Work At Dean Dorton

Dean Dorton is always looking to increase our depth of knowledge and expertise through the addition of experienced, well-qualified individuals.  If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail your resume to  

Help Desk Technician – Level 1

Dean Dorton, one of Kentucky’s largest regional accounting and business consulting firms, has a challenging opportunity for a technology professional to provide onsite technology consulting and problem resolution with our employees and our clients. 

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Providing exceptional service to Dean Dorton and client team members as they experience problems with hardware, software, telephones and other technology tools.
  • Serving as first point of contact for Dean Dorton and client employees experiencing technology related problems.
  • Diagnosing, resolving, or escalating hardware, software, network, and specialized technology issues.
  • Configuring, installing and maintaining hardware, software, servers, and specialized technology.
  • Working with the Dean Dorton team to plan, recommend, and implement technology enhancements.

Dean Dorton is seeking a professional with a Bachelor’s degree and one (1) to two (2) years’ experience.   You will immediately catch our attention if you hold Microsoft certifications (MCITP, MCSE, MCSA) and/or Cisco certifications. 

Check us out online at and read about our recognition for 10 consecutive years as a “Best Place to Work” in Kentucky.

Tax Supervisor - Lexington or 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 accounting firms, has an opportunity for YOU - a driven, knowledgeable and innovative Tax Supervisor.

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

  • Preparing 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

Check us out online at and find that our expertise, education and professional interest in the tax area far exceeds other firms in our market area!

Please contact Kerri Schwaner, HR Manager, at to learn more about this opportunity.

Marketing Manager 

Dean Dorton is a leading Kentucky-based regional accounting firm that perfectly blends innovative business thinking, attentive personal service and an unyielding commitment to accuracy, quality and timeliness.  

We are seeking a Marketing Manager who will partner with leaders to research best practices, explore new ideas and implement successful marketing/business development initiatives.  

Specifically, this includes: 

  • Driving Dean Dorton name recognition through marketing, public relations and business development channels.
  • Managing the firm’s participation in marketing events, i.e., trade shows/PR events, including pre-show planning and coordination, on-site supervision and tear down following the trade show. 
  • Designing and maintaining the firm’s website and all marketing literature/collateral and advertising (e-newsletters, brochures, marketing slicks, etc.)
  • Managing social media strategies including website management, email campaigns and the Firm’s presence on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Supporting the overall achievement of firm strategic objectives and goals.
  • Overseeing the production of proposals (responses to RFPs). 

 We are seeking applicants with…

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration or other relevant fields of study.  
  • Minimum five (5) years of hands on experience in a progressively responsible marketing role. 
  • Knowledge of public accounting preferred.
  • Written and verbal communication skills, coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines and high client expectations.
  • Experience with RFPs and proposals desired.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop is critical.  

Dean Dorton is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your resume to Kerri Schwaner, HR Manager at

Audit Professional (Assurance Services) - Lexington and Louisville, KY  

Dean Dorton, one of Kentucky’s largest regional accounting firms, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Audit professional to join the team!  

This is a rewarding opportunity for an Audit professional 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. 

Dean Dorton 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 

Please submit your resume to Kerri Schwaner, HR Manager at