Bert Edwards

  • Public Sector Practice Technical Advisor
  • BA from Wesleyan University
  • MBA from Stanford University
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
Past Experience:
  • Partner, Arthur Andersen, LLP
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Department of State
Career Overview:

Bert Edwards is a Public Sector Technical Advisor to SB & Company, LLC (SBC) and has spent over 45 years in public accounting. Bert was Arthur Andersen, LLP's (Andersen) partner in charge of its State and Local Government and Not-for-Profit practices. In July 2001, Mr. Edwards joined Interior’s Office of the Secretary to develop and implement a plan to provide a historical accounting for an estimated 350,000 individual Indian trust accountholders and 1,450 Tribal accounts.

He has conducted numerous public sector projects. Among his clients were Newport News Shipbuilding, Smithfield Foods and Ringling Bros. Circus in the private sector, and the District of Columbia, States of SC, PA, VA, and AZ, Counties of Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun, and Stafford, Cities of College Park, Rockville, and Fairfax, Prince Georges Public Schools, John F. Kennedy Center, U. S. Holocaust Museum, American, Gallaudet, and Marymount Universities, and Prince Georges and Anne Arundel Community Colleges.

His best known engagement was the first-ever audits of the District of Columbia and its component units (University of DC, Lottery, Stadium/Armory Complex, DC Public Schools, and Convention Center) during 1979-83. Bert is a frequent speaker on government related topics.

Goal for SBC in this Role:

My goal in the role as a Government Practice Technical Advisor is to be a technical advisor to SBC employees and bring my vast experience to our clients.

Professional Activities:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs
  • Virginia and Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants
Community Activities:
  • Population Reference Bureau (demographic research)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Foundation
  • Historical Society of Washington
  • Children’s Research Institute of Children’s National Medical Center
  • D.C. Appleseed Center (financial and policy issues in the Washington, DC, area)
  • Barker Foundation (adoption agency)
  • Junior Achievement of Metropolitan Washington
  • Ocean View (DE) Historical Society
  • University Club of Washington