Tom Burdette and Charlie Bish started their respective firms in 1978. Tom’s grew as BSG (Burdette Smith Group), and Charlie’s grew as B&H (Bish & Haffey). They merged to form BSB (Burdette Smith & Bish, LLC) in 2012. Please note, we are one, big, happy firm now!
Bennett A. Ababio, EA, Supervisor – bababio[at]bsbllc.com
Bennett has worked the last 8 years in the accounting industry, most recently at PWC in Baltimore, MD. Prior to that, he attended UNC and Bowie State, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Bennett specializes in tax preparation, from business, to individual, estates and trusts, and more. Outside of taxes, he enjoys church activities with his wife and three children, playing and watching soccer, and taking in the occasional action movie. Bennett is originally from Ghana.
Diane Acurso, CPA – Manager – dacurso[at]bsbllc.com
Diane has been a CPA since 1990, and worked at several local CPA firms in the DC area before joining the BSB team in the fall of 2004. She received a BA in mathematics from Colorado College, a BS in Business from the University of Maryland, University College, and completed an MS in Taxation at George Mason University. Diane specializes in individual taxation, and estates and trusts tax matters. She also handles fiduciary accounting for some of our large estate clients.
Edyta Barrett – Staff Accountant – ebarrett[at]bsbllc.com
Edyta joined BSB in September of 2013. She has been an accountant for about 10 years and received her BS in Accounting from George Mason University. Her expertise includes individual taxation as well as accounting support services. Edyta enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters.
Haley Betz – Senior Accountant – hbetz[at]bsbllc.com
Haley joined BSB after graduating from George Mason University with a BS in Accounting. Other than accounting, Haley’s passion is science: specifically astronomy and physics. She also enjoys reading, movies, and collects record albums. And like our other Haley, she is a twin.
Kofi Owusu-Bona, CPA, Cr. Fa, Senior Accountant – kbona[at]bsbllc.com
Kofi recently moved to Virginia, having lived in Toronto, Michigan, and Ohio, all since 1993 when he moved from Ghana. In addition to practicing as an accountant, Kofi has also taught accounting at the community college level. His experience extends to both taxes, and to the audit and assurance side of the house. In his spare time, Kofi is a “hard-core” hockey and soccer fan. He also enjoys spending time with his teenage son.
Goly Boroumand – Administrative Staff – gboroumand[at]bsbllc.com
Goly had 20 years of management experience and earned a BS in Management from Syracuse University before joining BSB in 2006. She helps to keep our back office running smoothly, primarily by keeping us all in line.
Nancy Chen – Marketing Coordinator – nchen[at]bsbllc.com
Nancy Chen 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.
Lucas Costa – Staff Accountant – lcosta[at]bsbllc.com
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.
Michael Crichton, CPA – Supervisor – mcrichton[at]bsbllc.com
Mike graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 with a BS in Accounting and promptly joined the BSB team. He specializes in individual tax, corporate tax, accounting support engagements, and financial reporting. Mike really enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his family, which includes his new bride, Katrina, and their dachshund puppy, Arnie.
Tiffany Dearborn, CPA – Manager – tdearborn[at]bsbllc.com
Tiffany joined BSG in 2005. She previously worked with a local CPA firm. Tiffany received her undergraduate degree in accounting from George Mason University in 2001 and her CPA designation in 2003. Tiffany’s experience includes auditing, accounting and tax services for public charities, trade associations, schools and other not-for-profit organizations as well as government contractors and closely held businesses. Tiffany is the proud mom of two boys who love soccer and monster trucks!
Matt DiNardo – Staff Accountant – mdinardo[at]bsbllc.com
Matthew (Matt) DiNardo graduated from the University of Richmond in 2017, with a BS in Accounting with a concentration in Finance. He 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.
Scott D. Finley, CPA – Senior Manager – sfinley[at]bsbllc.com
Scott received a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Scott has worked at BSB since 1994, after a brief transplant from his home state of Nebraska to a small firm in Durham, NC. He prepared financial statement audits and reviews, with an emphasis on not-for-profits, for most of his career but has recently devoted his focus on tax planning and tax preparation for businesses and high-income individuals. Scott enjoys traveling, hiking, gardening and bird watching.
Carolyn J. Frankeberger, CPA – Manager – cfrankeberger[at]bsbllc.com
Carolyn brings perspective to her engagements from both the client and CPA viewpoint. Her 25 years in the accounting profession has been divided equally between private industry and public accounting. She has worked extensively in the construction industry, and has experience in commercial real estate, government contracting and a variety of service industries. Her current focus is on financial reporting and tax services for closely held businesses and their owners. Carolyn has a BS in Business Administration from West Virginia University, and enjoys bicycling and hiking in her free time.
