Orian C Carter, Accountant

Why Should You Select This Firm?

Professional Proficiency

This firm is owned and operated by an individual who is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.  The Enrolled Agent designation is given to individuals who successfully demonstrate expertise in the field of taxation by sitting for and passing the enrollment examination administered by the Internal Revenue Service annually.  So stringent is this examination that only about one third of those who take it are able to pass.  Enrolled Agents account for less than 10% of all individuals practicing in the field of taxation.


As an accountant, I completed my college education with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. I obtained the Enrolled Agent title which is the only professional credential issued in taxation at the federal level. To be an Enrolled Agent and a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, thirty hours of continuing professional education are required each year. This education is narrowly confined to subjects relating to taxation in order to maximize an Enrolled Agent's tax proficiency. The education is closely monitored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Business Analysis & Services

When you start a business or acquire business property, we can help you formulate budgets for short·term or long·term business plans and assist in establishing appropriate business structure. Once your business is established, we can help select, set up and maintain computer and accounting systems best suited for your business needs. Additional services we offer businesses include preparing financial statements, payroll and all payroll reporting, business tax returns and all documents required by local, state and federal agencies.

Tax Planning & Return Preparation

No one is better qualified to assist with tax planning and preparation than your Enrolled Agent. Enrolled Agents are actually specialists in the field of taxation, able to prepare returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, estates and other taxable entities. Should an audit occur, Enrolled Agents are authorized to appear on behalf (in place) of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. When you engage our firm, you can do so with the confidence that you can obtain help year around with all taxation questions, notices, or tax planning.

Financial, Retirement & Estate Planning

Conserving capital and minimizing taxes are important aspects to establishing any plan. Whether you are planning for your children's education, helping a child get established with a first home, planning for your own retirement, setting up a family trust or planning your estate for your heirs, this firm can assist you. We can help with loan refinance analysis, personal business management, education financial aid applications and other personal and business financial needs.


When you consult this firm, your business is handled in strict confidence dictated by the ethical standards of an Enrolled Agent and an accounting professional. This firm obtains most of its clients through referrals, which means you were most likely referred here by a business associate, a relative or a friend. Feel secure in the fact that your financial and tax information will not be shared with others and will be safeguarded with the highest confidentiality.

This narratve only briefly outlines the services available from this firm. Please call - we welcome the opportunity to become acquainted and to discuss your individual needs. We are confident that we will be able to assist you now and in the future as you look for answers to all your financial, business and tax questions.

Orian Coleman Carter, Accountant

Post Office Box 1268

133-4 Morris Street

Blowing Rock, NC 28605

828-295-4404 Fax: 828-295-4479