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Personal Tax Services

Grow Confidently

For some, personal income taxes are one of your largest annual expenses. And because most of the financial decisions you make could have an impact on your taxes, having a team with a strategy is critical. At YHB we understand that effective tax management is pivotal for managing your wealth.

We can help you discover your tax-saving opportunities and develop your personalized tax strategy. Our team provides unique insight and expertise to design customized solutions to fit your unique situation. Our goal is to make your tax strategy work with the many components of your financial goals and lifestyle.

For high-network individuals, business owners and executives, we help you evaluate the tax consequences of your business and personal decisions, providing critical guidance to retain more of your hard-earned wealth.

Our Tax Experts are Your Experts

Our tax team helps a large number of individuals, partnerships, businesses, corporations, trusts, estates and nonprofits meet compliance requirements and save tax at the federal, state and local level — as well as internationally. YHB would welcome the opportunity to put our tax expertise to work for you in these and other ways:

  • Tax planning and consulting
  • Income tax preparation and filing
  • Representation before the IRS and other tax authorities
  • Assistance with payroll and property taxes

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Alex Fleming
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Alex Fleming
CPA, PFS
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About Alex

Alex Fleming graduated from Lynchburg College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in May 2008.  He interned with YHB right after graduation and then joined the firm as a full-time professional the following year in August 2009.  During that interim year, he studied for and passed all four parts of the CPA exam and joined the AICPA and VSCPA.  Alex began his YHB career with the bank audit team but has transitioned to the tax department out of the Middleburg office.  He now specializes in complex tax planning and compliance for individuals, estate, trusts, private foundations, and privately-held companies.  Alex has also obtained the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) certification from the AICPA in September 2017.

Alex is a native of Loudoun County, specifically the Middleburg area.  He is an active board member for the Middleburg Business and Professional Association, the Hill School Alumni Association, and the Piedmont Child Care Center.  He, his wife, and two sons now live near Warrenton with their two dogs.

Cathie Fosth
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Cathie Fosth
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ABOUT CATHIE

Cathie joined YHB in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University. She has over 30 years of public accounting experience including having owned and operated her own firm. Cathie has served clients in a variety of industries by providing tax, accounting and consulting services. Cathie has used her tax expertise not only to serve her clients, but also her peers through leading tax training courses and tax talks. She is based out of our Winchester office.

Cathie is a member of both the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Cathie is licensed in both Virginia and Florida.

OTHER INTERESTS

Cathie has several Pugs and enjoys their help with gardening, wine making and canning.

James Snyder
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About Jim

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).

Experience

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.

Expertise

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.

Approach

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.

Other Interests

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.

Elaine Cain
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Elaine Cain
CPA
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About Elaine

A Frederick County native, Elaine has been with Yount Hyde Barbour since beginning her accounting career in 1994. She holds a B.B.A. degree as well as a Master of Science degree, both from James Madison University. She is a member of several organizations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Healthy Families of Northern Shenandoah Valley and the Winchester Kiwanis Club.

Experience

As the leader of our Family Wealth Services Team, she provides comprehensive tax, estate, trust, and gift planning and advisory services to wealthy families and individuals. Elaine also has extensive experience in conducting audits and providing tax compliance and consulting services to nonprofits and governmental entities.

Expertise

One of Elaine’s greatest strengths is her ability to explain financial matters in terms non-accountants can understand, and to proactively inform YHB clients of developments that may affect them. In addition, she has a thorough understanding of estate planning issues, as well as a proven ability to work with family dynamics. As a result, she can meet the full range of a client’s tax and estate planning needs, from serving as a trustee and managing finances to helping with business succession planning. She is especially good at helping clients get caught up with past-due tax returns.

Approach

To help clients develop effective tax and estate plans, Elaine takes extra measures to learn about their goals, circumstances, and needs, particularly any that may require special financial strategies. She strives to come to a full understanding of family relationships and issues that may affect the planning process, and to work through them to achieve consensus about the plans she helps develop. After assisting with plan implementation, Elaine keeps in contact throughout the year to help clients stay on top of their finances and make sure their plans are on track.

