Hear From Our Employees

Kara Shelton

Senior Audit Manager

Prior to joining CST Group in 2015, I had over a decade of public accounting experience. CST allows me to apply my previous experience, while providing new opportunities to learn and grow. Being able to work with my clients directly is extremely rewarding. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to help my clients achieve their goals and improve their business. I also enjoy training new employees. Staff development is critical for a firm’s success and it is a priority at CST.

CST’s atmosphere sets it apart from other firms. In addition to quality and client service, I appreciate the firm’s commitment to leadership training, community involvement, and an overall emphasis on teamwork. The support I receive here allows me to put my best foot forward and makes CST a great place to work.

Andrew Lampropoulos

Senior Associate

After college, I was hired by CST Group not knowing what to expect. Since my first day, I have had a one-of-a-kind learning experience. I have had help from Partners, Senior Managers, and Managers regarding projects and even my career. My coworkers are very friendly, easy to work with and more than willing to help out when I have a question.

I came to CST Group three years ago as an associate. In those three short years, I have been encouraged and pushed to keep learning and take on harder tasks. Today I manage my own clients and projects. I believe this is due to the support from everyone at CST.

Brooke Bostwick

Manager

I joined CST Group two years ago as a Senior Associate with three years of experience in public accounting. Since that time, I have been promoted to Manager after a year and a half. The numerous opportunities I have had to improve my skills has positively impacted my career at CST Group. As a manager, I oversee the preparation of tax returns and financial statement reviews and I correspond with a wide ranging client base, daily. The variety of work is refreshing and each day offers a new opportunity that challenges me to work harder. CST Group does a great job providing the most up to date resources, which makes my job easier and facilitates the learning process.

What I enjoy most about working at CST Group is its distinctive culture which stems from the exceptional people who work here. Everyone is approachable, dedicated, and a team-player. As a newly promoted Manager, the support and guidance I have received from both my peers and the Partners has definitely exceeded my expectations.

Mark Ventura

Scheduler

I have had numerous jobs in the Customer Service Industry. However, no other company shows as much interest in their employees like CST Group. The accounting staff always takes time to meet the needs of their clients and are fully invested in their future. Most importantly, CST builds a foundation on meaningful client relationships based on trust and I feel proud to be a part of this company.

James Hamon

Senior AssociateCST Group CPAs | Reston

Prior to joining CST Group as an entry-level employee, I had no professional experience, and was new to the accounting field. Now, looking back a few years later, I appreciate the invaluable opportunity I was given to work on a variety of projects in both the tax and assurance fields. Furthermore, I have been exposed to many different types of clients in diverse industries. This experience has made me a well-rounded public accountant. I don’t think I would have had these opportunities as easily at any other company.

I also really enjoy the team atmosphere fostered by the company. You’re given a chance to work with pretty much everyone on staff at some point, even partners of the firm. I have learned so much by being able to draw upon the knowledge that more senior staff members have to offer. It really feels like everyone is working towards the same common goal, as opposed to looking out for themselves.