Even financial planners need financial planners: Susan Cornett is our controller, overseeing the firm's balance sheets, expenditures, and other financial matters for the group. She also pitches in at tax season, reviewing tax returns for our clients. As a Certified Public Accountant, Susan has more than two decades of tax experience and, like others at Verus, has spent time with the “Big 4” accounting firms.

In addition to her other responsibilities, Susan heads up Verus’ human resources department where she manages benefits, training and mentoring of new hires and supporting the team.

Susan is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech, holding a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She and her husband, John, have two daughters and a son-in-law.

Susan holds the following designations and memberships:

  • Member, Virginia Society of CPAs
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Verus Management Team