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Heather L. Dean

Certified Public Accountant
North Carolina Certificate #31123
(919) 232-5957


Heather has 22 years of experience in public accounting. She joined Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP in January 2005 and became partner in 2008. She was previously with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Raleigh and prior to that, the regional firm, Hill, Barth & King LLC, working in offices in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Heather is a member of the Firm’s executive committee, manages the Firm’s corporate tax practice and leads its International Services team. She works with clients in a variety of industries including biomedical and pharmaceutical, software and technology development and manufacturing and distribution. Her experience in these industries includes corporate and partnership tax compliance, including international and multi-state tax, tax provisions under ASC 740, as well as domestic and cross-border business planning and consulting, including mergers and acquisitions.

Education and Professional Affiliations

B.S., Accounting, magna cum laude
Mercyhurst University, 1996

North Carolina Certificate #31123 (Reciprocal)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

North Carolina Association of CPAs

Community Affiliations

Council for Entrepreneurial Development, Board Member
Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), Member
Triangle British-American Business Council, Member
American Bar Association, Tax Section, Associate Member
Leadership Raleigh 22, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Graduate
Triangle Adult Soccer League, Coed Soccer Team, Member
Triangle Business Journal  Women in Business Award, 2011
Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association, Past Treasurer, 2008-2010
Triangle Business Journal  “40 Under 40” Award, 2009