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Audit | Attest Services

Helping you grow confidently.

YHB provides the level of service you need for timely, accurate and actionable information.  There are numerous reasons for an audit – loan requirement, regulatory compliance, shareholder requirement, among others.  So when your business needs critical and reliable data, YHB is here, not just to offer our services, but to make sure your business is on the right path.

We conduct audits and present them in a way that adds real value to your organization. By knowing what the audited financial statements, notes and management letter really mean, you can make educated decisions with accurate information.

Adapting to Remote Work

At YHB we understand the world is changing fast. Our team is uniquely positioned to handle some audits 100% remotely. Traditionally, audit fieldwork has involved a team of auditors camping out for weeks (or even months) in a conference room at the headquarters of the company being audited. Thanks to technological advances — including cloud storage, smart devices, teleconferencing, drones with cameras and secure data-sharing platforms — YHB has expanded our use of remote audit procedures. So no matter where your team is, we can make sure to complete your engagement in a timely and efficient manner.


Providing Confidence to Your IT Systems

YHB’s Risk Advisory Services Team includes Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITPs) and Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISAs), as well as CPAs. Also, all team members are focused on auditing, testing and consulting on internal controls and information technology systems for clients, which range from startups, family businesses and healthcare organizations to franchisors, community banks and large public companies.


Solutions to Fit Your Needs

YHB’s financial reporting expertise can also assist you with Compilations, Reviews, and Agreed-upon procedures. Each of these services can garner valuable tools that may be used to grow your business when a full audit is not required.

With over 70 years of experience as a firm, we bring together a team who is well versed in a variety of industries. This allows us to ask the right questions, provide insightful advice, and perform engagements efficiently and cost-effectively.

YHB delivers all this — and more — for less than many other firms because:

  • We’re based in the communities we serve. So we’re not only more accessible than national firms with distant headquarters, we’re more responsive, too.
  • We’re right-sized for your organization. We’re neither too small to meet your most sophisticated audit needs (including SEC audits) nor too big to give you personalized, attentive and cost-effective service.
  • We’re known for our audit expertise. YHB has an outstanding reputation in Virginia and surrounding areas for the quality of our audit services and the friendliness of our professionals. We have consistently passed peer — and PCAOB — review with no comment letters, and several team members have been named “Virginia Super CPAs” by Virginia Business magazine.
  • We have connections that add value to our services. We’ve built strong relationships with community bankers, lawyers and other professionals that can expedite loan applications, minimize the scope of services required and help us serve you better and more efficiently than other firms.
  • We have extensive remote audit capabilities. YHB has been investing in technology and training to facilitate remote audit procedures. These efforts have helped lower audit costs, enhance flexibility and minimize disruptions to business operations.
  • We know your industry. From financial institutions to not-for-profits to construction companies and more. We have a team that knows your industry and has spent their career working with similar organizations.

The professionals on our audit team focus on conducting audits and reviews. So they have a depth of training, experience and expertise you’ll find hard to match.


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Scott Moulden
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About Scott

Scott, YHB’s Managing Partner, 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.

Nykeya Paige
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Nykeya Paige
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About Nykeya

Nykeya graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration in May 2009, graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in May 2011, and earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting from George Mason University in May 2012 after a residency in London, England. Nykeya joined YHB in 2012 and became a licensed CPA in 2014.

Since joining YHB, her career focus has been on the audit of employee benefit plans. She has earned the AICPA Intermediate Employee Benefit Plan Certificate, and is currently working on obtaining the advanced certificate. Nykeya regularly attends the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Conference, and occasionally attends the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Conference. Most recent articles include “Cybersecurity: What Retirement Plan Sponsors and Plan Fiduciaries Can Do to Address the Risk.

Nykeya has special ties to and enjoys recruiting at Millbrook High School, Lord Fairfax Community College and George Mason University. She also participates in numerous community services projects, and regularly attends Top of Virginia Regional Chamber and Women of Winchester events.

INVOLVEMENT & MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
KIMBERLY P. BELCHER
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KIMBERLY P. BELCHER
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About Kim

In addition to over 25 years of experience in public accounting, Kim has five years of experience as a CFO of a financial institution.  She has a B.S. degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Institute of Internal Auditors. She is the proud mother of one daughter, one dog, and one cat.

