Edmund S. Coale, III, CPAskip-coale

After 36 years as a founding partner at Coale, Pripstein & Associates, P.A., Edmund S. Coale, III, CPA joined Hertzbach & Company, P.A. in 2016 when Coale/Pripstein joined the firm. While currently retired, Mr. Coale remains active within the firm. Mr. Coale graduated from the University of Maryland College of Business and Management in 1973 and has been a certified public accountant in Maryland since 1974. He partnered with Eric Pripstein in 1991 to form Coale, Pripstein and Associates, P.A. His experience is with small businesses and individuals regarding taxes, operations, budgeting, capital and financing. Mr. Coale is also experienced servicing startups and entrepreneurial ventures.


Areas of Concentration

Federal and State Tax
Representation before the IRS and the State of Maryland
Small Businesses
Budgeting and Cash Flow
Profit and Pricing
Capital Needs
Start-Up Assistance
Entrepreneurial Consulting
Accounting Systems and Processes

Professional Experience

2016 – Present
Director - Hertzbach & Company, P.A.
Owings Mills, Maryland

1991 – 2016
Partner - Coale, Pripstein & Associates, P.A.
Columbia, Maryland

1987 – 1991
Self Employed, Edmund S Coale III CPA
Columbia, Maryland

1983 – 1987
Manager - C.J. Ecalano & Co., CPA
Columbia, Maryland

1980 – 1983
Self Employed, Edmund S Coale III CPA
Columbia, Maryland

Education & Certifications

State of Maryland, Certified Public Accountant

University of Maryland, B.S. Accounting

Professional Affiliations

Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (Ethics Committee, Management of an Accounting Practice Committee, Sole Proprietor Committee)
Howard County Community College (Member of Board of Trustees, Chair and Vice Chair, 2010 - 2016)
Ed Kasemeyer for Senate Committee (Treasurer, 2000 - present)
St Louis Parish (Finance Committee, Pastoral Council, Past President & VP, 2009 – 2013)
Legatus Baltimore Chapter (Officer, Treasurer, Past President, 2008 – 2012)
Maryland Citizens for the Arts (Treasurer, 2009 - 2011)
St Louis Parish Men’s Retreat (Director, 2010)
Howard County Arts Council (Board of Directors, 2006 - 2010)
Howard County Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, 2002 – 2008)
James Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund (Board of Directors, 2002 – 2008)
Rotary Club of Columbia – Patuxent (Member and Charter President, 1986 - 2006)
Leadership Howard County (Class of 1991)


Direct Number
410.363.3200 x5381


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