Virginia P. Groover, CPA

Operations Manager, Trust Officer

My Role at Covenant

My role at Covenant consists of producing accurate client records, developing internal processes with the goal of precision and efficiency, and ensuring transparent reporting to our beneficiaries. Interpreting financial documents can be difficult, so I strive to continually improve our accounting processes to ensure that clients are receiving correct, detailed, and understandable information.

Education and Experience

I graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a minor in Finance. I also received a minor in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies. Following my graduation, I continued my studies at ETSU for another year and a half to complete my Master of Accountancy degree with a concentration in tax. I started working for Covenant as an intern in November of 2016 during my senior year at ETSU, and I went full-time in January of 2019. In early 2020, I received the CPA designation in the State of Tennessee.

Community Involvement and Personal Notes

While at ETSU, I was the Vice President of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor society for accounting, finance, and information systems students. I also volunteered for two tax seasons with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), a program that offers free tax return preparation for low income individuals, and I was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society into which the top ten percent of business students at ETSU are admitted. Currently, I am a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and I attend Christ Community Church. Outside of work I enjoy hiking, playing guitar and piano, drinking good coffee, and traveling.