Experience

Kim provides accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services to community banks and has been named a Super CPA in auditing by Virginia Business magazine. A key member of our Bank Services Team, Kim leads the Community Bank teams quarterly CFO Peer Exchange in conjunction with the Virginia Bankers Association.  She is a frequent speaker at various banking association conferences including the Virginia Bankers Association, the Virginia Association of Community Banks and the Maryland Bankers Association and has taught classes on internal auditing and led workshops on recent accounting pronouncements pertinent to the banking industry.

Expertise

Kim’s experience as a bank CFO has given her a deep, hands-on knowledge of bank operations. She also is skilled at conducting external audits of private banks and public companies, and in advising clients about accounting for mergers and acquisitions and capital raises. Kim leads the firm’s internal audit practice and pioneered our audit approach and programs.

Approach

Kim finds that spending time with clients is the best way to learn how they operate, what their needs are, and how to best serve them. To this end, she analyzes key processes to find out how bank employees perform their tasks, and looks at ways to improve control structure while also improving efficiency.  She then helps clients develop any needed remediation plans.

Tyler Meharg
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Tyler Meharg
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ABOUT TYLER

Tyler is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Master of Accounting degrees, as well as his MBA. Tyler is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

He is a member of both the Financial Institution Services and Risk Advisory Services teams and performs external, internal, IT, and SOC audits as well as various consulting engagements. He joined YHB in 2020 and is based out of the Falls Church office.

EXPERIENCE

Tyler has worked in the public accounting sector since graduating from college serving primarily financial institutions and private businesses in the manufacturing, construction and IT services industries. Services provided have ranged from audit and attestation services, data and business analytics, and management consulting and assistance with due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

APPROACH

Tyler considers the most important aspect of being a public accountant is maintaining the role of a trusted advisor with his clients. Identifying problems and providing valuable solutions to assist clients in reaching their strategic goals and objectives is what impassions Tyler to go above and beyond expectations.

Olivia Hutton
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Olivia Hutton
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About Olivia

Olivia began her accounting career at YHB in 1998, with a B.S. degree in business (major in accounting) from Bridgewater College and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, sponsored by the University of Virginia. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Experience

Olivia focuses on providing financial reporting services to nonprofit organizations, especially private schools, colleges, universities, and foundations. In addition to conducting audits and reviews, she has helped clients prepare Form 990, 990-T and Form 990-PF informational returns. As a member of our Nonprofit and Governmental Services team, Olivia has been named a Super CPA by Virginia Business nonprofit certificatemagazine in the nonprofit/governmental field as well as the “Young CPAs” field.

 

Expertise

Because she specializes in conducting audits for nonprofit organizations, Olivia has a thorough understanding of applicable regulations and audit standards. This expertise enables her to perform audits efficiently and issue accurate financial statements quickly after completing field work. In addition, she is very good at keeping lines of communication open and letting clients know about current developments in the industry and recently issued accounting standards.

 

Approach

For Olivia, the key to efficient service is learning all she can about an organization and its needs. She meets with management to find out whether the nonprofit has endowments, restricted funds or other financial features that require special attention. In conducting an audit, Olivia lets a client know what types of information she will need, documents internal controls and provides a draft financial statement as soon as field work is completed, so the client can review it at the same time a YHB principal does.

Speaking Engagements
  • Form 990 at YHB Annual Not-for-Profit Symposium, Loudoun Chamber Not-for-Profit Academy, Nonprofit Education and Training Workshop, and for other various groups.
    Audit and Tax Update at Richmond Chapter of CPAs and YHB Annual Not-for-Profit Symposium.
    Good Governance at Nonprofit Education and Training Workshop, Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Conference, and Hampshire County Community Foundation
  • New Accounting Standards at the YHB Annual Not-for-Profit Symposium
  • “Top five things to know in managing a Not-for-Profit Organization” at Shenandoah Valley Nonprofit Alliance for Excellence
  • Not-for-Profit Finance Fundamentals at Center for Nonprofit Excellence
  • Finance Management at the Lord Fairfax Community College Academy
Allison Shrader
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Allison Shrader
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About Allison

Allison joined YHB in 2015 after earning both her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting from James Madison University. Allison completed her testing to become a Certified Public Accountant in 2016. During her time at YHB, Allison has focused on providing services to not-for-profits and closely held businesses, providing a range of audit and tax services. 

