Jesse Respess
Partner, DHG Financial Services CPA
Greenville, NC

Jesse is a partner in DHG’s Financial Services Group and sits in our Greenville, North Carolina office. He has over 22 years of experience in public accounting and auditing with the majority of his time focusing on financial services organizations. He possesses a diverse knowledge of accounting, auditing, financial, and SEC reporting for financial services organizations, and has assisted clients with a number of services including: completion of quarterly and annual SEC filings, comfort letters, testing and design of internal controls, Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls documentation, FDICIA and HUD compliance reviews, and other special engagements. He also has significant experience with merger and acquisition accounting and has been a presenter on emerging accounting issues at annual symposiums held by the North Carolina Bankers Association.

Jesse's client experience includes Southern Bancshares (N.C.), Fidelity BancShares, (N.C.), Inc., TowneBank, North State Bancorp, CommunityOne Bancorp, Live Oak Bank, and Select Bancorp, among others.

Beyond working with financial institutions, Jesse's experience lies within the retail, distribution, manufacturing industries. He has assisted clients with mergers and acquisitions, asset based lending due diligence, internal control structure design and modification, cash flow analysis, budgeting, and projections included in lending packages. He has also served as engagement partner on numerous employee benefit plan audits and has consulted with clients on plan-related matters including compliance issues and financial reporting issues.

Jesse possesses a diverse knowledge of accounting, auditing, financial, and SEC reporting and has assisted clients with a number of diverse services as his clients continue to grow in size and market share.

Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia Bankers Associations
  • Masters, Accounting
    East Carolina University
Industry Focus
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Regional and Community Financial Institutions
Service Areas
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Assurance
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Audit, Reviews & Compilations
  • SEC Services
  • Certified Public Accountant - NC - 26276

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