Other Interests

Elaine enjoys family vacations, particularly to Disney World, and spending time with her husband, daughter and son. Her hobbies include shopping for and collecting antique Nippon ceramics, and riding motorcycles.

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Bill Osgood
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Bill Osgood
CPA
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About Bill

William is a manager on our tax team and based in our Leesburg office. He is a 1990 graduate of Strayer College where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. William became a certified public accountant in 1997 and has since served clients on a variety of individual, business and fiduciary issues. William joined YHB in October of 2010 and continues to provide tax and advisory solutions to clients throughout the area. He is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public accountants.

Derek McCarty
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Derek McCarty
CPA
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About Derek

Derek began his career in accounting with YHB in 2011 after a graduating with a B.S. in accounting from Shepherd University.  Derek became a licensed CPA in 2013.  He is a member of multiple organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the President of the Tri-State Estate Planning Council.

Experience

As a member of the firm’s Family Legacy Services team, Derek has developed an in-depth understanding of individual, trust, estate and business taxation.   Derek stays up-to-date with the latest trends and regulations, regularly attending courses specifically designed towards matters affecting his clients.  Derek also assists with providing tax training and ongoing mentoring to YHB staff members.

EXPERTISE

Derek specializes in assisting individual and corporate fiduciaries with complex trust/estate tax and compliance related issues. In addition, he excels in providing individuals and business owners with sound tax and business planning, taking into consideration their unique concerns and issues. Aside from providing tax and compliance services, Derek also manages the firm’s fiduciary examination engagements for local financial institutions.

APPROACH

In order to best serve his client’s, Derek takes the time to fully comprehend the client’s situation and concerns.  He then works closely with the client and other YHB industry leaders to develop a thorough strategy that works in the client’s best interest.  Derek also takes the time to ensure the client understands the strategy and to makes sure the client is both comfortable and satisfied with his recommendations.

Ben Sandala
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Ben Sandala
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ABOUT BEN

Ben graduated from West Virginia University in May 2011, with a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Accounting. Ben started at YHB August of 2011, and became a CPA in January of 2014. Ben currently splits his time between our Middleburg and Leesburg offices.

Ben is a member of the YHB Employee Advisory Committee and of the YHB Accountants for Continuing Education (ACE) team which is responsible for training and development of new staff. Ben is also an AICPA and VSCPA member.

Expertise

Ben specializes in tax and consulting services in conjunction with the Family Wealth Services Team, including income tax planning and compliance for individuals and small businesses; agriculture business taxation and consulting; and estate administration.

Ginger P. Weschler
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Ginger P. Weschler
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ABOUT GINGER

Ginger graduated from East Carolina University in May 2001 with a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Accounting with a tax concentration. She became a CPA in 2003 and is licensed in Virginia and North Carolina.  She is a member of the AICPA, VSCPA, and the Northern Chapter of the VSCPA.  In 2013, she was chosen to participate in the Inaugural VSCPA Leadership Academy.

Ginger is experienced in tax planning and compliance for individuals and small businesses to include partnerships and corporations.  Her experience also includes accounting and attestation services for small and medium-sized businesses.

M. Lynn Reilly
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About Lynn

Lynn graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA with over 38 years of accounting experience in the public and private sector. Lynn is a member of multiple organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also active with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Expertise

Lynn has extensive experience in providing a full range of tax services in compliance with laws and regulations. She performs innovative income tax planning, complex tax return preparation and review for individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts.

In order to best serve her clients, Lynn takes the time to fully comprehend their specific situations and concerns. She knows how important it is to keep her clients informed about any relevant tax law legislation that is important to their business needs. She strives to help her clients fine tune their accounting processes so that they can work faster and smarter and achieve their goals.

