Dean Dorton has exciting career opportunities for experienced professionals in audit, tax, and consulting services that allow you to leverage your gained knowledge and powerful skill set to the best of your ability.

What’s in it for me? Growth. Passion. Excellence.

You have worked hard to get where you are but you need to find the workplace you can call “home.” We need to find the most outstanding people who fit our culture.

We have a confidentiality guarantee, so you can learn more about us without jeopardizing your current position. When you talk to us, our discussions will be held in the strictest confidence. We will also arrange meeting times that do not compromise your work schedule. Get to know us and we will get to know you.

  • Fully committed to supporting your ideas through performance coaching
  • Give you access to a network of talented team members who are experts in their industries
  • Options allowing you to easily customize your career and opportunities to showcase your skills, internally and externally

Current Job Opportunities for Experienced Professionals

Human Resources Consultant (Lexington and Louisville, KY)


Dean Dorton, one of Kentucky’s largest regional accounting and business advisory firms, is expanding our consulting line to include human resources to our clients. This is an exciting role for an HR professional to have the opportunity to continue building the human resources consulting practice.

In this role you will be accountable for partnering with clients in various industries to support, problem-solve, develop, and execute HR programs and initiatives. This position will have the opportunity to wear multiple hats with clients, from HR strategy to day-to-day logistics.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Provide outsourced HR support to clients, as needed, on matters such as temporary HR presence, recruiting, new hire processing, benefits administration, employee relations, and employment policies and practices.
  • Consult with clients, and firm partners working with clients, as HR issues arise, discuss potential solutions, and execute appropriate next steps.
  • Conduct full spectrum human resources audits to prepare clients for potential government audits.
  • Stay updated on changing employment legislation and trends, partnering with clients to develop execution plans and strategies.
  • Execute marketing and business development activities that include presentations, newsletter articles, and prospective client meetings.

Dean Dorton is seeking a professional with a Bachelor degree in Human Resources or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of increasingly progressive professional HR generalist experience. You will immediately catch our attention if you hold an HR certification.

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Business Valuation Specialist


Use your analytical skills and expertise to help organizations, large and small in various industries, to understand the value of their business and reach solutions to complex financial issues.

Dean Dorton, one of Kentucky’s largest regional accounting and business advisory firms, is growing its Business Valuation practice and seeking a talented professional to join the team! You will provide quality service to clients while using your strong analytical skills to develop solutions to meet their needs.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Gathering financial data and company information through direct interactions with clients
  • Performing in depth client, industry, market, and competitor research
  • Building financial models and performing financial analysis
  • Applying valuation methodologies
  • Writing business valuation and litigation support reports, including economic, industry and company analysis, and application of business valuation approaches and methods

Dean Dorton is seeking a professional with three years’ experience dedicated to business valuation. CPA and ABV certifications preferred. The ideal candidate will also possess a general understanding of finance principles and solid accounting and tax knowledge.

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State and Local Tax Specialist (Lexington and Louisville, KY)


Dean Dorton, one of Kentucky’s largest regional accounting firms, has an opportunity for a candidate interested in working in state and local taxation. The firm currently has strong partner expertise in state and local matters but is looking to expand our practice in this area. We are looking for a candidate is passionate about serving clients in this area.

A successful candidate will:

  • Support clients in assessing tax burdens and recommend solutions to support overall business objectives/goals while ensuring filing positions are consistent with good business practices and with applicable state/local tax laws and rules.
  • Identify and execute tax planning and savings strategies for clients.
  • Research and consult on various tax matters resulting in timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations.
  • Identify additional client service opportunities with current clients.
  • Oversee staff work product including effective performance feedback, identifying development needs and training.
  • Support the development/relationship partner on tax technical matters.
  • Have a strong background in trust taxation and structure.

We’re looking for professionals with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in public accounting. CPA required.

