Founded in 1977, the Elements CPA team is united by our vision to see you financially strong, so you can focus on what truly matters in life. This vision powers our mission helping entrepreneurs design their business & finances to achieve a Clarified path, Tech-enabled finances, and Optimized tax.
     Unlike a traditional "siloed firm", we operate as a cross-functional team collaborating across our areas of specialty to achieve your result. Recognitions we and our team members have received include AccountingWeb Practice Pioneer award, CPA Practice Advisor Top 40 under 40, CPA exam Silver Medal, MBA, Xero Silver Champion Partner, and Maryland Society of Accountants Young Professional award, among others.


     Core beliefs which shape our actions are:
  • Business is about people, and therefore all our business interactions are human ones first.
  • Business is creativity with a profit constraint, and the methods (and non-methods) of creativity directly apply.
  • Business should be understood through an organic rather than mechanistic lens, such as its natural seasons, laws of energy, principles of growth, and more.
  • Your motivation is the critical raw material, which linked to our expertise, accelerates your path.
  • Technology used smartly, enhances the ability to achieve impact.
  • We believe in having fun, both in what we do and who we work with.
     Put our team's expertise to work to design your business and finances:
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Financial Design Team

Adrian G. Simmons, CPA

Chief Creative Designer

I enjoy the creativity behind helping each entrepreneur envision what motivates them, and being a part of bringing that to life. I’m deeply convinced about the … Read More

Alcides Montiel

Design Enabler

I enjoy interacting with entrepreneurs/business owners and assisting in the development of their business opportunities and growth. What’s one of your favorite customer stories? A number … Read More

Apeksha Jain, C.A.

Tax & Accounting Designer

What do you enjoy about working with businesses and business owners? I love the independence of work and personal satisfaction with business owners. Most important is … Read More