Our office location has moved! Our new location is 515 Leesville Road in Lynchburg. We are located right next to Heritage High School and Heritage Elementary School.                                                                                                              

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Dean & Company is a full-service tax and accounting firm located in Lynchburg, VA. We are committed to providing superior personal service. We specialize in business, individual, fiduciary, and non-profit tax, as wells as accounting, bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, and S-corporation shareholder payroll.

Sherry Clay, the owner of Dean & Company, is a local Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience. She has an extensive background working with various size businesses to help them them succeed and grow. Her main areas of concentration are construction, retail, restaurants, service industries, and non-profits.

If you need tax, accounting, or consulting services for your business, Sherry would love to meet you. We offer a free 30-minute consultation for potential new business clients. This allows you a risk-free opportunity to get to know us and decide if you feel we are a good fit for your business. 


Ward Dean, Jr. CPA, PLLC began operating in 2003, and was the continuation of CPA firms owned by Ward Dean for over 30 years. In December 2019, Ward decided he was ready to retire. He closed his company and sold his assets to one of his employees, Sherry Clay. Ward worked as an employee under Sherry’s firm, Dean & Company CPA, during the following 2020 tax season, but fully retired in December 2020. Unfortunately, COVID-19 took its toll.