Kevin L. Branner
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About Kevin

Since beginning his career at Yount Hyde Barbour in 1991, Kevin has been focused on helping construction companies, developers and real estate firms maximize their financial success. He has a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Randolph-Macon College.

Kevin is a member of numerous community organizations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Associated Builders and Contractors, the National Association of Homebuilders. He is an executive committee member of the Construction Financial Management Association (Central Virginia Chapter) an Associate Representative of the AGC Virginia State Board of Directors and the Treasurer of the AGC Valley District.

Experience

Kevin is highly experienced in delivering a broad range of accounting and business advisory services, including tax planning and filing, audits, succession planning, and profit improvement consulting. And through his active participation in various construction trade associations, he has developed a keen understanding of industry trends and issues.

Expertise

Kevin excels in advising construction businesses and their owners on ways to minimize taxes and achieve their objectives. Because of his extensive network of community contacts, he is especially effective at facilitating relationships with bankers, bonding agents, sureties, and other professionals who can provide the credit and services contractors and developers need to succeed. He also is skilled at conducting operational reviews and helping YHB clients choose business structures and accounting methods that lift their bottom lines.

Approach

As Kevin sees it, the key to effective client service is developing a good relationship with a business’s owners and managers. So, whatever the purpose of an engagement, he begins by sitting down with you to discuss your needs and objectives and learn how you operate. By listening carefully, he is better able to identify issues to address and changes to make so that you not only achieve your objectives, but also maximize your success.

Other Interests

An avid golfer, Kevin enjoys spending time on the greens, or with his wife , daughter and son.

Kirstine Connors
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Kirstine Connors
CPA/ABV, CVA
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About Kirstine

Kirstine graduated from California State University San Bernardino in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. For more than 20 years, she has held a variety of roles in the accounting industry, gaining experience in auditing, private industry, tax, business valuation and forensic accounting.

Kirstine is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA),  Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA), and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). She is also a member of the AICPA’s ABV Credential Committee and planning committee for the VSCPA’s annual Business Valuation, Fraud & Litigation Services Conference.

Expertise

Kirstine provides business valuation, fraud, litigation support as well as tax services. To better serve clients, Kirstine became a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) in 2011 and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) in 2014. She has performed a wide variety of business valuations for litigation, tax, and financial reporting purposes.  She has worked with private and publicly traded companies, ranging in size from start-up’s to companies with annual revenue of approximately $500 million.

Nicholas Preusch
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ABOUT NICK

Nick joined YHB in 2020 with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Nick is a graduate of Carthage College with a BS in Accounting and Business, the University of Connecticut with an MA in Accounting, Case Western Reserve University with a JD, and Georgetown University with an LLM in taxation. Nick has also worked with the Internal Revenue Service as a Revenue Agent and an Attorney with the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility.

EXPERTISE

Nick’s expertise includes helping high wealth individual and large business entities with complex tax compliance, along with specializing in international, non-for-profit tax issues, and tax ethics issues. He has used his tax expertise not only to serve his clients, but also his peers. He has authored publications for the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy, AICPA’s Tax Advisor, NATP’s Tax Pro Journal, and CCH’s Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure and co-authored a textbook, Tax Preparer Penalties and Circular 230 Enforcement, published by Thomas Reuters. He has also lectured nationally on topics such as ethics, complex tax transactions, and IRS practice and procedure.

Justin Bryan
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Justin Bryan
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About Justin

Justin joined YHB in January 2014 after graduating from Shepherd University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in financial planning. He became a certified public accountant in 2015. Since joining the firm Justin has specialized in tax and consulting services for individuals and businesses while supporting the YHB Healthcare Team.

Justin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and National CPA Health Care Advisors Association (HCAA). He is an active member with the Top of Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Group. Justin is a culture leader at the Firm by serving as co-chair of the Social Committee and is a regular speaker at local high schools presenting on careers in accounting.

