Lynchburg Office

Brown EdwardsLynchburg Office

2102 Langhorne Road
Ste 200
Lynchburg, VA
24501-1121
Tel: (434) 948-9000
Fax: (434) 948-9029
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Brown Edwards has decades of experience guiding clients to their financial goals. Our Lynchburg accounting services help families and businesses manage their tax liabilities, ensure compliance, and make strategic decisions for their future.

We offer support to both individuals and companies. Our work includes personal tax and financial planning, assurance services, business tax services, and financial advisory and consulting.

Lynchburg area companies choose Brown Edwards because of our expertise in a variety of industrial categories. We work with financial institutions, not-for-profits, colleges and universities, and manufacturers, to name a few. The Lynchburg office has a team of associates with specific knowledge and experience in working with municipalities and construction companies.

With Brown Edwards, you gain access to a team of professionals who are dedicated to your goals. We are accomplished CPAs with active membership and leadership roles in professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

We also support our neighbors through our personal commitments. Brown Edwards team members are part of the Chamber of Commerce; the Mental Health Association of Central Virginia; institutions of higher education; the Lynchburg Estate Planning Council; and foundations for the arts and historical preservation.

Lynchburg TeamMeet our Partners and Directors

  • Ryan A. McEntire, CPA
    Ryan A. McEntire, CPA
    Partner
  • Laura H. Sprouse, CPA
    Laura H. Sprouse, CPA
    Partner
  • Norman D. Yoder, CPA
    Norman D. Yoder, CPA
    Partner
  • Susan G. Ackley, CPA, PFS
    Susan G. Ackley, CPA, PFS
    Director
  • Susan H. Chapman, CPA
    Susan H. Chapman, CPA
    Director
  • Russell Hicks, CPA, CCIFP
    Russell Hicks, CPA, CCIFP
    Director
Ryan A. McEntire, CPA
Partner
(434) 948-9000    
rmcentire@becpas.com
2102 Langhorne Road, Ste 200 • Lynchburg, VA 24501-1121

Ryan is a partner in the tax department of the Lynchburg office of Brown Edwards.  He has over ten years of public accounting experience and three years of private industry.  Ryan’s experience includes a wide variety of tax services and consulting for both not-for-profit and for profit organizations.  He manages the tax portion of engagements in order to ensure proper compliance and continually reviews for changes needed to improve the organization’s overall tax positioning.

Ryan graduated with honors from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  Ryan also had a double minor in Mathematics and Economics.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He is a graduate of the 32nd class of the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lynchburg program and has joined the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Council.  Virginia Business magazine recently recognized him a “Super CPA” in the area of corporate taxation.  Ryan is the treasurer for the Mental Health Association of Central Virginia and a board member (and chairman of the Finance Committee) of the Central Virginia Community College Foundation.

Laura H. Sprouse, CPA
Partner
(434) 948-9000    
lsprouse@becpas.com
2102 Langhorne Road, Ste 200 • Lynchburg, VA 24501-1121

Laura is the Firm Administrator and is based in the Lynchburg office.  She provides accounting information system services to a wide range of industry niches including manufacturing, non-profit organizations, retailers, and various personal service related organizations.  She specializes in the selection and implementation of accounting information systems for both clients and the firm.

She is a 1997 Ferrum College graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance and Decision Support Systems.  Laura is a member of the  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and also a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Norman D. Yoder, CPA
Partner
Norman Yoder, CPA
(434) 948-9000    
nyoder@becpas.com
2102 Langhorne Road, Ste 200 • Lynchburg, VA 24501-1121

Norman Yoder is an assurance partner in the Lynchburg office. Norman graduated summa cum laude from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting in 1999. He graduated as the valedictorian of JMU’s College of Business, and received various awards for academic success. Norman began his career in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he worked with a regional firm for six years following his graduation. He joined the Lynchburg office of Brown Edwards in 2005.

Norman’s areas of expertise include:

  • Local governments and related entities
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Credit unions
  • Broker-dealers and registered investment advisors
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and wholesale distributors
  • CCRC and health care organizations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Closely-held businesses

In addition to working with his own clients, Norman consults on technical audit and accounting issues on other engagements throughout the firm, and assists the firm’s peer review team with engagements where he has specific expertise. Norman is a member of the firm’s accounting and auditing committee, and has been recognized as a “Super CPA” in the Virginia Business magazine several times. Norman currently serves as the area coordinator for the Lynchburg office.

Susan G. Ackley, CPA, PFS
Director
Susan Ackley CPA
(434) 948-9000    
sackley@becpas.com
2102 Langhorne Road, Ste 200 • Lynchburg, VA 24501-1121

Susan Ackley is a director of tax services in the Lynchburg office of Brown Edwards.  With more than twenty years of experience in public accounting, Susan has expertise in the areas of corporate and individual tax, estate and gift planning and non-profit tax planning.  She has worked closely with not-for-profit organizations on both compliance issues related to Forms 990 and 990T as well as issues related to planned giving.

Susan graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1974 with a B.A. in Math.  She also holds a M.S. in Accounting, with a concentration in Tax, from the University of Virginia.  Susan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where she is on the PFP and Tax subcommittees and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She serves on the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Executive Council.  Susan is the director of the Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg.  She also serves as a member, and is past president, of the Lynchburg Estate Planning Council.  She is a founding member and past treasurer for the E.C. Glass Foundation and also the former treasurer of the Academy of Fine Arts.

Susan H. Chapman, CPA
Director
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(434) 948-9000    
schapman@becpas.com
2102 Langhorne Road, Ste 200 • Lynchburg, VA, 24501-1121

Susan is an audit director based in the Lynchburg office. She provides audit and assurance services to municipalities, governmental entities, privately owned businesses, manufacturers, and non-profits. Susan focuses much of her time on municipal and governmental entity auditing, specializing in compliance auditing for governmental and non-profit entities, including Auditor of Public Accounts of the Commonwealth of Virginia audit and reporting requirements and Single Audit Act requirements.

Susan graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2000 and a Master’s of Business Administration in 2002.

Susan completed Leadership Lynchburg, a nine-month program focusing on community and professional leadership and growth, in May 2010, and currently serves as a member of the board for the program.

Susan is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Virginia Government Finance Officers Association, where she is currently a member of the Standard Setting Committee.

Russell Hicks, CPA, CCIFP
Director
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(434) 948-9000   
rhicks@becpas.com
2102 Langhorne Road, Ste 200 • Lynchburg, VA, 24501-1121

Russell Hicks is a director in the Lynchburg office of Brown Edwards.  He has twenty-six years of experience in public accounting.  Russell works in a variety of areas, particularly in the areas of corporate and individual tax, estate and gift subjects, not-for-profit organizations and construction tax and accounting.

Russell graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1982 with a Bachelors of Business Administration.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Russell has been active in many community activities in Lynchburg, Bedford, and Altavista.  He is active in both community and personal projects relating to historical preservation and rehabilitation tax credits, and he frequently lectures on topics relating to Virginia historical antiques and artifacts.  He was a founding member of the Historic Sandusky Foundation, Inc. He currently serves as the treasurer of Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery and as a member of boards of directors of the Campbell County Public Library and the Campbell County Public Library Foundation, Inc.

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