Laurels

Best Accountants
in Charlotte
2020

Why These Accountants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Charlotte Accountants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 161 104 19

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Barbara R. Brown, Certified Public Accountant PLLC

Barbara R. Brown, Certified Public Accountant PLLC performs audits, reviews, compilations, and business consulting, among other accounting services, for people and businesses in Charlotte and its suburbs. Ms. Brown has over a quarter-century of experience working in retail, not-for-profit, and public accounting. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, she is a Certified Internal Auditor and bears a Certification in Control Self Assessment. Furthermore, Ms. Brown is a member of the North Carolina Association of CPAs, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the American Institute of CPAs.

Mount Mourne, NC 28123

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Carolina Accounting & Tax Service, PLLC

Carolina Accounting & Tax Service, PLLC is the accounting practice of Richard A. Beauchemin, a Certified Public Auditor who also has a Master's in Business Administration (MBA). Mr. Beauchemin, who has himself been a business owner for more than 18 years, specializes in working with small business owners. Additionally, he has 15 years' experience as an auditor.

Charlotte, NC 28205

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DHG

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP is headquartered in Charlotte. This full-service accounting firm helps businesses in a variety of industries, including education, banking, construction, and agribusiness. Offering advisory, assurance, and tax services, its team of CPAs serves clients across the globe. Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP is committed to providing ethical, trustworthy service to its clients in all matters. In 2019, the firm was named to Inside Public Accounting's Best of the Best Firms list.

4350 Congress Stree Suite 900
Charlotte, NC 28209

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Edward P. Cooper, CPA, PC

Edward P. Cooper, CPA, PC has an office in Charlotte where individuals and businesses from throughout the area can get help with a variety of financial matters. Mr. Cooper, who is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master's in Business Administration, has been working in the industry for over 20 years. He founded his firm in 2008 after working at several local, regional, and national accounting firms. Mr. Cooper is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of CPAs.

Charlotte, NC 28210

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Franklin P. Sparkman, Jr., CPA, PA

Since 1992, the Waxhaw-based firm Franklin P. Sparkman, Jr., CPA, PA has been helping people from all over the greater Charlotte community. Mr. Sparkman, the firm's sole practitioner and proprietor, is a Certified Public Accountant with more than two dozen years of experience in the field. He knows how to help with bookkeeping, payroll management, and tax preparation.

John F. Stevens CPA PLLC

John F. Stevens CPA PLLC, in Charlotte since 2014, serves clients from the city and beyond who are seeking help with tax preparation, bookkeeping, business formation, and other financial matters. In 2015 the website Thumbtack recognized Mr. Stevens, the firm's owner and founder, as one of the best accountants in the Charlotte Metro. Overall, he has more than two decades of experience working in the greater Charlotte Community.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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Jones CPA PLLC

Jones CPA PLLC is a Charlotte-based accountancy firm led by Sherise M. Jones, a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years of experience as a public accountant. Before founding her firm, she worked at a large-scale accounting practice, and she has worked as a controller, a tax accountant, and an accounting manager in various industries. Ms. Jones is a member of the American Institute of CPAs as well as the North Carolina Association of CPAs.

Charlotte, NC 28217

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LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC

LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC, located in Matthews, is an accounting firm with eight managing partners and 18 Certified Public Accountants on its staff. An independently-owned member of the McGladrey Alliance, LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC specializes in helping charter schools, construction companies, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations.

Matthews, NC 28105

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Matthew J. Rice CPA

Matthew J. Rice CPA, in Charlotte, helps clientele from the city as well as its suburbs, handling tax prep, tax planning, QuickBooks setup and training, payroll advisement, and other forms of financial advisement. Mr. Rice focuses on working with entrepreneurs and small businesses, especially those working in information technology, retail, construction, and the restaurant industry. He has worked in various public accounting positions since 1992.

Charlotte, NC 28277

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McArthur, McKeiver & Vaughan, PLLC

McArthur, McKeiver & Vaughan, PLLC, established in 1978, is a Charlotte Metro area firm whose office has been based in Ballantyne since 2003. Partners John McArthur, Jr., Brad M. McKeiver, Steven F. Vaughan, and Patrick J. Coleman are all Certified Public Accountants, with Mr. McKeiver also bearing a Master's in Business Administration and Mr. Vaughan being a Certified Fraud Examiner. Available services include tax preparation, business accounting and consulting, and forensic accounting procedures, including damage calculation.

Charlotte, NC 28277

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Rives & Associates, LLP

In addition to its offices in Lexington and Raleigh, Rives & Associates, LLP has a location in Charlotte where people from in and around the city can receive accounting services and financial planning help. The firm has a large staff of qualified accountants, led by W. Leon Rives, CPA, CFP, the firm's founding partner. Mr. Rives is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the International Certified Financial Planner Association.

Charlotte, NC 28208

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