Helping you build

helping you grow

helping you thrive

Our passion

At AAT Group, we know entrepreneurs struggle to realize the full potential of their business, and most close down within five years in spite of all their hard work. Then they end up having to deal with the consequences for years to come.

We use our unique process to craft solutions helping all entrepreneurs leverage the potential in their businesses, so they have the resources to reach their business goals and their personal wealth goals.

With the right solutions, all entrepreneurs can enjoy stress-free living and worry-free retirement.

Who we are

We’re Driven

We’re motivated by the desire to help all entrepreneurs live stress-free and look forward to a worry-free retirement because we believe you deserve it.

We’re Good Listeners

We want to effect real change in your life, so we listen intentionally to understand the true hurdles you’re facing so we can help.

We’re Problem Solvers

We figure out how to help you make better business and financial decisions so you can reach your personal and business goals.

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Your Wealth Team

Bob Patten Owner and Certified Public Accountant of AAT Group

Bob Patten

Owner / CPA

Robert MacArthur Patten, CPA

  • Certified Public Accountant, Virginia license 47009
  • Major, USMC (Retired)
  • Married to Deborah L Patten (the love of my life)
  • Adult children – 5
  • Daughters-in-law – 2 and 1 Son-in-law.
  • Grandchildren – 19 (for now)
  • Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, AICPA
  • Member, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, VSCPA
  • Attended Liberty University (for advanced accounting courses)
  • Graduated Park University with a bachelors degree in Computer Science
  • Graduated Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in Business Management.

With a career Air Force father, my family, which included my mother 1 older brother and 2 younger sisters, moved at least every 3 years. We lived in Texas, Alabama, Kansas, Virginia, California Florida and Japan. I turned 9 years old on a ship in the Pacific Ocean during the voyage to Japan and still speak some Japanese to this day. At a very early age I learned that the similarities between people transcend the differences of customs, culture, language and dress. At minimum, all of God’s children deserve respect and present the richest of learning opportunities.

If you thought all of that moving would encourage me to stay in 1 place, guess again. After graduating from Texas A&M, I achieved a childhood dream of becoming a Marine Corps officer. As a result I moved, with a family which included a wife and eventually 3 daughters, at least every 3 years. Duty station locations included Virginia, South Carolina (Parris Island), North Carolina, which included 2 deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, New York, and Okinawa, which included 2 deployments to such places as Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Being entrepreneurs at heart, my wife and I immersed in a number of businesses before retiring from the Marine Corps. These have grown to 6 children’s academies (Cornerstone Christian Academy, Cornerstone Academy Day Center – Lake Ridge VA, Cornerstone Academy Day Center – Arlington VA, Cornerstone Academy Day Center – Woodbridge VA, Seven Oaks Academy Woodbridge VA, and Seven Oaks Academy Manassas VA) and the CPA practice. All have included many growing pains which have run the gamut from annoying to excruciating. I have banged my head on that ceiling so many times that I’ve come to learn they are valuable learning opportunities. It is axiomatic. If you are growing your business, you will experience new and more complex challenges at predictable levels of success. I have also learned that I cannot do everything all by my self. There is a point at which we all need the assistance of experts. The best are those of us who have been there, done that and know the path forward.

We need to talk. Don’t wait any longer.

You see I reduce taxes by 50% almost 100% of the time.

How? By sequencing and layering proven tax advantaged strategies which are well within the rules.

Why? To grow your profit while taking back your life, achieve your financial goals, and secure you and your family’s future all while having quality time for the things you love.

Debbie Patten Owner and Enrolled Agent of AAT Group

Debbie Patten

Owner / Enrolled Agent