Bluefield Office

Accounting Services

Brown EdwardsBluefield Office

1815 Jefferson St
Bluefield, WV, 24701-4031
Tel: (304) 325-8157
Fax: (304) 327-8571
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Brown Edwards offers accounting services to Bluefield area residents and businesses, providing an effective and efficient means to manage finances, mitigate tax liability, and plan for the future. Individuals and families rely on us for personal income tax and financial planning. We offer business tax, advisory and tax consulting and accounting services to the business community. We have a team of specialists who work with financial institutions and represent many local banks and credit unions.

Our reputation of quality service stems from our commitment to the community. The firm has been a part of this region for many years; our partners, directors, and staff are recognized in the community for their participation in many civic organizations and community events.

Bluefield TeamContact our Partners and Directors

  • Gary D. Cornwell, CPA
    Gary D. Cornwell, CPA
    Partner
  • Kristie Hancock-Clifton, CPA
    Kristie Hancock-Clifton, CPA
    Partner
  • Domenic E. Pellillo, CPA
    Domenic E. Pellillo, CPA
    Partner
  • J. K. Simmons, CPA
    J. K. Simmons, CPA
    Director
Gary D. Cornwell, CPA
Partner
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(304) 325-8157    
gcornwell@becpas.com
1815 Jefferson St • Bluefield, WV 24701-4031

Gary is a partner and taxation director in the Bluefield office and has over 30 years experience in public accounting.  Gary deals primarily with corporate, individual, partnership, and exempt organization taxation.  He has a strong concentration in wealth and retirement planning and has worked extensively in mergers, acquisitions and sale of business entities, providing strong guidance to the tax planning of these transactions.  Gary has been involved in the formation and tax planning for natural resource companies including coal and timber.

A graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, he currently serves as an equity partner for tax services for the firm.  Gary is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and West Virginia Tax Institute Board.  Gary is also involved in numerous civic organizations in the Bluefield community.

Kristie Hancock-Clifton, CPA
Partner
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(304) 325-8157    
khancock@becpas.com
1815 Jefferson St • Bluefield, WV 24701-4031

Kristie is a partner in the Bluefield office where she specializes in the taxation of corporations and pass-through entities as well as working with individual taxation.

She graduated magna cum laude in 1999 from Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  Kristie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Southern Chapter of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Domenic E. Pellillo, CPA
Partner
D-Pellillo-2010
(304) 325-8157    
dpellillo@becpas.com
1815 Jefferson St • Bluefield, WV 24701-4031

Don has been a general services partner in the Bluefield/Princeton area for over twenty-five years.  He is responsible for providing audit, tax and management advisory services to a variety of clients throughout the firm.  In addition, Don has experience with financing issues, buyout strategies, and corporate strategic planning.  After serving on the firm’s leadership committee for 6 years, Don became managing partner of the firm in 2001.  His responsibilities include implementation and monitoring the firm’s strategic plan and strategic initiatives.  He works directly with the firm leadership committee and serves as an adhoc member.

Don was a magna cum laude graduate holding a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University where he was also a member of Beta Alpha Psi – National Accounting Fraternity.  He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia and West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants where he has served on various committees and held officer’s positions.

J. K. Simmons, CPA
Director
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(304) 325-8157    
jsimmons@becpas.com
1815 Jefferson St • Bluefield, WV 24701-4031

J. K. Simmons is a tax director in the Bluefield office.  He specializes in areas of estate and trust taxation, estate planning, and the taxation of financial institutions.

J. K. graduated from Concord College (Athens, WV) in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.  J. K. is a past president of the Southern Chapter of West Virginia CPAs.

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