Daniel Karpac
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Daniel Karpac
CPA
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About Dan

Daniel is a manager on the YHB tax team and works primarily in our Middleburg office. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2005 then received a Master of Professional Accountancy in 2006. That same year Dan joined the YHB team as an associate. Dan is an active member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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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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Brian Kling
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ABOUT BRIAN

Brian is a 2000 graduate from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He joined the firm shortly after graduating and is now a tax principal in the Leesburg office.  As a native of western Loudoun, Brian is familiar with the diverse people, places, and ideas that make Loudoun County unique.

He is experienced in providing income and business consulting to highly successful individuals in numerous professions.  Brian is also involved with the family wealth planning team where he focuses on estate planning, taxation, estate, and trust administration.

Experience

With over 16 years of public accounting experience, Brian brings his unique relational style to providing real solutions to clients. In addition to individuals, his practice spans a variety of industries and includes tax and business consulting services to closely held companies, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

To stay on top of national and local changes or trends Brian is an active member with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). He is also active with the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s Lead Share groups as well as the Wealth Builders Connect organization.

Approach

Working with clients in such a close role is not one that Brian takes lightly. While the importance of being technically sound is always a priority, it is not lost on Brian the reason we do what we do – people. Brian’s goal is to develop a lasting relationship with each client that moves beyond compliance to providing real solutions that deliver peace of mind.

Brian is readily accessible to provide advisory services on technical questions and simple ones. He regularly meets with bankers, attorneys, real estate agents and various other service providers to assure his clients always have access to the experts they need.

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Theresa Etcho
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About Theresa

Theresa graduated from James Madison University with a BBA degree in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA with over 25 years of public accounting experience. Theresa has extensive knowledge and a proven track record of consistently and effectively delivering accounting services focused on enhancing the clients’ profitability and sustainability. She works with a variety of clients in various industries in preparing financial statements in accordance with current standards, performing audits, review and compilation procedures, and preparing tax returns.

Theresa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also active with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Expertise

Theresa’s strongest skills cover many aspects of financial reporting and taxation, including laws, cost control principals, ledger analysis, financial statements, budging, taxation, and economic regulations. She often consults with clients regarding tax planning, implementation of general accounting principles and improving internal control processes in order to identify and deliver tax and advisory solutions to help them achieve their goals.

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.

Georgia Ross
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Georgia Ross
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ABOUT GEORGIA

Georgia joined YHB in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Shepherd University. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2012. Georgia is a member of our Community Bank Team and her experience includes all aspects of bank taxation compliance and consulting. She currently works in our Winchester office.

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

 

 

Johanna Smith
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Johanna Smith
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About Johanna

Johanna graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA with over 20 years of accounting experience and is also a Notary Public. Johanna is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also active with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Expertise

Johanna has extensive experience in preparing financial statements in accordance with current standards. Her expertise is also in preparing tax returns, review and compilation procedures for construction contractors, subcontractors, home builders and physicians. She regularly consults with clients regarding accounting assistance, implementation of general accounting principals, and improving internal control processes.

She knows how important it is to keep her clients informed about any relevant tax law legislation or accounting standard that is important to their business needs. In order to best serve her clients and help them achieve their goals, Johanna takes the time to fully comprehend their specific situations and concerns.

Michael Buckley
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Michael Buckley
CPA, MST
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About Michael

Michael graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University and a MST from American University. Michael specializes in tax compliance, consulting, planning, and mergers and acquisition work for service-based S corporations, partnerships, closely-held corporations and multi-state entities. He is also an active member of the AICPA, VSCPA, and the Northern Chapter of the VSCPA.

 

Joshua C. Kerr-Hobert
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Joshua C. Kerr-Hobert
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About Josh

Josh began his career at YHB in 1999, after earning a B.B.A. from the College of William & Mary. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and a previous member of the Blue Ridge Kiwanis.

