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  

Accounting Manager - Lexington, KY 

We are seeking an Accounting Manager to lead client engagements/projects as well as a team of client accountants.  Specifically, this includes: 

  • Partnering with Firm leaders to seek new client relationships and respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Meeting with clients to understand current and future accounting/consulting needs.
  • Directing and executing client engagements which include hands on responsibilities in AP, AR, Payroll, Payroll Tax Returns, GL, Financial statements, Account Reconciliations, 1099 preparation, W-2 preparation, etc.
  • Reviewing staff work products to ensure quality product and service are delivered to our clients.
  • Supporting the Firm’s scheduling process to ensure client timelines/deadlines are met and staff is efficiently utilized. 

Dean Dorton is an equal opportunity employer who has been recognized as a "Best Place to Work" for 10 years! 


We are seeking applicants with… 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other applicable area of expertise.
  • Minimum five (5) years of hands on experience in a progressively responsible accounting role. 
  • Experience managing a team of professional accountants required.
  • Knowledge of public accounting preferred.
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timeliness and high client expectations.
  • Strong problem solving and data analytic skills. 

Interested parties may submit resumes 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

Experienced Tax Professional - Lexington and Louisville Offices

Are you a Tax professional within a public accounting firm who is looking for an opportunity to succeed with increasingly challenging assignments and find the balance a regional firm can offer?  If so, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, one of Kentucky’s largest regional accounting firms, has an opportunity for YOU - a driven, knowledgeable and innovative tax professional.
This is a rewarding opportunity for a professional who 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.
  • Develop and manage client relationships.
  • Identify additional client service opportunities with current clients.
  • Oversee staff work product including effective performance feedback, identifying development needs and training.

We’re looking for talented professionals with a minimum of two (2) years experience in public accounting with a history of providing input and bringing creative ideas to the table.  CPA required.  DDAF 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 DDAF’s practice is concentrated in providing tax planning and compliance services.  We take a proactive approach in providing tax services and tax planning opportunities.  DDAF 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

Please submit your resume to Kerri Schwaner, HR Manager at