CPA firm in Charlottesville, VA – Providing Accounting, Tax and Business Consulting Services
Henry V Kaelber is the elder statesman of our team. He resides in Charlottesville, Va and obtained his Certified Public Accountant license in Virginia. Henry also earned the Certified Financial Planner® and the Chartered Global Management Accountant designations. And he passed Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst examination.
Henry graduated from Manhattan College in January of 1981. With his Accounting degree in hand, , Henry began his career as a tax associate at a Madison Avenue CPA firm in New York City. While there, he focused on state tax compliance by finishing up completed federal returns prepared by the managing partner. He knew then that taxation held a special interest for him. But he also became fascinated by the CPA firm’s clientele. He observed that people who worked on Wall Street were compensated well.
A year later, Henry went to work for a Wall Street proxy firm as their Assistant Controller. He also began to moonlight as a tax preparer. After a few years, Henry made the move to Wall Street. Working for several small brokerage companies, he learned much about sales and brokerage operations.
In the summer of 1987, Henry was hired as a bond trading accountant with a major New York investment bank. Earning several promotions, Henry rose to be an investment banker. In that role, he was responsible for creating and overseeing more than a dozen investment funds in the firm’s asset management division. During all this time, Henry maintained his modest tax practice. At the investment bank, his colleagues would always ask, “why do you keep doing tax work?” And Henry would always reply, “because, this is what I plan to do after Wall Street and into retirement!”
In 1996, Henry relocated his family to Central Virginia. Two years later he was hired as the CFO and a Director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company – the entity responsible for managing UVA’s endowment. In 2003, Henry left UVIMCO, began to focus on the tax and accounting practice he started in the early 1980’s.
Max Billmyer is a senior associate with our team. He resides in Charlottesville, Va. In July 2014, Max originally earned his CPA license in West Virginia. In May 2016, he became licensed in Virginia. Max completed his undergraduate and graduate academic studies at Marshall University. In May 2011, he achieved his M.S. in Accountancy.
Max has worked in public accounting ever since the beginning of his professional career. Early in his career, Max worked for Somerville & Company where he provided tax and audit services. In 2015, he moved to Charlottesville and joined W.D. Sanders & Company where he focused on individual and business tax preparation and advanced accounting.
Outside of work, Max has served as President of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPAs. He also has a passion for the music business. In his spare time, Max provides pro bono efforts to Starr Hill Presents, a local music promotion company, and to WhizzbangBAM, a booking and management agency out of Huntington, WV.
Michael H Kaelber provides support for our more complex bookkeeping needs. Mike also prepares returns for individuals and business clients. While working full-time, Mike is continuing his academic studies, on a part-time basis, towards preparing for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam.
Mike graduated from Western Albemarle High School in 2014 and began taking courses at Piedmont Virginia Community College (“PVCC”). Mike began working with his father, part-time, in 2015. After observing how the CPA Firm helped clients, Mike joined the firm on a full-time basis in 2017.