Brian Wendroff, CPA, CGMA — Managing Partner

Brian Wendroff, CPA

Service Expertise

  • Small and Emerging Business
  • CFO Consulting
  • Accounting Automation
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • High Net Worth Individual Tax
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Government Contracting Accounting & DCAA Compliance
  • R&D and Other Tax Credits

Background & Experience

Following four years of Military service, including a tour at the Pentagon for the Secretary of Defense’s Office, and work experience as a staff accountant at the International Accounting Standards Board in London, England, as well as a local CPA firm, Brian founded Wendroff & Associates, CPA in 2006. He quickly established himself as an “Entrepreneur’s CPA” and an expert in technologically advanced accounting systems, being one of the first firms nationwide to offer complete online accounting solutions. 

Since its founding, Wendroff & Associates has grown in size each year, and Brian has continued to upgrade the firm’s business advisory services to include outsourced CFO consulting, budgeting and forecasting, accounting automation, and high-level tax planning services. As Brian is fond of saying, “A CPA firm needs to think of its clients throughout the year, not just at tax time.”

Brian provides strategic consulting to the firm’s small business and nonprofit clients, working closely with entrepreneurs to help them develop sophisticated accounting systems to make more informed business decisions to grow their organizations. As a Service Disabled Veteran, Brian also works with government contractors, who are often Veterans, to develop strategic cost-cutting systems and multi-state tax strategies as well as DCAA Compliance..

Brian is a graduate of George Mason University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He previously served on Intuit’s QuickBooks Online Advisory Board. Brian is often asked to speak to professional organizations and educational institutions about best practices for business taxes and accounting. 

Brian’s favorite part of being a CPA is working with business owners to help them reach their organizational goals and create opportunities. Ask him why, and he will tell you, “Entrepreneurs solve problems; that’s what they do. And to be part of their team, to help them create solutions, that’s the most rewarding part of the job.”

Under Brian’s leadership, Wendroff & Associates’ approach to proactively providing tax and accounting advice year-round, the embrace of leading-edge technology, and its innovative company culture has helped clients reach their goals and has grown the firm year-over-year. 

Education

  • B.S. – Accounting, George Mason University, Virginia

Licensing & Certifications

  • CPA, Virginia
  • Charted Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Professional & Community Service Involvement

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chair of the Not-For-Profit Committee for the Northern Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • President of the Northern Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Intuit QuickBooks Online Advisory Board Member
  • Arlington Small Business CEO Roundtable
  • Vice President of Public Relations of a Local Toastmaster Group

Awards

  • 2024 Best Accountants, Gazette Leader
  • 2024 Top Financial Adviser, Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2023 Top Financial Professionals List, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2023 Best Accountants, Gazette Leader
  • 2022 Top Financial Adviser, Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2022 Best Accountant/Financial Advisor, Sun Gazette’s “Best of the Best”
  • 2022 Best Places to Work, Arlington Magazine
  • 2021 Top Financial Professionals List, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2023, 2021, 2019 Best CPA Firm in Arlington, Arlington Magazine
  • 2017 Washington DC’s best CPAs, Washingtonian Magazine
  • Named “SmartCPA” by Readers of Washington SmartCEO Magazine
  • Chosen as one of the 100 Most Insightful People to Follow on Twitter by OnlineCollegeDegree.org
  • Honored for the Helios Apollo Award for Exceptional Employee Development

On the Personal Side

  • On the weekends, Brian and his wife Kerry enjoy spending time with their three sons Rowan, Bennett, and Samuel and their dog Ruby a Golden Doodle
  • He is a passionate fisherman, both freshwater and saltwater
  • Brian’s father was in the Guinness Book of World Records for Fire Eating and Brian can occasionally put out a torch

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