Experience

Josh has provided income tax and advisory services to a broad range of business and individual clients with complex needs for 18 years.  He has worked his entire career at YHB, having spent his first 12 years in the Winchester office and the last 6 years in the Middleburg office.  In addition to serving clients, Josh provides mentoring and training for YHB staff members and is a member of the firm’s Human Resources Committee.

Expertise

Josh specializes in helping individuals implement strategies that minimize their income tax liabilities and achieve their personal and business financial objectives. As a professional certified in strategy and performance management, he also excels in empowering business owners with information and insight that improves their decision-making process, maximizes their profitability and gives them a better sense of where they want to go and how to get there.

Josh is proud to provide his clients with the following solutions:

∙ Income tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses
∙ Bill payment, financial reporting, and budgeting
∙ Vendor billing oversight including large projects such as home construction
∙ Wealth transfer planning
∙ Charitable contribution planning and tracking
∙ Private foundation administrative support services
∙ Equine business tax and consulting services including audit support
∙ Tax credit consulting services
∙ Document storage including client portal facilitation

Approach

Josh focuses on helping clients achieve peace of mind.  His service approach is customized for each client, resulting in close and highly individualized working relationships.  Josh takes pride in making complex financial matters easier to understand, in order to help clients with financial decision making and achievement of their goals and objectives.

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Megan Furlong
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Megan Furlong
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About Megan

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor - QuickBooks Online CertificationMegan is a Manager at the Culpeper office of Yount, Hyde & Barbour where she provides businesses and individuals with accounting, tax and advisory services.  Megan began her career in 2007 with YHB after graduating from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Accounting, and a minor in Communication Studies.  She provides management with continual and ongoing consulting services by helping clients establish internal financial procedures and ensuring that their accounting system is set up to match their needs.  Megan became a Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor to learn more about QuickBooks® in order to teach her clients better accounting skills.

Kelly Domenick
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About Kelly

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.

Shelley Lewis
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Shelley Lewis
CPA
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About Shelley

Shelley has worked exclusively on the bank team since joining YHB.  Shelley’s experience includes all aspects of bank taxation compliance and consulting.  Shelley’s unique combination of bank audit and tax experience is an asset to the team.  Shelley is a graduate of Shepherd University and regularly leads bank tax training for our staff and clients.

M. Jeanette Woodcock
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M. Jeanette Woodcock
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About Jeanette

Jeanette has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, specializing in construction accounting and tax. Since 1980, her career has focused on accounting for closely held companies.

Her tax expertise consistently yields significant savings to corporate, partnership, and individual clients. Her knowledge of business financial management enhances client productivity and profitability. Jeanette also contributes to published works on construction accounting.

In addition to being a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Jeanette is also active in the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), the Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA), and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Eric Roth
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ABOUT ERIC

Eric Roth joined YHB in 2014 with a BS in accounting from Virginia Tech. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2015. Eric specializes in pass-through entity tax preparation, preparation of real estate business return, and tax planning for individuals and their closely held business entities. He currently works in our Leesburg office.

Eric 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).

Gregory Crawford
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Gregory Crawford
CPA, CVA
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About Greg

For more than 30 years, Greg has been delivering accounting and advisory services that exceed client expectations. He joined Yount, Hyde & Barbour in 1986, after working several years for a small local CPA firm. He is a valuable member of many organizations, including: the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Experience

At YHB, Greg has had significant experience in business valuation, litigation support, and tax and estate planning, with a focus on family business owners. Greg currently serves on YHB’s Tax Quality Control Committee as well as the Business Valuation Team. 

Expertise

Greg excels in working with high net worth families who have multiple business and investment entities that require a combination of tax planning, estate planning, succession planning, and business valuation services. His forte is being able to quickly develop an understanding of complex financial situations, so he can anticipate needs and devise comprehensive solutions that minimize taxes and maximize value.

