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Burdette Smith & Bish LLC (BSB) has been named one of Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. BSB continues to grow in 2017, adding to their all-star team of accountants in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to eight new accountants, the firm welcomes a new firm administrator, and a marketing coordinator.

Barbara Madden joined BSB in September as Firm Administrator.  Prior to joining the firm, Barbara served as an executive in senior management for several local, prominent law firms.  Barbara is skilled and experienced in finance, business management, human relations, and technology administration, as well as lease and facilities oversight.  Barbara is an avid reader, enjoys playing the guitar, and travelling.

Nancy Chen, Marketing Coordinator, graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with a BBA in Marketing. Nancy has lived in the northern Virginia area for most of the last 15 years; she knows the ins and outs of every street, and more importantly, the shopping malls. Other than shopping, she enjoys work, drawing, hiking, and spending time with her puppy, Milky, in their new home in Chantilly.

BSB brings on one Senior Accountants, Grace Najdj, and seven new staff accountants (and softball players): Lucas Costa, Matthew DiNardo, Mitchell Woo, Jaka Muhar, Julia Jendryke, Rebecca Sroka, and Cynthia Robbins.

Grace is local all the way! She grew up in Northern Virginia, and attended George Mason University. In 2010 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from there, and worked for local public accounting firms before landing at BSB late in 2016. Grace enjoys hiking in the Shenandoah, but will put that on hold for a while, as she is expecting her first baby early in 2018!

Becky joined BSB in January 2017. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Becky found her way to NoVa after trying out both New Jersey and Los Angeles. She graduated from Furman with a BA in Earth & Environmental Sciences and Sociology (double major!). Naturally she took those degrees and put them to use in accounting and IT. With over a decade of experience in those fields, Becky took enough accounting classes to sit for the CPA exam and come work for BSB! When not crunching numbers, Becky can be found digging in her garden and or playing with her husband and daughters.

Lucas graduated from Radford University in 2017, with a BS in Accounting and Finance. He has lived in Northern Virginia all his life and is the youngest of three brothers. While not working, Lucas enjoys playing basketball, watching sports, and hanging out with his friends.

Matthew (Matt) DiNardo graduated from the University of Richmond in 2017, with a BS in Accounting with a concentration in Finance. He, too, is a Virginia native, born and raised in Richmond. Matt likes the great outdoors, and enjoys skiing and hiking. In the winter, he coaches freestyle skiing at Wintergreen Resort.

Mitchell (Mitch) Woo also graduated from the University of Richmond 2017 with a BS in Accounting. Born and raised in New Jersey, Mitch decided to make Virginia his permanent home after college. He plays ultimate Frisbee, and was a DIII National Champion along with his team, the  Richmond Spidermonkeys. Mitch is also an avid fan of the New York Rangers.

Jaka Muhar joined BSB in the summer of 2017. Jaka graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Accounting and Finance. He is originally from Slovenia, and is looking to plant more permanent roots in the U.S when he and his fiancée “tie the knot” this December. A varsity athlete at Virginia Tech, Jaka is a welcome starter for the BSB softball team. Jaka loves the outdoors, tennis, golf and anything else where competition is involved.

Julia graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Accounting in 2015. In her spare time she likes to spend time with friends, walk her dogs, Misia and Mango, and study for the CPA exam. She is originally from Poland and loves to vacation there with her family and husband.  She looks forward to travel around the world each year and has a long list of countries to visit.

Cyndi joined our team in November 2017. She graduated from Washington & Lee with a BS in Accounting, and is an Enrolled Agent. Her specialty is accounting support, having worked as accounting staff for a local homebuilder for the last 13 years. Although she was Chicago born and bred (go Bears!), Cyndi has called Virginia her home since college. When not working with her BSB family, Cyndi spends her time enjoying her own family of 4!

We are excited to welcome these new hires into our BSB family and look forward to a great year of continued growth, community, and hard work!