Brown Edwards’ financial institution accounting services help management improve procedures, reduce risk exposure, and improve earnings.
Work with our experts to design a program for your organization’s needs. Our team offers experience and best practices for financial institutions, and we provide cost-effective outsourced services to banks.
Internal Audits & Information Technology Audits
Brown Edwards tests the effectiveness of internal controls for financial reporting, operations, and compliance. The aim is to reduce costs by integrating an audit plan and procedures into the bank’s existing monitoring program.
Internal Control Risk Assessment
As part of our financial institutions accounting services, we conduct risk assessments of bank processes relating to financial reporting (SOX), operations, and compliance. Brown Edwards helps banks leverage this assessment to design operating procedures and internal audits.
Brown Edwards’ loan review program allows management to assess the quality of the loan portfolio and compliance with underwriting standards. We independently evaluate selected loans as to risk, collectability, and regulation.
Information Technology Risk Assessment
Our team provides risk assessment for IT operations and information security. Organizations can use this assessment as the basis for designing security procedures, operating controls, and IT audits.
ACH and BSA Compliance
Brown Edwards’ financial institutions accounting team helps organizations meet the annual independent testing requirement in accordance with NACHA regulations. We also assist organizations fulfill independent testing required by the Bank Secrecy Act program.
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1715 Pratt Dr, Ste 2700 • Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Jim is an director in the NRV office and is a leader for the Financial Institution Services Team with responsibility for Securities and Exchange Commission compliance of publicly traded institutions. Jim worked three years with Arthur Andersen & Company before joining Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P. in 1973. He was a partner in the firm where he audited and consulted with financial institutions. In 1985 he joined First Community Bancshares, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer. During his 15 year tenure with First Community, the bank grew from $240 million in assets to over $1.2 billion, and successfully completed fourteen acquisitions including one merger of equals. Under Jim’s leadership, First Community was consistently recognized as a high-performing community bank. Jim’s responsibilities with Brown Edwards include audits of financial institutions and other public companies as well as leadership in a number of consulting engagements related to SOX 404 compliance, acquisitions and other matters.
Jim graduated from Concord College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration He holds a Certified Public Accountant license in Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia and Virginia Societies of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Banker’s Association, the West Virginia Banker’s Association and the Community Banker’s Association of Virginia. In 1995 Jim was recognized for public service by the WVSCPA and the AICPA. In 1997, Jim became the recipient of the Distinguished West Virginian Award given by then Governor Gaston Caperton; he has served on the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Bankers Association and has been involved in numerous civic, church and community activities.
Expertise and Experience
- Audits of financial institutions and publicly traded companies
- Internal audit outsourcing for financial institutions
- SOX 404 compliance, including preparations and ongoing maintenance
- Acquisitions and mergers, including the related accounting
- Peer review team member for seven of the top 100 accounting firms in the country
124 Newman Ave • Harrisonburg, VA, 22801-4004
Alan is a partner and bank specialist in the firm’s Harrisonburg office. With more than 17 years of public accounting experience, his responsibilities relate to all aspects of bank audit and consulting engagements including planning, report preparation, and supervision of staff. Alan is a Certified Bank Auditor as well as a CPA and has served as the audit partner and manager on numerous bank engagements including multi-bank holding companies. He has served as the team leader and participated in a number of SOX Internal Control Assessments for both accelerated and non-accelerated filers.
He is a 1989 cum laude graduate of Bridgewater College where he received a B.A. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. He is involved in several professional organizations, e.g., the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Bankers Association and the Virginia Association of Community Banks.
124 Newman Ave • Harrisonburg, VA, 22801-4004
With over 32 years in the public accounting sector, Wayne is a partner in the firm’s Harrisonburg office. His concentration is related to working with businesses of various sizes, on everything from large audits to compilation and reviews. Recently, a substantial amount of his time has been devoted to small business tax planning, individual tax returns, and income and estate planning.
Wayne graduated from the University of Virginia and holds a B.S. in commerce and a M.S. in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 2700 • Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Jason is a Director in the Blacksburg office. He has over 17 years of public accounting experience. His focus has been providing accounting services to the financial services industry. He has worked with over 50 community banks and a number of SEC registrants. Jason has extensive experience with GAAP and SEC issues and assists clients in the preparation of financial statements, quarterly reviews, and assistance with SEC filings. Jason also assists clients with internal audit services, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 documentation and testing as well as BSA/AML compliance. Jason is a Radford University graduate and a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
217 E. New Street • Kingsport, TN 37660
Donna Jones is a director based in the Kingsport office of Brown Edwards. She provides audit and assurance and consulting services to financial institutions and not-for-profits in both Virginia and Tennessee. She contracts with the State of Tennessee Department of Audit to provide governmental audit and single audit compliance services for not-for-profit and governmental not-for-profit entities in the state of Tennessee. In addition to providing tax planning and return preparation for individuals, pass-through entities, not-for-profits, and corporations, she specializes in estate planning and the taxation of estates and trusts and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning.
Donna, a native of Kingsport, graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and from East Tennessee State University with a Masters of Accountancy. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), where she has served as a past-president, vice-president, and secretary and treasurer of the Appalachian Chapter of TSCPA and as a member of various TSCPA state committees, including the state taxation, federal taxation, and has recently been appointed to serve on the TSCPA financial institutions committee. She is also a member of other professional and civic groups, including, the National Association of Professional Women, Tri-Cities Estate Planning Council and the Kiwanis Club of Kingsport. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sullivan County Imagination Library, an organization devoted to providing books in conjunction with the Dollywood Foundation for all children born in Sullivan County from birth to five years of age to encourage the love of reading.