About Us

C.W. Dunn & Associates CPAs is committed to the individuals and small businesses that make up our community. Our principle is to offer accounting services of the highest integrity so that business owners can focus on the operation of their business and trust that their finances are in order. We aim to be a resource for the community by networking business owners and we take special interest in the arts, non-profit, and first-time business owners. We want to see you and your business succeed!

Since being locally owned and operated from the beginning, we understand the needs and challenges of running a small business in our community and work to support them through networking, advocacy, and sound financial advice. We believe that entrepreneurs and small business owners should spend their time working on what they're passionate about, not struggling with taxes and bookkeeping!

Let our expert staff work for you. We have a range of services to suit clients of all types. To learn more, call us at (919) 542-5228.

Our Staff

Corinne Dunn, CPA, Partner

Corinne has 31+ years of experience in the public accounting while working in Pittsboro and Raleigh. She has experience in tax planning, working with farmers and preparing returns for individual, corporate, partnership and not-for-profits. In addition, she enjoys working with non-profits and has experience in performing audits, reviews and compilations for them as needed.

Scott Bates, CPA, Partner

Scott R. Bates is a CPA licensed to practice in North Carolina with over 13 years of tax experience. He is experienced in tax planning and preparing tax returns for individuals, partnerships, S-corporations, C-corporations, estates, trusts, and non-profits. He also has a background in performing audits, reviews, and compilations for local non-profits. Scott is also the treasurer for two local non-profits: A Helping Hand and Abundance NC.

Stephanie Smith, Bookkeeper/Admin

Stephanie works as the Office Administrator and specializes in Bookkeeping & Payroll, utilizing Quickbooks Software. Stephanie has a background in business administration and received her BSBA from Appalachian State University. She has prior experience in the healthcare fields of occupational medicine & durable medical equipment. Stephanie is a North Carolina native and has lived in Pittsboro for 19yrs with her husband Chip and their 4 children Rachel, Sarah Grace, Lucas and Leah.

Jean Musial, CPA, Retired - Limited Availability

Jean has 21+ years experience in the accounting field. Jean has experience in many areas including tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, non-profits, gift tax, many types of trust tax preparation, small estates and working with clients who have lost a loved one. Jean has also worked with clients through tax audits and notice resolutions with the IRS and NCDOR.

Thomas Dehnel, CPA

Thomas Dehnel is a CPA and a 2020 graduate from East Carolina’s Master of Science in Accounting program. He has experience preparing tax returns for individuals, S-Corps, partnerships, non-profits, and corporations. He is excited to work with clients and build experience alongside his fellow tax professionals.