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About Us

Our Firm

We are a small, friendly firm that believes in customer service. Our primary goal is to produce technically correct, helpful products for our clients in a timely manner. Each of our clients is important to us. We respond to telephone calls and emails promptly.

We serve many individuals as well as small businesses and non-profit organizations in Central Virginia and gladly serve those living farther away. Whether you are a student, worker, or a business owner, we will work hard to give you the best service possible. We welcome new clients, and hope to serve you as your needs change.

In addition to individual and business taxation, we provide accounting and payroll services. For non-profits and small businesses, we provide audit and review services.

Our Team

Alan T. Hostetler, C. P. A.

Alan Hostetler, CPA, graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration and moved to Charlottesville where he began practicing accounting. In 2003 he was hired by Thomas C. Stott, CPA and has worked extensively with individual and business taxation as well as auditing. Raised in rural Ohio, he worked on farms and developed a love of the outdoors, where he likes to spend his free time.

He is a past president of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPA’s. In 2010, Alan was recognized by the Virginia Society of CPAs as one of the top 5 Virginia CPAs under 35.

James Mizick

Staff accountant Jim Mizick has been with the firm since November 2005. He has a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree and is a former high school science teacher. He has over twenty years experience in both private and public accounting with his primary background being in federal and state taxation. He is also a stone carver and gardener.

Rahul Maitra

Rahul joined our firm in December 2011. Originally from New York, he graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo, NY in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and soon after passed the Uniform CPA exam. He took his first job as a Staff Auditor at Tate & Tryon in Washington, DC - they specialized in Non-profit audits in the DC area. He had the chance to provide audit and tax services on engagements with: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, National Association of Home Builders, American Nursing Assocation, American Immigration Lawyers Association, among others. Rahul later joined Wendroff & Associates as a Staff Accountant where he provided bookkeeping and tax services for a wide range of small businesses with revenues ranging from $2 - 10 million. Before joining the firm, Rahul worked as a consultant for the United Way and was the lead financial officer for Robert Redd, LLC. Rahul has a passion for permaculture, deep nature connection, the arts and playing music - he is also an working on a landmark book series.

Mo Nichols

Office Manager Mo Nichols earned her Associates in Fine Arts from Piedmont Virginia Community College, and has lived in Charlottesville since 1993. She joined our firm in 2012 to manage the workflow during tax season and provide other administrative support. She serves on the board of directors for the Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville, volunteers at the Monticello Visitor Center and is active in her church. She loves gardening, watercolor painting, sewing, and attending Jazzercise.

Margaret Gossweiler, CPA

Margaret Gossweiler began working at Hostetler Stott CPA in November 2012. She has extensive experience in individual tax return preparation and previously ran payroll at Charlottesville City Schools.

Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith began working at Hostetler Stott CPA in September 2013. Sharon previously worked with several small businesses in Charlottesville. Prior to settling here, she has performed accounting in Colorado, Hawaii, Germany, and the UK. She lives in Ruckersville with her husband and 2 cats, enjoying motorcycle rides in the Blue Ridge mountains, gardening and watching tennis.


Thomas C. Stott

In November, 1981, Thomas C. Stott began his own CPA practice in Charlottesville. Nearly 30 years later, he continues to serve our clients under a new firm name. He graduated from East Carolina College in 1967 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and became a Certified Public Accountant on October 12, 1981. He served three years in the US Army as a lieutenant and worked in the insurance industry for seven years before entering public accounting.

He has served as President of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPA’s and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Society of CPA’s. He has also served on the Board of Directors of several local non profit organizations, treasurer of his church and the Get Acquainted Tennis Club. He enjoys playing tennis and golf, gardening and dancing.