Community Banking

A Business Advisor for Community Banks

Brown Edwards has the expertise to help your institution improve procedures, manage risks, avoid regulatory pitfalls, and improve earnings. In the world of banking and digital technology, institutions have to reimagine outdated practices, evaluate competitive models and support innovation to meet heightened expectations from consumers, businesses, and investors. As your trusted business advisor, it is our job to be by your side every step of the way. We help more than 60 community banks to pursue digital innovation, and stay competitive.

Maintain Compliance

Recognize &
Manage Risk

Establish
Controls

Advise &
Consult

Why Choose Brown Edwards

Experience Matters

We specialize in financial institutions and have more than 100 years of experience providing counsel to more than 60 institutions.  Our team includes former bank management and lenders and several of our team members hold various designations, including Certified Loan Review Professional (CLRP) and Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) certifications.
Our team members serve as exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers at industry associations, such as American Banking Association (ABA) and Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), including representing the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland and Ohio.
Our institution has utilized the expertise of Brown Edwards for many years. In addition to being an outstanding team of auditors, they provide recommendations and suggestions for improvements to current product lines and for prospective new lines. The support and knowledge they provide is invaluable.
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Inc. 5000

Services We Provide

Compliance (Regulatory and NACHA)

  • Independent testing

  • Providing value-added suggestion to support adherence to regulations
  • Internal & External Audits

  • Traditional external audit services

  • Outsourcing and co-sourcing to fit the institution’s needs

  • Providing value-added suggestions to improve efficiencies
  • Internal Control Consulting (FDICIA and SOX)

  • Assisting in the documentation of controls and development of the testing framework

  • Testing to assist management in its evaluation of internal controls
  • BSA and BSA Model Validation

  • Independent testing based on the BSA FFIEC exam manual

  • Evaluating BSA model performance along with data validation
  • Interest Rate Risk and Liquidity Audits

  • Testing model data

  • Evaluating management's monitoring of interest rate risk and liquidity
  • CECL Model Validation and Loan Review

  • Testing the model's adherence to GAAP

  • Evaluating and testing the institution's risk rating system
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    Contact Our Community Banking Team

    Alan Landes, CPA, CBA

    Partner, Practice Leader

    Alan Landes, CPA, CBA

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    Jason Ross, CPA

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    Jason Ross, CPA

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    Norman D. Yoder, CPA

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    Norman D. Yoder, CPA

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    Thomas A. Puryear, Jr., CPA, CGMA

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