From Our Clients

GCI Design, Inc. 
Lynn Godshall, President

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Schaedler Yesco
Jim Schaedler, CEO

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JEM Group
Jessica Meyers, Owner & President

Chris Shipe - Loudoun Mutual
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Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company
Chris Shipe, President & CEO
Kimberly Fry, CPA, Vice President – Treasurer

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Edwin L. Heim
Larry Bashore, President

Our Services

At BSSF, we don’t use a “checklist” approach to our audits. Our team develops a tailored audit approach that takes into account areas of risk associated with your company and industry. Instead, we develop a tailored audit approach that takes into account areas of risk associated with your company and industry.

There are varying levels of attestation services, and an audit is the highest level of assurance. There are many reasons for an audit, including: providing comfort to business owners and senior management, providing advice on how to reduce fraud risk, identify weaknesses and much more. Some organizations don’t need an audit. If that is the case, BSSF provides reviews, compilations and agreed-upon procedure (AUP) engagements.

Our team provides a variety of services, including business valuations, gift valuations and estate valuations. When it comes to determining a business appraisal, we look beyond the historical numbers. We take into consideration, among other things, an entity’s industry and economic outlook, the skill of management and the company’s workforce, a company’s stature in its market and its competition.

The BSSF team has experience in valuing businesses for a variety of purposes, including: mergers and acquisitions, marital dissolution, buy/sell agreements, succession planning and more.

Our employee benefit plan practice is a significant practice within the Firm, and thus, we give it the proper attention it deserves. We are committed to helping our clients navigate the challenges of the ever-changing GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial reporting and IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) compliance requirements, in addition to achieving the highest quality and most efficient audits possible.

Our employee benefit audit team has experience performing employee benefit plan audits for single and multi-employer plans, including pension, 401(k), health and welfare, annuity, 457, 403 (b), and money purchase plans.

With a client base largely made up of family-owned and closely held businesses, our Firm has witnessed the complexities of combining close partnerships and family dynamics within the business. We are aware of how working together in the business affects not only the family and partnerships but also key decisions for the company. Our team can assist you with issues such as how to transfer ownership, valuing your business, governance in the family business and more.

Our team of forensic accountants work with organizations to detect and deter fraudulent acts by employees such as misappropriation of assets and billing fraud. Our professionals can consult with clients about fraud prevention and can provide financial investigation services where fraud is suspected. If fraud is discovered, we can identify the economic damages and give expert witness testimony in cases that are prosecuted. Because the reputations of individuals and companies are at stake, our professionals are discreet when conducting investigations or assisting clients in the implementation of fraud prevention measures.

The litigation specialists at BSSF bring the essential credentials, the necessary skills, and the experience to the table to assist attorneys in securing favorable outcomes for their clients. Our litigation support team members are recognized for their ability to assist in developing case strategies, interpret and analyze financial matters in a case, assist in negotiating financial settlements, and testify as expert witnesses.

Our team has experience in matrimonial litigations, loss of value calculations, commercial damages assessments and more.

BSSF is small enough to provide “hands on” personalized service, yet large enough to have the resources to resolve complex accounting and tax issues, making us the perfect fit. We understand that business owners and entrepreneurs are faced with many challenges. Continued rising costs, complex regulatory issues, and tax concerns can keep you from focusing on the other demands of your business.

Our Small Business Accounting Services Department can help you as a supplement for your internal accounting department or if you cannot afford a full-time bookkeeper, help you in that capacity as well.

In addition to our core accounting and auditing and tax planning and compliance services, BSSF also provides specialty business consulting services. We are here to help you navigate any business challenges that arise and deliver advice on the efficient use of your company’s resources.

We aim to be a reliable resource for strategic advice on matters such as strategic planning, due diligence services, debt restructuring, exit planning, benchmarking financial analyses and much more.

The BSSF tax department takes a proactive approach based on strategic tax planning. We identify current and future tax saving opportunities and resolve any tax controversies. We are constantly searching for ideas to do things better and apply new tax laws to benefit the client.

We help clients with services such as cost segregation analysis, estate planning, dealing with tax authorities, merger and acquisition planning and much more.

The Human Resources Consulting Group at BSSF provides support to clients with recruitment and staffing, employee relations, compliance with HR related laws, HR audits, employee benefit plans, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and personnel manual and policy development. In turn, this allows leaders of the organization to focus on your current job duties and profitability of your company.

This is a good solution for organizations that are looking to supplement their current HR department, a company needing help with recruiting or an organization that does not have a dedicated HR department.

The BSSF Technology Services Group provides cost-effective computer network services, technology solutions, and computer technology consulting for a small to medium-sized business like yours. Our qualified technicians can support your systems on location or remotely, as needed.

We can help you with network administration, hosting, training and more.     

Discover Our Value

At Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz (BSSF), we understand that each industry is unique in its own way. Some businesses face operational, financial, and tax requirements that are distinct enough to require specialized expertise. Our diverse client base gives us the opportunity to work with numerous industries, gaining valuable knowledge about the intricacies of operating within that field. Team members are assigned to your engagement based on their experience within your industry, allowing them to bring their knowledge of the industry specific challenges you face. Some of the industries we specifically work with are:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive Industry
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing/Wholesalers
  • Medical
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • School Districts/Government
  • Transportation

We differentiate ourselves through not just the many industries we serve or the the quality of our work, but with the breadth of value-added services we can deliver to our clients. Beyond the traditional accounting and auditing services, our team also provides specialty business consulting services, including succession planning, HR consulting, estate planning, employee benefit plan audits and much more. You can rely on our team to be your strategic business advisors. We are here to help you navigate any business challenges and achieve the goals that you set for your company’s future.

Our goal is to become your valued business advisor.

Discover how BSSF can add value to your organization!