Kelly D. Puryear, CPA, CGMA


Kelly is a partner in the Fayetteville office and is also the firm’s Chief Executive Partner (CEP).  In his role as CEP, Kelly is responsible for guiding the firm’s overall strategy as well as its day-to-day operations.  Kelly began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Winston-Salem, NC before joining the firm’s Fayetteville office in 1982.  His practice experience includes working with small businesses in a variety of areas including tax planning, financial reporting and management advisory services.  Kelly’s vast experience in the construction industry enables him to provide construction companies with valuable guidance in all areas of their business, from how to maximize their bonding plans to how to strengthen their internal control systems.  In his work in the health care industry, Kelly has advised medical practices in areas such as benefit analysis and accounts receivable monitoring.  He also has significant experience in working with government contractors in all phases of their business.  Kelly has assisted government contractors in the start-up phase to successfully structure their businesses and system designs in order to comply with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  Kelly has been serving the Fayetteville community for over 30 years.


Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina, 1981 NC Certificate No. 13073


Bachelor of Science in Commerce, University of Virginia, 1979


  • Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member – North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Board of Directors – The Partnership for Defense Innovation
  • Board of Directors – NC Defense Business Association
  • Board of Directors – Crimestoppers of Fayetteville & Cumberland County
  • Board of Directors – First Citizens Cumberland County Advisory Board
  • Board of Directors – The Methodist College Board of Visitors