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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, A.F. Thomas & Associates, P.C. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as, financial statements, reviews and management services.

A.F. Thomas & Associates, P.C. is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. A.F. Thomas & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose A.F. Thomas & Associates, P.C. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Aida F. Thomas, President

Aida has been the President of A.F. Thomas & Associates since 1993. She has over thirty-five years experience in the public accounting field as well as experience in the private sector. Her desire to help small business was what prompted her to start her own practice and offer services that would compliment small business needs as well as the needs of the individuals who own them. She has experience in various industries such as retail, wholesale, personal and professional services, and residential as well as commercial construction.

Aida was born in Havana, Cuba but has lived here in the United States for most of her life. She speaks Spanish fluently. She and Stuart have one daughter, Alexandra.

Aida has a B.B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary and is a member of the Virginia Society of CPA's.

Stuart L. Thomas, Vice President

Stuart graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. degree in biology. He returned to school at Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Accountancy and was licensed as a CPA in 1984. His varied background in other areas besides that of public accounting makes him a tremendous asset to the firm. He spent five years with the Southland Corp. (7-11 stores) on their management team. At one time he was supervising eleven of their stores in the Richmond area. He worked for the Bank of Virginia and audited companies east of the Mississippi for their Asset Based Lending Department. He was assistant controller for a large leasing company (Sovran Leasing) as well as controller for a smaller local corporation. He has also worked as an accounting manager for a savings and loan and a national not-for-profit organization in their Virginia location.

Stuart was born in Lynchburg, Virginia but has lived in Richmond since 1975. The one thing he complains about is missing the mountains.

He is a member of the Virginia Society of CPA's.

Ella Bryant, Office Manager

Prior to joining A.F. Thomas & Associates, Ella owned and operated a business with her husband for six years. We believe her experience as a small business owner is of great benefit to us and to our clients. Ella has been with us since August of 2000. Her primary responsibility as Office Manager is to coordinate your projects so that everything happens in a timely manner. That enables the rest of the staff to concentrate on the finer details of your payroll, bookkeeping, financial statements and tax returns.

Ella and her husband have a son, Mark, and a daughter, Sarah.