Bristol

513 State Street
Bristol, VA 24201
Tel: (276) 466-5248
Fax: (276) 466-9241
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Brown Edwards professionals in the Bristol office offer quality services in the area of business accounting and tax related issues, providing solutions to help our clients save time and money. Our staff of experienced accountants will take the time to learn your concerns, analyze your situation, and recommend a path to achieve your goals.

Our clients recognize that beyond our professional expertise, Brown Edwards has the reputation of not only taking work seriously but also of our role as an active part of the community. Our staff is involved in civic groups and leadership organizations. We see our clients as neighbors, whether we are guiding companies as they make business decisions based on their financial statements or while we work with families planning their financial futures.

Call our office to learn more about our services and how we can help you.

Bristol TeamMeet our Partners and Directors

  • C. Stanley Bowles II, CPA
    C. Stanley Bowles II, CPA
    Partner
  • Steven P. Dalton, CPA
    Steven P. Dalton, CPA
    Partner
  • Betty D. Jessee, CPA, CSEP
    Betty D. Jessee, CPA, CSEP
    Partner
  • Antony D. Roop, CPA
    Antony D. Roop, CPA
    Partner
  • Nita F. Vollmer, CPA
    Nita F. Vollmer, CPA
    Partner
  • Jared Brown, CPA
    Jared Brown, CPA
    Director
  • Michael E. Fleenor, CPA, ABV
    Michael E. Fleenor, CPA, ABV
    Director
  • Virginia M. McMahan, CPA, CVA, CCIFP
    Virginia M. McMahan, CPA, CVA, CCIFP
    Director
  • Megan Meador, CPA
    Megan Meador, CPA
    Director
  • Holly Rutherford, CPA
    Holly Rutherford, CPA
    Director
  • Ronald J. Shadden, CPA
    Ronald J. Shadden, CPA
    Director
C. Stanley Bowles II, CPA
Partner
C Stanley Bowles
(276) 466-5248   
sbowles@becpas.com
513 State Street • Bristol, VA, 24201

Stan has over twenty years experience in public accounting with audit and tax experience in employee benefit plans, construction, energy, real estate, retail, country clubs, financial institutions, manufacturing and healthcare.  In addition, he served for three years as a corporate controller in the mining industry.  His other client responsibilities include business consulting and overseeing numerous monthly accounting engagements.  In addition, he is part of our peer review team performing inspections of other firms.  Stan serves as area coordinator for our Bristol office and a member of our firm leadership committee.

Education and Professional Registration

Stan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (formerly Clinch Valley College) in 1994.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Medical Group Management Association.

Expertise and Experience

  • Audits of employee benefit plans
  • Benefit plan design and consulting
  • Preparation of Form 5500
  • Accounting and assurance services in a variety of industries
  • Internal control design and testing
  • Management consultations
  • Form of entity selection
  • Individual, partnership and corporate income tax services
  • Multistate taxation
  • Member of the firm’s peer review team
  • Member of the firm’s accounting and auditing committee
Steven P. Dalton, CPA
Partner
Steven P. Dalton
(304) 343-4188   
sdalton@becpas.com
2 Players Club Dr, Ste 100  • Charleston, WV 25311-1640

Steve is an assurance partner in the firm’s Bristol office.  He has performed the concurring review for several of the firms SEC engagements.  He has assisted clients with SOX 404 compliance ranging from providing internal audit of previously documented systems to overseeing the complete documentation of the entire accounting system and controls.  Steve oversees the assurance practice in our Western Division and possesses accounting expertise in the areas of construction and energy as well as being the firm’s Energy Niche leader.

Steve is a graduate of Bluefield State College with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in Accounting and an A.S. in Mining Engineering Technology.  Before joining Brown Edwards he worked underground as a section foremen in the mining industry.  He has been with Brown, Edwards & Company since 1985.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Steve is active within his community and previously served as treasurer of the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce for over ten years.  He is a past president and past treasurer of The Rotary Club of Princeton.  He has served on various other boards including being a founding director, president and treasurer of the PikeView High School Foundation.  He has also served on the finance committee of the Advent Christian General Conference of America.

Betty D. Jessee, CPA, CSEP
Partner
(276) 466-5248   
bjessee@becpas.com
513 State Street • Bristol, VA, 24201

Betty is a partner of tax services in the Bristol office of Brown Edwards.  She has over twenty years of experience in public accounting, focusing on tax and consulting for corporate, partnership and non-profit clients.  She also spends a great deal of her time on taxation and planning for estates, trusts and high-wealth individuals.  Within the firm, she is instrumental in providing training on new tax developments as well as keeping abreast of the most up-to-date technology issues.

Betty is a 1996 graduate of Emory & Henry College.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting.  She is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Tax Section.  She earned the professional designation of Certified Specialist in Estate Planning in 2002. This designation was awarded by The National Institute for Excellence in Professional Education, LLC.  Betty was named a 2008 “Super CPA” by Virginia Business magazine. Most recently, she obtained the professional designation of Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) issued by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  She sits on the board of directors and serves as current treasurer for the Auxiliary to Johnston Memorial Hospital.

Antony D. Roop, CPA
Partner
Antony D. Roop
(276) 669-6171
troop@becpas.com
513 State Street • Bristol, VA, 24201

Tony is a partner with the firm and has more than 17 years of experience in tax and advisory related services.  His concentration areas include pass-through entities, family owned businesses, multigenerational wealth strategies, high-income individual planning and retirement planning.  Tony also has extensive experience with energy related and natural resource businesses, business structuring, business sales and acquisitions, reorganizations,  Virginia Enterprise Zone incentives and individual tax planning.

