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About Castro and CompanyCastro & Company is an audit, advisory, and accounting services CPA Firm specializing in providing the personalized services of a small firm with the full resources and quality expected from a larger CPA firm.

Castro & Company is a Minority-Owned Small Business located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, specializing in Federal Government contracting. We hold a GSA Professional Services (PSS) Schedule GS-23F-0038U (formerly FABS).

Our management team and staff have the dedication, knowledge, and trust to be a full-service firm offering a complete range of audit, advisory, and accounting services for Federal government agencies. Our corporate philosophy is based on partnering with our clients and acting as a trusted and value-added advisor always keeping independence in mind where applicable. We work with clients not only to complete the work that is requested but also to provide our ideas, recommendations, and experiences to bring about internal control process improvements that will be beneficial to the mission of the organization.

You will not find a firm that is more responsive and dedicated to meeting your needs!

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us!

  •  “Castro & Co captured quality issues in biweekly meetings with the GTMs. They identified issues and provided suggestions to maintain their exceptional quality assurance and quality control processes. Obstacles to program management were addressed at the early stages. This assisted in maintaining the program schedule. Castro staff has demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to provide the highest quality control in all of their work. Ad hoc reports exceed the expectations in timeliness and quality. Castro & Co always provide deliverables on or before the established deadlines. With the expert judgment of Castro & Co, they are able to adjust to schedule changes amazingly.”
  • “The quality of service that the contractor provided continues to exceed our expectation. They are always ready and available to take on assigned projects, and have met targeted deadline. The contractor successfully executed the delivery of work products timely and many times ahead of schedule. We have dealt with many schedule changes and the Contractor was quick to adjust to the changes without missing a deadline. The personnel assigned to the contact engagement are experts in their field. The contractor worked great with the Program Office and they put a strong emphasis on collaborative communications, responsiveness, and transparency.
  • “I have not seen a contractor work so hard to "help" the government. They have bent over backwards to allow us to pull together information that was not readily available. They are honest about our weaknesses but do it in a professional manner. The staff is easy to work with and provided the Commission with opportunities than they had to on more than one occasion.”

News

Castro & Company Continues its Sustained Growth With Multiple Contract Wins!

News about Castro and Company imageDue to our continued strong and dedicated performance, Castro & Company is frequently re-awarded contracts on which we have previously worked and has had other major contract wins including the following:

  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) – NASA awarded contracts to six companies, including Castro & Company to provide agency-wide contract auditing support services, previously performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The contracts are fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts that include a one-year base period and four one-year options, with a combined maximum potential value of $100 million.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Authority (FTA) -  Won contract to perform OMB A-123 assessment services.
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) – Won contract to perform Accounting and Financial Management Support Services.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) - Won contract to perform OMB A-123 internal controls and Enterprise Risk Management support services.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) – Won contract to perform Internal Quality Reviews.
  • U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) – Won contract to perform Financial Statement Audit.
  • Medicaid & CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) – Won multiple contracts to provide internal controls and Enterprise Risk Management support services.

"Even with the difficult economy that we are in, we are extremely proud to have so many recent contract wins and that our clients have placed their confidence in Castro & Company. We have invested a significant amount into the company’s infrastructure to assist in the growth of our firm, and we look forward to providing our clients with continued outstanding customer service", said Thomas Castro, CPA, President, Castro & Company.


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Did You know?

Castro & Company Is a Member of the AICPA GAQC

Castro & Company is a member in good standing with the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC). Our membership in the GAQC is a testament to our dedication to providing quality services to our clients. The GAQC promotes the importance of quality governmental audits and the value of such audits to purchasers of governmental audit services. GAQC is a voluntary membership center for CPA firms that perform governmental audits. Additionally, we are a licensed CPA firm in the State of Virginia.

Castro & Company is an AGA Corporate Partner

agaCastro & Company is a Corporate Partner of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). The AGA is the premier association in advancing government accountability and serves government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability.

Being an AGA Corporate Partner gives Castro & Company a unique opportunity to partner with AGA and maximize our exposure to senior-level government accountability professionals on an exclusive basis and gives our firm the select opportunities to be involved in research studies and publications that promote outstanding government management practices.

"We are excited about being an AGA Corporate Partner. We have realized the benefits of the Corporate Partner Advisory Group (CPAG) with new contacts that we have been able to make and further opportunities to assist AGA in its mission to improve accountability across the government, including roles in the AGA CPAG Small Business Committee, Accounting and Auditing Committee, and Defense Working Group", said Wayne Ference, CPA, Partner, Castro & Company.
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Why Castro?

Most of our clients are dedicated to serving the American people, and we are dedicated to helping them accomplish their mission. We provide audit, advisory, and accounting services that helps them achieve transparency and accountability. Our extra effort is reflected in every detail of our work and commitment to our clients. This effort gets Castro & Company noticed, awarded, and recommended by Federal Government clients. In an ocean of CPA Firms, Castro & Company has become a recognized and respected name that is validated with repeatedly awarded contracts and re-awards. We are thrilled to be so honored; our drive and passion to serve the agencies, their staff, and the citizens they serve are unparalleled in the industry.

We Are Dedicated

We at Castro & Company are proud of our consistent dedication to provide the highest quality audit, advisory, and accounting services. Castro & Company has established and maintained a high level of client trust and confidence by having a strong customer focus with constant communication and coordination with our clients.