Josephine (Josie) Heck, Staff Accountant – jheck[at]bsbllc.com
Josie was born and raised in northern Virginia, and she has come back! Josie graduated from Miami University of Ohio with her bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in accounting at American University. The proud aunt and premiere babysitter of 2 nieces, she loves spending time at the beach or with family and friends, and even better – both!
Angel Gabriel – Senior Manager – agabriel[at]bsbllc.com
Angel has worked at BSG since 2000, but started his career in Southern California in the late 1980s. He moved to Northern Virginia in the fall of 1994 and worked for William Delaney, CPA, PC. With over 20 years working in public accounting, Angel’s career includes business and individual taxation, financial reporting, government contracting, tax planning, and accounting support services. Angel is also a George Mason University alumnus and frequently attends Patriot basketball games.
Lynn Gabriel, EA – Senior Accountant – lgabriel[at]bsbllc.com
Lynn is a long-time member of the BSB team, having started at the firm in 1999. She received her BA in English with a minor in French from Grace College. She passed the EA exam and became an IRS Enrolled Agent in the fall of 2012 and specializes in individual taxation. In her spare time Lynn enjoys walking her dog, traveling, hiking, swimming, skiing, and rooting for both the Caps and the Montreal Canadiens.
Amy M. Ginn, CPA – Supervisor – aginn[at]bsbllc.com
Amy joined BSB in 2006 and has 10 years of experience in accounting. Before moving to her current position, she worked for a local real estate settlement company. She is one of several of our firm who claim the local George Mason University as their alma mater. Amy loves college football, and especially her favorite team – Alabama’s Crimson Tide!
Stephen Greer, Senior – sgreer[at]bsbllc.com
Stephen is another boomerang. After working for BSB for two years, Stephen expanded his experience with firms who specialize in the area of government contracting and auditing. But he missed BSB, and we missed him. Happily back with us, Stephen is back to the broader tax, accounting, and assurance world. Stephen is a GMU grad, who enjoys the great outdoors, rebuilding his Jeep Wrangler (it passed inspection!) and above all, time with family, including a lovely wife and one-year-old handful, Ellington.
Kevin Hamaker, CPA – Manager – khamaker[at]bsbllc.com
Kevin is a boomerang. After working for BSB for three years, he and his wife, Kylie, moved home to South Carolina for a year. They had their first son, Cole, and bought a big house. And then they missed us! Back to northern Virginia, BSB, a much smaller house, and missing mom & dad. We are glad to have him back! Kevin has a BS in accounting from Catawba College, where he played the offensive line (football), and an MS in professional accountancy from Clemson University. For fun, any sport will do; he was the first commissioner of our Fantasy Football League, and is the first manager of our new BSB softball team!
Christa Harrell – Administrative Staff – charrell[at]bsbllc.com
Christa joined BSB in 2016 and appreciates working for a forward-looking, growing organization such as BSB. She graduated from Bridgewater College and in the past has worked for accounting firms in many capacities. Her focus is to provide excellent service to staff and clients. Christa enjoys gardening, reading and traveling.
Julia Jendryke – Staff Accountant – jjendryke[at]bsbllc.com
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.
Alexandra Labons – Staff Accountant – alabons(a)bsbllc.com
Alexandra graduated from Longwood University in 2015 with a BA in Business and a concentration in Accounting. She calls all of Virginia her home, having been raised in NoVa first, and then Richmond through high school. She is the third of eight kids, so fits nicely into the fun BSB family. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys anything athletic, reading good “beach” books, her friends, and her cat, Lilly.
Matt Lopez – Senior Accountant – mlopez[at]bsbllc.com
Matt graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Accounting, and started with BSB in January of 2015. In his spare time he body builds (competed in the fall of 2015 and won/placed in four different categories), and cooks (no recipes as he is a natural). And for fun, he has coached football for youth leagues and Woodson High School. Also, for fun, he works at BSB!
Barbara Madden– Firm Administrator – bmadden[at]bsbllc.com
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 traveling.
Jaka Muhar– Staff Accountant– jmuhar[at]bsbllc.com
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. 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.
Quynh Ngo – Supervisor – qngo[at]bsbllc.com
Quynh has been working in public accounting for over 20 years. She assists business clients with their bookkeeping needs and provides general accounting support. She previously worked for another local CPA firm prior to joining the BSB team in June 2013. Quynh is the proud mother of two, a daughter and a son, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Lan Chi Nguyen – Administrative Staff – lcnguyen[at]bsbllc.com
Lan Chi joined BSB in 2005 from another local firm, where she had worked since 1985, developing strong organizational and office support skills. She holds an associate’s degree in secretarial science from Northern Virginia Community College. Lan Chi provides general administrative support including assembling tax returns and financial statements. She loves travel and spending time with her family.
