Andy Powell, CPA

Managing Partner, Partner-in-Charge of Accounting and Audit Practice

W. Andrew “Andy” Powell has more than 25 years of auditing, operational and financial experience in both large and small organizations including nonprofits, government contractors, and small businesses. His broad range of expertise includes the auditing of both privately and federally funded organizations in accordance with GAAS, Yellow Book, OMB Circular A-133 and various other Federal and state requirements. He is also well-versed in issues that affect the government contracting community such as DCAA compliance and pre-award audits, segregating direct vs. indirect costs, and maintaining government-compliant timekeeping systems.

Andy’s client background includes such nonprofit organizations such as the Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Center for International Environmental Law, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies; government contractors such as Immersion Consulting, JASINT Consulting and Technology, and the Institute for Building Technology; and small businesses such as Capitol Drywall, Millennium Marketing Solutions, Sandy Excavating, Inc., and Chesapeake Custom Homes.

He is a sought-after speaker on a number of organizational matters at professional conferences and seminars, and is well versed in the policies, procedures, budgeting process and business practices of various organizations. He has also been an advisor to government contractors and often speaks on topics such as preparing for DCAA audits and managing internal control systems.

When Andy isn’t in the office, he’s a consummate husband-in-training, proud dad, and weekend DIYer. He enjoys spending time with the family and gardening. He likes listening to the rock band Journey, watching football and lacrosse, and catching “Back to the Future”.

Primary Areas of Expertise

Audit and Accounting Services
Business Consulting
Government Contracting 
Nonprofit Organizations  


BS in Accounting from University of Maryland

Professional Activities & Community Involvement

Odenton Heritage Society, Inc., Vice President
Art League, Board Member 
AICPA, Member
Maryland Association of CPAs, Member

Joined Halt, Buzas & Powell

January 2001

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 836-1350