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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, A.F. Thomas & Associates 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 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, 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 receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Mark Stewart, Owner

Mark has over twenty five years experience in public and private accounting.Mark's desire to assist small business accounting, tax and financing needs is was what prompted him to start his own practice and offer services that would solve small business needs as well as the needs of the individuals who own them. Mark has experience in various industries such as manufacturing,retail, wholesale, personal and professional services, and residential as well as commercial construction.

Mark was born in Utica New York and has lived in Philidelphia, Chiccago and Richmond, VA. since 1994. Mark has three children

Mark has a B.S. degree from Penn State University, MBA concentration in Finance Temple University and 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.