William “JJ” Edmunds, Jr., CPA, CIA, CISA, MSA, audit and assurance supervisor with PBMares, LLP, has been honored as one of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (VSCPA) Top 5 Under 35 for 2019.

The Top 5 Under 35 award recognizes young VSCPA members who have shown excellence in one or more of the following: professional achievement, VSCPA chapter accomplishment, community contribution, or dedication to the CPA profession.

“Being recognized as one of the top 5 CPAs in the Commonwealth is a testament to JJ’s commitment to serving his clients and also the profession” says Alan Witt, CPA, CEO of PBMares, LLP. “As an emerging leader in his field, JJ provides a great example for other young CPAs to follow.”

Edmunds helps lead the Firm’s financial institutions niche and provides audit and assurance services to clients. He manages and oversees financial statement audits, agreed-upon procedures and consulting engagements. He also works closely with clients in understanding their major financial processes to help them strengthen their internal control policies and procedures.

In addition to the VSCPA, Edmund’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors and the Chamber RVA where he serves on the Leadership Team’s Helping Young Professional Engage (HYPE) group. He also serves as the Vice-chair of the VSCPA’s Young Professional Advisory Council. In addition to leading an annual webinar for the Association for Credit Union Internal Auditors (ACUIA), he is a regular speaker at several regional ACUIA conferences.

Edmunds is a native of Midlothian, Virginia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. He also received a Master of Science in Accounting from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Edmunds is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

More information about the award and this year’s winners is located at www.vscpa.com.