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Meet Stanley Dean – CPA

Stanley has 35+ years of experience as a CPA in the Atlanta area. He earned his BBA in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Georgia. After completing his education, Stanley worked for several multi-million dollar companies including Price Waterhouse & Schlumberger Industries in Norcross, Flexible Products Co., and Dow Chemical. Stanley formed his own company, SDA CPA Group, in 2003.

Stanley is a CPA, Advanced Certified in QuickBooks Online, and a member of the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. At home in Sandy Springs, Stanley, his wife Kelly and their two sons enjoy college football (Go Dawgs!), skiing, and boating. He is also an active member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta.

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Meet the Team

Accounting & Tax Manager Joel Anderson has two Bachelor’s degrees from the College of Coastal Georgia, one in Business Administration and the other in Accounting. Joel and his wife, Bethany, have two children: Jude, and Mila. He enjoys mountains, hiking, camping, and the great outdoors, and has a passion for classic cars, especially Volkswagens.

Joel Anderson

Accounting & Tax Manager
Joel Anderson has two Bachelor’s degrees from the College of Coastal Georgia, one in Business Administration and the other in Accounting. Joel and his wife, Bethany, have two children: Jude, and Mila. He enjoys mountains, hiking, camping, and the great outdoors, and has a passion for classic cars, especially Volkswagens.
Accounting & Tax Manager Virginia Lofton is an experienced Accountant who earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Accounting from The University of Alabama and a Master’s Degree from Troy State University. She enjoys going on family trips, baseball games and football.

Virginia Lofton

Accounting & Tax Manager
Virginia Lofton is an experienced Accountant who earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Accounting from The University of Alabama and a Master’s Degree from Troy State University. She enjoys going on family trips, baseball games and football.
Staff Accountant Irma has over 15 years of experience as an accountant and has worked with Stanley since 2005. She has a BS in Accounting and extensive experience with several accounting software systems. She is also a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Irma is originally from the island of St. Kitts. She is married and the mother of two teenagers.

Irma Lambert

Staff Accountant
Irma has over 15 years of experience as an accountant and has worked with Stanley since 2005. She has a BS in Accounting and extensive experience with several accounting software systems. She is also a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Irma is originally from the island of St. Kitts. She is married and the mother of two teenagers.
Staff Accountant John graduated summa cum laude from Reinhardt University with a BBA in Accounting. He enjoys running on the weekends and in events like the Peachtree Road Race. He is also an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. He is an active member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

John Dalziel

Staff Accountant
John graduated summa cum laude from Reinhardt University with a BBA in Accounting. He enjoys running on the weekends and in events like the Peachtree Road Race. He is also an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. He is an active member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.
Staff Accountant Brielle has a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and has been helping businesses with their bookkeeping and accounting since 2012. She loves hiking, bird watching, and playing guitar. Brielle is also a mixed media artist.

Brielle Wilchinsky

Staff Accountant
Brielle has a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and has been helping businesses with their bookkeeping and accounting since 2012. She loves hiking, bird watching, and playing guitar. Brielle is also a mixed media artist.
Staff Accountant Tori has an associate’s degree in accounting from Community College of Allegheny County. She loves to explore new places, having visited Asia and South America, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. Tori’s also an avid reader and huge Jane Austen fan, and in her spare time she enjoys calligraphy and spending time with family and friends.

Tori Newell

Staff Accountant
Tori has an associate’s degree in accounting from Community College of Allegheny County. She loves to explore new places, having visited Asia and South America, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. Tori’s also an avid reader and huge Jane Austen fan, and in her spare time she enjoys calligraphy and spending time with family and friends.
Administrative Assistant Susan has a Bachelor's degree from Georgia State University in finance, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She loves dogs and has two huskies. She enjoys working out and spending time with friends. She loves coffee and visiting new coffee shops. She also loves the Dallas Cowboys.

Susan Guo

Administrative Assistant
Susan has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University in finance, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She loves dogs and has two huskies. She enjoys working out and spending time with friends. She loves coffee and visiting new coffee shops. She also loves the Dallas Cowboys.
Marketing Director Kelly has over 30 years in small business management and enjoys friendships with current clients and getting to know new ones. She holds a BS and MS from UGA and has a certificate in paralegal training from NCPT (Atlanta). She is married to Stanley and loves sunshine and summertime, the lake or coast, Georgia Grown products, and spending time with their two teenage sons.

Kelly Dean

Marketing Director
Kelly has over 30 years in small business management and enjoys friendships with current clients and getting to know new ones. She holds a BS and MS from UGA and has a certificate in paralegal training from NCPT (Atlanta). She is married to Stanley and loves sunshine and summertime, the lake or coast, Georgia Grown products, and spending time with their two teenage sons.

Our History

Raised in a small town in South Georgia, Stanley always dreamed of having his own CPA firm. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Masters in Accounting, Stanley worked in the tax department of Price Waterhouse for 5 years and in corporate taxes for 10 years at a local chemical company which was later acquired by Dow Chemical.

Stanley never forgot his dream of having his own business one day. In 2003, he realized his vision by launching Stanley Dean & Associates (later renamed SDA CPA Group).

Stanley quickly learned that running an accounting business was much more complicated than being an accountant. Not only did he have to know accounting, but he also had to know marketing, sales, legal, IT, etc. He had to wear several hats.

The first few years were challenging, and Stanley wondered if he’d made a mistake starting his own firm. But, after a few years, revenues and profits began to steadily increase. Stanley’s hard work has paid off, and SDA CPA Group has now been in business for almost 20 years. During that time, SDA CPA Group won the Bulldog 100 Award, given to the 100 fastest-growing firms owned by a UGA Alum a total of 5 times.

In September 2016, SDA CPA Group discontinued preparing individual 1040 returns for customers who weren’t business owners to focus solely on the small business market.

Our History

Raised in a small town in South Georgia, Stanley always dreamed of having his own CPA firm. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Masters in Accounting, Stanley worked in the tax department of Price Waterhouse for 5 years. Thereafter, he worked in corporate taxes for 10 years at a local chemical company which was later acquired by Dow Chemical.

Stanley never forgot his dream of having his own business one day. In 2003, he realized his vision by launching Stanley Dean & Associates (later renamed SDA CPA Group).

Stanley quickly learned that running an accounting business was much more complicated than being an accountant. Not only did he have to know accounting, but he also had to know marketing, sales, legal, IT, etc. He had to wear several hats.

The first few years were challenging, and Stanley wondered if he’d made a mistake starting his own firm. But, after a few years, revenues and profits began to steadily increase. Stanley’s hard work has paid off, and SDA CPA Group has now been in business for over 13 years. During that time, SDA CPA Group has won the Bulldog 100 Award, given to the 100 fastest-growing firms owned by a UGA Alum a total of 5 times.

In September 2016, SDA CPA Group discontinued preparing individual 1040 returns for customers who weren’t business owners to focus solely on the small business market.

 

Awards & Associations

SDA CPA has been a recipient of the University of Georgia’s “Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses” award for five years – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015!
We are proud members of The Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA). Founded in 1982 with the idea that accountants could strategically run their practices in a more efficient and client-focused way, PASBA brings together some of the best and brightest minds in small business accounting, tax planning and preparation.

Special Thanks

Stanley and Kelly Dean would like to acknowledge our business mentors and coaches who have shared their expertise with patience and professionalism. Any success we have is due in no small part to the time you’ve given us, and for that we say, THANK YOU!

We can’t wait to make accounting easy for you too!

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