BSB celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2018. On a mission to continue to grow and expand our business in 2018, we welcome five new members to our BSB team.
Bennett A. Ababio, EA, Supervisor- 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. And like Kofi (see below), Bennett is originally from Ghana.
Kofi Owusu-Bona, CPA, Cr. Fa, Senior Accountant – 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.
Josephine (Josie) Heck, Staff Accountant – 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!
Courtney Trowbridge, Staff Accountant – 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.
Irena Shamo, Staff Accountant – 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.
Stephen Greer, Senior – 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.
We are happy to welcome these new (and not so new) members to our BSB community and look forward to the new personality, individuality, and experience they will bring to our team.