 

Allison is an active member in the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Top of Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Claire Manspile
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About Claire

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.

Education
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting  from West Virginia University in 2009
  • Master of Professional Accountancy from West Virginia University in 2010
Jeff Mathias
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Jeff Mathias
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ABOUT JEFF

Jeff is an Audit Manager in our Richmond office. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Accounting both from James Madison University. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2011 and joined YHB in 2014. Jeff works exclusively with our community bank team performing internal and external audits.

 

 

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.

Josh Byrum
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Josh Byrum
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ABOUT JOSH

Josh received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Information Systems from Virginia Tech in 2014, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Josh began his career with Yount, Hyde & Barbour in 2015 and has been a licensed CPA upon joining the firm.  He is a member of the Community Bank Services Team and performs external audit, internal audit, BSA and compliance audit services for YHB’s community bank clients.

Josh is a member of both the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Jennifer Files
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About Jennifer

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.

Experience

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.

Expertise

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).

Approach

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.

Erica Young
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About Erica

defined-contribution-plan-logoErica is a native of Tallahassee, Florida and a 2008 honors and cum laude graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. She obtained the AICPA’s Advanced Defined Contribution Plan Certificate in 2016.

Erica joined the firm in 2008 and has since become a leader on our audit teams in Leesburg and Winchester. She is a champion of our employee benefit plans audits, having significant experience working with Defined Contribution, Money Purchase Plans, 403(b), ESOP, and Defined Benefit. Erica’s recent continuing education includes the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Employee Benefit Conference, which she regularly attends.

Education
  • Honors and Cum Laude graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting
  • Advanced Defined Contribution Plan Certificate from the AICPA
Jacob Pendergraft
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Jacob Pendergraft
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About Jacob

Jacob graduated from Shenandoah University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (focus in accounting) in 2012 and a Masters of Business Administration in 2013. He became a licensed CPA in 2015. Jacob joined YHB in 2013. His career focus has been in the audit of construction, nonprofit and governmental organizations.

INVOLVEMENT & MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
  • Virginia Government Finance Officer’s Association (VGFOA)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC
Jesse Meadows
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ABOUT JESSE

Jesse began his professional career at YHB in 2005.  He graduated from Marshall University in 2003 and received a Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting from West Virginia University in 2004. Jesse is a member of our Community Bank Services team and leads our Roanoke office.

Experience

Jesse has been working with community banks since 2005 and helped open and lead our Roanoke office, which opened in 2014. Jesse has extensive experience in SOX/FDICIA consulting as well as outsourced internal audit engagements.  He has been instrumental in leading YHB’s compliance efforts and stays abreast of compliance developments, trains our teams and develops our compliance audit programs. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).

Expertise

Jesse has worked with community banks for over 10 years providing reliable and quality solutions. He regularly conducts internal, external, SOX 404 and compliance audits. Jesse also has extensive experience with mergers, acquisitions and strategic planning.

Approach

Understanding that building relationships with clients is an important aspect of providing strong client service, Jesse takes the time to develop an understanding of clients’ needs while helping them prepare for future industry changes. As important, Jesse enjoys working with younger staff to develop their expertise so that they are better able to serve client’s needs.

EDUCATION
  • Bachelors Degree from Marshall University in 2003
  • Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting from West Virginia University in 2004
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Luke Gore
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About Luke

Luke joined YHB in 2009 and specializes in bank auditing, taxation and consulting.  Luke is an audit leader for the bank team.  He is actively involved in providing audit and accounting updates, training for the team, and maintaining audit programs and policy.   Luke has worked exclusively for the bank team since graduating from Virginia Tech in 2009, performing external audits, internal audits, bank tax services and FDICIA/SOX consulting.