Jeff Ouellette, CPA – Manager – jouellette[at]bsbllc.com
Jeff has over 25 years of public accounting experience principally in the areas of individual and corporate taxation, and financial statement reporting. He is involved with research, planning, analysis, and tax return preparation and review. Jeff has a BBA from the University of Michigan, and an MS in taxation from Georgetown University.
Olga Pamfilova, CPA – Senior Accountant – opamfilova[at]bsbllc.com
Olga joined the Burdette Smith & Bish LLC team in August 2014. She is a stellar graduate from George Mason University where she undertook her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Olga studied Information Technology with a concentration in business in Russia. When she’s not preparing tax returns, financial statements, and auditing, she enjoys the occasional Washington Capitals game and traveling the globe.
Hayley Rayburn – Senior Accountant – hrayburn[at]bsbllc.com
Hayley joined the firm in February of 2014 after graduating from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is currently pursuing her CPA certification. In her spare time she likes going to the gym, reading, and watching Mountaineer football. (She is also a twin – as is our other Haley! You can tell them apart by the spelling of their name(s).)
Cynthia A. Robbins – Staff Accountant – crobbins[at]bsbllc.com
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!
Alison Robinson, CPA – Manager – arobinson[at]bsbllc.com
Alison joined BSB in 2002. She joined Arthur Andersen fresh out of school, working in the entertainment industry. Alison earned her degree in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne, in California. She graduated with 180 semester hours which included 30 credits in commercial art. She specializes in tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and in accounting support services, but she also claims to be an expert at laundry, cooking and wearing matching clothing (this is more challenging than you would think around April 1st when we accountants have not had time to get enough sleep).
Alex Salomonsky, CPA – Staff Accountant – asalomonsky[at]bsbllc.com
Alex joined BSB in the fall of 2015. He earned a BA in Management from James Madison University in 2010. Alex spent four years in the mortgage servicing industry in his home-town of Virginia Beach. He transitioned to public accounting (and BSB!) after passing the CPA exam in January 2015. Alex is an avid sports fan, whether watching or playing, and enjoys home brewing beer.
Irena Shamo, Staff Accountant – ishamo[at]bsbllc.com
Originally from Albania, Irena came to USA in 2007. She holds an MBA in management. For more than 6 years she has built her accounting supporting experience by working in different industries such as United Bank, Onsite Health, and AOL. She joined the BSB team in September 2018. She loves to travel and spending time with her family and friends.
Adam Sinclair – Senior Accountant – asinclair[at]bsbllc.com
Adam graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 and joined our team immediately thereafter. Although he has lived in Northern Virginia for most of his life, he is originally from Chicago and is a diehard Cubs, Bears & Bulls fan. You might confuse him with Batman, but he is ALL accountant. He also serves as our Fun Committee Chair, and keeps us awake, amused, and active throughout the year.
Jo-Ann Smith – Administrative Staff – jasmith[at]bsbllc.com
Jo-Ann joined BSB in 2007 after a 30 year career in mortgage lending. She has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts Education from the New York Institute of Technology. Jo-Ann is the most prominent face of the firm, as her smile greets everyone who comes through our office doors, and she is usually the first person to greet callers to our firm. Our clients are always grateful for the pleasant and efficient way that she directs visitors to our staff.
Anne Marie Stevenson – Administrative Staff – astevenson[at]bsbllc.com
Anne Marie hails from Long Island. Although she’s lived in northern Virginia for years, you can still hear NY in her voice. (Her manners are all gentle south though!) She has an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ, and worked as an event coordinator/administrator for the Northern Chapter, Virginia Society of CPAs before joining BSB. She does her best to keep these CPAs in line. Anne Marie is a hiker, biker, and she tries to golf – a lot.
Courtney Trowbridge, Staff Accountant – ctrowbridge[at]bsbllc.com
Courtney relocated from Richmond, Virginia where she recently graduated from the University of Richmond, earning her BS in accounting with a minor in French. The past two summers, Courtney worked as a tax intern at a Missouri resort, combining her enthusiasm for numbers and the travel industry. Originally from St. Louis, Courtney is happy to make the east coast her new home. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends, playing sports, and traveling.
Mitchell Woo, CPA – Staff Accountant – mwoo[at]bsbllc.com
Mitchell (Mitch) Woo 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.