The accounting firms of Brown Edwards and Gibbons & Kawash are pleased to announce their merger, effective January 1, 2018. The merger will create one of the largest CPA offices in West Virginia. Brown Edwards is a Top 100 firm based in Roanoke, Virginia with nine offices including Charleston and Bluefield, West Virginia while Gibbons & Kawash has a 25‐year history serving Charleston and the
surrounding area.

“We have known the professionals of Gibbons & Kawash for a very long time,” said Jason Hartman, Managing Partner of Brown Edwards. “In fact, we were both part of the same national alliance and realized early on we had a lot of similar philosophies in our approach to client service and a shared emphasis on professional development. This is a great opportunity to bring together some of the best multi‐disciplinary professionals in our field and leverage their talents to its advantage of our clients.”

Celebrating 50 years in business in 2017, Brown Edwards provides accounting services to a diverse clientele base throughout Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. With the addition of Gibbons & Kawash, Brown Edwards will add significant resources and the size of the Charleston office will increase to nine partners and 50 associates.

“While we are very proud of the history of Gibbons & Kawash, we also recognized that the next step for our team and clients was to merge with a firm of comparable quality that would enable us to expand services to our clients. We look forward to staying on the cutting edge of the changes so prevalent in today’s financial and accounting services markets, ” said Managing Director Valerie Ellis. “Brown Edwards shares our commitment to helping our clients grow and succeed, and the merger will broaden and deepen our existing industry specializations, allowing us to offer more comprehensive business advice tailored to our clients, while enabling us to focus more on our specialized niche areas as well.”

For more details about Brown Edwards, visit: www.BEcpas.com.