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Peterson Accounting, Inc. of Williamsburg Virginia is a Christian-Based Company where The Lord is the Foundation. Our goal is to give personalized attention to each client, so that we can meet individual needs. We are dedicated to helping small to medium businesses reach their full potential.

Peterson Accounting Inc. was established in 2000, and has since grown tremendously, while simultaneously earning a reputation for maintaining Christian values in a corporate atmosphere.

Peterson Accounting, Inc. is headed by CEO and President Carleen Peterson, who has 30 years of experience in the accounting field. Ms. Peterson has worked as a skilled corporate accountant for a Fortune 500 company, banks, non-profit associations, insurance firms, and the health-care industry.

Carleen is joined by:

  • Senior Accountant, Amy Young
  • Payroll Clerk/Bookkeeper, Cathy Neville
  • Administrative Assistant, Danyelle Jenove


For 16 years, Peterson Accounting, Inc. has provided outstanding accounting, tax preparation and payroll services in the Mid-Atlantic states, now concentrating in the Richmond and Tidewater area of Virginia.

Individuals and small business owners depend on Peterson Accounting, Inc. for accounting and review of year end postings and payroll services. They also count on us to be attentive to their unique financial strategies and to respond promptly in all situations.

Our accounting services enable you to focus on your core business and still keep your books diligently up to date. Our payroll service is fast and efficient, our tax services include comprehensive tax preparation and planning, and our small business consulting will help you analyze and control business expenses.

We want to be part of your success. To increase your company’s profitability, start by scheduling a consultation. You may email Carleen Peterson directly, or call us at 757-258-9337. Initial consultation fee is $75 per hour. Please note: Peterson Accounting, Inc. reserves the right to charge for missed or cancelled appointments without 24 hour notice.


  • The Cambridge Who’s Who:
    Listed in Registry of Executives and Professionals since 2006
  • The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce:
    Finalist for the 2006 Small Business Award



  • Williamsburg Business Alliance:
    Carleen Peterson, President
  • Williamsburg Business Professionals
    Carleen Peterson, Treasurer
  • United Business Group
    Carleen Peterson, Advisory Board
  • York County Chamber of Commerce, Past Treasurer
Carleen Peterson
CEO & President

Carleen started in banking at 15 years old, working her way up to Branch Manager and then Regional Director.  She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business/Accounting.

Through her career, she has worked as a Controller for a Fortune 500  company, restaurant business, insurance broker and Williamsburg Community  Hospital.  In January 2000, Carleen established  Peterson Accounting, Inc. She is also an enrolled  agent with the IRS, a certified QuickBooks Trainer as well as Pro Adviser with  QuickBooks.

Her business accomplishments include having been nominated for the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year.

Carleen has served on the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Women’s Network, from 2006-2008, was the Treasurer for Williamsburg Business Professionals from 2008-2010,  as well as past Treasurer for York County Chamber from 2011 -2013. She is currently serving  as President of the Williamsburg Business Alliance.

Being a supporter of community oriented programs, Carleen has contributed to organizations including the American Cancer  Society’s Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, ALS Foundation, and Heritage  Humane Society.

In  her spare time, Carleen enjoys time with her 4 legged son and daughter, Pongo  Pete and Paisley, traveling and studying the Bible.

Amy Young
Senior Accountant

Amy is a 1985 Mount Saint Mary’s alumni with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.  She has over 28 years of experience in all areas of business to include retail management, financial operations supervisor, financial planning and accounting.

Amy has lived in many diverse places such as Hawaii, Turkey and North Dakota thanks to her husband’s 26 year military career with the Air Force.  They have called Virginia home since 2000.  Amy began working for Peterson Accounting, Inc. in 2008 and is currently the senior accountant and specializes in payroll.

Amy enjoys power walking, traveling, crafting and reading.