About A.Quarles CPA

A.Quarles CPA is a local Winston-Salem, NC CPA Firm providing local businesses and individuals with tax and accounting services. We know our small business owners take pride in their business - and we do too - which is why we work hard to reduce your expenses and increase your productivity. We also take our knowledge in savings and translate that to reliable tax services to help our individual clients maximize income and minimize taxes.

Interested in seeing how A.Quarles CPA can help you with your tax or accounting needs? Give us a call at (336) 774-9860 to schedule a FREE initial consultation. We look forward to working with you!


Anita Kiehl-Quarles

CPA (NC #23043), President and Managing Partner

Anita began her public accounting career at Deloitte in Raleigh, NC after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with her Master's Degree in Accounting and her Undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Anita has over 20 years of experience in public accounting and industry. She has served as a CFO and Controller of high growth companies. In public accounting, she has served large and small publicly held companies as well as small to medium-sized private companies. Prior to her current role, Anita owned her own consulting practice where she focused on outsourced Controller/CFO services including accounting, budgeting and financial reporting for small public companies and mid-size high growth private companies.


L. Dean Gunter

Tax Manager

Dean has over 35 years of public and private accounting and tax experience. His expertise includes extensive corporate and individual tax preparation and tax planning. He is an Accredited Business Accountant, Accredited Tax Advisor and Accredited Tax Preparer. He is a member of the National Society of Accountants as well as the North Carolina Society of Accountants, where he has served as State President and member of the State Board of Directors. Dean enjoys meeting with clients and helping them with their financial reporting needs. Dean enjoys spending time with his wife and the many things to do in our great state, especially attending and supporting Appalachian State football.


Jessica Cordero

Tax Manager

Jessica is a New York native new to the State of North Carolina and to the team here at A. Quarles, CPA. She graduated SUNY College at Old Westbury in 2007 with a B.S. in Accounting. While in school, Jessica worked in the accounts receivable department of a large cable company. Since graduating, she has worked at small and medium-sized CPA firms with clientele in various industries working on payroll, financial statement preparation, account analysis and tax return preparation. Jessica is currently working on studying for the CPA exam. When away from the office, she is spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Allison Dotson

Allison Dotson

Accounting Staff and Payroll Coordinator

Allison Dotson has been with the company for nearly three years. She handles client payroll and bookkeeping matters. Allison has 15 years’ experience in payroll and bookkeeping in Quickbooks and other experience in church and small business accounting. Allison grew up in and around Winston-Salem and attended Guilford Technical Community College. In her spare time, she teaches various fitness classes and enjoys time with her husband and daughters.

Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams

Accounting Staff

Kimberly was born and raised in Winston Salem, NC. She graduated from Gardner Webb University in 2010 with a B.S. in Accounting. After graduating, she ran her own business for several years, handling bookkeeping, payroll, and tax returns for small businesses and individuals. She then worked as a controller for companies in the auto sales and transportation industries. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.


Darren Overcash

Staff Accountant

Darren Overcash is a staff accountant with seventeen years of public and private accounting experience. His expertise includes bookkeeping, payroll, general ledger maintenance and extensive corporate and individual tax preparation, planning and analysis. Darren's varied interests and relaxed personality enables him to maintain strong client and co-worker interaction with ease.


Dawn Wagner

Staff Accountant

Dawn Wagner has been with the company for over three years. She handles client bookkeeping matters, assists with payroll and does personal tax returns. Dawn has over 20 years of experience with QuickBooks in a variety of fields such as restaurants and medical offices. She attended Forsyth Technical Community College for Business Management and is currently enrolled to obtain her Accounting degree. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.

Michael Kilbourne

Michael Kilbourne

Accounting Services Manager

Michael began his public accounting career at Price Waterhouse after graduating from Virginia Tech with a Master of Accountancy degree and an undergraduate degree in Accounting. He then entered industry practice and has more than 35 years of experience in both publicly held and privately owned companies. He has served as CFO and Controller in a wide variety of businesses including manufacturing, distribution, construction, energy, retail and consumer finance. Away from work Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

Sarah Beth Yoder

Sarah Beth Yoder

Office Manager

Local to the Triad, Sarah Beth has been with the firm over a year. She graduated from Cedarville University with a BA in Organizational Communications. When away from the office, Sarah Beth enjoys staying active and spending time with family.