Our Firm

Hendershot Burkhardt & AssociatesWe combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to serve you.

Partners and Professional Staff 

Richard L. Hendershot, CPA, President and Senior Partner 

Richard L. Hendershot is licensed to practice in Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland.  Richard Hendershot has over 30 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant.  He served on the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s Not-for-Profit Technical Committee. Richard is a retired professor at Strayer University.  He taught graduate and undergraduate level accounting courses. For twelve years, Richard served as controller of the Heritage Foundation.   He has been a guest speaker at the National Association of Tax Professional’s Virginia Chapter annual conference. 

Community Involvement:

  • Current Treasurer of the Greater Fauquier County Chamber
  • Past Chairman of the Board and Treasurer of the Prince William-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce 
  • Past Chairman of the Prince William Health System Foundation’s Board of Directors
  • Past Co-Chairman of the Board and  Current Treasurer of Leadership Prince William
  • Past Chairman and Treasurer of the Manassas Rotary Club
  • Current Treasurer of the Prince William Parks Foundation
  • Past Treasurer of the Prince William Symphonic Orchestra

Professional Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Tax Professionals 

David C. Burkhardt, CPA., Tax, Accounting and Auditor Partner

With over twenty years of income tax planning and preparation, auditing, compilations, reviews, accounting and non-profit experience, David brings extensive practical and technical knowledge to our new and/or small business clients who are within the first five years of operation. He has a business degree from Virginia Tech with a major in accounting.  Prior to joining the firm, Dave was a corporate accountant with Strayer University.  Dave is a member of The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, The National Association of Tax Professionals and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He also serves on the Prince William Leadership Council of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region.

Ashley Haire, Senior Auditor

Ashley has been with Hendershot, Burkhardt & Associates for over 13 years.  She specializes in nonprofit audits, including A-133 compliance audits.   She has designed and implemented new programs for the audit team in the areas of field work and compliance with the Federal Government auditing standards.Ashley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

Joel Smith, Enrolled Agent

Joel E. Smith is an Enrolled Agent with six years of experience as a professional tax preparer and has been with Hendershot, Burkhardt & Associates for over four years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Strayer University. Joel is a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers, the National Association of Enrolled Agents, and the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents. Joel has held several positions with the Boy Scouts of America and is currently a Committee Member, Merit Badge Counselor, and Treasurer for Troop 45 in Winchester, Virginia. He has also been active with the Society of St. Andrew since 2004, helping to provide food to those in need. 

Serena Hendershot, Chief Operating Officer

Serena Hendershot has been with the firm over five years.  She has over seven years of experience as a paralegal and previously was employed by CSC/Federal Sector.  In her capacity she was an efficiency specialist, reviewed contracts, and was an executive assistance to the director of a Federal program. Serena received her Bachelors of Business Administration from Strayer University.  She completed Leadership Prince William in 2013.  Serena was on the Ambassador Committee for Prince William of Chamber of Commerce.  She served on the board of Trustees for CASA, (Court Appointed Special Advocates).  She is a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers. 

Doris Walters, Office Manager

Doris is a graduate of NOVA with a degree in Legal Assisting. She has been with the firm for over four years and brings over 25 years of client service to our firm. 




Hendershot Burkhardt & Associates

7525 Presidential Lane
Manassas, VA 20109

Tel: 703-361-1592

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