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About Our Firm

Carey & Company, P.A., in business since 1991, 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 19 person southern Beaufort county based CPA firm consisting of CPA's, enrolled agents, staff accountants, bookkeepers, payroll specialists and a support staff.

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 has over 40 years of experience in taxation and auditing, and opened Carey & Company, PA in 1991.

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

In his spare time, Pat stays active enjoying biking, exercising, and spending time with his grandsons. He and his wife Mary live in Hilton Head Plantation.

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 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 CPA’s, Sea Island Chapter of CPA’s and Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dean is also a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island and the Hilton Head Area Council of Estates & Financial Advisors, Inc.

Dean and his wife, Janet, live in Sea Pines 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 35 years of experience in both public and private accounting. He joined the firm after moving full time to Hilton Head in 2013. Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and South Carolina Association of CPA’s.

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 20 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 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Association of CPA’s and Sea Island Chapter of CPA’s.

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.

Rhonda Arant Clark, CPA - Senior Accountant 843-681-4430

Rhonda is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She has over 30 years of experience in both public and private accounting. Rhonda is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a past member of the AICPA Professional Ethics Committee and Joint Trial Board.

In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys traveling, interior design and church activities. She and her husband live in Hilton Head Plantation.

Randall Herrington, CPA - Senior Accountant 843-681-4430

Randall is a graduate from the University of Louisville with a degree in Accountancy, and is a University of Kentucky Finance degree graduate. Randall holds active CPA licenses in both South Carolina and Kentucky, and has over 17 years of experience in both public and private accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Association of CPA’s, Sea Island Chapter of CPA’s and Kentucky Society of CPA's.

Randall moved to South Carolina from Kentucky and is looking forward to exploring and learning more about Hilton Head after years of vacationing on the island. In his spare time, Randall enjoys traveling with his wife, sports, outdoor activities and is taking on learning the game of golf.

Robert Moye, CPA - Senior Accountant 843-681-4430

Bobby received his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Accountancy degrees from the University of Tennessee. He was previously the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at Wesleyan College and Andrew College. Bobby spent twenty years as the CFO/Controller of three Chattanooga independent secondary schools. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the South Carolina Association of CPA's, and the Tennessee Society.

Bobby and his wife, Melinda, and dog Little Man, live in Windmill Harbour where they enjoy traveling on the intra-coastal waterway on their boat. They have three children that have fond memories of Hilton Head vacations, although they now reside in Tampa, Nashville and Chattanooga.

Joan Richardson - Staff Accountant 843-681-4430

Joan is a graduate of Westminster College (PA) with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a minor in Communication.

Joan is a member of the South Carolina Association of CPA's and currently serves as Vice Chair for the Sea Island Chapter. She is also enrolled in the 2021-2022 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.

Joan joined Carey & Company in 2020 after vacationing in Hilton Head for the past ten years. In her spare time, Joan enjoys swimming, reading, and spending time with her family.

Gabrielle Van Antwerp - Staff Accountant 843-681-4430

Gabrielle is a graduate from Adrian College in Michigan with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Taxation. Gabrielle is currently studying to obtain her CPA certification.

Gabrielle joined Carey & Company in September 2021 after making the move from Michigan. She is looking forward to the new experiences and opportunities Hilton Head has to offer. In her spare time, Gabrielle enjoys playing ice hockey, watching sports, swimming, and biking.

George Liggett - 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. 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.

Renee Williams - Office Manager 843-681-4430

Renee joined Carey & Company in December 2018 with over 30 years of accounting experience. She graduated from West Texas A & M University with a Bachelors degree in accounting. She is a notary public for the State of South Carolina.

Renee is originally from Bowling Green, OH. In 2012, she moved from Flushing, MI to Hilton Head Island, SC. She enjoys kayaking, biking and walking the beach.

Courtney McHaffie - Bookkeeper 843-681-4430

Courtney joined Carey & Company in February 2018 as seasonal administrative support. In July 2021, she transitioned to a full-time bookkeeper.

Courtney moved from Flushing, MI to Bluffton, SC in 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children, going to the beach, reading, and riding her bike.

Sherri Cooney- Bookkeeper 843-681-4430

Sherri is a graduate of Kent State University. She has 25 years of bookkeeping experience, and has been working with QuickBooks since 1997 in various industries. She is an active member of Lowcountry Hunt, where she served one term as treasurer, and continues to assist the current treasurer.

Sherri moved to Bluffton, SC from Lorain, OH in 1995. She is a cat lover and enjoys horseback riding and boating.

Lisa Milburn- Bookkeeper 843-681-4430

Lisa comes to Carey & Company with over 30 years of public and private accounting experience. She graduated with honors from Georgia Southern University with a Master's Degree in Adult Education.

Originally from Savannah, GA, Lisa and her husband moved to Bluffton in 2006. She enjoys family time, art, antiques, fine dining, and adventuring with her yorkie, Ellie.

Alissa Carey- Receptionist 843-681-4430

Alissa joined Carey & Company as a receptionist in 2022.

Alissa has grown up on Hilton Head Island and enjoys spending time on the beach with her family, attending her children's sporting events, hiking, and reading.

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