Decades of experience.

Davis WV Accountant

Thomas B. Preston

Tom earned his MBA from WVU in 1986 and opened Thomas Preston CPA in 1993. For over 10 years he has taught accounting at D&E College in Elkins covering all aspects of private, corporate and government accounting principles and procedures. He works with a variety of business sizes and types, non-profits, corporations, LLCs and sole proprietorships.

Tom Preston’s interest in accounting began in the 1980’s with a small skiing business he and two partners started in Canaan Valley, WV, known today as White Grass, Inc. “It quickly became obvious my partners and I needed some business help; I found working with numbers to be very much to my liking. I have pursued this passion for numbers and working with small business throughout my entire career.” In 2017, USA Today rated White Grass USA’s best Nordic Ski Center.

Tom also taught numbers as Assistant Professor of Accounting at Davis & Elkins college. He was advisor to the Future Business Leaders Association and mentor to the Men’s Soccer Team. Tom has taught the full range of classes, including but not limited to: Computerized Accounting, Individual Income Tax Accounting, Auditing and Governmental Accounting.

When not working with numbers, Tom and his wife Janet can be found sharing their love for the outdoors together. He takes full advantage of his Tucker County surroundings and can be found outdoors, biking, running, skiing or enjoying local waters in a canoe, kayak or raft, along with helping Janet with her horses. Tom can also be found dancing with his wife and daughter at the local dance hall, The Purple Fiddle. 


  • Masters of Business Administration, West Virginia University, 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Theater, University of Virginia, 1977
  • Baccalaureate, Episcopal High School, 1972


  • Certified Public Accountant, 1988
  • Certificate of Educational Achievement in Tax Planning & Advising for Closely Held Businesses from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Unqualified Report of Peer Review from West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Internal Revenue Service: Advanced Volunteer and Coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
  • Certified Proadvisor for QuickBooks Online – Recertified in December of 2019
  • Certified Proadvisor for QuickBooks Desktop – Recertified in October of 2019

Industry Expertise

During decades spent as Sole Proprietor of Thomas Preston CPA, along with the three years he spent in partnership with Dewey Rice, services were provided to the following industries:

  •   Ski Resort Management
  •   Water/Sewer Utility
  •   Real Estate Development
  •   Real Estate Brokerage
  •   Rental Property Management
  •   Common Interest Realty Associations
  •   Hospitality
  •   Construction
  •   Legal
  •   Manufacturing
  •   Retail

Clients were organized as:

  •   C-Corporations
  •   Closely held corporations
  •   S-Corporations
  •   Limited liability companies
  •   Partnerships
  •   Non-profit organizations
  •   Associations
  •   Sole proprietorships
  •   Common Interest Realty Associations

Community Engagement Positions

Davis WV Accountant

  • Board member of Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative
  • Tucker County Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Treasurer, Tucker County Economic Development Authority (formerly)
  • Treasurer, Alpine Festival, Inc. (formerly)
  • Treasurer, Canaan Valley Racing Team, Inc. (a ski team) (formerly)
  • General Court Receiver for Tucker County Circuit Court (formerly)
  • Senior Certification, National Ski Patrol (formerly)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (formerly)
  • Certified Instructor, American Canoe Association (formerly)

Davis WV Accountant

Mr. Preston was very knowledgeable with our tax preparation, especially with changes due to the pandemic. He was very patient with us, answered all our questions satisfactorily. He always texted, emailed, or called in a timely manner. We would definitely recommend Mr. Preston for any accounting need.
— Diane & Ed Rader
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Mr Preston (CPA) is by far the best accountant I have ever used. Whether complex, multi business accounting or a simple filing of one's personal income tax. Mr. Preston gets the job done on time, accurately, and in my experience with multiple accountants over the years, affordably. I highly recommend his services.
— J. Cyr
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We have used Tom to prepare our tax returns many times since moving to West Virginia. He is an excellent CPA. Tom is very thorough and knowledgeable on the new changing tax regulations. We highly recommend his tax services.
— The Pattersons, Canaan Valley, WV
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