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Agribusiness & Manufacturing

Industry knowledge that helps produce profit

We understand the intricate needs of agribusinesses, manufacturing firms, and vineyards and breweries. Our tailored solutions are designed to help you navigate industry-specific challenges and achieve sustained growth.

Agribusiness Expertise

Facing the unpredictable nature of farming requires financial partners who understand the unique challenges of the agribusiness landscape. At YHB, our Agribusiness Services Team has been supporting farmers, co-ops, suppliers, and related businesses for over 75 years. Our tailored solutions encompass tax management, risk mitigation, and financial planning to ensure your farm thrives regardless of industry uncertainties.

  • Tax planning and filing, including farm payroll and contract labor taxes
  • Financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations
  • Succession, retirement, and estate planning
  • Selection and implementation of accounting software
  • Government grants and tax incentive programs

Manufacturing & Distribution Solutions

In the dynamic world of manufacturing, staying ahead means having financial advisors who comprehend the intricacies of your industry. YHB offers specialized services catered to manufacturers across diverse sectors. From strategic planning to operational benchmarking, we help streamline processes and optimize profitability, ensuring sustained growth and competitiveness.

  • Accounting, tax, assurance, and advisory services scaled to your needs
  • Strategic planning, succession, and estate planning
  • Internal control and IT risk reviews
  • Operational performance benchmarking

Brewery & Winery Support

The brewery and winery industry is as complex as it is rewarding. YHB understands the nuances of this sector, offering tailored financial services to breweries, vineyards, and wineries. From setting up robust accounting systems to maximizing profits through detailed analysis, our dedicated team ensures your business is well-equipped to navigate the unique challenges of this evolving market.

  • Accounting system setup and bookkeeping
  • Assistance in sourcing lender financing
  • Inventory costing and margin analysis
  • Detailed profit maximization strategies

YHB provides specialized financial solutions tailored for agribusinesses, manufacturing firms, and vineyards/breweries. With decades of industry-specific expertise, our dedicated teams offer comprehensive services, including tax planning, financial statement audits, and detailed profit analysis. Whether you’re a farmer navigating unpredictable conditions or a manufacturer seeking operational excellence, our customized financial support ensures sustained growth and success.

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Matthew Smith
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Experience

Matt joined YHB in 2008 after graduating from Radford University. At YHB, he has focused his efforts on providing assurance and consulting services to private companies in the construction and real estate industries. Through his active participation in industry trade associations and continuous industry specific training and education, Matt has obtained a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of these industries.

Expertise

As someone who has been actively involved in both the audit and attestation as well as tax services, Matt has a strong understanding of accounting issues that are unique to the industries he serves. He is familiar with their unique accounting and reporting needs, as well as industry benchmarks and best practices. Matt excels at analyzing financial statements and key performance indicators, and advising clients about ways to improve their accounting procedures and internal controls.

Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals

To further his commitment to the construction industry, Matt became a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (CCIFPs) in 2018. The Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP®) designation is the only accounting certification for construction financial professionals accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO 17024:2012.

 
Approach

Open communication with management throughout the year helps Matt establish a healthy, trusting relationship with the client. Frequent communication helps identify the client’s concerns and allows Matt to focus on areas that will add value to the client and address those concerns. His goal is to have a no surprise engagement that is characterized by a high degree of interaction with the client, which facilitates quick response to any issues as well as effective and efficient completion of every engagement.

Involvement and Memberships

Matt is on the Executive Committee with CICPAC (Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association) and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Associated General Contractors (AGC), the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), National Association of Homebuilders, and Construction Financial Management Association. In addition to his active participation, he is also the current Treasurer for the Top of Virginia Homebuilders Association.

 

Education

Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting and finance, from Radford University

 

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What Clients are Saying

 

“Matt responds quickly and concisely whenever I email him. He never lets the ball drop.” – Anonymous

David Henning
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About David

David joined Yount Hyde and Barbour in 1999 after graduating from West Virginia University with a B.S.B.A. degree.  A tax specialist who works in depth with his clients, his focus is on banks and closely held businesses of any size. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. David is a designated Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has served on the board as both president and treasurer for many local non-profits and civic organizations including, Boys and Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Millbrook High School Band Boosters, and Kiwanis Club of Old Town. 

