Why MoneyWise?

You Can Focus On Increasing Profits,
Not Doing Paperwork.
Our payroll management services allow you to put the focus back on serving your customers instead of keeping up with tedious paperwork.

Access to the Latest Knowledge.
MoneyWise payroll specialists are up-to-date on the latest compliance regulations. Your account receives all the benefits of their expertise and knowledge.

Peace-of-Mind with Guaranteed Accuracy and Confidentiality.
MoneyWise stands behind every action taken so you can rest easy knowing it’s done right and in the strictest of confidence.  We guarantee the accuracy and security of your business information.

Timely Delivery of Forms, Statements & Reports.
Required forms, statements and reports are prepared and delivered directly to you so you are assured of timely and accurate filing. We keep you on track throughout the year so end-of-year paperwork is a breeze.

Personalized Customer Service and Support.
Your success is our success, and we pride ourselves in providing personalized payroll expertise that supports your unique business in every way. Before we recommend a payroll package we take the time to assess the goals, plans and special considerations of every customer.


Meet the MoneyWise Team

Sean Shanks, President & Director of OperationsSean Shanks, President & Director of Operations

Sean joined the MoneyWise Payroll team in 2000 as an Account Executive.  He brought his customer service and database administration experience to the team and quickly found a niche at MoneyWise.  Sean has worked in a variety of industires and that experience has proven invaluable to understanding our client's needs.  Sean took on the role of Operations Manager in 2002 and has worked to shape the customer experience of MoneyWise, building the team to provide an excellent Customer Experience.  Sean enjoys solving problems and finding the right solution for MoneyWise Clients.

Sean and his wife Jennifer have three children, and they enjoy raising their young family in the beauty of the Virginia Piedmont. 



  Kipps Birckhead, Director of SalesKipps Birckhead, Director of Sales and Marketing

Kipps, a Charlottesville native, is a 2008 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received a BA degree in History. Kipps has worked with the University of Kentucky basketball team as well as under the VCU basketball coach, Shaka Smart.

Kipps is the MoneyWise Payroll Sales Executive. He loves meeting new people and making connections. Kipps is always willing to sit down with potential clients to address their payroll concerns. He is committed to helping potential clients realize that MoneyWise Payroll holds solutions to all of their payroll needs. Kipps worked at MoneyWise Payroll as a payroll administrator to better learn payroll operations before stepping out into sales.

Kipps is a member of the Harrisonburg Rotary Club, a founding member of Impact Harrisonburg, and a founding member/social chair for the Association of Young Professionals in Downtown Development of Harrisonburg.


Tara Wood, Payroll Tax SpecialistTara Wood, Payroll Tax Specialist

Tara, originally from Georgia, is a graduate of James Madison University. After graduation she chose to stay in Virginia, settling in Charlottesville. Tara has been with MoneyWise Payroll since 1999, serving as the Tax Specialist for our payroll clients.

Tara regularly volunteers with the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, working with the dogs and cats and helping them find new homes.




Bobbie Jo Shackelford, Payroll AdministratorBobbie Jo Shackelford, Payroll Administrator

Bobbie Jo, a Pittsburgh native is Moneywise Payroll's newest addition.

She brings years of customer service experience. Bobbie Jo has made a career of connecting with clients and making customer service a priority.

Bobbie Jo and her two kids are enjoying exploring the beautiful Charlottesville area. She can often be found cheering her son, Malique, on as he plays Football and Basketball for William Monroe High School. She enjoys shopping and baking with her daughter, Daisha. Bobbie Jo is an avid Steelers fan, and loves when Football Season comes around.