Assurance Associate Director

Assurance Fort Wright, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Raleigh, North Carolina Indianapolis, Indiana


Dean Dorton is one of the largest certified public accounting (CPA) and business advisory firms in the Southeast. With offices strategically located in Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, and Ohio, we seamlessly offer an integrated suite of accounting services, including outsourced accounting, audit, and tax. Our advisory services encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from cybersecurity and operational assessments to litigation support, business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare consulting, wealth management, and more.  
Our commitment to excellence transcends geographical boundaries as we serve clients not only throughout the Southeast region but also nationally and internationally. Currently, we are seeking a talented Assurance Associate Director to join our dynamic team.  
What You’ll Be Doing  
We are looking for an experienced Assurance professional who is efficient and comfortable being a leading member of the team. In this role, you will plan, lead, and execute audit engagements while providing exceptional service to our clients.  
Client Service (50%-60%)  
  • Strive to meet personal productivity goals assigned by the Firm and assist others to do the same.
  • In conjunction with a Director, begin to manage and be responsible for all facets of client relationships or provide extraordinary expertise with their technical skills and client service that helps facilitate and develop client relationships. 
  • Work with and relate to top client management and decision makers; may be assigned as primary contact for some clients.
Firm Focus (5%-15%)  
  • Continue to model and carry out the Firm’s core values.
  • Assist in Firm administration and management as requested.
  • Provide ideas and input into Firm policies, procedures and practices designed to improve the Firm.
 People Focus (5%-30%)  
  • Develop and coach those working with them, including timely counsel, mentoring and direction and if assigned, effectively performs the role of Advisor.
  • Viewed by Firm employees as a respected leader with the Firm.
Technical Expertise (5%-30%)  
  • Continue personal, professional development program, including active reading & self-study, to continuously improve technical and interpersonal skills.  
  • Teach and/or continue to develop technical skills in their assigned areas of responsibility.  
  • Continue to develop referral sources for the Firm or begin to be recognized outside of the Firm as a technical expert.
  • Develop exceptional skills in an area that is valued by the Firm such as a specialized area (depth) or a broad area of general knowledge (breadth).
Business Development (10%-30%)  
  • In conjunction with the Assurance Service Group’s Growth Committee, develop and successfully carry out a personal marketing plan.  
  • Continue to develop new work for the Firm by expanding services to existing clients and/or bringing new client work to the Firm through personal efforts or the development of specialized expertise to market to clients and prospects.
What We Need  
  • 10+ years of experience working in the Accounting Industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • CPA License
  • Strong knowledge of auditing standards, regulations, and accounting principles.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Client-focused with a commitment to delivering high-quality service.
The Fun Stuff   
Work isn’t all work!  We want to make your experience at Dean Dorton a great one. From your health and happiness to your long-term satisfaction, we focus on YOU!   A few highlights are listed below.  
  • Flexible work schedules and environments. 
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO). 
  • Paid family leave, medical leave, and maternity/paternity leave programs.
  • Retirement benefits, including a best-in-class automatic profit sharing.
Visit our website at to learn more about Dean Dorton and our 19 years as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky.     
Dean Dorton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to growing and empowering an inclusive community within Dean Dorton and our industry which is why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives across our organization. We encourage you to apply for our available positions, even if you don't necessarily check every box on the description.  
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