Howard Kramer, CPA



Howard Kramer is a Principal at KWC. Howard has more than 20 years of experience providing tax planning & preparation to individuals, estates & trusts. Howard’s primary focus is working with high net-worth individuals, estates, trusts, private foundations and charitable trusts.

Get to Know Howard at Work

Q. What do you love about your job?
My job allows me to help clients alleviate their fears associated with tax return compliance, while at the same time help them reduce their overall tax burden.

Q. Why does your job matter to your clients?
My clients look to me not only for tax advice, but help in other aspects of their lives. I appreciate their vote of confidence when they seek my opinion.

Q. Why did you choose a career at KWC?
KWC was the next step I needed to continue my career progression. I have worked for small to large firms in the past – joining KWC just felt right.

Q. How would you describe the KWC culture?

Q. What are people most surprised to learn about your job?
My job isn’t just about crunching numbers and completing tax returns. It’s about understanding people’s thinking and being able to explain results, not just figure out the final answer.

Howard Outside the Office

Q. What do you do for fun?
Travel, either on road trips to visit friends and family or taking cruise vacations.

Q. What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?
Spending time at my lake house on Lake Caroline.

Q. What are your favorite musicians or bands?
Billy Joel and Elton John, but I listen to almost anything – thankfully I found satellite radio.

Q. What’s one thing people are often surprised to learn about you?
Despite my love of travel, I hate to fly.

Accounting Service Areas

Estate & Trust
Tax Planning & Preparation

Industry Practice Areas

Estate & Trust

Professional & Civic Organizations

American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA)
Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council


American University – Kogod School of Business, B.S.B.A – Accounting


Named to Washingtonian Magazine‘s Top Wealth Advisers Hall of Fame 
Named as a 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 Top Financial Adviser in Washington, DC by Washingtonian Magazine (Tax Accountants category)
Named as a 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Top Financial Professional by Northern Virginia magazine (Income tax planning category)
Named a 2005 “Super CPA” by Virginia Business magazine



KWC specializes in providing tax, audit, accounting, business consulting services and client advisory services (including outsourced accounting, virtual CFO services, internal control analysis, accounting systems analysis and design) for businesses, individuals, estates, trusts, non-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. Our diverse client base served includes industries such as professional service firms, government contractors, non-profits, real estate, construction and specialty contractors, and healthcare providers. KWC is the CPA firm clients trust in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Tysons Corner, Springfield, Arlington, the Richmond Metropolitan Area, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.