Stephanie L. Chapman, CPA was named a Shareholder of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS) and Director in the International Services Practice Group, effective January 1, 2022, as voted on by the directors of the firm.
Stephanie celebrated her 12th anniversary at BLS in May 2021, having started as a Supervisor in the Tax & Small Business Department in 2009. She brought with her a number of years of experience at other public accounting firms in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, as well as a bachelor of arts in accounting and a master of accountancy, both from the University of West Florida.
Not long after joining the BLS family, Stephanie began to focus on building an international services practice that she, along with other BLS members, can proudly say represents 10% of the firm’s revenue. Stephanie’s motivation of expanding the international services practice group at BLS started with a passion for travel, a rapidly globalized business climate, and her love for helping clients navigate complex tax issues. It was the perfect itinerary for success. Along with assisting her clients and her team, Stephanie regularly performs educational events throughout the world and has been published in local and international publications. Stephanie is committed to strengthening her ability to assist clients and her community through her active role in PrimeGlobal’s international services special interest group, her participation in the AICPA International Tax Technical Resource Panel, and by earning an AICPA International Tax Certificate.
Stephanie states, “I love what I do! The world is becoming smaller every day, and I get to play a part in the adventure by helping people feel more confident in their decisions to expand across borders. I am forever grateful to BLS for allowing me to combine my passion of looking and traveling beyond the U.S. and my technical ability to understand complex compliance situations to strengthen the firm’s international services practice group.”
Stephanie is a member of the Wilmington Tax Group where she acts a President/Board Member, the AICPA, and the DSCPA, and is active with the World Trade Center Delaware. She resides in North Wilmington, Delaware with her family and their three adopted dogs from Delaware Humane Association.
“Stephanie has worked very hard throughout her career and truly deserves this recognition having proven her commitment to the firm and to our International Services area. She has been the driving force in building this successful practice and we are proud to have her become an owner of the firm.” – Michael T. French, CPA, Director
About Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A.:
Belfint, Lyons & Shuman was founded in 1923 as a small accounting practice whose staff was committed to building long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships with clients and business associates. Today, with more than 80 professionals, we have become one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting firms in Delaware while never losing sight of our founding commitments. We have a diverse client base and offer services such as: advisory services, assurance, auditing, tax planning & compliance, small business services, international services, litigation support, employee benefit plan audits, succession planning, business & management consulting and corporate services for investment holding companies. Visit our website at www.belfint.com.