Your bank tax team is full of industry-recognized experts ready to provide comprehensive solutions to community banks. Your expert team is specially trained in bank taxation and takes an active role in auditing the calculation, consulting with our clients in preparing the quarterly tax calculations, and coordinating tax return preparation.
The entire bank tax team focus their annual continuing education on attending top national bank taxation conferences and have a network of renowned bank experts to assist should the need arise. This blend of audit and tax expertise is unique in the industry and make the YHB team a valuable asset for us and our clients. We file returns for our other clients in almost every state and stay on top of the ever changing state and local tax rules for the jurisdictions in which our clients provide services.
We have an exceptionally deep knowledge of industry regulations and issues acquired through continuing professional education and active involvement in the below associations:
As part of our standard tax process, we have continuous contact with client personnel to assure we are meeting all client expectations and immediately address any concerns. We believe our true value to our clients is our responsiveness. We become trusted advisers that our clients know they can call any time to discuss urgent issues or to plan for upcoming standards.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).