Experience

Offering an extensive array of services, he is a trained business mentor and coach, providing advanced levels of strategic planning for owners and managers, consulting with management on a variety of critical business decisions including accounting systems implementation, changes in business operations, mergers and acquisitions, and developing growth and exit strategies. David also specializes in winery and vineyard operations, auto dealerships, agribusiness, and franchises.

Expertise

As someone who is not afraid to get his hands dirty by getting involved in the day to day operations of a business, David takes that internal working knowledge and applies best practices from across all sectors to help each client develop and achieve their goals. He has extensive knowledge of the challenges that business owners and financial operators face and will work side by side his clients to ensure they are informed and making the best choices possible to advance their companies.

He is proficient in numerous software packages. David excels at developing personalized financial strategies for each business he works to help them reach their goals of improved profitability, growth, and long term stability.  Because he takes such a vested personal interest in all of his clients, David is most dedicated to minimizing the tax impact for all of the clients he serves.

Approach

David values the personal relationships that are formed with clients and works hard to maintain the lines of communication year-round. By taking the time to find out what makes people tick, he is able to effectively apply business and tax solutions to meet client needs and long term goals. Because the rules of the trade are ever-changing, David carefully advises clients from all angles, oftentimes thinking out of the box, but well within regulations, to provide the best possible answer and ensure client satisfaction.

Other Interests

David enjoys weekend vineyard tours with his wife, playing and coaching soccer with his daughters and outdoors activities such as biking, camping and hiking. In his free time, he likes to watch WVU sports and root for his alma mater.

 

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What Clients are Saying

 

“David Henning has been great to work with the last 10 years. I look at him as a partner in my businesses. Every time I meet with him, I learn so much more. Thanks for years of good advice.” – Shawn D.

“Since using YHB we have been at complete ease each year for taxes and knowing what to expect.  Anytime we have a question we can easily reach David for guidance. We highly recommend YHB!” – Angie T.

Scott Moulden
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About Scott

Scott has been with Yount Hyde Barbour since entering the accounting profession in 1988. He has a B.S. degree in agricultural economics (emphasis in accounting) from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a volunteer for the Frederick County Fair Association.

Experience

He has extensive experience in providing accounting, tax, and business consulting services to closely held companies, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies in the area. Over the years, he has worked with businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries, especially manufacturing, franchising, wholesale/distribution, retailing and agribusiness, as well as with the individuals and families who own and operate them.

Expertise

As someone who grew up on a farm and was involved in his family’s business, Scott understands the challenges and needs of closely held businesses and what it takes to meet them. He specializes in helping businesses and their owners save tax, minimize risk, and operate more efficiently by using financial statements and projections as decision-making tools. He is especially skilled in advising YHB clients about financial controls and helping them negotiate favorable terms with banks and suppliers.

Approach

Scott has a hands-on approach to client service that’s based on taking time to develop an understanding of key concerns facing the client.  Then, he works with the client to arrive at a plan of action he or she is comfortable with. In advising clients, he focuses on helping them understand how their money is being spent, so they can spend it more efficiently.

Other Interests

Scott enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, as well as helping out on his parents’ farm.

Christopher L. Frye
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About Chris

Chris joined Yount, Hyde and Barbour, P.C. in 2004 after graduating from Virginia Tech, where he earned a B.S. degree in accounting. He is a member of multiple committees, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the ABC-VA, Management Education Committee, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association.

Experience

During his time with the firm, Chris has focused his efforts on providing audit, review, compilation and tax services to clients in a variety of industries, including construction, government contracting, real estate and not-for-profit entities. Chris also specializes in assisting clients with strategic performance management, including the implementation of dashboards and overall process improvements.

