Newport News Office

Brown EdwardsNewport News Office

Fountain Plaza One
701 Town Center Drive
Suite 700
Newport News, VA 23606
Tel: (757) 873-1033
Fax: (757) 873-1106
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If you are seeking accounting services for your family or your business in the Newport News area, explore Brown Edwards, a certified public accounting firm that is recognized among the top 100 firms in the U.S.

We offer a full complement of Assurance, Tax and Advisory services to companies in a vast range of industries, scale and structure in the greater Virginia area. Our skilled practitioners help our clients grow their businesses through cross-collaboration, valuable ideas and innovative solutions for mitigating risk and increasing profitability. We know that business leaders across the Virginias want insightful professionals who understand industry influences and add value at every step, so that is exactly what we offer. We have the resources, reach and technical skills to support dynamic companies with growth-advancement in mind. The Hampton Roads area is growing vastly and Brown Edwards has the  resources to support and accelerate that growth. We are a full service accounting practice, serving in particular the following industries:

  • Dealerships
  • Government Contracting
  • Real Estate
  • State and Local Government
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Higher Education

Located in the heart of Oyster Point’s City Center, where various events take place throughout the year, Brown Edwards loves to interact with the community and is dedicated to supporting the community that we serve. We are making a difference in Newport News by supporting various charities through donations to organizations that are dear to our employees. We purchase gifts for families in need through the Newport News Department of Human Services Sponsorship Program. Our partners and staff have given countless volunteer hours to the Peninsula Food Bank, Chesapeake Bay Clean the Bay Day, and Relay for Life.

Contact us to discuss our work and learn how Brown Edwards may be of service to you.

Newport News TeamMeet our Partners

  • Hugh Barlow, CPA
    Hugh Barlow, CPA
    Partner
  • Leslie Roberts, CPA
    Leslie Roberts, CPA
    Partner
Hugh Barlow, CPA
Partner
Hugh Barlow
(757) 873-1033
hbarlow@becpas.com
Fountain Plaza One 701 Town Center Drive, Suite 700 • Newport News, VA, 23606

Hugh is a partner in our Newport News office. During his career, Hugh has worked with a variety of small to medium size businesses including, but not limited to government contractors, technology companies, physician/medical practices, automobile dealerships, real estate partnerships, manufacturers, hospital cooperatives, and non-profit entities. The services provided to these clients include extensive tax planning and compliance-related services.

Hugh concentrates in the government contracting industry. He is well-informed on financial statement audits and reviews of government contractors, including accounting for various types of contracts with numerous agencies of the federal government; accounting system assessment including job costing systems; cost allowability and allocability and internal control efficiency and effectiveness.

In addition to providing traditional accounting and tax services to clients, Hugh has developed expertise working with various clients on cash flow analysis, financial projections, LIFO inventory analysis, business valuations and business acquisition and merger strategies. Hugh is also aware of the qualification requirements for various state credit incentives under the Virginia Urban Enterprise Zone program and has been instrumental in qualifying many clients under this program.

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member

Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant – VA

Education

  • Bachelors, Accounting
    Old Dominion University

Industry Focus

  • Government Contracting
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Public Sector & Government
  • Hospitals & Healthcare Systems
  • Dealerships
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Technology & Life Sciences

Service Areas

  • Federal Corporate Tax
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Assurance
  • Tax
Leslie Roberts, CPA
Partner
Leslie Roberts
(757) 3873-1033
lroberts@becpas.com
Fountain Plaza One 701 Town Center Drive Suite 700• Newport News, VA, 23606

Leslie Is a partner is our Newport News office. She has more than 30 years of accounting experience, most of which is in public accounting. She has supervised and performed audits and consulting services in various industries including higher education, state and local governmental entities, governmental authorities, boards and commissions, regional and municipal airports, government contracting, religious organizations, various non-profits including foundations, healthcare and construction contractors. She also served as Controller for a regional non-profit hospital and nursing home and has provided consulting services for healthcare clients (both long-term and acute-care facilities). A large part of Leslie’s practice requires auditing under Government Auditing Standards and ensuring compliance in accordance with OMB Circular Uniform Guidance. As such, Leslie has extensive experience and has received advanced training in these areas. Her responsibilities include engagement management, client correspondence, presentations, practice development, work-paper review, staff supervision, scheduling and consulting.

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Virginia Society of Certified Accountants, Member
  • Government Audit Quality Center, Member and Firm Liaison

Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant – NC
  • Certified Public Accountant – VA

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Industry Focus

  • Government Contracting
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Public Sector & Government
  • Education

Service Areas

  • Assurance

Visit Our Newport News Officeor call us to learn more about our firm and our staff, and what we can do for you

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