USD $30.00/Hr.

Qualifications

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • The Lead Communications Technician must be self-motivated, positive in approach, professional and help create, develop and implement project process improvement(s).
  • The Lead Communications Technician must promote the Company culture and mission to all employees, vendors, clients and business partners.
  • The Lead Communications Technician must be able to act as the Company liaison for interface with customer representative(s).
  • The Lead Communications Technician must possess proven problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively read, write and give oral presentation(s).
  • The Lead Communications Technician must be able to work at heights, off of a ladder and in confined spaces, lift up to 50 pounds and move up to 75 pounds.
  • The Lead Communications Technician must be able to see and distinguish different colors, read small print and hear and recognize audible signals such as dial tones.
  • The Lead Communications Technician must be able to travel within the branch territory and/or regional territory as needed.

 

Education, Certification, License, and Skill Requirements:

  • Must possess at least a High School diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of experience in telecommunications or related technical field.
  • Must be able to terminate fiber.
  • Must possess a minimum of six (6) months supervisory and/or managerial experience.
  • Must possess and be able to effectively use the tools listed above.
  • Must have proven skill level to interpret blueprints and other project documents, including but not limited to, specifications, reporting and quality requirements.
  • Must know the universal communications color codes.
  • Must possess and be proficient with the listed tools
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and MS Project).
  • Must meet Company minimum driving standards.

 

Minimum Years of Experience

4-6

 

 

Overview

IES is a national provider of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets, including electrical, mechanical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial, residential and renewable energy markets. IES is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol IESC. As of the end of IES’s 2021 fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, IES produced over $1.53 billion in revenue and employed over 6,800 employees at over 99 domestic locations across the United States. IES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Females, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans Encouraged to Apply.

From office buildings to wind farms, industrial complexes to housing developments, our employees and design professionals design, build, and maintain the systems that empower lives.

  • Our commitment to our employees is reflected by our actions: 
  • Safety is Priority One – and our record shows it
  • Competitive Pay
  • Company 401K plan with Employer Contribution Match
  • Company Paid Time Off
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Choice of Medical Coverage including Prescription and  Short Term Disability Plans
  • Choice of Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Optional Long-term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, Legal and Pet Coverage
  • Auto and Home Insurance Discount Programs

EEO & Affirmative Action

The IES policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, or any other protected status or characteristic. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. IES is also committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. IES develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy and the company’s obligations as a contractor to the United States government. 

Disability Accommodation

IES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. IES provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact the IES corporate office at (713) 860-1500 or any IES office to request assistance.

 

Communications Technician II (Boydton, VA)

Communications Technician II

Job Summary:

The Communications Technician II must possess the ability to perform the technical responsibilities of a Cable Installer and function as a lead member of a technical team. The Technician II will coordinate small groups of installers in the performance of daily workload including adherence to Company safety and quality standards.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. The Communications Technician II will install a work area outlet for floor, modular furniture and wall (terminate CAT 3 & CAT 5 jacks. Mount face plates and surface mount boxes correctly. Adhere to IES COMMERCIAL labeling standards).
  2. The Communications Technician II will build closets (Mount and install backboards, cross connects, racks, patch panels, fiber optic and hardware). Install grounding for racks, equipment and cable as required. Complete all IDC connections (e.g. terminate 110/66 blocks and patch panels).
  3. The Communications Technician II performs testing: continuity test horizontal and riser cable; use of volt-ohmmeter; troubleshoot opens, crosses, shorts and transpose pairs on horizontal and riser cable; use a tone set.
  4. The Communications Technician II will identify active voice or data circuits.
  5. The Communications Technician II will assume responsibility for effective performance of crew and provide necessary training; coordinate personnel and timeline to complete project.
  6. The Communications Technician II will fully complete all IES COMMERCIAL paperwork accurately and on time (timesheets, material transfers, work orders, change orders, tool transfers and others as required).
  7. The Communications Technician II will adhere to and participate in all Company, customer and industry quality and safety standards and regulations.
  8. The Communications Technician II will complete other responsibilities as assigned.

Min

USD $23.00/Hr.

Max

USD $26.00/Hr.

Qualifications

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • The Communications Technician II must be self-motivated, positive in approach, professional and help create, develop and implement project process improvement(s).
  • The Communications Technician II must promote the Company culture and mission to all employees, vendors, clients and business partners.
  • The Communications Technician II must be able to act as the Company liaison for interface with customer representative(s).
  • The Communications Technician II must possess proven problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively read, write and give oral presentation(s).
  • The Communications Technician II must be able to work at heights, off of a ladder and in confined spaces, lift up to 50 pounds and move up to 75 pounds.
  • The Communications Technician II must be able to see and distinguish different colors, read small print and hear and recognize audible signals such as dial tones.
  • The Communications Technician II must be able to travel within the branch territory and/or regional territory as needed.