Expertise

Through continuing education and professional development, Chris stays up-to-date on the trends and changes affecting his clients’ industries and the accounting profession as a whole. He regularly speaks and writes articles on these relevant topics as they arise. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Chris has also earned a CSPM (Certified in Strategic Performance Management) designation through MentorPlus®. This designation allows Chris to provide value to his clients above and beyond tax, audit, and other compliance services.

Approach

Chris strives to take a “client centric” approach, where services are based on the actual needs of the client rather than a specific commodity or deliverable. By taking time to understand the operations of a business and its future goals, Chris is able to provide superior customer service and help clients avoid and plan for potential difficulties, rather than just accurately reporting on them once they occur.

Other Interests

Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. His hobbies include exercising, strength training and running, as well as following Virginia Tech Athletics. He served as assistant basketball coach at Millbrook High School from 2004 – 2014.

 

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What Clients are Saying

 

Easy to work with.  Professional. Always available.  Trust and value YHB with all aspects of our business.” – Anonymous

“Chris Frye’s trustworthiness, and his knowledge, consistency and professionalism, year in and year out.” – Anonymous

Andy Boyles
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ABOUT ANDY

Andy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in May 1999 from James Madison University.  He has worked in public accounting his entire career at firms serving the Washington DC and Richmond metropolitan areas.  His experience includes working with closely held businesses and organizations in a variety of industries including real estate and construction, transportation, nonprofit, and manufacturing.  His experiences in these industries include working with businesses of all sizes in both the assurance and tax fields.  He also has an in-depth understanding auditing employee benefit plans.

Andy has presented on topics including Computer Assisted Audit Techniques for the annual “Virginia Society of CPA’s Audit and Accounting Conference” and been a guest speaker for several construction industry associations presenting on topics including understanding construction contractor financial statements and fraud issues for construction contractors.

Andy has been honored in Virginia Business as a Super CPA in the Young CPAs category.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee and is Treasurer of the nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together Richmond.  He is a member of both the Associated Builders and Contractors Virginia Chapter and the Associated General Contractors of Virginia and currently is on the membership committee and young leader’s council for these organizations.

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1999 from James Madison University
Chris A. Pearson
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About Chris

Chris joined YHB in 2001 with a B.S. in finance, accounting and accounting information systems from James Madison University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He has served on the Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce as a member, on the Board of Directors, as Chairman of the Small Business Committee.

Experience

Chris delivers a broad range of accounting, tax, assurance and business consulting services to clients throughout the Culpeper area, with a focus on the construction industry and small businesses. Besides helping to manage the firm’s Culpeper office, Chris is a member of YHB’s construction and business consulting teams. His experience includes preparation of financial statements and corporate/partnership income tax returns for private company clients, as well as service in the U.S. Navy.

Expertise

Chris is highly skilled at helping the owners of small businesses set goals and develop strategic plans. He then continually measures performance to achieve those goals. His deep knowledge of business operations and management makes him adept at identifying ways for clients to increase operational efficiency and take advantage of growth opportunities, tax credits and profit enhancement strategies. He also excels at helping clients with tax planning and compliance, retirement and succession planning, and selecting and installing accounting systems.

Approach

For Chris, communication is the key to effective client service. So he talks at length with clients to determine their goals, understand their situations and gain insight into what’s happening in their businesses and personal lives. He then uses strategic dashboards, benchmarking, what-if analysis and other tools to track performance, identify areas for improvement and develop solutions that help move clients ahead. To keep clients on track and head off potential problems, Chris touches base with them frequently to see how things are going and to suggest ways to increase their success.

Other Interests

Chris enjoys spending time with his family, learning about new technology and the impacts it will have on business, and playing golf.

 

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What Clients are Saying

 

“Chris is always helpful, available, and capable to explain things in a way I can easily understand. I trust his advice, and he takes the stress out of our accounting needs.” Lorrie T.

“Chris Pearson has always done a great job for my family.  We are very confident in his abilities and appreciate his hard work and dedication to doing his job so well.” – Anonymous