YHB serves Government Contracting businesses in Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Our experienced team provides everything from advisory services to audits. Our client industries range from construction, real estate, security, information technology companies and beyond. We understand the unique requirements being a government contractor has and stand ready to provide you with real solutions to help you succeed.
At YHB we have a thorough understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). We will work with you to develop solutions that help your business sustainably grow. Our professionals will complete the work in line with government auditing standards, including OMB A-133 (Yellow Book) and DOE316 audits.
At YHB, we take a proactive approach to providing tax services that’s guided by more than 70 years of experience, a thorough knowledge of tax laws and strategies, and a genuine desire to minimize our clients’ tax liabilities. We understand the complexity government contractors face and stand ready with the answers you need.
Our experienced team can meet the full spectrum of your needs, from business organization and strategic planning to controllership services, succession planning, and ownership transfer. Our specialized understanding of government contracting enables us to deliver exceptionally effective service and advice. And our community of professional contacts allows us to quickly connect you with the other resources you may need to achieve your objectives.
No matter the challenges you face, your team of government contracting accountants and professionals are ready to provide you with the solutions and services you need to be successful.
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Claire graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting in 2009 and a Master of Professional Accountancy in 2010. She became a licensed CPA in 2012. Prior to joining YHB, Claire was an Audit Supervisor with Ernst & Young, LLP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She joined YHB in 2013. Her career focus has been in the audit of nonprofit and governmental organizations. Recent presentations include “Best Practices for Boards and Staff” at an event sponsored by Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A passionate accountant who loves working at Yount Hyde Barbour, Tom has been with our firm since beginning his career in 1984. He has a B.S. in accounting from Shepherd University and has been recognized as a “Master Rainmaker” by the Rainmaker Academy and a “Super CPA” by Virginia Business magazine.
Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants; additionally he served as Chairman of the Board at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and was a former Trustee at the Loudoun Healthcare Foundation.
Over the years, Tom has provided a variety of audit, tax and business consulting services to closely held companies, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, with a focus on medical, law, engineering, and consulting firms. In addition to having served on the YHB board of directors, Tom champions our Professional Service Firm team and is heavily involved in developing our Government Contracting practice.
As a leader of our firm, Tom is personally familiar with the challenges and issues professional service firms must deal with. So he is literally one of the best in helping clients with entity selection, tax planning, benchmarking, compensation formulas, forecasting, profitability improvement, and succession planning, including assistance with mergers and acquisitions. His team excels in providing government contractors with financial projections and analysis that helps control costs, improve cash flow and make decisions that advance their success.
In providing services, Tom tries to put himself in the client’s shoes and ask himself what he would do to address challenges, increase profitability, and plan for the future. His goal is to become part of a client’s team as an objective, third-party advisor who can help separate emotion from decision-making, so the client maximizes the long-term health of its organization. When he encounters a need that lies outside his main expertise, Tom brings in the right people from YHB to do the job. His measure of success is not how much fee he collects, but how good the client feels about the service his team provides.
Kelly graduated from Penn State University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She became a licensed CPA in 2000 and later went on to get her Master’s in Taxation from Robert Morris University in 2006. She has worked in public accounting for over 20 years providing tax and advisory services. In addition to individuals, her practice spans a variety of industries and includes tax and business consulting services to closely held companies, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
Kelly is an active member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and a member of both the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is also actively involved with St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Ashburn, Virginia, and her children’s schools.
Riley graduated from Auburn University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in business. He received his Master in Accounting in 2011 from Middle Tennessee State University before joining YHB in 2012. Riley has been a licensed CPA since 2014 and has worked with clients throughout Northern Virginia providing tax and advisory services to help them achieve their goals.
While he has broad experience working with clients, his focus over the last several years has been working with corporate and government contracting clients.
Riley is an active member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and a member of both the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Jennifer joined Yount, Hyde & Barbour in 2003 and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Robert Morris University. She is a member of numerous organizations within the community, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and is also on the Special Review Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association.
Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of audit, tax, and consulting engagements for clients across many industries. She continues to lead our clients Single Audit compliance, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and governmental audit needs. Since discovering her passion for internal controls and fraud prevention, she has performed numerous forensic accounting and litigation support engagements, including conducting forensic analysis and investigation and interviews of witnesses and potential persons of interest. Working in conjunction with YHB’s niche specialists, she is able to assist with internal control, fraud and litigation support needs across various industries.
She enjoys working with clients to identify deficiencies in their internal control environment, to find efficiencies in their processes, and to help clients defend and protect their bottom line. Jennifer specializes in the design and implementation of internal controls to help prevent fraud. Because of her specialized knowledge, Jennifer is often invited to speak to audiences regarding internal controls, fraud and forensic accounting. She has expanded her expertise by becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
Every client, every company, every control environment is unique. Jennifer takes the time to thoroughly understand her client’s needs and objectives. The result is a customized solution. No two businesses (or fraud cases) are alike, and for that reason, no two internal control structures should be either.
Jim began his career at YHB in 1989 with a B.S. degree in accounting from James Madison University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club. He is an Advisory Board Member of the Loudoun County Salvation Army, and Treasurer of the Loudoun Small Business Development Center. He also serves as a Board Member of the James Madison University School of Accounting Guiding Executive (SAGE).
He is experienced in providing income and estate planning services, business consulting, and estate and trust administration services to successful individuals in many professions, especially engineering, law, technology and real estate. He also provides strategic guidance and planning for clients involved in stock option transactions and wealth transfer. At YHB, Jim is the principal in charge of our IT systems, serves on the firm’s Retirement Plan Committee and is heavily involved in training staff. He primarily works out of our Leesburg office.
As an advisor to many prosperous families, Jim specializes in helping clients integrate tax planning with investment decision-making to achieve their financial objectives. He is particularly proficient in trust and estate administration and taxation, and in developing tax-saving asset protection and wealth transfer plans. In addition to advising clients about the financial aspects of estate planning and administration, Jim provides empathetic support for dealing with the family issues involved.
In serving clients, Jim above all looks for different ways to provide value. To this end, he takes a team approach characterized by a high level of communication and responsiveness, so if he personally is not available to answer questions or help with an issue, another member of our firm will be. Also, he employs ProfitCents software to analyze a client’s financial situation and identify areas where there are issues or opportunities for improvement. He then advises clients about steps they can take to more fully achieve their objectives.
Jim enjoys gardening, hiking and being outdoors with his wife and two daughters, as well as serving as a Youth Ministries volunteer at his church.