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Family Office Tax Manager (Lexington and Louisville, KY)


Dean Dorton, one of Kentucky’s largest regional accounting firms, has a unique opportunity for a candidate interested in working with very high net wealth clients. The firm currently works with several clients in the Fortune 50 and is rapidly growing this area of our practice. We are looking for a candidate that is accustomed to the unique opportunities and demands that accompany this level client.

A successful candidate will:

  • Support clients in assessing tax burdens and recommend solutions to support overall business objectives/goals while ensuring filing positions are consistent with good business practices and with state/federal applicable tax laws and rules.
  • Identify and execute tax planning and savings strategies for clients.
  • Research and consult on various tax matters resulting in timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations.
  • Identify additional client service opportunities with current clients.
  • Oversee staff work product including effective performance feedback, identifying development needs and training.
  • Support the development/relationship partner on tax technical matters.
  • Have a strong background in trust taxation and structure.

We’re looking for professionals with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in public accounting. CPA required.

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Tax Supervisor (Lexington and Louisville, KY)


Are you a Tax Professional in a public accounting firm looking for an opportunity to succeed in increasingly challenging assignments and find the balance a regional firm can offer? If so, Dean Dorton, one of Kentucky’s largest regional full-service accounting and business advisory firms, has an opportunity for you – a driven, knowledgeable and innovative Tax Supervisor.

This is a rewarding opportunity for a Tax Supervisor who will…

  • Prepare complex tax returns for clients.
  • Support clients in assessing tax burdens and recommend solutions to support overall business objectives/goals while ensuring filing positions are consistent with good business practices and with state/federal applicable tax laws and rules.
  • Identify and execute tax planning and savings strategies for clients.
  • Research and consult on various tax matters resulting in timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations.
  • Oversee staff work product including effective performance feedback, identifying development needs and training.

We’re looking for talented professionals with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in public accounting who have a history of providing input and bringing creative ideas to the table. CPA required. Dean Dorton is eager to speak with tax professionals who enjoy and share a passion for training and developing staff.

Anyone with a Masters in Taxation will immediately catch our attention. And, we want to talk with anyone who can demonstrate a superior understand of increasingly complex tax matters.

Tax Overview:
Roughly half Dean Dorton’s practice is concentrated in providing tax planning and compliance services. We take a proactive approach in providing tax services and tax planning opportunities. Dean Dorton tax services include:

  • Analysis, planning, and consulting to minimize federal, state, and local taxes
  • Preparing and reviewing tax returns for individuals, estates, trusts, not-for-profit organizations, and all forms of business entities
  • Preparing tax returns for trust and estate accounts for financial institutions
  • Representing clients in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities

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Audit Supervisor (Lexington and Louisville, KY)


Dean Dorton, one of Kentucky’s largest regional full-service accounting and business advisory firms, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Audit Supervisor to join the team!

In this role, you’ll plan, lead and execute audit engagements including managing client relationships, provide advanced specialized support, identify opportunities to expand services & improve client profitability and assign, mentor and develop staff accountants.

This is a rewarding opportunity for an Audit Supervisor who is seeking an opportunity to succeed in increasingly challenging assignments while providing exceptional service to our clients.

  • CPA with 2 – 4 years auditing experience in public accounting required.
  • Qualified candidates will have worked multiple engagements in a fast paced environment.

Audit Overview:
Dean Dorton’s audit approach requires that the auditor have a sound understanding of a client’s operations and the environment in which they operate. We believe in utilizing a consistent team throughout an engagement and also believe very strongly in proper planning. We use procedures that mesh with each client’s operations, systems, and procedures. Our audit approach ensures that we deliver an effective and efficient audit to our clients on a timely basis. In addition to the traditional audit, review and compilation services, we also provide the following services:

  • Agreed-upon procedures
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance
  • Employee benefit plan audits
  • Compiled projections/forecasts
  • Contract compliance assurance
  • Internal control walk-throughs
  • Internal audit assistance, co-sourcing and outsourcing
  • Government-required audits
  • New accounting standards implementation
  • Grant applications and reporting
  • Budgeting assistance
  • Accounting policies and manuals

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