Our Professionals

Mark Frye, CPA, CGFM

Mr. Frye was an Audit Manager with the Association Services Group of Johnson Lambert & Company, which specialized in providing accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to not-for-profit trade associations. With a diverse background that includes extensive experience with for-profit entities, Mr. Frye is also familiar with large Federal Government entities. Additionally, he has knowledge of Federal and state tax requirements, and since many of his clients receive a substantial amount of Federal funds, he has experience with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 audit and reporting compliance requirements.

Mr. Frye graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and previously taught as an adjunct professor at Strayer University in Manassas, Virginia. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and a member of both the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).

Prior to Johnson Lambert & Company, Mr. Frye was an Audit Supervisor with Feddeman & Company; another local firm dedicated to providing first-class financial management services to not-for-profit trade Associations. While at Feddeman & Company, he managed numerous audits, tax and consulting engagements, including audits of related educational foundations, retirement trust funds, for-profit subsidiaries, partnerships and executive benefits.

Previously, Mr. Frye worked as a Consultant for Booz|Allen|Hamilton and as an Audit Senior for the Naval Audit Service. In these positions, he provided financial auditing and management consulting services to large Federal Government agencies and participated in the first-ever audit of the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) agency-wide financial statements.

His specific assignments included a consulting engagement to re-engineer the Naval Supply System Command’s financial accounting system, which is used to report financial data on the Navy’s enormous supply inventory. Additionally, Mr. Frye completed the first audit of the Naval Air System Command’s financial statements and made numerous recommendations to improve the Navy’s financial reporting of aircraft and air-maintenance support equipment.

Paul Shakya, CPA

Mr. Shakya is senior auditor and accountant of the firm and specializes in audit, tax, and accounting services. With the diverse client base of the firm, he has extensive knowledge of government contractors, non-profit entities, benefit plans, outsourcing companies, corporate and individual tax preparation. Prior to working for the firm he started his career with Reznick Group, a nationally recognized CPA firm, where he worked in auditing regional banks and real estate companies. Mr. Shakya has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Westminster College, Missouri. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of both the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA).

Patrick Clifford

Mr. Clifford graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Penn State University and currently preparing for the CPA exam. After graduating from Penn State University, Mr. Clifford relocated to the Washington metropolitan area to work for F&Co. Mr. Clifford specializes in providing financial reporting and accounting services to clients in various industries, including both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. Mr. Clifford also assists clients with various aspects of their tax compliance and other regulatory reporting requirements, and his responsibilities include management of accounting data, payroll services, audit assistance, and communicating financial information to management.

Paul Thompson

Mr. Thompson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Bob Jones University and is presently completing his Masters of Science degree in Accounting from Liberty University. Prior to joining F&Co, Mr. Thompson managed several small businesses offering accounting and consulting services. Mr. Thompson specializes in providing audit, accounting, tax, and consulting services to for-profit, not-for-profit, and governmental entities. Mr. Thompson also assists clients with various aspects of their financial reporting and tax compliance requirements. Mr. Thompson prides himself in helping clients understand their finances and taxes.