Stephen is the founder and managing partner of Stephen P. Priestley, CPA, PLLC, Certified Public Accountant, located in Hickory, NC. With 13 years of experience in public accounting; including individual, corporate, gift, estate, and trust tax preparation, payroll and payroll taxes, Bookkeeping, ERISA, Not-For-Profit Organizations, and business consultation, he is equipped to handle even the most complicated tax situations for clients. Stephen is also a QuickBooks Pro Advisor.
Stephen is a 2001 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Accounting and a minor in Spanish. He received his Pennsylvania certification as a CPA in December of 2002. Stephen relocated to North Carolina in July of 2003. Stephen is a member of the AICPA and the NCACPA.
Former employers include: Maillie, Falconiero & Company, LLP, one of the leading regional accounting, tax and advisory firms in Southeastern Pennsylvania, John A. Rehberg, Jr., CPA, PA, a tax, and bookkeeping accounting firm located in Bethlehem, NC, and he was a partner at Capps, Armstrong & Priestley, LLP (formerly Capps, Foster, & Co), an audit, tax, Bookkeeping and financial consulting accounting firm located in Hickory, NC.
Stephen believes in fostering a relationship with his clients to ensure that they are prepared and protected in the ever changing tax code and oversight landscape of today's society.