Firm History

Tom Burdette and Charlie Bish both started their own CPA firms in Northern Virginia back in the late 1970s. In the 1980s, Jeff Smith teamed up with Tom to become The Burdette Smith Group, PC, eventually adding Joe English to their partner ranks. At the same time, Charlie, was joined by John Haffey, to form Bish & Haffey, PC. In 2012, these two esteemed firms joined forces, adding Beth Moffett and Tom Crutchfield to the partnership to become Burdette Smith & Bish LLC. Rebecca Bartholomae, Sarah DeVoe, Deborah Harris, and Carolyn Lohr became partners in 2017.  Meanwhile, John, Charlie, and Tom have retired from their active status at BSB, but continue to play a key role with their former clients.

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BSB employs over 40 professional accountants, with expertise in all areas of tax, financial accounting, and assurance. We provide these services to individuals, businesses, estates, trusts, and not-for-profits. Our services include tax preparation for all states, including returns for citizens living abroad. To find a list and contact information for our talented staff, Click Here.