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Category: CBM News

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 ›

March 3, 2021

Washingtonian Magazine Recognizes Debbie May’s Financial Expertise for the Ninth Time

PDF: Washingtonian Magazine Recognizes Debbie May’s Financial Expertise for the Ninth Time Debora E. May, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, Executive Vice President at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., director of the firm’s divorce, litigation, wealth management and financial planning practice, and chief investment officer at May Barnhard Investments (MBI), the firm’s financial advisory subsidiary, has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a top financial advisor in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. May has been recognized nine times by Washingtonian over the… Read more ›

March 2, 2021

CBM Senior Auditor Provides Nourishment for the Less Fortunate in Cape Town, South Africa

‘We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.’ – Chichi Bhene Chichi Bhene, one of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell’s newest team members, wasted no time in contributing to the firm’s CBM100-Charities initiative, a project through which team members serve charitable causes across the Washington, DC metropolitan region or, in Chichi’s case, in South Africa. Chichi, a senior auditor in Cape Town, spent… Read more ›

January 28, 2021

Maria Luck Inspires Blood Donations at CBM

On November 23, 2020 CBM’s Audit Senior-In-Charge Maria Luck donated blood at a OneBlood location in Oviedo, Florida. OneBlood is a not-for-profit dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of others through their work with blood and stem cells which assist in furthering scientific research. During her donation time, Maria was able give a quarter of a gallon of blood to the cause. She was compelled to donate because “in a COVID world, on top of the world’s individual normal… Read more ›

January 5, 2021

CBM Tax Manager Lucy Gomez Prepares Food for Local DMV Shelters

In early November, CBM’s Tax Manager Lucy Gomez volunteered at Manna Food Center and Clarksburg CAN – Community Assistance Network to package non-perishable goods for homeless shelters in the DC Metropolitan Area. She spent a total of 10 hours volunteering at the two locations and prepared a number of meals in the process. She worked tirelessly alongside other volunteers to get together as many meals as possible. Manna Food Center is a Silver Spring, MD-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending… Read more ›

December 31, 2020

A Dozen New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2021? Resolutions usually take the form of personal goals like eating healthier or getting rid of clutter around the house. But you can also make New Year’s resolutions for your small business. 1. Be Realistic About Your Goals The start of a new year is often cause for optimism. This is especially true this year for many people who want to put 2020 behind them from both a business and emotional standpoint…. Read more ›

December 14, 2020

Dan Weaver Named President and Managing Partner of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell

PDF: Dan Weaver Named President and Managing Partner of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has named Daniel L. Weaver, CPA as the firm’s new president and managing partner, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Weaver currently serves as an executive vice president and chair of the firm’s not-for-profit practice. He will be the sixth president and managing partner in CBM’s 100-year history, succeeding Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA. “I am honored to lead Councilor, Buchanan &… Read more ›

December 14, 2020

Peter Reilly Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell

PDF: Peter Reilly Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has named Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA as the firm’s new chairman of the board of directors, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Reilly, who has served as CBM’s president and managing partner since 2013, succeeds Patricia Drolet, CPA, PFS, who served in this capacity since January 1, 2019. During his presidency, Reilly oversaw the significant growth of CBM, the… Read more ›

December 1, 2020

CBM Talent Acquisition Manager Tana Papinova Leads Food Drive for Capital Area Food Bank

From December 1 to December 15, Talent Acquisition Manager Tana Papinova led a donation initiative alongside Firm Administrator Linda Murphy and Document Management Specialist Sal Attanasio for the Capital Area Food Bank. Tana encouraged all staff to fill two donation bins in Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell’s Bethesda and DC offices with canned and non-perishable goods. At the end of the collection period, Tana had several boxes filled with donations for the food bank. She also collected $1,050 in direct donations…. Read more ›