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A problem solver at heart, Taylor Dean, CPA, CGMA, helps government contractors and nonprofits solve the most difficult of compliance puzzles.


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Taylor is a long distance cyclist who has completed several century rides around the country. Her longest single day ride is 106 miles.

Taylor Dean, CPA, CGMA, provides accounting and financial management consulting services. She specializes in working with government contractors, but has served many industries, including publicly and privately held computer hardware and software development firms, nonprofit and religious organizations, banks, construction companies, and retail and service providers.

Clients know Taylor as someone who brings extra value to their client-CPA relationship. Taylor enjoys introducing clients to potential customers and business partners. As a founding member of GC-TEC, a seminar series for government contractors, Taylor enjoys sharing her knowledge with government contractors, speaking on topics such as how to comply with employment policies and regulations, and how to avoid bid protests during end-of-year government spending.

Taylor is an advisor to the board of Chrysalis Micro Design and previously served on the board of Amulet Pharmaceuticals.

Taylor volunteers her time and expertise to Best Buddies and Wounded Warriors, and is an advisor to the board of the Objective Rally Point Veterans Support Group.


  • Bachelor of science degree in accounting, George Mason University (1997)


  • American Council of Engineering Companies Maryland
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Business Network International
  • Government Contractor Training and Education Consortium (GC-TEC)
  • Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
  • Maryland Association of CPAs
  • Virginia Society of CPAs
  • Women in Technology

More Fun Facts

  • As a child, Taylor wanted to be either a debutante or an Egyptologist -- because either career path would allow her to travel the world.
  • Taylor was routinely assigned to boys’ phys ed classes as no one at her schools could conceive of a girl with the name "Taylor Stevenson Dean."

Articles By Taylor

Changes On the Way for Government Contractors

Government contractors will soon be impacted by several changes that are in the pipeline. Here's what you need to know to get up to speed with the changes to PSS and SRP.

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Businesses Employing Veterans Could Be Eligible for Federal Recognition Award

If your business employs veterans, you might be eligible for a HIRE Vets Medallion Award. Businesses that earn this award are recognized for their leadership in recruiting, employing and retaining veterans. About HIRE Vets Created in 2017, President Trump signed into law the Honoring Investments Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act, more commonly known as HIRE Vets. The program is overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor and while it is not a monetary award, it is the only federal award program that recognizes businesses for their commitment to veteran careers. (Note: there are tax credits available to businesses that hire veterans.) Is Your Business Eligible for a 2019 Award? You can visit the website to review specific program criteria and determine whether your business is eligible for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award. There are awards for small, mid-sized and large employers. You can download a detailed award criteria checklist, along with sample applications, here.

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Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018: The Impact on Government Contractors

On December 17, 2018, the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 was signed into law, increasing the measurement of a small business' size status. Prior to this, a business' small business status was determined based on three years of average gross receipts. Once the business’s three-year average gross receipts exceeded a specific dollar threshold, that business was considered ready to enter the open marketplace.

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