Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC is a certified public accounting firm located in beautiful Southern Maryland, with offices in Leonardtown (St. Mary’s County) and La Plata (Charles County).
St. Mary's County is a technologically progressive community situated one hour southeast of Washington, D.C. and less than two hours southeast of Baltimore, MD providing us with easy access to the cultural amenities of two large cities. St. Mary’s County is home to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, the U.S. Navy’s aerial test and training headquarters, as well as an ever growing, high tech contractor support community.
Charles County is a community of growing urban areas with the amenities and opportunities that are part of a smart growth and dynamic development. La Plata is located in Southern Maryland about 30 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. 60 miles south of Baltimore and 45 miles southwest of Annapolis. Since La Plata’s inception, it has grown into a town with a population of approximately 8,500 people.
The professional focus of our firm is to assist our clients in making their businesses grow. We believe that client growth and expansion facilitates our own growth, and that no client service is more important than assisting existing clients in achieving their goals and being successful. Our Business Growth Department provides a full range of services to meet these needs. We facilitate a comprehensive review, analysis and documentation of your business practice through our business growth program. From the planning stages of this review, we assist with communication plans, management information systems review, marketing plans, process review, and performance standards from formulation, to reporting and monitoring. We believe that what you can measure, you can manage. As with our business growth initiatives, our focus is to assist our clients in planning for the eventual outcome and financial consequence of their actions, not to simply react after the fact. Planning is the proven tool for maximizing wealth!
Our firm offers an array of capabilities in the following service categories:
- Management and Business Growth Consulting Services
- Accounting Services
- Business Valuations
- Management Information System and Application Services
- Tax Planning, Compliance and Wealth Management Services
- Auditing Services
- Businesses Getting Results Training Seminars
OUR VISION ...
Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC will be the preferred accounting and business growth firm in the Southern Maryland area. We will grow in size and experience to meet the needs of our growing community. We will provide professional, tailored services to select clients with a focus on increasing the wealth and quality of life for all of our clients and team members by our mutually beneficial associations.
OUR MISSION ...
- Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC will provide clients and client firms with opportunities to increase their wealth and quality of life by providing superior customer service and a comprehensive approach to growing their businesses. AAA clients will be confident in the service provided and enthusiastic about working with our team.
- Our team members are professionals and will continue their training and education, while maintaining an equitable balance between work and family. Team members are encouraged to participate in outside activities as their contribution to the community at large. Team members will be enthusiastic about working with clients. Each team member will understand the firm's mission and vision and the role they play in fulfilling them.
- All work will meet with the highest standards of performance and confidentiality. The firm will continue to review and revise service offerings to meet with client needs.
CLIENT SERVICE STATEMENT ...
Our goal is to provide our customers with innovative solutions and leading edge expertise precisely when and where our customers need them most. Our success is contingent upon your success, which in no small part is reflected by your satisfaction of the services we have provided. We guarantee that as a client of Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC, you will receive the highest possible value for services provided. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with the value received, let us know within 30 days of invoice date, and we will rectify the situation immediately, either by reworking the product or reducing our fees to reflect your perception of value.
PEER REVIEW ...
Our commitment to quality is an internally defined objective, but it is regulated to a great extent by our peers. As a member of the American Institute of CPA's Private Companies Practice Section, we must submit to a quality control review every three years. This review is conducted by independent CPAs. Our team received an unqualified opinion for the year ended December 31, 2011.
ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS ...
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- AICPA Private Companies Practice Section
- Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
- MACPA Southern Maryland Chapter
- NACVA National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
- Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
- Peachtree by Sage Complete Account Care Providers
- Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisors Program
- Sage MIP Business Partner.
Our Team Commitment to You
Our Guarantee...Our goal is to provide our customers with innovative solutions and leading edge expertise precisely when and where our customers need them most. Our success is contingent upon your success, which in no small part is reflected by your satisfaction of the services we have provided. We guarantee that as a client of Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC, you will receive the highest possible value for services provided. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with the value received, let us know within 30 days of invoice date, and we will rectify the situation immediately, either by reworking the product or reducing our fees to reflect your perception of value.