Approach

Greg treats each client as he would like to be treated. He imagines sitting on the client’s side of the desk and asking what he can do to increase the client’s success. To this end, he first tries to learn all that he can about a client’s situation. Then he meets with YHB team members to decide the best approach to not only meeting the client’s needs, but also identifying additional ways to add value.

Other Interests

Greg enjoys traveling domestically and abroad, sampling the culture of different cities with his wife. They have a son who is an Eagle Scout and graduate of the University of Virginia.

Krystal McCants
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Krystal McCants
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About Krystal

Krystal is a 2003 Virginia Tech graduate and joined YHB in 2020. She has over fifteen years of public accounting experience working with and advising high net worth individuals, trusts, and closely held businesses. Krystal specializes in income tax planning, compliance, and review. She serves as an advisor to her clients by providing tax guidance and business planning strategies.

Giving Back

Since joining the industry Krystal has held several leadership roles in the VSCPA. Currently, she serves as the Vice Chair of the VSCPA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advisory council and also on the planning committee for the AICPA Engage conference. In 2020, Krystal was honored to be named one of the Washington DC Metro Area’s Top CPA’s by Washingtonian Magazine for the 4th time and was also voted as a Top Financial Professional by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2019.

Approach

To help clients develop effective tax strategies, Krystal takes extra measures to learn about their future plans, circumstances, and needs, particularly any that may require special tax or financial strategies. She takes the time to listen and develop a full understanding of clients goals and how to achieve them. After assisting with plan implementation, Krystal keeps in contact throughout the year to help clients stay on top of their finances and make sure their plans are on track.

 
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.

Adrian U. Taylor
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About Adrian

Adrian began her career at YHB in 1999, with a B.B. A. from Old Dominion University. She is a Personal Finance Specialist (PFS) as well as certified in Strategy & Performance Management from Mentor Plus. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). She is also an Evaluator for the VSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee, a Board Member of the Dental Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley and a Board Member of the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber

Experience

Adrian provides individual and business tax planning, compliance and consulting services to a broad range of clients ranging from family-owned businesses to personal service corporations.  She works with businesses and their owners, as well as other successful individuals, with strategic and financial planning. In addition to serving clients, Adrian provides mentoring and tax training for YHB staff members as well as educating local students on the opportunities available for those considering careers in accounting.

Expertise

Adrian specializes in providing tax and consulting services to individuals, partnerships and corporations.  She has extensive experience with the tax and financial challenges business owner’s face.  The Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) certification allows Adrian to combine her tax expertise with her knowledge of financial planning to provide clients with comprehensive financial strategies.

APPROACH

One of Adrian’s greatest strengths is her ability to help business owner’s understand and analyze their financial data to enable them to make informed business decisions.  She enjoys working with clients to develop effective tax and financial plans then helping them measure their progress.  In addition, Adrian believes communication is critical and is continually working with clients to keep them up to date on current developments and tax law changes.

INVOLVEMENT & MEMBERSHIPS

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), Member
VSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee, Evaluator
Dental Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Board Member
Top of Virginia Regional Chamber Valley Business Women, Committee Member

Education & Achievements

B.B.A. from Old Dominion University
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
Certificate in Strategy and Performance Management from Mentor Plus

Thomas W. Moler
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About Tom

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.

Experience

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.

Expertise

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.

Approach

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.

Dan Fagerli
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About Dan

Dan is a Northern Virginia native and a 1987 graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from George Mason University in 1989 and a Masters of Science in Taxation degree from Georgetown University in 1993. Dan has practiced public accounting for over 26 years and joined the Leesburg office of YHB in August 2002. He has considerable experience in tax compliance, research and planning for various business entities, including those engaged in commercial and residential real estate activities

Julie Carper Hay
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Julie Carper Hay
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About Julie

Julie joined YHB after graduating from Bridgewater College in 2004 and became a certified public accountant in 2006. Since joining the firm Julie has gained significant experience by supporting the YHB Healthcare Team and the general tax practice for individuals and businesses. Julie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and National CPA Health Care Advisors Association (HCAA). She is also past treasurer and member of the Winchester’s Latest Rotary. Julie regularly presents to area dentists, physicians, and medical office managers regarding the latest industry, tax and medical issues facing their business.

