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Tax Prep in Herndon and Reston, VASteven Gordon, CPA

Principal

Steve is not your ordinary CPA. His unique background combines a fervor for numbers with a strong customer service acumen. Steve works to exceed the expectations of his clients by addressing their needs as if they were his own. Prior to starting his own firm, Steve worked as a tax accountant for a leading public accounting firm in McLean, VA. In that role Steve specialized in preparing individual, small business, and not-for-profit tax returns.

Prior to beginning his career in public accounting, Steve owned and operated his own wholesale telecommunications company for more than 7 years where he built his business from the ground up. As a successful entrepreneur, Steve acquired and refined his accounting skills. The experience Steve gained during those years became part of his strategy for success in advising his clients today.

Steve previously held positions in sales for XO Communications and WorldCom as an account executive where he managed multi-million dollar accounts. Before working in telecommunications sales, Steve began his professional career as a financial advisor for AG Edwards & Sons.

Steve graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and obtained an accounting certificate from George Mason University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

Sunhee An, CPA, MBA

Senior Tax Manager

Sunhee is responsible for the review of Federal and multi-state tax returns, as well as tax compliance and planning strategies for a variety of clients, including government contractors, construction contractors, professional service firms, real estate, closely held companies and high net worth individuals. She is also responsible for representing corporations and individuals before the IRS and state.

Prior to joining the firm, Sunhee gained 12 years of experience working for a mid-sized regional CPA firm.

Sunhee received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her Master of Business Administration degrees from Missouri State University. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

Raisa Baranova, EA, MBA

Staff Accountant

Raisa is dedicated to helping individual and business clients by identifying practical and sound tax and accounting strategies. She gains particular satisfaction when she is able to minimize clients’ taxes and organize their business accounting and personal financial matters.

Prior to working for Gordon CPA Group, Raisa founded and led a business in the Cosmetic Industry which became one of the leading brands for mineral makeup in Russia. As a successful entrepreneur, Raisa oversaw all aspects of the company where she developed her extensive accounting and financial skills. Her business acumen makes her a unique tax accountant as she understands how everyday decisions can affect taxes in the long run.

Raisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the Taganrog State University in Russia and she holds a Masters of Business Administration from the George Mason University School of Business.

Stephanie Bertsch

Office Manager / Staff Accountant

As the Office Manager and Accounting team member, Stephanie is instrumental in supporting clients with their daily inquiries and in collecting essential information for the accounting team to complete their filings. Her positive demeanor, attention to details, responsiveness and remarkable customer service skills have made Stephanie an exceptional  addition to the practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephanie had a well rounded experience where she held positions in office management, bookkeeping and warranty administration. Her extensive administrative and accounting knowledge made Stephanie uniquely qualified for her day-to-day responsibilities. Stephanie graduated with a high school degree from Clovis High School, and received continued education from Ashford University, Gulf Coast Community College, and Clovis Community College.

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