Dorrie Franzello-Kurtz
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ABOUT DORRIE

Dorrie graduated from George Mason University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and later received her Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2010. Since entering the world of public accounting Dorrie has focused on construction and small business on both attest and tax engagements. Dorrie previously acted as a controller in private industry, responsible for forecasting, budgeting, monthly close process, general ledger analysis and year-end financial procedures.

In addition to working on attest and tax engagements, Dorrie provides consulting services for clients with selection, execution, and training of various accounting process and software solutions.  She utilizes her accounting and industry knowledge to aid businesses on deciding which tools to implement for current and future requirements. When doing this, she is able to leverage her technical experience with her unique understanding of the challenges businesses face.

Dorrie is an active member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Public Accountants.  Additionally, Dorrie is a current member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), National Association of Homebuilders, and Construction Industry CPAs and Consultants (CICPAC).

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
Brad Brosig
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About Brad

A Western Pennsylvania native, Brad graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems. He joined YHB that same year and has since split his time between both the Bank team and the Risk Advisory Services team completing external and internal financial audits, SOX consulting services, and IT related audit and consulting services. Brad became a Certified Information Systems Auditor in early 2019.

Tammy Ramsey
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ABOUT TAMMY

Tammy graduated from West Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in December 2000. Tammy joined YHB in 2019 with over 17 years’ experience in both the public and private sector. Her industry expertise includes not-for-profits, government contracting and closely held entities.  Her service to these industries includes audit and consulting services as well as internal control implementation.

Brandon Driver
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About Brandon

Brandon is an audit leader for the bank team.  He regularly prepares audit and accounting updates for the team.  Brandon has worked exclusively for the bank team since graduating from Virginia Tech performing external audits, internal audits, bank tax services and SOX consulting.

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 a current 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, Construction Financial Management Association and Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association. In addition to his active participation, he is also the current Treasurer for the American Subcontractors Association of the Shenandoah Valley and on the Board of the Top of Virginia Homebuilders Association.

 

Education

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

Justin Crowder
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ABOUT JUSTIN

Justin began his career at Yount, Hyde & Barbour in 2007, where he has worked exclusively for our Community Bank Services Team since graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Administration, focusing in Accounting. Justin is based in our Richmond office, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Experience

Justin is an audit leader for the firm, performing external audits, internal audits, bank tax services and SOX consulting for public and non-public financial institutions, and has been working with community banks in Virginia and throughout the region for over ten years.

Expertise

Justin’s background has been exclusively with financial institutions since joining the firm, giving him valuable insights and significant experience in providing his clients with quality, value-added services. He has expertise in providing internal, external, and SOX 404 audits, as well as SEC and financial reporting assistance and significant experience with mergers and acquisition transactions.

Approach

Justin’s focus is on providing quality service and adding value for his clients by being a trusted advisor and resource. He believes that accessibility and open, timely communication are key to developing strong relationships with clients and providing them the highest quality services that meet their needs in a changing, challenging environment.

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion University in 2007
Bryan Newlin
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About Bryan

Bryan began his career with YHB in 2005, and has been a key leader in YHB’s respected Risk Advisory Services practice since 2007. Focusing attention on two of the most well-known technology internal control frameworks –the AICPA’s Trust Services Categories and ISACA’s COBIT® framework —Bryan works across industries to help clients identify and mitigate information & technology risk.

Expertise

Bryan leads the Firm’s SOC Examination Practice with specialty niches in business process outsourcing companies, contact centers, media and communications companies, and cloud-native applications. SOC Examination specialties include:

  • SOC 1 for Service Organizations: ICFR
  • SOC 2 for Service Organizations: TSC
  • SOC 3 for Service Organizations: TSC for General Use
  • SOC for Cybersecurity

Bryan also leads the IT Audit, ACH Audit and Vulnerability Assessment segments of YHB’s Financial Services Industry team, regularly speaking at banking conferences in the mid-Atlantic region about IT and cybersecurity risk in the financial services industry.

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Jeff Virga
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Jeff Virga
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ABOUT JEFF

Jeff joined YHB in 2013 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a master’s degree in Accounting and Information Systems. He became a licensed CPA in 2014. As a Manager on our Community Banking Service Team, he leads external audit, internal audit, and SOX/FDICIA engagement teams. Jeff’s background has been exclusively with financial institutions since joining the firm, giving him valuable insights and significant experience in providing his clients with quality, value-added services. Because of his exclusive expertise and industry knowledge in the community banking practice, he can meet the full range of a client’s accounting service needs. 

