About Rubin, Koehmstedt & Nadler

At Rubin, Koehmstedt & Nadler we take a practical, results-oriented approach to helping our clients achieve their financial goals. Because we understand that every client comes to us with a unique set of circumstances, we always take time to listen to your specific accounting needs. Whether your business is just starting out or well-established, our Fairfax, VA CPA firm is ready to help you realize your company’s full financial potential.

Our approach is personal, our service is prompt, and our team is passionate about assisting you with a wide range of services including bookkeeping, financial projections, strategic tax planning, and all your business accounting needs.

Call us today at 703-971-2422 or schedule a free consultation to learn how we can put our accounting skills and experience to work for you.

Our Team

Clint Thomas, CPA

Clint Thomas

Email: clint@rkncpa.com

Certifications: CPA, CVA, MA

As practice leader, Clint brings over 25 years of experience in serving clients from a variety of industries. His specialty is in working with government contractors, technology companies, small to mid-sized closely held service businesses of all types as well as high net worth individuals. In addition to his CPA designation, Clint is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and able to perform valuation and expert testimony engagements. He also has experience with Merger and Acquisition engagements as well as the field of International Tax. Having been raised in his family construction business in Oklahoma, Clint's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to help other business owner's succeed directs our vision and direction at RKN.

Jesse Wetherington, CPA

Jesse Wetherington

Email: jesse@rkncpa.com

Certifications: CPA, MBA

Jesse joined Rubin, Koehmstedt & Nadler in 1993 after serving as a controller for one of the firm clients. Prior to that he worked as an assistant controller for a chain of retail stores with approximately 40 locations in eight states. While working his way through college, he served as an operations manager for a retail chain, a regional manager for a frozen yogurt company and a quality control supervisor and trainer at a long distance call operations center. Jesse holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Mathematics and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a certificate of Advanced Study in Accounting from Guilford College and a Masters degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Kathleen Ecott, EA

Kathleen Ecott

Email: kathleen@rkncpa.com

Certifications: Enrolled Agent

Having initially been a part of the RKN team from 2003 – 2012, Kathleen returned to our firm in May 2018 after having worked for a client for 6 years. Kathleen has over 30 years of accounting experience in both profit and nonprofit organizations of all sizes. Her expertise spans various industries including real estate, education and healthcare. Her responsibilities for the firm are primarily accounting services and tax return preparation. She is currently working towards completing a degree in Business Information Systems at DeVry University.

Pat Chichka

Pat Chichka

Email: pat@rkncpa.com

Certifications: CPA

As a former owner of the firm, Pat now assists with tax preparation during busy season, client transition matters and spending time with her family.

John Fochtman

John Fochtman

Email: john@rkncpa.com

John joined the team in 2020 with 2 years of prior public accounting experience with a focus on tax planning and tax return preparation. He graduated from Shenandoah University in 2017 with a BA in Accounting. While in school he worked on a cattle/ horse farm as a farm hand. He enjoys meeting new people and working closely with clients to help them minimize their tax liability and increase their tax efficiency.

Mahak Gupta

Mahak Gupta

Email: mahak@rkncpa.com

Certifications: CPA

Mahak joined RKN in 2021 after over 10 years of experience at large publicly traded firms. Her experience includes individual and corporate tax compliance, tax planning and bookkeeping. She obtained her accounting degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a minor in Economics and obtained her CPA license in 2015. In her leisure time, Mahak loves spending time with her friends and family.

Julie Sission

Julie Sisson

Email: julie@rkncpa.com

Certifications: CPA

I earned my BS in Accounting at Virginia Tech in 1990 and spent more than half of my 30-year career working in the public sector. In addition, for 17 years, I assisted my husband in running his small business – a Salesforce.com consulting company with 25 employees across more than a dozen states. I know firsthand how challenging it can be to grow a successful business while making sure the financial functions are covered.

My focus is on providing responsive, personalized service to my clients. My ultimate goal is to help you, whatever that looks like – whether it be resolving problems, reconciling accounts, and cleaning up your Quickbooks, preparing your annual tax returns, or advising you on more complex matters.

I am licensed in the states of Virginia and Tennessee and a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs. I am also a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor.

Nancy Hurst

Nancy Hurst

Email: nancy@rkncpa.com

Certifications: Enrolled Agent

After 20 years as a small business owner, Nancy spent several years at a large public accounting firm gaining expertise in business personal property, trust and sales tax compliance. Parlaying her small business ownership experience, she has worked in both the for-profit as well as the non-profit sectors and now focuses on tax preparation, planning and bookkeeping. In addition to her EA Certification, Nancy is also a Quickbooks Pro Advisor and joined the RKN Team in 2020.

Erin Thomas

Erin Thomas

Email: erin@rkncpa.com

As RKN’s Firm Administrator with over 25 years of experience in managing professional service organizations, Erin is a key component of RKN’s back office operations ensuring efficiency and support for both our clients and internal team. Erin oversees daily operations of the firm and reports directly to the managing partner.

Skills: Microsoft Office, Accounting CS, Practice Management, UltraTax CS, Quickbooks, Onvio