About 1st CPA

1st CPA is a Washington DC CPA firm providing international tax services to businesses and individuals. When you work with us, we'll explain how to control taxes for your multinational business and protect your personal wealth. We develop strategies to minimize tax exposure, increase profitability, and improve productivity. We serve business in a wide range of industries and we’re noted for our personalized financial guidance tailored to the needs of each client.

Call us at 202-217-1717 now and request a free consultation to get started.

Our Advisory Board

1st CPA Advisory Board members are subject matter experts from different parts of the world inside and outside the network. We will have a full list of our Advisory Board members ready for you in 2022. If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about us, please contact us today.


Fouad Kraishan, CPA

fouad kraishan cpaFouad Kraishan is the founder of 1st CPA and has over 20 years of experience as a business and tax consultant. He advises on business set up, structure, and development, strategic partnerships, and tax planning and corporate governance for family-owned businesses. Before opening 1st CPA, Fouad was a CFO for a United Nations Program in Jordan and a Financial Counselor at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Fouad is licensed as a CPA in Washington, DC and Abu Dhabi and a member of the AICPA. He has a BS in Accounting and Finance from Yarmouk University-Jordan and graduated from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business Executive-MBA program.

He is a co-founder and board member of the Arab Governance Center in Jordan and is speaker on U.S. Tax for Expats and Businesses abroad.