Tony is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Master of Accountancy including a concentration in taxation.  He is also a graduate of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a business administration minor.  Tony is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and recognized as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He is also a member of the Tax and Personal Financial Planning sections of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Tony currently serves on the Carillion Tazewell Community Hospital board and is active in local youth sports with his three children.

Nita F. Vollmer, CPA
Partner
Nita Vollmer
(276) 466-5248  
nvollmer@becpas.com
513 State St • Bristol, VA, 24201

Nita is a taxation partner in the Bristol State St office with 35 years of experience. She specializes in tax to assist businesses and their owners achieve their business and individual goals, from individual, partnership, and corporate taxation to Estate planning.

She graduated Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is also a graduate of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tomorrow Program.   Nita is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Bristol Rotary Club and also serves as the Board Treasurer of The Birthplace of Country Music where she also served on the Building for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol, VA.   She also serves on Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion committee for finance and is a past member of Junior League of Bristol.

Jared Brown, CPA
Director
Jared Brown
(276) 466-5248   
 jbrown@becpas.com
512 State St • Bristol, VA, 24201

Jared is a director in the Bristol State St office. Jared was a principal with Dent K. Burk Associates, P.C. prior to its merger with Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P. in 2015. During his 15 year tenure with Dent K. Burk Associates, P.C. Jared’s concentration is related to small business compilation, reviews, and tax returns. He also specializes in audits of non-profits and manufacturing entities as well as assisting with the firm’s automotive niche.

Jared graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Tennessee and Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael E. Fleenor, CPA, ABV
Director
Michael Fleenor
(276) 466-5248   
mfleenor@becpas.com
513 State St • Bristol, VA, 24201

Michael E. Fleenor is a director based in the Bristol State Street office. He holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Tennessee. Michael specializes in business valuation and provides audit and attest services for employee benefit plans, privately held companies, governmental entities, and nonprofit organizations. He also serves corporate and individual tax clients.

Michael is a native of Bristol, Virginia and graduated from King College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics with concentrations in accounting, finance, and management. He is a member of the AICPA, the Forensic and Valuation Services section of the AICPA, and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). Michael is a member of the Tri-Cities Estate Planning Council and Land of the Sky Estate Planning Council of Western North Carolina. He has previously served as a member of the VSCPA Peer Review Committee.

Michael is actively involved in community organizations and has served on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee and Healing Hands Health Center. He had been recognized as a William E. Skelton Fellow and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

Virginia M. McMahan, CPA, CVA, CCIFP
Director
Virginia M. McMahan
(276) 466-5248   
vmcmahan@becpas.com
513 State St • Bristol, VA, 24201

Virginia is an audit and tax director based in the Bristol State Street office. She provides audit, assurance, and tax services to a variety of for profit and non-profit entities, along with tax services for individuals. Virginia focuses much of her time on construction client engagements and employee benefit plan audits. She also provides business valuation services for the purpose of acquisition, gift tax, and estate tax.

Virginia graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an Accounting emphasis. She earned the professional designation of Certified Valuation Analyst in 2009 from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. She is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Megan Meador, CPA
Director
(276) 466-5248
mmeador@becpas.com
513 State Street • Bristol, VA, 24201

Megan is a Director in the Bristol office.  She has experience in both public accounting and private sector with both public and private companies. Megan worked with a top 5 firm in the nation for over 6 years, providing assurance services primarily with institutions regulated by the SEC, as well as other local manufacturing and benefit plan clients. Megan has also previously worked for a publicly traded coal company in various accounting and reporting roles.

Megan graduated from Emory and Henry College with a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Accounting.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Megan’s area of expertise include:

  • For-profit organizations, including those regulated by the SEC
  • Manufacturing, pharmaceutical and energy industries
Holly Rutherford, CPA
Director
(276) 466-5248   
hrutherford@becpas.com
513 State Street • Bristol, VA, 24201

Holly serves as the Director of Learning and Quality Enhancement for Brown Edwards.  She is responsible for and oversees learning events provided for firm professionals, including teaching several core courses.  Holly also holds many responsibilities in quality control activities, including serving on the firm Accounting and Audit Committee.

Holly’s prior experience includes 16 years with Brown Edwards in the assurance area, providing a variety of services for industries in the public and private sector which include financial institutions, natural gas utilities, municipals and not-for-profit entities.  During this time, she presented at State Banker Associations and Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P. sponsored events.

Holly graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and received a Masters of Accountancy from the University in 2000, during which time she taught introductory accounting courses. A current member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Educational Foundation and various task forces; she is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a graduate of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce Lead Bristol! Program.  Holly currently serves on several boards and committees of organizations within her community.

Ronald J. Shadden, CPA
Director
(276) 466-5248   
rshadden@becpas.com
513 State Street • Bristol, VA, 24201

Ron is a director in the Bristol office and has more than eighteen years of audit experience that encompasses a variety of organizations including governmental, not-for-profit, manufacturing, and transportation. He is licensed in the State of Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Having served on engagement teams since the start of his career with Brown Edwards, Ron has developed a significant level of knowledge with governmental entities and non-profit organizations. He has expertise in working with a variety of governmental and non-profit entities including community development, health and welfare, and low-income housing.

A graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accountancy major, he also earned his Master’s degree in accountancy at ETSU in 2000. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has also served on the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants conference planning committees. Ron is a graduate of the 2006/2007 Bristol Chamber of Commerce Lead Bristol!

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