Clients of the firm have the right to expect the following performance standards from us:
1.You will be appreciated and never taken for granted. You will receive prompt, friendly, and courteous service that exceeds your expectations.
2.We will act with integrity, honesty, and openness in everything we do for you and with you at all times.
3.We will respect absolutely and with the highest standards of ethical conduct, the confidentiality of our working relationship.
4.Your telephone calls will be acknowledged or returned within 24 hours because clear and timely communication is vitally important to both of us.
5.We will meet the agreed upon deadlines and honor all of our commitments to you without exception.
6.Each of our Team Members has the authority to make decisions on the work we do for you, without needing to refer to any “higher authority.”
7.We believe that your perception of our performance is reality. Your feedback is vital to our ability to continually improve and innovate. We welcome and look forward to your ideas, constructive comments, and suggestions.
8.Our services may never be the least expensive available. They will, however, always be of the highest professional quality and exacting standards, designed to help you add wealth to your estate and add value to your business. Simply put, we are rewarded only to the extent that we add value to those we are privileged to serve.
In return we ask that you commit to us that...
- You will be open, frank, and honest with us at all times.
- You will let us know immediately of any concerns you might have about our working together.
- You will give us all the information we need to do our work in a timely manner, and you will treat the work and material we provide to you as important and worthy of your time.
- You agree to listen to any professional advice we offer; although, we acknowledge your absolute right to reject that advice.
- You will pay your account balance on time. That way, we can continue to give you the level of support you so richly deserve.
- You will consider referring us to others you believe would benefit from our services.
THE ALPHABET SOUP BEHIND OUR NAMES
ABV – Accredited in Business Valuation
The Accredited in Business Valuation program provides specialized access to information, education, tools and support that enhance credential holders’ ability to make a genuine difference for their clients and employers. ABV credential holders may brand or position themselves as premier business valuation service providers who differentiate themselves by going beyond the core service of reaching a conclusion of value and creating value for clients through the strategic application of this analysis.
CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Fraud Examiners have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are also trained to understand not only how fraud occurs.
MAFF – Master Analyst in Financial Forensics
Master Analyst in Financial Forensics is designed to provide assurance to the business and legal communities—the primary users of financial forensic consulting services—that the designee possesses a level of experience and knowledge deemed acceptable by the association to provide competent and professional forensic financial consulting services. The designation is an indication that an individual has met the association's rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the financial forensic consulting disciplines.
CGMA – Chartered Global Management Accountant
A global designation for CPA’s working in business and government powered by the resources and expertise of AICPA and CIMA, two of the world’s leading accounting organizations. Through this joint venture, the AICPA and CIMA will leverage the collective power of more than 550,000 members to advance the science of management accounting worldwide, substantially benefiting the public, members and students. CGMA’s will demonstrate expertise in such areas as partnering strategically with management to make more informed decisions, helping organizations manage change, risk and uncertainty, protecting corporate assets, and promoting operational efficiency and effectiveness.
CPA – Certified Public Accountant
Certified Public Accountant is the statutory title of qualified accountants in the United States who have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and have met additional state education and experience requirements for certification as a CPA. Individuals who have passed the Exam but have not either accomplished the required on-the-job experience or have previously met it but in the meantime have lapsed their continuing professional education, in many states, permitted the designation "CPA Inactive" or an equivalent phrase. In most U.S. states, only CPAs who are licensed are able to provide to the public attestation (including auditing) opinions on financial statements.
CVA – Certified Valuation Analyst
The Certified Valuation Analyst performs business valuations as a service to both the consulting community and the users of their services. Through training and rigorous testing, CVAs demonstrate they are qualified to provide capable and professionally executed valuation services. Users of valuation services benefit by having greater confidence that the service they receive is professional in quality, adheres to industry standards of practice, and meets a level of expertise.