Tools:

  • Tools: screwdriver (regular and Phillips), drywall saw, torpedo level, tape measure, snips (with belt sheath), pliers (needle nose and channel locks), hammer, cable stripper, flashlight, and gloves.
  • Punch tool with 110 block and 66 block blade, tone set, 6/8 position combo crimp tool, and Krone/3M/BIX.

Education, Certification, License, and Skill Requirements:

  • Must possess at least a High School diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must possess a minimum of two (2) years of experience in telecommunications or related technical field and demonstrate the ability to supervise others.
  • Must possess and be proficient with the listed tools.
  • Must have proven skill level to interpret blueprints and other project documents, including but not limited to, specifications, reporting and quality requirements.
  • Must know the universal communications color codes.

Must meet Company minimum driving standards.

 

 

 

Overview

IES is a national provider of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets, including electrical, mechanical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial, residential and renewable energy markets. IES is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol IESC. As of the end of IES’s 2021 fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, IES produced over $1.53 billion in revenue and employed over 6,800 employees at over 99 domestic locations across the United States. IES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Females, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans Encouraged to Apply.

 

From office buildings to wind farms, industrial complexes to housing developments, our employees and design professionals design, build, and maintain the systems that empower lives.

  • Our commitment to our employees is reflected by our actions: 
  • Safety is Priority One – and our record shows it
  • Competitive Pay
  • Company 401K plan with Employer Contribution Match
  • Company Paid Time Off
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Choice of Medical Coverage including Prescription and  Short Term Disability Plans
  • Choice of Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Optional Long-term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, Legal and Pet Coverage
  • Auto and Home Insurance Discount Programs

EEO & Affirmative Action

The IES policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, or any other protected status or characteristic. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. IES is also committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. IES develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy and the company’s obligations as a contractor to the United States government. 

Disability Accommodation

IES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. IES provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact the IES corporate office at (713) 860-1500 or any IES office to request assistance.

Account Manager

Account Manager Job Description

What you’ll be doing as an Account Manager:.

  • Partner with the Digital Sales Directors to provide an exceptional  client onboarding experience.
  • Operate as the lead point of contact for clients and internal team members regarding campaign management and execution.
  • Facilitate collaboration across multiple teams (Sales, Ad Operations, Finance, Product, Vendors) to ensure the goals of your clients are exceeded.
  • Build and fortify long-lasting client relationships.
  • Grow and retain an existing client base.
  • Identifies opportunities for upsell/cross-sell of products and services that will enhance the client’s marketing strategy.
  • Partner with Ad Operations to manage and execute campaigns(optimization recommendations).
  • Utilize resources to troubleshoot campaigns and find solutions.
  • Use data to glean analytics and insights on campaign performance.
  • Present data to clients, providing insights and recommendations that will enhance their campaign performance.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Marketing preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience growing and retaining a client base in digital advertising (specifically CTV/OTT) or related industry
  • Ability to think and work independently
  • Problem solving and critical thinking abilities to find creative solutions to complex issues
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Polished presentation skills
  • Organized and high attention to detail
  • Proven experience being creative and utilizing data to tell a story
  • Experience with Salesforce, Google workspace and Google slides
  • Demonstrated ability to go above and beyond do deliver a Best-In Class customer experience

Additional information:

The Account Manager is responsible for ownership of the client relationship, as well as growth and retention of our existing account base. The Account Manager takes ownership of the account as soon as the client has signed their Insertion Order (IO) contract. The journey begins with the Account Manager coordinating a kick off call with our internal team members, then a kick off call with the client to gain agreement on the campaign goals and parameters. The Account Manager is responsible for new client onboarding – there are a series of touchpoints required through the first 30-90 days depending on campaign parameters. The Account Manager is then responsible for maintaining and growing the relationship through renewal, upsell and cross-sell. The Account Manager is responsible for the entire client experience – they are the go-to and primary point of contact for the client as well as all internal team members. The Account Manager keeps connectivity with the client throughout each month. At the end of each month, the Account Manager coordinates an end of month conversation with the client, sales and ad operations representatives. The Account Manager is responsible for putting together the presentation and ensuring all team members are ready for the client presentation. The Account Manager is responsible for reviewing performance data and turning it into a story, then presenting that information to the client – they must provide insights and recommendations and not just present the data. It’s critical that the Account Manager can think and work independently. They must demonstrate an understanding of their clients goals/needs and make decisions accordingly. They must take full ownership of their assigned accounts, they must take initiative, think, and act proactively. The Account Manager must be knowledgeable of our products and services and be able to upsell and cross-sell when appropriate.