President and CEO: David Bundy, CPA

Year founded: 1921

No. of employees: 275


  • Best Places to Work 2021 Winner (17 years in a row)
  • Forbes 2020 America’s Best Accounting Firms
  • Forbes 2020 America’s Best Tax Firms
  • Inside Public Accounting Top 200 Firms 2021
  • Accounting Today Top Firm Southeast

What are Dean Dorton’s roots to Louisville?

Dean Dorton has roots dating back to 1921 formerly known as Cotton + Allen. In 2011, two of Kentucky’s premier accounting firms, Dean Dorton Ford and Cotton + Allen combined forming what is Dean Dorton today. Dean Dorton has grown significantly throughout the years and  partners and employees of Buetow, LeMastus, & Dick, PLLC, a well-established CPA and advisory firm in Louisville, joined Dean Dorton.

What makes Dean Dorton different from competitors? 

Dean Dorton has national healthcare expertise and subject matter experts in all aspects of the healthcare industry including hospitals and health systems, long-term care facilities, and physician practices, medical groups, and clinics along with the dental industry. We implement financial and operational changes that help healthcare organizations reach their strategic goals. Some areas in which we partner with other healthcare clients include compensation assessments, revenue cycle consulting, medical coding, HIPAA risk assessments, reimbursement analysis and consulting, cybersecurity, managed care contract negotiations, risk management, managed IT. Services, medical billing and credentialing, and accounting and financial outsourcing just to name a few. Our healthcare leadership team has over 200 years of combined professional, advisory, and industry experience allowing us to provide actionable meaningful guidance and working with organizations as true business advisors.

How has Dean Dorton adapted to the current climate?

Our firm has positioned itself as a thought leader and subject matter expert in matters regarding healthcare finance, operations, regulatory, and reimbursement issues that are impacting providers across the nation which continued throughout the current climate. We have always helped clients both on-site and virtually and continue to see an increase in providing services to clients throughout the United States as more people evolved in their technology capabilities. Our healthcare team has continued to evolve to help our clients navigate through issues in the current climate – we assist clients as they face consolidation issues, manage their IT and cybersecurity, act as their CFO, improve their revenue cycle operations, and provide the strategic thought processes to help their Boards develop plans for future success.

Is there anything else you’d like HEN members to know?

Dean Dorton has the national expertise you want and rely on from business advisors while providing cost-effective solutions to any issues healthcare organizations may be facing from finance to technology. Most recently we introduced our new data analytics and collaboration team who specialize in helping healthcare organizations use their data to model future outcomes and to make better business decisions faster. We have a specialized healthcare workload manager tool – is a proprietary cloud-based solution powered by Microsoft Azure to assist healthcare providers in defining historical baselines and producing precise forecasts with RVU data.

In working with us, healthcare organizations have access to advisors who truly understand their challenges and the unique aspects of healthcare – our team is poised to help you succeed now and in the future. Learn more at