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September 29, 2021

CBM Sorts 1,450 Pounds of Food for Families Facing Hunger and Food Insecurity in Montgomery County

Before leading a CBM volunteer activity at the organization’s Gaithersburg, MD warehouse on Monday, September 27, CBM Marketing Director Joe Kovacs first became aware of the Manna Food Center in March 2020 shortly after the pandemic sent thousands of employees across the Washington, DC metropolitan region to home office. “I knew this event would have a huge impact on a lot of people,” said Joe, “but the truth is that the pandemic didn’t just create hunger across Montgomery County, it… Read more ›

September 22, 2021

CBM Team Member Malcolm Jones Partners with Office Supplies Store to Direct School Supplies to DC Metro-Area Students

As the father of a young boy, CBM administrative team member Malcolm Jones knows the importance of classrooms with sufficient school supplies. For two consecutive years, as part of his CBM100-Charities initiative, Malcolm partnered with the office supplies store, Staples, to deliver classroom materials to underprivileged children in schools throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. The initiative began last year after the pandemic started when Malcolm worked with Staples to arrange for the delivery of desks to students attending virtual… Read more ›

September 17, 2021

CBM Partners with Together We Rise and CONCERN4KIDS As They Put Together Sweet Cases for Foster Children

Deborah May and Tana Papinova collaborated together to help foster children when they move from one home to another. They and other CBM staff members, Sue-Jane Haight, Malcolm Jones, April Roberts, Sal Attanasio and Thomas Caggiano, put sweet cases together that were ordered from Together We Rise which then were donated to CONCERN4KIDS. The sweet cases were ordered though Together We Rise, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care. This organization created the Sweet… Read more ›

September 9, 2021

CBM Team Members Coordinate Donation of Textbooks and Other Educational Resources to Washington, DC Elementary School Classroom

Students in the Washington, DC public schools system benefited from the coordinated donation of $500 worth of textbooks and educational supports to the DC Education Fund, a group that backs cutting-edge initiatives with the potential to generate systemic change. The Fund’s investments have transformed the DC public school system into one of the fastest-improving school districts in the nation. Senior Accounting Specialist Anne Hayes and Administrative Assistant Shanta Jordan combined efforts for their CBM100-Charities event to solicit $285 from individual… Read more ›

August 3, 2021

CBM Continues Climbing INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 300 Firms List

CBM continues to climb INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) list of top 300 public accounting firms for the third consecutive year. In 2021, CBM ranked #216 among all firms across the country on IPA’s industry-recognized list, moving up from last year’s spot at #220. “CBM is proud to be recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting once more for our growth in recent years,” said Daniel L. Weaver, CPA, president and managing partner of the firm. “Our team has been very attuned to… Read more ›

July 13, 2021

Six New Partners Welcomed to CBM’s Leadership Team

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), a Bethesda, MD-based accounting and advisory firm, is proud to announce that the following individuals have become partners effective July 1, 2021: Thomas B. Bailey, CPA, CVA – Partner / Director, Construction and Real Estate Group Daniel Keefer, CPA, CVA – Partner Julia Lafferty, CPA – Partner / Director, Not-for-Profit Group Jane Ochsman Rowny, CPA, CFP®, CDFA® – Partner / Director, Divorce Litigation Group Aleksandr S. Seleznev, MBA, CFP®, CFA – Partner, Financial Advisor… Read more ›

July 12, 2021

CBM Announces July 1 Promotions

PDF: CBM Announces Promotions Effective July 1 Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), a Bethesda, MD-based accounting and advisory firm, is proud to announce the following promotions effective July 1, 2021: Elliot Antokas, CPA – Senior-in-Charge Lisa A. Drummond, CPA – Senior Manager Eric S. Fox, CPA – Senior-in-Charge Brenda L. Haase, CPA – Senior Manager Linda Murphy – Director of Office Operations Suzanne M. Nalls, CPA – Senior Manager Alain Pankopf, CPA – Senior-in-Charge Bhavin B. Patel, CPA –… Read more ›

April 1, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. and Team Members Donate $1,170 to Honor Women’s History Month

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), a Bethesda, MD-based accounting and advisory firm, and individual team members, donated $1,170 to several organizations to honor Women’s History Month in March. The campaign, spearheaded by D-PATH, an internal employee affinity group dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion, is part of CBM100-Charities, a two-year initiative to celebrate the firm’s 100th anniversary through team-wide charitable giving and volunteerism. Donations benefited the Women’s Economic Future Fund, the DC chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women’s… Read more ›

March 23, 2021

Celebrating Edna Nick (In Honor of Women’s History Month)

In honor of Women’s History Month, Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. is proud to celebrate Edna Nick, the first of several women who continue to serve as equity partners in our 100-year history. Edna Nick was the first woman to pass the CPA examination in the Commonwealth of Virginia and, after becoming certified, she would go on to work at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell for 51 years and become the firm’s first equity woman partner. Although women were a minority… Read more ›

March 12, 2021

CBM Named to Accounting Today’s Annual List of 2021 Regional Leaders

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. has been named one of the regional leaders among accounting firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. Accounting Today, a leading trade publication in the accounting industry, annually recognizes the largest tax and accounting practices across the country based on revenue. This is CBM’s second recognition by Accounting Today in recent months. Last August, CBM was recognized as the 220th largest firm in the country (jumping up from 245 the previous year) and as one of the… Read more ›