Jenny Piasecki
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About Jennifer

Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned her bachelor’s in both Accounting and Finance. She later became a Certified Public Accountant in 2004. Jennifer joined the YHB Community Bank Team in October of 2017. Prior to joining YHB, her career spanned from working with non-profits to her current specialty in working with Community Banks.

Jennifer is an active member of both the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She also serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Expertise

Jennifer’s experience includes all aspects of bank taxation compliance and consulting.  Her unique combination of bank tax experience is an asset to the team.

Involvement & Memberships
  • Virginia Bankers Association (VBA)
  • Virginia Association of Community Bankers (VACB)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)

 

Education
  • Old Dominion University (2001)
Wesley Elliott
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Wesley Elliott
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ABOUT WESLEY

Wesley joined Yount, Hyde and Barbour, P.C. in November, 2012, and specializes in providing tax and attest services to many of the Firms construction and real estate clients.  He splits his time between the YHB Leesburg and Winchester offices. Wesley earned his Masters of Science Accounting Degree in 2008 from Strayer University, and became a CPA in 2010.  Wesley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association.

Kimberly Koch
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About Kim

Kim graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA with 25 years of diverse accounting experience. Kim has extensive experience in assisting clients in preparing financial statements in accordance with current standards, preparing tax returns, conducting reviews and compilations for construction contractors and small businesses.

Kim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has previously held board positions on the RHS, NRMS, and BRES PTAs, BSA Troop 14, Fawn Lake Fliers Swim Team, Fawn Lake Triathlon, and is currently active with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Expertise

Kim’s strongest skills cover many aspects of financial reporting and taxation, including cost control principals, ledger analysis, financial statements, budgeting, taxation, and economic regulations. Her broad experience in this deadline-driven environment enables her to successfully help build a better financial future for both regional businesses and individuals.

Alexander D. Eccard
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About Alexander

Since beginning his accounting career at YHB in 1998, Alex has provided tax planning, compliance, business consulting, business valuation and litigation support services to closely held businesses, high net worth / high net income individuals, and other clients in a variety of industries and professions. He has a B.S. in accounting as well as an M.S. in accountancy (concentration in taxation), both from Virginia Tech.

Alex is involved in several organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is licensed as a CPA in Virginia and West Virginia.

Experience

His experience includes assisting business owners with succession planning, analyzing financing structures, and negotiating business sales and other transactions. At YHB, he helps guide the firm’s Business Valuation and Litigation Support Team, in addition to providing clients with comprehensive tax and consulting services.

Expertise

Alex excels in helping clients leverage opportunities to save tax while staying within IRS guidelines. He is skilled in providing international tax services, representing clients before tax authorities, and serving as an expert witness for clients engaged in the litigation process. As a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and a CPA Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Alex also provides valuation services for gift and estate tax reporting, estate planning, due diligence in relation to buying and selling a business, marital dissolutions, and owner disputes.

Approach

In serving clients, Alex strives to deliver five-star service characterized by responsiveness, timeliness, thoroughness, accuracy and proactive communication. He also thoughtfully monitors business trends, changes in tax laws and developments in the economy to see how they may affect the clients he serves, so he can proactively help them take appropriate steps to reduce their tax liability and better achieve their financial objectives and goals.

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.

Sally Silver
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Sally Silver
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About Sally

Sally graduated from Shepherd College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and later Virginia Polytechnic and State University in 1991 with a Master of Accountancy, Tax Specialization. Before joining YHB in 1998, Sally worked for KPMG as well as private industry as a Tax Manager.

Sally is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA),  Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA), and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).

Riley O’Neil
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Riley O’Neil
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About Riley

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.

Involvement & Memberships

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).