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About Us

About Our Firm

The Firm was established in 2000 by James R. "Rick" McDermott.  Rick graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974 and became a CPA in the State of North Carolina in 1976.  He worked for John C Muse & Company from 1974 through 1981.  He continued his career as Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche from 1981 through 1991 and was promoted to Partner in 1991 with the firm Dixon Odom, PLLC.

For years, the Firm has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as financial statements, and financial planning.

James R McDermott CPA, PLLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. James R McDermott CPA, PLLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose James R McDermott CPA, PLLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

James R. "Rick" McDermott, CPA

Shelby B. McDermott, CPA

Carol L. West, EA - Tax Preparer

Joe L. Harrington - Tax Preparer

Vivian I. Harrington - Office Manager

Dawn H. Wagoner - Bookkeeper