About Us

If you’re looking for a Raleigh CPA firm with a client-first philosophy, consider Thomas L. Presley, CPA, PLLC. We believe in getting to know your business and listening to your needs, then working closely with you to develop a plan to meet them.

Like most CPA firms, we offer standard services such as accounting and tax preparation, but unlike others, we have developed an extensive menu of specialized services designed to ensure that your business remains financially sound and prepared for a strong future.

Want to learn more? Call us at 919-295-4698. We’ll set up an introductory appointment to meet at your convenience – and at no cost to you – so we can begin getting acquainted.

Thomas L. Presley, CPA

NC License # 35603
PA License # CA053550

Thomas Presley, CPAMy dad was an IRS agent. He knew a lot about the mistakes people made in handling their money. Using a checkers game board and a big stack of pennies, he taught me an early lesson about how one penny could become a million pennies if I saved and put the power of compound interest to good use.

I set off to Penn State University with the idea of being a mechanical engineer, but a course in physics convinced me a degree in accounting might be the better choice.

The aspect of accounting I enjoy most, much like with engineering, is the problem solving. Whether we’re looking at a cash flow problem in your business or searching for a strategy to minimize taxes, there are a hundred different solutions. The challenge is finding the right one for you. The one that fits your unique business situation.

When I’m not working with companies like yours to solve financial and tax challenges, I enjoy coaching my daughter’s soccer team and fostering pets for a local pet adoption agency.

I’m also one of those rare individuals who enjoys taking the podium and speaking before groups. I’m active in a local Toastmasters speaking group and I won the competition for the Triangle’s Funniest Accountant in 2008. (Seriously, you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy-MA8QLdHc). Who says accountants don’t have a sense of humor?