Charles “Chip” Helme is a principal and has been with the firm since 1986. He was the managing principal from 2007-2023.

Chip provides audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to a diverse range of clients, including construction contractors, nonprofit organizations, professional service firms and closely-held businesses.

Within the construction industry, Chip’s clients include residential homebuilders, real estate developers, and general and specialty contractors. He provides financial statement and tax planning & preparation services, and advice on internal controls, accounting systems, and operational issues.

Chip’s nonprofit clients include trade associations, churches, fraternal organizations and private foundations. Chip audits and has extensive experience with the unique financial reporting and tax requirements of nonprofit organizations.

Chip is committed to the business community and has been a guest speaker for several Northern Virginia Chambers of Commerce to guide local businesses on improving their cash flow.



  • BS, Accounting, George Mason University

Leadership Positions

  • Board Member, HomeAid Northern Virginia
  • Board Member, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA)
  • Board Member, George Mason University Accounting Advisory Council
  • Former Chair & Board Member, CPAmerica
  • Former Treasurer & Board Member, Centreville High School Athletic Booster Club
  • Former Treasurer, George Mason University Alumni Association
  • Former Treasurer, Fairfax County Crimesolvers
  • Former Scoutmaster and Cubmaster, Boy Scouts of America


  • Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC)
  • Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA)
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
  • Northern Virginia VSCPA

On a Personal Note

In his free time, Chip enjoys spending time with family, playing golf, and traveling.