Sherry Clay, CPA – Owner
Sherry joined Ward Dean Jr., CPA in November 2018. Prior to joining our team, Sherry worked as a manager with another public accounting firm for 20 years. She has an extensive background serving various sized businesses in the areas of financial statement preparation, income tax, payroll tax, sales tax, and benefit plans as well as providing individual income tax services. Sherry and her husband Steven have been married for 29 years and have two children and one basset hound. She loves being active and when not working in tax and accounting you’ll find her baking, cake decorating, gardening, raising poultry, and hiking.
Education: B.A. in Accounting, Lynchburg College, magna cum laude, 2002
Ward Dean – Retired
Ward had spent almost 40 years assisting small and medium sized Virginia companies grow through accounting, payroll, tax, and advisory services. Ward fully retired in December 2020.
EDUCATION: B.S. Lynchburg College, 1971
MILITARY: US Navy
MEMBERSHIPS: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Lynchburg Estate Planning Council, and Board of Directors for several area non-profit groups including the Lynchburg Humane Society