Peter Reilly, CPA, CVA, President and Managing Partner of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., was named Managing Partner of the Year by the Rainmaker Companies, a firm dedicated to supporting the growth of hundreds of accounting firms through comprehensive training, community-building, and consulting expertise. The award was due to a recognition of CBM’s growth, an increase in diversity in both leadership and the firm, professionalism, and excellence in management and staffing.
The award was presented to Reilly on June 19 at the 2019 SuperConference, an annual conference that delivers education and networking for the leadership of Rainmaker’s accounting firm clients.
“I am honored to have been recognized,” said Reilly. “CBM has been a long-time client and participant in the work of the Rainmaker Companies, and we look forward to the SuperConference as an essential annual resource to help set the firm’s direction in the future. I am grateful that our industry contributions have been recognized.”
Peter Reilly attended this year’s SuperConference at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, to present “Seven Firms in Five Year: I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore,” during which he shared his insights as managing partner during the integration of seven practices into those of CBM in a short period of time. (Reilly also presented on this topic at the 2019 AICPA ENGAGE conference in Las Vegas).
Since 2014, CBM has grown rapidly as a result of these expansions, doubling in team size, increasing its diversity, opening a new office in Washington, DC (in addition to its headquarters office in Bethesda, MD) and earning recognition in both regional and national publications. For the past two years, CBM has appeared in the Washington Business Journal’s annual list of top 25 accounting firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and is currently listed as a top 250 public accounting firm from Inside Public Accounting.
Pete also participated in a SuperConference panel of niche leaders on Thursday, June 20. In attendance with him at the conference were CBM Executive Vice Presidents Richard Morris, lead for the firm’s tax practice, and Dan Weaver, lead for the firm’s not-for-profit practice.