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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Rowan & Associates, CPAs PLLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses. Rowan & Associates, CPAs PLLC's expertise ranges from basic tax planning and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and forensic accounting to include fraud investigation. Rowan & Associates, CPAs PLLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the greater Kanawha Valley area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' goals through research and sound analysis. Rowan & Associates, CPAs PLLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the greater Kanawha Valley area 's business community for more than 15 years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and legal community. We believe this to be a direct consequence of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Rowan & Associates, CPAs PLLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

John Rowan, CPA, CFE (304) 766-1120
John Rowan, Managing Member, Veteran US Army 1970-1972, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, husband and father of two (grown) children. Mr Rowan started his career in 1975, and founded Rowan & Associates CPAs in 1993 to explore better ways of helping his clients identify their changing financial challenges. Not only in terms of finding dishonest employees, but in translating the problems solved in other places, into benefits realized by you the current client. Mr. Rowan has published several articles about stopping employee embezzlement in professional newsletters, and teaches an anti-fraud class as needed.

David K. Sheppard, CPA (304) 766-1120
David K. Sheppard, CPA is a member of Rowan & Associates, CPA’s PLLC. He graduated with honors from Milton High School in 1993 and with honors from Marshall University in 1997. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. His specialties within the firm include not for profit accounting and auditing, tax preparation, tax research, and small business accounting. He is a member of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Dolores Rose (304) 766-1120
Dolores Rose was born and raised in the Kanawha Valley and graduated from St. Albans High School in 1983. She began a business oriented course of study at West Virginia State University in 2001 where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting in 2006. She then attended Marshall University where she received a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management in 2009. She is currently pursuing licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Rose has been with the firm since graduation from West Virginia State University in 2006. Her experience since being with the firm includes auditing (primarily non-profit), tax return preparation and various general accounting services such as financial statement preparation, compilations, tax planning, etc. While attending college and prior to entering the professional accounting field, she acquired many years experience in medical office management and human resource development and management. She is a member of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.