About Us

John P. Coleman, CPA

Getting it right the first time. Commitment, innovation and dedication. That and more is what John P. Coleman brings to Commonwealth Business Services.

A Certified Public Accountant with nearly 21 years of corporate and individual tax experience, John succeeded the former ownership of Commonwealth Business Services in May 2006. Today, his client base continues to grow as more people discover his attention to detail and commitment to his customers.

In February 2004 John began his full time entrepreneurial tax venture serving individuals and businesses in the Alexandria and Arlington area. Before starting his own business, John worked for five years at Gannett Co., Inc. in McLean, Va. The world's largest publishing company, Gannett owns USA Today and over 100 local newspapers around the country. John developed and implemented over 100 tax strategies that saved the company millions in taxes. John's success at Gannett attracted individual and business clients looking for innovative tax services.

Prior to working at Gannett, John worked for six years at Deloitte & Touche in Washington, D.C. While there, he generated over $1 million of business in his first year in management. His clients included government contractors and technology, medical research and real estate management companies.

John knows the value of education and is dedicated to helping the less fortunate. He has labored to create The Washington Latin Public Charter School, a public/private college preparatory school in Washington, D.C. Since its opening in Fall 2006, this tuition-free school has enrolled 175 children in the 5th, 6th and 7th grades. The school will eventually provide 800 students in grades 5 to 12 with a high quality education previously available to only a chosen few.

John currently lives in Fredericksburg, VA. He has both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting, with concentration in tax, from Virginia Tech. A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he passed all four parts of the CPA exam on his first attempt in November 1991. John is also a member of the National Society of Accountants and the Better Business Bureau.

Contact Us

  • Fredericksburg Office

    503 Westwood Office Park
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401


    Call Us
    Phone: 540.371.1133
    Fax: 540.371.3303

    Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed

  • Alexandria Office

    500 Montgomery St., Suite 400
    Alexandria, VA 22314


    Call Us
    Phone: 540.371.1133
    Fax: 540.371.3303

    Mon: By appointment only
    Tue: By appointment only
    Wed: By appointment only
    Thu: By appointment only
    Fri: By appointment only
    Sat: By appointment only
    Sun: By appointment only