Our Expert Team

Our tax experts constantly evaluate the best ways to save you tax dollars. Integrity, honesty and responsiveness to our clients’ needs are the keys to our success. This is what sets us apart from the competition.

James J. Anderson, CPA

Partner

Jim graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland. Jim has worked with numerous non-profit organizations, colleges and private schools, churches, corporations and small-business owners on various consulting, tax and accounting projects. Prior to establishing Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA, Jim was employed with other certified public accounting firms located in Baltimore, including a “Big 4″ international accounting firm and one of Maryland’s oldest and largest regional firms.

Jim consults with numerous organizations regarding their internal controls, budgets, payroll systems, financial and tax matters. Jim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

He has served in various capacities with the non-profit organization, Pasadena Business Association, over the past nineteen years, including Treasurer and President. He also serves in volunteer advisory capacities on a variety of committees with private schools, churches and youth-sports organizations.

Michael C. Davis, CPA

Partner

Mike obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland. After beginning his public accounting career with one of Maryland’s largest and oldest certified public accounting firms, Mike later joined James Anderson to form Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA.

Mike has specialized in non-profit organizations during his career in public accounting. He has been an instructor of seminars conducted for certified public accountants and non-profit organizations on such topics as Fund Accounting For Not-for-profit Organizations, IRS Form 990 Preparation, Not-for-profit Endowment Spending, Implementation of Not-for-profit FASB’s 116 and 117, OMB Circular A-133/Government Auditing Standards audit requirements and Effective Financial Reporting for Not-for-profit Organizations. Mike continues his leadership role in serving non-profits through continued education in issues relating to Government Auditing Standards, OMB Circular A-133, taxes, non-profit audit, accounting and management concerns. Mike has been involved in auditing and consulting with for-profit entities and non-profit organizations such as private schools, churches, colleges, health and welfare organizations, membership organizations, social service organizations, with and without federal funding. He also works with small-business owners on various consulting, tax and accounting matters.

Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), along with being actively involved in various community service non-profit organizations. He has been serving in an over twenty-year volunteer capacity as board member, including Treasurer, with Friends of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. He also serves in advisory capacity for Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports, an all-ages wheelchair sports organization, and has served as Group Chairman of his alma mater, Archbishop Curley High School’s first-time Endowment Campaign.

Jay R. Kapadia, CPA

Partner

Jay is a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and has been with Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA since 2000. In May 2004, he graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Jay received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore in May 2005.
Jay has planned, performed, and supervised financial audits, reviews and compilations for various for-profit and non-profit organizations, including related tax and consulting services for businesses and individuals. He also specializes in audits of Employee Benefit Plans. Jay is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

Benjamin M. Yust, CPA

Partner

Ben started his public accounting career in 2006 with Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA. Ben received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland. He also plans and performs audits, reviews and compilations of for-profit and non-profit organization financial statements, as well as providing tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Ben is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

Heather M. Chirico

Supervisor

Heather joined Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA in June 2010. Heather graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting in 2010. She is pursuing her Certified Public Accountant license in Maryland. Heather is involved in a variety of for-profit and non-profit client services including auditing and attestation work and taxes.

Aimee Crowningshield, CPA

Senior Accountant

Aimee joined Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA in May 2014. Aimee graduated from the University of Maryland University College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She received her Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College in 2014. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland. Aimee is involved in a variety of client services including auditing, non-profit work and different tax preparation services.  Aimee is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Sherry Taylor

Accountant

Sherry joined Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA in January 2013.  Sherry utilizes her Human Resources  and accounting experience to assist our local business clients in maintaining their general ledger systems, payroll systems and related reporting, and various general ledger account reconciliations.

Alexa Sokolowski

Accountant

Alexa joined Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA in January 2016. Alexa graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting in 2014. She is pursuing her Certified Public Accountant license in Maryland. Alexa is involved in a variety of for-profit and non-profit client services, including accounting, auditing, attestation and income tax engagements.

Colleen Dowd, CPA

Accountant

Colleen joined Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA in August 2016. Colleen graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from LaSalle University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA). Colleen is involved in a variety of for-profit and non-profit client services, including accounting, auditing, attestation and income tax engagements.

James Anderson

Accountant

James joined Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA in May 2016. James graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in May 2016. James is involved in a variety of for-profit and non-profit client services, including accounting, auditing, attestation and income tax engagements.

Jenna Hardesty

Accountant

Jenna joined Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA in May 2016. Jenna currently goes to college at Towson University pursuing her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting. After college she intends to pursue her Certified Public Accountant license. Jenna is involved in a variety of for-profit and non-profit client services, including accounting, auditing, attestation and income tax engagements.

Ashley Winter

Firm Administrator

Ashley joined Anderson, Davis & Associates, CPA in November 2016.  Along with being the Firm’s pleasant greeter to all who call or visit us, Ashley assists the Firm with a variety of client service matters and Firm marketing efforts.