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历史

CBM的故事

CBM has always been known for excellence and innovation, and that tradition began with our founder, 詹姆斯一. 老委员,., who broke new ground when he established the firm in the early 1920s. 在接下来的几年里, the firm established some notable milestones and served hundreds of clients with thoughtful advice and notable expertise.

CBM has continued to play an integral part in the growth and development of the accounting profession, boasting seven past presidents of the the Greater Washington Society of CPAs. Two of our senior partners have been honored with the DCICPA’s highly respected Public Service Award. CBM partners have also served as past presidents of Holy Cross Hospital, 华盛顿医院中心, the National Kidney Foundation and the National Epilepsy Foundation. Our team currently serves many community and charitable organizations in leadership roles, 在董事会和委员会.

Some other milestones include:

  • 1921:詹姆斯A. 老委员. leaves his job in the Consolidated Returns Division of the IRS and founds Councilor & Company to help Americans and companies adjust to the new income tax process
  • 1924:詹姆斯A. 老委员. becomes the second president of the DC Institute of CPAs (now the Greater Washington Society of CPAs)
  • 1929: The firm creates an 审计 department to review and prepare tax returns for clients as well as to provide guidance and advice on accounting issues
  • 1930:詹姆斯A. 老委员. hires Edna Nick- the first woman to pass the Virginia CPA exam. 读埃德娜·尼克的 历史的帐户 她在律所工作的时间.
  • 1932: Dennison “Dooly” 皇冠搏彩 joins the firm
  • 1933: William Baldwin Buchanan joins the firm
  • 1945: Eugene Stossel receives the AICPA’s Elijah Watt Sells Award, which recognizes outstanding performance on the uniform CPA examination
  • 1947: Edna Nick becomes the firm’s first female partner
  • 1957: 皇冠搏彩 becomes president of the GWSCPA
  • 1961: Firm becomes known as 委员,布坎南 & 皇冠搏彩
  • 1968: CBM’s Tom O’Neil becomes president of the GWSCPA
  • 1973: CBM的E. Burns McLindon becomes president of the GWSCPA
  • 1981: Edna Nick retires after 51 years with CBM, and CBM’s Lewis Bidle becomes president of the GWSCPA
  • 1991CBM的Paul E. Beck becomes president of the GWSCPA
  • 2002: Pat Drolet becomes president of the GWSCPA
  • 2014: CBM merges with DC-based firm Drolet & 9月23日
  • 2017: CBM merges with Bethesda-based firm May & Barnhard on November 1st bringing the new firm to a total of 82 staff members and 10 partners
  • 2018: CBM merges with 华盛顿特区-based Tax and Advisory Firm Chaconas & 威尔逊
  • 2021: CBM celebrates its 100th anniversary

詹姆斯一. CBM创始人委员

James Councilor left the Consolidated Returns Division of the U.S. Bureau of International Revenue (IRS) and founded Councilor & 1921年的公司. His goal was to help Americans and their companies adjust to the new income tax process put in place by President 威尔逊. In 1924, Councilor became the first president of what is known today as the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.

Edna Nick, Virginia’s First Female CPA

In 1930, CBM hired Edna Nick — one of the first women to be employed by an accounting firm. Nick was the first female to pass the CPA exam in the State of Virginia and was eventually named a senior partner at CBM, a groundbreaking feat at the time. She enjoyed a 51-year career with the organization.

读埃德娜·尼克的 历史的帐户 她在律所工作的时间.

Seven Firms in Five Years: I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

彼得·赖利, CBM Chairman and former president and managing partner, has spoken at the AICPA ENGAGE Conference, the 2019 Rainmaker Companies SuperConference and at the National Alliance of Auto Dealer Advisors’ Fall 2019 meeting about the firm’s history of mergers in the past five years. Among those acquisitions include Drolet & (2014), 5月 & Barnhard (2017), May Barnhard Investments (2018) and Chaconas & 威尔逊(2018).

Watch the firm’s animated, storytelling video detailing the history of mergers since 2014.