Reston, VA (January 17, 2019) – The Reston-based accounting firm, CST Group, CPAs PC (“CST”), announced today that it has merged with the long established and highly regarded firm of Anne L Stone & Associates, LLC (“Stone”) based in McLean, VA. The merger expands CST’s strategic plan to strengthen their presence in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and its reputation as one of the region’s premier accounting firms focused on providing forward thinking client-centric solutions and industry specific expertise from top-tier professionals. The merger is effective as of January 16, 2019.
Anne Stone, CPA, will continue in her existing role as Partner in the combined firm. Ms. Stone has established herself as a premier provider of tax advisory and compliance services to individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners in the DC Metropolitan area. The combined firm will operate as CST Group, CPAs PC.
“We are very proud of the more than 20 year history of our firm. We also recognize that the next step for our team and clients is to merge with a firm that is just as committed to high quality, enabling us to expand the platform of services we can offer to our clients. We look forward to staying on the cutting edge of the changes so prevalent in today’s markets for professional tax and accounting services”, said Anne Stone.
“The addition of Anne Stone, and her team members to our firm will have a significant positive impact on the combined firm as we continue to serve our clients through our growing practice. We are enthusiastic about continuing the high level of service and expertise their firm has been known for,” said Joe Romagnoli, Managing Partner of CST Group.
About Anne L. Stone & Associates, LLC
Anne L Stone & Associates, LLC provides tax advisory services to address the needs of individuals, family groups, closely held business entities, corporate executives, trusts, estates, and related charitable interests. The practice is concentrated in the areas of federal and state income and transfer tax planning, related compliance and representation services, and estate planning and administration.
About CST Group, CPAs, PC
CST Group (www.cst-cpa.com) is a certified public accounting firm serving Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC region for over 45 years. We provide comprehensive assurance, accounting, tax, and business advisory services for closely held businesses, medical practices, real estate firms, government contractors, non-profit organizations, as well as for professionals and business owners. We are licensed in Virginia, Maryland, DC and Florida.
We steer our clients to success with innovative and effective solutions to their most pressing accounting, tax, and business challenges. Our team of CPAs is comprised of experienced professionals dedicated to providing timely, highly personalized service to our clients. Over the years, CST Group has built significant long-term client relationships rooted in trust, transparency, and respect.
CST Group is consistently ranked among the top certified public accounting firms in the Washington, DC region. Recent awards include 2018 Best of the Best Firms by INSIDE Public Accounting, 2018 Top 300 Firms by INSIDE Public Accounting, Washingtonian’s 2018 Top Wealth Adviser’s Report and SHRM’s When Work Works Award for three consecutive years.
Transition Advisors (www.transitionadvisors.com) a leading merger and acquisition consulting firm exclusively serving the national accounting community assisted in this transaction.