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Amanda McWilliams, CPA


Amanda McWilliams is a manager with Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchel, P.C. (CBM). She joined CBM in 2016 and has 12 years of public accounting experience. Amanda’s focus is on tax, compilations, and outsourced accounting services in various industries.

Amanda previously worked for two public accounting firms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. On the tax side she specialized in business and personal taxes, not-for-profits, and tax planning. She also has extensive experience in outsourced accounting services and financial statement compilation.  

Professional Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Cum Laude, Salisbury University
  • Certified Public Accountant, Maryland
  • com Expert and Guru Certifications
  • QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Certification

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, Treasurer, Finance Committee, Executive Committee
  • Christ Church Methodist Church, Finance Committee

Civic and Business Associations

  • American Institute of CPAs, Member
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, Member

Point of View:

“When I started preparing taxes, I was told to treat every tax return as if it was my mother’s return. However, this can apply to all accounting services, not just taxes. Do everything with care as if it was for yourself or a loved one.”

Speaking Engagements:

  • July 28, 2020 – Outsourced Accounting: A Partnership to Deliver Small Business Success (for the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce)
  • April 10, 2020- The CARES Act and Virtual Accounting: Benefits of Outsourcing Your Accounting to CPAs
  • April 3, 2020 – Best Practices for Working Effectively from Home

Outside the Office:

Amanda is an avid reader and frequent patron of the public library. She also enjoys spending time with her two young sons and travelling with her family.