DMJ & Co., PLLC, a North Carolina CPA and accounting firm, is pleased to announce that Arthur M. Winstead, Jr., CPA, Partner, has been appointed to a three-year term serving the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners Board of Directors by Governor Roy Cooper. This appointment marks Winstead’s second time serving on the Board in his nearly 40-year career. The State Board of CPA Examiners is an occupational licensing board that grants certificates of qualification as CPAs to those individuals who meet the statutory requirements. The Board also adopts and enforces the rules of professional ethics and conduct to be observed by CPAs in North Carolina.

Art Winstead joined DMJ in 1978 and was named a partner in 1984. He is a general services partner in the Greensboro office and is the firm-wide Accounting, Auditing, and Quality Control Partner. He serves as team captain and team member for on-site peer reviews and off-site engagement reviews throughout the country and State of North Carolina. Art is the current A&A Consultant-Director for CPAmerica International and has also served on many community and professional boards and committees throughout the state.

In addition, Art is a consulting and testifying expert witness on accounting, auditing, and financial matters. His clients have included state and federal government agencies and major law firms, involving both commercial litigation (assisting both plaintiff and defense) and white collar criminal defense matters. He has either provided testimony or been deposed in local District and Superior Court and U.S. District Court. Art has also authored numerous CPE courses and articles regarding accounting, auditing, fraud, and ethics.


Established by Chapter 93 of the North Carolina General Statutes, the Board is composed of seven members appointed by the Governor. Five members must be holders of valid and unrevoked NC CPA certificates as issued by the Board in accordance with the NC General Statutes. The remaining two members, who are not CPAs, represent the interests of the public-at-large. North Carolina has more than 21,200 CPAs with active licenses.