Jesse Carpenter Bio

Jesse Carpenter



VA CPA License # 45381

Jesse Carpenter joined Cotton & Company in September 2016 and was elected a partner with the firm in January 2019. Since joining Cotton & Company, Jesse has conducted financial statement audits for Department of Defense components and has participated in a performance audit for the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Prior to joining Cotton & Company, Jesse provided financial statement audit services, attestation services, compilations, and consulting services to local governments, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. 

Jesse has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting and other financial sectors. He is experienced in applying American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Government Accountability Office (GAO) methodologies and requirements and in ensuring that engagements are performed in accordance with applicable requirements.

Jesse received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from the University of Alaska. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and an active member of the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). 

Jesse relocated from Anchorage, Alaska to Northern Virginia in 2016. In his free time, Jesse enjoys traveling with his wife and son, exploring the outdoors, reading, and enjoying the many activities that the DC area has to offer.