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About Our Firm

Carey & Company, P.A. is committed to providing professional, timely, comprehensive accounting services to our clients using a balance of innovation and practicality. The Firm staffs their engagements with people who reflect the values, ethics and dedication of our profession, thereby ensuring the best possible service to every client on every assignment.

We are committed to your success, and make it our business to know your business well enough to improve your tax position, capital position, business structure and benefits packages, acquisition potential, and much more. We earn our fees by adding value to your company. We have learned a great deal since we began in this business, and we are ready to apply this knowledge to enhance your company's growth and success. Together we can conquer all of the intricacies of doing business in today's fast-paced economy. We are looking forward to working with you.


Carey & Company, P.A. is a 13 person island-based CPA firm currently consisting of seven CPA's, one staff accountant, three bookkeepers and support staff of two.

Our Team

Patrick P. Carey, Jr., CPA - Partner 843-681-4430

Pat is a 1981 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has been an island resident since 1977. He started his career at a large local accounting firm in Charleston, SC before moving to Hilton Head Island. He has over 35 years of experience in taxation and auditing, and opened Carey & Company, PA in 1991. The firm has since grown from a two person firm to a thirteen person firm with seven Certified Public Accountants, one staff accountant, three bookkeepers and a support staff of two.

Pat is the Treasurer for People for Parks, Treasurer of Experience Green, a member of the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club, past president of the Sea Island Chapter of CPA’s, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, board member of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Hilton Head and past board member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

In his spare time, Pat stays active enjoying biking, swimming, yoga and playing basketball. He and his wife Mary live in Hilton Head Plantation.

Anne A. Reed, CPA - Principal 843-681-4430

Anne is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She worked in public accounting in Charlotte for twenty years and has an extensive background in taxation, auditing and forensic accounting. She relocated to Hilton Head Island in 1999, and has worked for Carey & Company, P.A. since 2004. She is licensed in North and South Carolina, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is past president of the Sea Island Chapter of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accounts, and is a member of the Hilton Head Area Council of Estate and Financial Planning Advisors.

Anne lives in Hilton Head Plantation with her husband Larry. She is an avid golfer, a member of Dolphin Head Golf Club, a member of the Lowcountry Women's Golf Association and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Anne also enjoys creative writing.

Dean A. Cochenour, MBA, CPA - Principal 843-681-4430

Dean is a graduate of Ohio University and received his MBA from Capital University. Dean's diverse and extensive experience includes providing tax planning, compliance and consulting services to business owners and individuals. He has provided audit, tax and accounting services for businesses in the manufacturing, construction, distribution, retail and professional service industries. Prior to joining Carey & Company, P.A., he was a partner of a multi-office CPA firm in Ohio.

Dean is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Sea Island Chapter of CPAs and Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dean is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island.

Dean and his wife, Janet, live in Sea Pines Plantation and enjoy traveling, golf and biking.

Thomas J. Korzik, CPA - Manager 843-681-4430

Tom is a graduate of Seton Hall University in New Jersey and has over 30 years of experience in both public and private accounting. He joined the firm after moving full time to Hilton Head in 2013. He is a member of both the South Carolina and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

Tom and his wife, Maureen, have owned a home in Port Royal Plantation since 2006. They both enjoy running, golf and traveling.

John Britschge, CPA - Manager 843-681-4430

John received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Nazareth College.

John became certified in New York State in 2002 and has over 18 years experience in public accounting. He was a partner of a CPA firm in Syracuse, NY where he performed tax, accounting and consulting services for a wide variety of business and individual clients.

John is a member of the SC Association of CPAs and Sea Island Chapter of CPAs .

John, his wife Angela and their four children relocated to Hilton Head in 2015 after vacationing on the island for the last six years. They have made their home in Shipyard Plantation.

John enjoys basketball, golf, fishing and relaxing at the beach.

Arthur H. Clephane, BSIM, MPA - Senior Accountant 843-681-4430

Art is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management and a Masters in Professional Accountancy from Georgia State. He worked for a large corporation, and for much of his career was involved in accounting and information technologies. He relocated to Hilton Head in 2005 and has worked for Carey & Company since 2007. He performs tax preparation for corporate, partnership, and individual clients. Additionally, he coordinates Information Technology support.

Art is a member of the SC Association of CPAs and Sea Island Chapter of CPAs.

Art currently is president of a property owners association in Sea Pines where he lives with his wife, Cheryl.

George Liggett, CPA - Staff Accountant 843-681-4430

George joined Carey & Company in February 2015 and is a 1980 graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He passed the Illinois CPA Exam in 1990. George spent 30 years in the food distribution industry in various accounting fields as well as in operations management. He was also President and General Manager of a local niche food distributor in Chicago.

George began doing seasonal tax preparation in Hilton Head in 2011. George and his wife Mel, moved full time to the Island in 2012 from Chicago and reside in Sea Pines Plantation. They enjoy golf, biking and happy hour at the beach. They have two daughters, one in Chicago and one near Durham, NC that they enjoy visiting as often as possible. George is a huge fan of all Chicago sports teams.

Krysten M. Grieco - Bookkeeper 843-681-4430

Krysten joined Carey & Company, P.A. in 2014, with 5 years of professional and educational experience. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University in 2009, and graduated from Georgia Southern University with her Masters in Accountancy in 2015. Krysten's current goal is to take the CPA exam. She is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor, and provides services such as bookkeeping and payroll for our clients.

Krysten was born and raised in Chicago and relocated to Hilton Head in 2010. She started her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Pre-Vet program before switching to a degree in Accountancy. She is also the Treasurer for a local PTA.

Kelli Iams - Bookkeeper 843-681-4430

Kelli came to Carey & Company, P.A. in February of 2016 with 1-1/2 years of bookkeeping experience and 10 years of Management experience. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in accounting and management at the University of South Carolina.

Kelli graduated in May 2017. A short interim notwithstanding, she plans to obtain her Master’s Degree and become a CPA. Kelli is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a notary public for the State of South Carolina.

Kelli was born and raised in a small town in Indiana. She decided to move to Hilton Head Island 13 years ago. Kelli loves to go kayaking.

Dianne Geiler - Office Manager 843-681-4430

Dianne came to Carey & Company, P.A. in 2012 with over 30 years of business office experience. She attended the University of Denver, and since moving to the Island from Massachusetts in 1979 has worked as a bookkeeper for a local travel company for 17 years and more recently as a legal assistant with a prestigious local law firm for 8 years. Dianne has completed extensive course work in General Business, accounting and other business computer applications.

Dianne and her husband Tom live in Hilton Head Plantation. Dianne is an avid ham radio operator and a South Carolina Notary Public.

Denise Crow - Administrative Assistant/Receptionist 843-681-4430

Denise joined Carey & Company in 2014. She and her husband, Gary, relocated to Hilton Head after vacationing on the Island for 25 years. Denise worked as a supervisor of administrative services for a major steel company, administrative assistant in human resources at a medical center, and as a secretary in the public school system in West Virginia .

Denise enjoys cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, WVU Mountaineers and the Pitt Panthers.

Denise and Gary have made their home in Palmetto Hall Plantation.

  • Carey & Company P.A.
  • 70 Main Street
  • Suite 100
  • Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
  • Telephone: (843) 681-4430
  • Fax: (843) 681-4425