 

Jeff is based in our Richmond office and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jeff also helps with YHB’s Internship program and new staff trainings.

Thomas L. Milburn
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About Tom

Tom began his professional career at YHB in 1997, with a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences as well as a Master of Accountancy degree, both from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Experience

For years, Tom has dedicated his practice to providing accounting, auditing, advisory and tax services to community banks throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. A leader of our Community Banking Services Team, Tom also serves on our IT Steering Committee and Organizational Development Steering Committee and conducts annual audit training for new hires.

Expertise

Because Tom has worked with banks for more than 10 years, he excels in conducting internal, external and SOX 404 audits, assisting with SEC and financial reporting, and providing tax compliance services to financial institutions. While he has expertise in consulting about internal controls and SOX implementation, Tom’s comprehensive knowledge of the community banking industry enables him to meet the full range of a client’s accounting service needs.

Approach

Tom believes that building a strong relationship with clients is one of the keys to maximizing the benefits of the services he provides. In working with clients, he listens carefully to what their needs are. Because of his bank audit expertise, Tom is able to minimize disruption of the client’s staff while optimizing communication and achieving the desired results. Tom also believes that all members of our Community Banking Services Team are instrumental in building successful client relationships and performing engagements. Our focus on attracting, developing and retaining top professionals makes YHB a leader in providing services to community banks.

Other Interests

In his free time, Tom enjoys traveling and camping with his wife and two children and watching the kids play sports. His hobbies include running marathons and playing basketball.

Drew Throckmorton
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About Drew

Drew is a 2008 graduate of the University of Lynchburg (previously Lynchburg College) and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (concentration in Accounting). He joined YHB in 2009 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2010. Since joining the firm, Drew has worked exclusively for YHB’s bank team. Because of this industry expertise, Drew excels in conducting internal, external, and SOX 404 audits to financial institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic. He also has extensive experience working with SEC and financial reporting and SOX/FDICIA implementation and consulting. Drew’s extensive knowledge of the community banking industry enables him to meet the full range of a client’s accounting service needs.

Approach

Drew’s approach begins with building a strong relationship with his clients in order to understand their needs and maximize the services he provides. He maintains open, timely communication and provides quality, value-added services to limit disruptions to his client’s staff during the engagement’s timeline.

Expertise

Drew is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is also a member of YHB’s Marketing Committee, leads annual staff trainings, is a leader on our audit team in keeping up with and implementing changes in generally accepted auditing practices and assists our HR team in recruiting, retaining and developing top accounting professionals. Drew currently resides in Midlothian, Virginia with his wife and two boys and enjoys any opportunity he gets to golf, hunt and spend time with his family and friends.

Hannah Scates
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ABOUT HANNAH

Hannah graduated from James Madison University in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Information Systems. She joined YHB in 2014 and has worked exclusively on YHB’s Bank team performing external audits, internal audits, and SOX consulting services. Hannah became a Certified Public Accountant in 2015.

Katrina Gochenour
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About Katrina

Katrina graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Accounting in May 2011 and graduated from James Madison University with her Masters of Science in Accounting in August 2012. Katrina joined YHB in January 2012 and became a licensed CPA in 2013.  In 2015, Katrina was nominated and won an opportunity to be part of the Virginia Society of CPA’s Leadership Academy. This is an exclusive opportunity only given to a handful of CPA’s across Virginia.

Expertise

Since joining YHB, her career focus has been on nonprofit organizations such as private schools, colleges, foundations, religious organizations, museums, and other nonprofit entities. Her service to those organizations include audit and attest as well as tax services. Recent CPE includes the Not-for-Profit Conference held by the AICPA as well as the NFP Certificate Program I. Katrina has previously presented at YHB’s annual nonprofit symposium on the financing reporting standard updates for nonprofit organizations. She has also given a presentation on internal controls at a seminar hosted jointly by YHB and Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Katrina gives back to her local community by volunteering at a local healthcare facility where she assists the Activities Director with various activities for the residents.