Geoffrey Brown of Bond Beebe Receives Family Business Advisor Certification

Bond Beebe, a certified public accounting and advisory firm with offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia, announced today that Geoffrey D. Brown, CPA, a Principal with Bond Beebe, has received professional certification as a Family Business Advisor from the Family Firm Institute (“FFI”).  The FFI will present Brown with the certification during their international conference, “Family Enterprise: New Game? New Rule?” held this year on October 13-16, 2010 in Chicago.  The FFI is the premier international body for advising and research in the family business and family wealth fields, with the purpose of increasing public awareness and broadening understanding of trends and developments within those fields.

The Family Business Advisor certification is a two-year program to increase the skills, tools, techniques, and understanding of future trends for those who advise and educate family businesses, especially in the areas of accounting, law and business management.  Work and requisites for the certification includes prior degree or licensing in a core body of knowledge, such as accounting; attendance at and participation in several course-related seminars and conferences; and active membership in the FFI.  Brown, with over thirty years of public accounting and auditing experience and a B.S. in business and economics from Lehigh University, also heads Bond Beebe’s Family Business Practice Group.  His experience in servicing family businesses includes tax returns, tax planning, estate planning, developing operating agreements, assistance with the sale of business, and gifting plans for wealth transference.

Celebrating over 75 years in the Greater Washington DC area, Bond Beebe is a certified public accounting & advisory firm that works with small to mid-sized businesses, membership organizations, employee benefit plans, other non-profits and high net-worth individuals to help them reach their financial goals. The company’s broad range of services includes audit & accounting; tax planning & compliance; financial planning; management advisory; litigation support; and information technology consulting.  From its two offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia, Bond Beebe brings trust, values, service, and imagination to every client it serves.

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