Edward J. Schmitz

Quality Control Partner

Accounting and Auditing Department
Business Advisory Services Department

Get to Know Ed 

Edward J. Schmitz joined Hantzmon Wiebel in 2005 and was named a partner in 2014. In addition to his more than 20 years of public accounting experience, Ed has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, including nine years as a controller of a manufacturing company.  

Ed enjoys hitting the greens with family and clients. He also keeps our firm active by hosting an annual sports day at his home where team members compete in activities such as volleyball, football, soccer, table tennis, pool, and disc golf. Sports and internal controls are not his only interests; Ed has a musical side as well. He played the guitar for Out of Balance, a band made up of Hantzmon Wiebel team members.  


  • B.S., State University of New York College at Fredonia


  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Litigation Support
  • Peer Reviewer 
  • Cybersecurity Advisory Services
  • Manufacturers
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Small Businesses

Professional Activities 

  • Allinial Global Accounting and Audit Committee Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Virginia Peer Review Committee, Vice Chair
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) 

Personal and Civic Activities 

  • 2008 Leadership Charlottesville Alum, Group Project: Dollars and Sense (Financial Literacy for Teens)
  • Charlottesville Police Foundation, Board Member
  • Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville, Member
  • Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville Foundation, President