Firm Snapshot

Our History

Since 1967, BE has been strategically growing through the Mid-Atlantic to become one of the largest firms in the region.

Our Leadership Structure

Meet our leadership team,
who collectively guide
and grow our firm.

Our Locations

BE has grown to 12 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including offices in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We have established a DEI Taskforce to take steps to increase workforce diversity in a number of ways.

Awards & Recognitions

BE is recognized as a top firm by IPA 100, Accounting Today, Inc. 5000, and Forbes Magazine.

What We Believe

Provide opportunities and services that enhance the wellbeing of our people, clients, and communities.

  • Encourage innovation and utilization of technology to empower a modern and flexible workforce.
  • Hire the best and the brightest, then provide career advisory and mentoring programs to help them continue to grow their skillsets.
  • Dedicate resources to developing and advancing the careers of women and team members of diverse backgrounds.
  • Operate with a “One Firm” mindset through collaboration between departments and locations, to bring the professional resources of a big firm and the attention and care of a local practice to our associates and clients.

  • Foster a culture of philanthropy through support of local programs and charities and the organization of team volunteer events.

  • Prioritize team member health and happiness with opportunities for flexible hours, work-from-home options, generous paid time-off, and a complete benefits package.

Choose Your Career Path

Where you take your career is up to you.

You are searching for an organization where you can build your technical competency and efficiency while advancing your career in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Experienced Professionals

  • 4-12 years of experience
  • Bachelors or Masters degree
  • CPA Designation, preferred
  • Management experience
  • Experience in specialized areas
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    Entry-Level Professionals

  • 0-4 years of experience
  • Bachelor or Masters in Accountancy
  • Working toward CPA designation
  • General audit and tax experience
  • Proficiency in Firm technology and software applications
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  • Accounting major looking to begin a career in public accounting
  • Student in junior or senior year (internship)
  • Student in sophomore or junior year (externship)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Willingness and desire to learn more about public accounting
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    Seasonal & Part-Time Employees

    Benefits to Foster a Better Work/Life Balance

  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Early and late start/end times
  • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Percentage Agreements
  • Seasonal and Part-Time
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    Benefits at a Glance

    Health &

    • Medical, Dental & Vision
    • Disability & Life
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Employee Benevolence Fund
    • Wellness Programs


    • Flexible Working
    • Remote Working
    • Casual Dress
    • Generous PTO
    • 8 Paid Holidays

    Savings &

    • 401K
    • Discretionary Match
    • Profit Sharing
    • Financial Wellness Program

    Professional Development

    • Coaching Program
    • CPA Exam
    • CPE Hours
    • Professional Memberships
    • Leadership Spotlight - Faye McQuinn

      Meet BE Director, Faye McQuinn   Meet Faye McQuinn, a Director in the Charleston, WV office. She joined Gibbons & Kawash (G&K) in 2006 after completing her Masters program at Marshall University. Faye started as an associate and worked almost

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    • Leadership Spotlight - Cherish Miller

      Meet BE Director, Cherish Miller   Cherish started her career at BE in 2010 as an Associate in the Roanoke Office and in 2023, was promoted to Director.

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    • Retirement - Tim Gibbons

      Congratulations, Tim! As of June 30, 2023, Brown Edwards' partner, Tim Gibbons will be officially retired!

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    Meet the Team

    Leslie F Roberts, CPA


    Leslie F Roberts, CPA


    Valerie R. Ellis, CPA, CGMA


    Valerie R. Ellis, CPA, CGMA


    Brown Edwards Certified Public Accountants

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