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About Us

Our Firm

For years, Barkanic & Ames, LLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Barkanic & Ames, LLC's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as financial statements, and financial planning.

Barkanic & Ames, LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout Rockville. 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. Barkanic & Ames, LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Rockville'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 Rockville. 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 Barkanic & Ames, LLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

John Barkanic, CPA, MS

john@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6664 Ext. 201

Education

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Towson State University

MS - Tax
American University

Experience Highlights

John Barkanic has been a practicing certified public accountant for over 30 years, providing tax and accounting services to individuals and businesses. During his tenure in public accounting, John has developed expertise in the following areas:

  • Real Estate Developers
  • Professional Services
  • Estate Planning
  • Planning for High Net Worth Individuals
  • Guest Speaker and lecturer on various topics including Tax and Estate Planning

Professional Activites
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past President, Association of Practicing CPA's
  • Member, Greater Washington Society of CPA's
  • Member, Maryland Association of CPA's

Barbara Ames, CPA

barbara@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6664 Ext. 203

Education

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Virginia Tech

Experience Highlights

Barbara Ames has over 25 years of experience providing income tax and accounting services to businesses and individuals. She is highly skilled in helping people minimize their personal and tax burdens.

Her practice focuses on small business and advisory services including:

  • Starting a new business
  • Strategies to minimize taxes
  • Expanding an existing business
  • Sale of an existing business
  • Refinancing
  • Prepare/review your business plan
  • Analyze business operations
  • Develop new ideas for controlling costs
  • Improve profits
  • Altering your current business strategy
  • Build a stronger management team

Professional Activites
  • Greater Washington Society of CPA's
  • Past Chairperson of the Career and Family Issues committee
  • Member of the American Institute of CPA's
  • Member of the Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland

Mary Lou Snyder, CPA

marylou@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6664 Ext. 204

Education

Bachelor of Science
Lock Haven University

Experience Highlights

Mary Lou Snyder has over 20 years experience as a practicing certified public accountant providing tax planning. compliance and advice for individuals, estates, trusts and business entities.

She also has professional experience as a controller for a large local real estate developer and as a controller for the investor services division of a fortune 500 company. Clients benefit from this unique blend of private and public accounting knowledge.

Mary Lou has expertise in the following areas:

  • Real estate development and rental
  • Estate and trust accounting, taxation and planning
  • Professional services
  • Securities traders and investors

Amy L. Wolf, CPA

amy@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6664 Ext. 209

Education

Bachelor of Science
VA Tech

Experience Highlights

Ms. Wolf has over 13 years of experience in public and private accounting.

Ms. Wolf has spent 10 years in practice as a certified public accountant in the areas of taxation and auditing and also has professional experience working for large public companies in accounting, financial analysis and life insurance capacities. She specializes in tax planning and preparation for individuals, corporations and partnerships.

Karen Richardson

karen@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6664 Ext. 208

Experience Highlights

Ms. Richardson has 25 years of accounting, with the last 10 years being in public accounting in the DC Metropolitan area, performing tax preparation and accounting services for individuals, small businesses and partnerships.

She has manged accounting services for a variety of business sectors, including medical offices, liquor stores, construction companies, floral shops, gas stations and other personal service corporations. She is expert at bank reconciliations, depreciation schedules, sales tax, payroll processing and payroll taxes, along with other financial reporting and specialties.

Karen also offers training in the practical use of QuickBooks, Peachtree, Mas 200, Deltek and other accounting software to help small businesses organize their record-keeping.

Delores Delouney, PAFM

delores@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6595

Experience Highlights

Delores joined Barkanic & Ames in November, 2010 as the Firm Administrator. She provides assistance to each member of the firm, as well as general firm supervision. She enjoys getting to know our clients and helping provide the best service possible. She brings with her 31 years of experience in the accounting area, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and extensive database, information technology and facilities management.

Delores is a Notary Public for the State of Maryland and she is a member of the CPA Firm Management Association (formerly known as The Association for Accounting Administration).

Arlene Richardson

arlene@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6664 Ext. 202

Arthur Tolbert

arthur@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6664 Ext. 213

Monica Campbell, Receptionist

monica@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6664 Ext. 210

James Dong, CPA

james@barkanicandames.com 301.330.6664 Ext. 214

Education

Master of Accountancy
University of Northern Virginia

Experience Highlights

James Dong has over 5-year experience as a certified public accountant providing individuals and business entities with tax compliance service.
His expertise focuses on the following areas:

  • Corporate accounting and taxation
  • Pass-thru entity accounting and taxation
  • Estate & trust accounting and taxation
  • Individual income tax
  • Tax projection for individuals and businesses

Professional Activites
  • Member of Greater Washington Society of CPA's