Richmond Office

15871 City View Drive

Suite 302

Midlothian, Virginia 23113

Tel: (804) 897-4700

Fax: (804) 897-4712

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Brown Edwards has offered the highest quality accounting services to Richmond area businesses and individuals for many years by providing an effective and efficient means to manage finances, address strategic challenges, and plan for the future. We are committed to building relationships that help lead to business success and individual peace of mind.

Our professionals represent a rare strength of talent and professionalism unmatched by other local accounting firms. Our partners and staff pride themselves on being well informed of opportunities that support our clients businesses. They understand the details of current tax law and keep up to date with the complexity of the tax system.

We offer a diverse array of service offerings; including audit and review to tax planning, return preparation, estate planning, and accounting and payroll processing. We perform comprehensive accounting services for some of the most established companies in the Richmond area.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to the community. Our partners, directors, and staff are recognized in the community for their participation in many civic organizations and community events.

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

Richmond TeamMeet our Partners

  • Brad L. Bailey, CPA, MT, ABV
    Brad L. Bailey, CPA, MT, ABV
    Partner
  • Christopher A. Banta, CPA, CFE
    Christopher A. Banta, CPA, CFE
    Partner
  • Elizabeth A. Llewellyn, CPA
    Elizabeth A. Llewellyn, CPA
    Partner

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Brad L. Bailey, CPA, MT, ABV
Partner
(804) 897-4700
blbailey@becpas.com
15871 City View Drive, Suite 302 • Midlothian, VA, 23113

Brad is a partner in the Richmond office with over 30 years of experience in business tax planning. He specializes in tax consulting, tax planning, and management advisory services for closely-held businesses and corporate executives. In addition to his extensive tax work, he performs business valuations for buy sell agreements, transaction assistance and divorce settlements. He has served as an expert witness in trial on valuation and tax matters. His experiences in dealing with the IRS help him generate positive results for his clients in audit disputes.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Taxation from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Accredited Business Valuations.

Brad serves the community through his involvement Midlothian Rotary Club, Midlothian Rotary Foundation, Midlothian YMCA, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and Salisbury Country Club.

Brad was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and is proud to say all of his family are Hokies and Pamplin School Business graduates. He enjoys walking his golden retriever, fishing and watching all sports.

Christopher A. Banta, CPA, CFE
Partner
(804) 897-4700   
cbanta@becpas.com
15871 City View Drive, Suite 302 • Midlothian, VA, 23113

Chris is an audit partner based in the Richmond office. He provides audit services to a wide range of entities including privately owned businesses, municipalities, governmental entities, non-profits, HUD entities, national fraternities, and electric cooperatives. He specializes and coordinates the compliance auditing aspect of the annual audits of municipal and governmental clients including APA compliance and transmittal form preparation, Single Audit compliance, RUS compliance, FAA compliance, and NTD reporting compliance. Chris is also a member of the firm’s peer review services team, providing quality reviews to regional public accounting firms around the country. In addition, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner, providing internal control reviews, fraud examinations, forensic accounting services, and litigation support services.

Chris graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in May 2000.

Chris is actively committed to serving the community through current or past memberships on various community committees or boards including:

• Served in various roles, including President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Grandin Theater   Foundation (2008 – 2014)
• Treasurer of the Virginia Museum of Transportation (2014 – Present)
• Finance Committee member of the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia (2014 – Present)
• Kiwanis Club of Roanoke member and Chairman of the Kiwanis Career and Technical Education Scholarship Program (2012-Present)

He is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner, the Government Finance Officers Association, the Virginia Government Finance Officers Association, and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives. Chris has also previously been named a “Super CPA” by Virginia Business magazine.

Elizabeth A. Llewellyn, CPA
Partner
(804) 897-4700
bllewellyn@becpas.com
15871 City View Drive, Suite 302 • Midlothian, VA, 23113

Beth is a partner in our Richmond office and provides accounting, tax and consulting services to closely-held businesses in the construction, real estate, professional services, and manufacturing industries. Beth works closely with business owners, controllers and bookkeepers throughout the year as she believes strongly in being her client’s business advisor, not just their tax return preparer. She has worked with several clients on Due Diligence when acquiring other companies as well as performing Fraud Investigations for various entities during her career.

Beth completed the American Institute of CPAs Tax Academy for Advisors of Small Business. She has published articles on various accounting topics as well as been a speaker for various Rotary Clubs. Beth has also testified as an expert witness in both Federal and Local Courts on behalf of clients.

Beth holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a Minor in Economics. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Richmond Chapter of VSCPAs, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Beth serves the community through her involvement with the Rotary Club of Powhatan, Huguenot Trail Rotary Club, and the Powhatan County Crime Solvers.

Beth enjoys sports, reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with her children. She spends many hours watching them participate in sporting events and helping their teams. She was a 2018 Inductee into the Bridgewater College Athletic Hall of Fame having been honored for her achievements on both the volleyball and basketball teams.