Retired since 2020, D. Dean Riley enjoyed a prosperous career of over 50 years within the field of accounting. After taking a proficiency test during his service in the United States Army, he was told his most valuable skills were geared toward a career in accounting. Following three years of military service, he attended Bentley University, from which he received a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1967.
Following his receipt of his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Riley began serving as a state income tax manager for Pneumo Dynamics in 1967, remaining with the company until 1970. Thereafter, he served as a certified public accountant for a transportation company until the 1980s. During this time, Mr. Riley desired to attain higher education to remain abreast of new developments in the industry and received a Master of Science in taxation from Bentley University in 1986. He served as a certified public accountant for his eponymously named company, D. Dean Riley CPA, for nearly 40 years from 1982 until his retirement in 2020.
To stay aware of ongoing trends within the finance industry, Mr. Riley has maintained active affiliation with several organizations in his area of expertise. He has been a member of the tax division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a member of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants. A civic-minded individual as well, Mr. Riley has been a volunteer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Furthermore, he is a competitive runner, having competed in running races at ABC’s Wide World of Sports and the National Senior Games in Orlando, Florida, where he impressively earned fourth placement in the 10K run. He also received the Bronze Medal in the 5K run.
Attributing much of his success to his equal treatment of clients and colleagues over the many decades, Mr. Riley has particularly enjoyed teaching his clients the intricacies of taxation and following up with their lives. He often held one-hour sessions for his clients who hired his services for tax preparation for the following year, and they frequently spent much time discussing their personal lives while simultaneously preparing their taxes.
Looking toward the future, Mr. Riley intends to continue enjoying his well-deserved retirement. Married to his wife Ann Marie Riley, he has three children: Bridget, Carol and Sean. He also has four grandchildren: Peter, Mariah, Tristan and Wyatt. He presently resides in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.