Dean Dorton’s Energy and Natural Resources Team

While tax codes, regulations, and other factors affecting the Energy and Natural Resources sector are ever changing, Dean Dorton has remained a constant source of valuable expertise. For nearly three decades, we have helped companies such as yours confront the industry’s most challenging issues by providing prudent advice and timely service. Dean Dorton is a recognized expert in the natural resource accounting, consulting, and compliance areas. Personnel involved in this practice regularly receive specialized training, attend regional seminars, and speak locally and nationally. Extensive training and on-the-job experience has enabled Dean Dorton’s natural resource consulting and compliance group to provide creative, sound, and effective assistance to our natural resource clients.

The expertise of the Dean Dorton Energy and Natural Resources team combined with our commitment to clients service makes us uniquely qualified to help you make clearer, more informed decisions while enhancing future planning and reducing capital investment and risk. Some of our main accounting and business consulting services for energy and natural resource companies include:

  • Financial statement audits
  • Internal audit and risk advisory services
  • Income tax preparation and other tax compliance and consulting services
  • Backoffice accounting (day-to-day accounting services)
  • Technology – security audit and compliance, software selection and implementation, and more

When energy and natural resource companies enlist Dean Dorton to provide services, they can be confident that they are engaging a firm with vast industry experience and know-how. Dean Dorton is a recognized expert in the energy and natural resources consulting and compliance area. Bill Kohm leads our energy and natural resources group. We have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of energy and natural resources companies for many years. We understand the energy and coal industries’ unique issues and have developed accounting and audit plans, tax services, and consulting processes to address them. We know what specific skills are needed to serve energy and coal clients. Many of our energy and coal clients are of significant size and complexity. Not only does our firm have the industry expertise, but so do the specific personnel that will serve you.

Our team members take pride in their industry expertise and are proud to share their specific knowledge of the energy and natural resource industry through a variety of industry associations. Our energy and natural resources team speaks, writes, and presents throughout the year at local, regional, and national levels. Due to their extensive experience, our team members have also been utilized as expert witnesses on several energy and natural resource matters. Some of the professional association the Dean Dorton team is involved in include:

  • Natural Resources Planning Committee of KY CPA Society
  • Kentucky Coal Association
  • Kentucky Oil and Gas Association

Dean Dorton’s Energy and Natural Resources Industry Services

We offer a full range of accounting and consulting services for energy and natural resource companies and related entities, all delivered with the highest standards of independence and integrity. Our energy and natural resources industry team is designed to pro-actively collaborate with you about your long-term financial and strategic goals, and includes the following specialized services:

  • Financial statement audits
  • Internal audit and risk advisory services
  • Royalty compliance procedures
  • Complex accounting and tax transactions
  • Determining cost and percentage depletion
  • Advising clients on how to hold their oil and gas interest to minimize taxes
  • Business valuations
  • Income tax preparation and other tax compliance and consulting services
  • Litigation support including expert witness experience
  • Backoffice accounting (day-to-day accounting services)
  • Mergers and Acquisition accounting and consulting
  • Technology – security audit and compliance, software selection and implementation, and more