The firm you select is only as good as its people. Our team is comprised of experienced and dedicated professionals who are committed to providing efficient and effective services to exceed our clients' needs. Our hands-on management approach places senior members of our team at the forefront servicing each client.

We recognize that each client is unique, and we listen to all of our clients and customize our resources to best address the business concerns and needs of each. In order to provide the highest quality services for our clients, we adhere to the highest professional standards of independence, competence, objectivity, and care. We always meet our deliverables, on time and budget, within contract requirements.

We Are Knowledgeable

Castro & Company's philosophy of service is based on our commitment to our clients. Regardless of the size or scope of the engagement, we provide quality professional services ensured by the personal supervision of our firm's experienced personnel. Our team, through their training, experience, and extensive knowledge of current regulations and industry standards are dedicated to responding to our client's needs through quality work performed in a timely and cost effective manner. In addition, we use an integrated project management approach that ensures the timely and efficient services from all team members.

At Castro & Company, we believe our work must always be of the highest quality. We continually update our procedures to reflect changes in the operating environments of our clients, and we provide a significant amount of training for our professionals. We are dedicated to maintaining these high standards within a framework in which our staff, both individually and collectively, exercise professional judgment in providing quality service to our clients. All Castro & Company staff possess the necessary capabilities and competence to perform engagements that comply with professional standards, regulatory and legal requirements, and enable the firm to issue reports that are appropriate and applicable to each situation and standard. It is the firm's policy that all professional personnel comply with the continuing professional education (CPE) requirements of the AICPA, the Virginia State Board of Accountancy, GAO, and other regulatory agencies if applicable.

We Are Trusted

Castro & Company has established and maintained a high level of client trust and confidence by having a strong customer focus through the knowledge and concern for our client's needs. Having direct access to a trusted advisor with the breadth and depth of capability and established experience provides your organization with a solid strategic partner to successfully meet your mission requirements and achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. We ensure all personnel understand the importance of protecting confidential, sensitive, and proprietary government information.

Castro & Company has developed an internal Quality Control System in accordance with AICPA requirements. It is the firm's policy to promote a culture of quality that is pervasive throughout the firm's operations through the development of its system of quality control. In maintaining a culture of quality, the firm emphasizes the importance of ethics and integrity in every decision that personnel make, particularly at the engagement level. Castro & Company's quality assurance program includes both an annual internal inspection program as well as our participation in the AICPA tri-annual peer review process. Castro & Company received a pass rating with no management comments on our system of internal quality controls from our most recent peer review performed in 2014.

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Our Leadership Team

Thomas Castro, CPA, CICA
Founder & Managing Partner
tcastro@castroco.com

Mr. Castro has over 18 years of experience in public accounting with extensive experience providing Federal Government audit, advisory, and accounting services. As the Managing Partner of Castro & Company, he is primarily responsible for the firm's strategic direction, successful delivery of client services, overall project management and contract administration, final issuance of all deliverables and reports, business development, and quality assurance functions. Prior to founding Castro & Company, Mr. Castro worked with Ernst and Young's Public Sector practice.

Mr. Castro's extensive experience with Federal Government entities includes providing Chief Financial Officer's (CFO) Act financial statements along with compliance, program, contract, and performance audits, internal control and audit readiness assessments, financial statement analysis, and other assurance and financial management services for a variety of large/complex Federal Government clients to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

Mr. Castro is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting. Mr. Castro is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Controls Auditor and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).

Wayne Ference, CPA, CICA
Partner
wference@castroco.com

Mr. Ference has over 22 years of experience in public accounting, exclusively providing Federal Government audit, advisory, and accounting services, and is a Partner with Castro & Company. He is responsible for successful delivery of client services, overall project management, final issuance of all deliverables and reports, business development, and quality assurance functions. Prior to joining Castro & Company, Mr. Ference served for more than 16 years in a variety of roles with UHY Advisors, Inc. (formerly known as Urbach Kahn & Werlin LLP), KPMG LLP, and Foxx & Company CPA's Public Sector practices.

With comprehensive experience working with Federal Government entities, Mr. Ference is able to provide Chief Financial Officer's (CFO) Act financial statements along with compliance, program, contract, and performance audits, internal control and audit readiness assessments, financial statement analysis, and other assurance and financial management services for a variety of large/complex Federal Government clients to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

Mr. Ference is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting. Mr. Ference is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Controls Auditor and holds membership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC).

Millie Seijo, CPA, CICA
Partner
mseijo@castroco.com

Ms. Seijo has over 16 years of experience in public accounting, with extensive experience providing Federal Government audit, advisory, and accounting services, and is a Partner with Castro & Company. She is responsible for successful delivery of client services, engagement management, and issuance of deliverables and reports. Prior to joining Castro & Company, Ms. Seijo served for more than 10 years in a variety of roles with UHY Advisors, Inc. (formerly known as Urbach Kahn & Werlin LLP) and KPMG LLP's Public Sector practices.

As a proven provider of financial management services to a variety of large/complex Federal Government clients, Ms. Seijo ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. Her broad experience with Federal Government entities includes providing Chief Financial Officer's (CFO) Act financial statements along with compliance, program, contract, and performance audits, internal control and audit readiness assessments, financial statement analysis.

Ms. Seijo is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where she earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting. Ms. Seijo is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Controls Auditor and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC).


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