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Christa L. Hood, CPA

Audit Principal
301-475-5671 ext. 106

Christa L. Hood, CPA, Audit Principal, joined our team from a CPA firm in Northern Virginia. She received her Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Commonwealth of Virginia in June of 2007. Christa started her public accounting career in 2004 and decided immediately that she enjoys the personal interactions with clients that auditing requires. She currently manages numerous audits, reviews, compilations, as well as other attestation engagements for a variety of nonprofit and commercial clients. In addition to these engagements, Christa provides business and QuickBooks consulting services, tax preparation services and has served as temporary controller to our clients. She is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and is a member in good standing with the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Christa grew up in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Lexington Park, Maryland. In her free time, Christa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is an avid runner.


Diane E. Cook

Controller/Write Up Manager
301-475-5671 ext. 103

Diane has over 20 years as a qualified bookkeeper. She has worked for as many as 250 different companies providing payroll tax, sales tax and results of operations, assistance and advice. She has designed accounting systems that track over 180 funds for one company and manages as many as 10 different companies for one client. Diane is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is the controller for Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC.

She has significant experience departmentalizing financial statements and works with a varied number of accounting systems. She is conscientious about her work and quick to resolve difficult management issues.

Diane grew up in Clinton, Maryland and has been married for 28 years. She has two wonderful children.





Monica A. Kempson, CPA


Tax Manager
301-934-5780 ext. 206

Monica A. Kempson, CPA, joined our team as a Tax Manager in December 2017.  She brings over 10 years of public accounting experience and 3 years from banking and corporate accounting industries.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of Maryland University College and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Maryland and Virginia.  Monica is a member in good standing with the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Government Finance Officers Association

Monica specializes in taxation of Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, Exempt Organizations, and Individuals.  She has also served as manager on numerous audit, review and compilation engagements.

Monica lives in Charles County, MD with her husband and two young children.  She is an active member of her Church and serves as Treasurer for a Homeowner’s Association.  Monica enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.