Cheryl Deen, CPA, CSEP

Cheryl Deen, CPA, CSEP

Tax Principal


Phone: 870-935-2871

Cheryl grew up in a small farming community where “everyone was someone.”

Personal Service Philosophy: My chief goal is to take care of my clients by listening to their needs.


Favorite Quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”


Fun Fact: Cheryl has collected elephants since she was seven years old.

Cheryl is a determined and organized professional, which makes her a big asset to the HCJ CPAs team. She joined Jones & Company in 1984, right after graduating from college, and has spent the entirety of her professional career serving the firm and its successor, HCJ CPAs. Cheryl’s reliability has been a constant through all her years of service, making her a favorite of clients and coworkers alike. She chose to pursue a career in accounting because she has always been detail-oriented and has cared about people. Her career has allowed her to lean into both of those talents as she both performs analysis and acts as a trusted advisor to her clients.


Raised in Clover Bend, a small farming community, Cheryl currently lives in Jonesboro with her husband, Waylan, who owns a manufacturing business for which Cheryl serves as CFO. The two have one adult daughter and one three-year-old granddaughter. They share their home with their pet cat, an American Bobtail named Josie. Cheryl enjoys living in Jonesboro because it is big enough to offer a lot of opportunities but small enough to provide a real sense of community. In her free time, Cheryl likes to travel, read, and spend time with her granddaughter.


Team Member Since: 1984


Area(s) of service: Medical Practices, Farming, Ginning, Non-profit, Estates, Family-owned Businesses


Education: Arkansas State University



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • AICPA Personal Financial Planning Section
  • Arkansas State Society of CPAs (ARCPA)
  • Northeast Arkansas Society of CPAs (NEACPA)
  • Girl Scouts Diamonds
    • Board Member
    • Property Committee
    • Audit Committee
  • Walnut Street Baptist Church
    • Finance Chairperson
  • Arkansas State University Alumni Association