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Shiwen Gao, CPA


Shiwen Gao is a supervisor at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) with more than 7 years of tax and accounting experience. She primarily serves clients in CBM’s automotive dealership and professional service practice groups, by performing financial statement reviews for larger dealership clients and law firms, as well as preparing their business tax returns.

As a result, Shiwen has developed expertise in auto dealer accounting and transactions, consolidated federal taxation and multi-state tax planning and compliance. She also specializes in corporate and pass-thru entities and individual tax planning and compliance. Shiwen also uses her expertise to serve business and individual clients by analyzing and responding to tax notices for all types and jurisdictions.

Prior to joining CBM in 2014, Shiwen was with a local law firm where she was responsible for assisting with federal and state tax return preparation for both, individuals, and businesses.

Professional Qualifications and Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Virginia
  • M.S. Accounting, University of Maryland College Park
  • B.S. Accounting and Finance, Iowa State University

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) (Member)
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs (Member)

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