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August 16, 2019

CBM President and Managing Partner Peter Reilly Named by Rainmaker Companies as 2019 Managing Partner of the Year

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… Read more ›

August 14, 2019

Senior Investment Advisor Alex Seleznev to Participate in United States Tennis Association Nationals

CBM Senior Investment Advisor Alex Seleznev (center) and the Montgomery County tennis team (playing in the 2019 United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic division) qualified last week for the USTA national tournament in Las Vegas this October. Only 16 teams in the nation will participate. Congratulations to Alex and his team members, and best of luck!

August 8, 2019

Kathleen Booker Receives CPA Certification

Kathleen Booker, Senior Auditor at CBM – Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. has earned her Certified Public Accountant license from the Virginia Board of Accountancy, the organization recognized for establishing educational and professional standards in the financial industry. Kathleen Booker joined CBM in September 2017, where she is primarily responsible for performing audit engagements in the not-for-profit sector. Additionally, Kathleen provides tax services to individuals and small businesses. Her recent promotion to Senior Auditor will continue to fuel her professional… Read more ›

July 30, 2019

Jordan Egert Certified as Financial Expert

CBM’s Jordan Egert has recently been certified in the District of Columbia as a financial expert in the fields of forensic accounting, litigation services, and family financial matters. Previously recognized as an expert in Maryland and Montgomery County, Jordan is continuing to fulfill and develop his role in the litigation process and industry at large. As Manager of Litigation Support, Jordan has been working in these fields for over 12 years, providing dedicated service to clients and community. “I’m excited… Read more ›

July 26, 2019

CBM Volunteers with Maryland Food Bank to Help Feed Children Throughout Maryland

On Wednesday, July 24, CBM team members volunteered with the Maryland Food Bank to prepare meals for underprivileged children and those facing food uncertainty throughout the state. The team’s accomplishments included preparing 550 school breakfasts and 100 lunches for children across several state counties and for delivery to five soup kitchens throughout the Baltimore metropolitan region. Among those participating were Principal Julia Lafferty, Manager Helen Wasserman, Senior Financial Advisor Wendy Moyers, Staff Auditor Eva Tung and interns Marissa Cosgrove and… Read more ›

July 25, 2019

CBM Named an Approved Provider of Certified Association Executive Education Credit

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. has been approved as a professional education-based provider of Certified Association Executive (CAE) credit by the American Society of Association Executives, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to association management for both organizations and individual association professionals. ”Delivering professional CAE credit is a logical extension of CBM’s not-for-profit association services,” said Daniel L. Weaver, CPA, executive vice president and chair of CBM’s not-for-profit practice. “For nearly 100 years, our accountants and advisors have supported the financial… Read more ›

June 28, 2019

CBM Announces 2019 Staff Promotions

CBM – Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., a leading full-service accounting and business advisory firm that serves the Mid-Atlantic region from offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, DC, is proud to announce the promotions of several members of its team: Grace Song – Supervisor (Audit) Christina Vacek – Senior-in-Charge (Tax) Norah Jones – Senior-in-Charge (Audit) Eva Tung – Senior (Audit) DJ Wernitznig – Senior (Audit) Camilla Zhang – Senior (Tax) Eric Fox – Senior (Audit) Kathleen Booker – Senior (Audit) “I… Read more ›

June 21, 2019

CBM Principal Julia Lafferty Elected to Board of Governors of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs

The Greater Washington Society of CPAs has elected Julia Lafferty, Principal at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), to its board of governors. CBM has a long history working with GWSCPA dating back to 1924 when the firm’s founder, James Councilor, served as the society’s first president. GWSCPA, a not-for-profit organization serving the DC-area accounting profession, promotes ethical standards and educational opportunities and support for its members. The Society also acts as a liaison contact with Capitol Hill, state, and… Read more ›

June 20, 2019

John Comunale Elected to Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Students Automotive Trades Foundation

The Montgomery County Students Automotive Trades Foundation elected John Comunale, Senior Vice President at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), to its board of directors effective July 1. CBM, a full-service accounting and advisory firm with offices in Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC, has served auto dealerships throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region and up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard since 1921. MCSATF, a not-for-profit organization, represents a collaborative effort between the Montgomery County business and professional community, and… Read more ›

June 17, 2019

CBM Named by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance as One of the Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has been named one of the best accounting firms in equity leadership by the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA). This recognition, published in AFWA’s 2019 Accounting MOVE Project report, highlights CBM as a firm with above-average equity by women leaders (at 47.1%). CBM’s recognition also reflects the launch of a professional development initiative for women and diverse professionals at the firm entitled CBM D-PATH (Diversity: Professional Accountants and Advisors Transforming the Horizon). The… Read more ›