Dean is a Partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors (CRI), in the government and public sector industry line. Prior to joining CRI, Dean was on the staff of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board for 24 years, most recently as Assistant Director of Research and Technical Activities. During that time, he also was Coordinator for the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Between 2008 and 2020, Dean was an adjunct member of the Accounting and Information Systems faculty at Rutgers Business School, where he taught governmental accounting, auditing, and financial analysis. He is a member of the GFOA, Florida GFOA, AICPA, and AGA, among other professional organizations, as well as a Certified Government Financial Manager and a reviewer in the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement program.