Firm Profile


Serving clients since 1932, Goodman & Company is recognized as one of the largest certified public accounting firms based in Virginia. Founded by M. Lu Goodman as a sole-proprietorship, the firm has since expanded to locations throughout Virginia with an emerging presence in Maryland. We have been listed among the Top 100 accounting firms nationally by Accounting Today magazine for the past five years.

In addition, members of our firm are annually recognized by their peers as “Super CPAs”, a listing compiled by Virginia Business magazine.

Throughout our 70 plus year history, we have fostered one overriding purpose – to provide each client with personal service and quality work. By adhering to that principle, we have grown to be a successful and well-respected firm of over 60 partners and 300 highly qualified professionals.

Using the most up-to-date technology and resources, Goodman & Company serves individuals, businesses, governmental entities, and not-for-profit organizations. We work with both privately owned and publicly traded businesses with local, national and international interests.

Our clients range in size from individuals and small family owned businesses to large multi-million dollar corporations. Many of our relationships have stood the test of time as we have served several generations of business owners, helping them to evolve with the changing business climate.

From top: A view down Main Street in the Norfolk of 1932, our firm’s founder, M. Lu Goodman, Goodman & Company’s original office, now a bank building, in downtown Norfolk.