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CBM Jumps to Number 21 on the Washington Business Journal’s Annual List of Top Area Accounting Firms

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March 13, 2020 (Bethesda, MD & Washington, DC) – Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has continued to advance in the Washington Business Journal’s annually reputed Book of Lists, placing Number 21 in the region’s list of top accounting firms. This is the third consecutive year CBM has appeared in the Journal and represents a jump from last year’s position at  Number 24.

“Our presence continues to expand throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region,” said Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA, the firm’s president and managing partner. “Following a series of mergers, which broadened our services to include expanded tax and consulting capabilities, financial planning and divorce litigation, as well as the integration of a financial advisory subsidiary, May Barnhard Investments, we are poised to continue delivering high-quality client service for both individuals and businesses.”

2020 also marks a pivotal year as CBM marks its centennial anniversary for serving clients throughout the Washington, DC region. In 1921, founding partner James Councilor left his role at the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the predecessor to the Internal Revenue Service, to help clients respond to new income tax legislation passed shortly before and during World War I.

As part of the firm’s 100th anniversary celebrations, each team member will lead a charitable activity for a local not-for-profit organization in 2020 and 2021. The initiative, called CBM100-Charities, is a way of giving back to the local not-for-profit community, which has supported CBM since inception. CBM is also developing a centennial publication, scheduled to be printed later this year.

“It is an exciting time for our firm and for our team members who are getting involved in the local community like never before,” said Reilly. “We’re proud to be recognized by the Washington, DC region’s most respected business publication.”

To learn more about CBM’s 100th anniversary initiative, CBM100, visit our CBM100 page.