Amanda McWilliams, CPA, a manager of tax and client advisory and accounting services (CAAS) at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, was recognized as a graduate of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs’ Margaret DeBoe Leadership Program at GWSCPA’s annual meeting on Wednesday, June 8. The program, founded in 2016 to recognize GWSCPA’s first woman president, provides in-depth educational programming and peer networking with other CPA firm leaders during an eight-month experience.
“Participation in the Margaret DeBoe program was truly rewarding,” said McWilliams. “It helped develop my skill set and gave me the chance to dialogue with counterparts at other firms in the Washington, DC metro region about issues facing the accounting industry. The experience helped me further recognize my value as a professional and broadened my knowledge about what I can do to help our clients and CBM succeed.”
In addition to managing tax engagements for individual and business clients, McWilliams helps direct the firm’s CAAS group. It is a role which positions her to deliver customized accounting and consulting services to businesses including start-ups and emerging entities seeking expertise on scaling up their financial operations. Operating in a digital environment, she collaborates to earn the trust of clients and guide them toward successfully achieving their business goals.
“I could not be more pleased with Amanda’s accomplishment,” said Daniel L. Weaver, CPA, president and managing partner of CBM. “She has been a respected leader at CBM since she joined our team in 2016, and her focus on client success continues to inspire those around her. She should be proud of her involvement in the program—she is a well-deserving graduate.”
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) is a professional services firm delivering tax, accounting and business advisory expertise throughout the Mid-Atlantic region from offices in Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC.