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The history of our firm can be traced back to one of the earliest accounting businesses established in Greenville. Richard K Worsley, (Dick), started working part-time for his father, James R. Worsley, during the late 1940s while attending college. James R. Worsley practiced as a CPA and Attorney and was the second CPA to establish a practice in Greenville. After receiving his licensure, Dick opened an office on East Third Street in August 1951 becoming the third CPA to establish a practice in Greenville. In 1982, Dick joined Mike Collins to form Worsley, Collins & Company (later named: Worsley, Collins & Goodson Inc.) The firm then merged with Asbell, Ward & Greene, LLP in October of 2000.  In 2001, Angela Cayton joined the firm.  The current partners of Cayton & Associates, LLP are: Angela M. Cayton, M. Michael Collins, Charles M. Asbell Jr., Ralph E. Ward, and Ronald B. Greene. Dick Worsley remains on staff.



Angela M. Cayton, CPA

Angela is from Craven County, N.C. She attended East Carolina University earning a BSA/MSA in Accounting in 2001. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is the former president of the Coastal Plains Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Angela is also a member of the Pitt County Home Builders Association and Cove City Free Will Baptist Church.



M. Michael Collins, CPA

Mike, from Rocky Mount, NC, attended East Carolina University and graduated with a BSBA in Accounting in 1977 and has been in public practice since that time. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Coastal Plains Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and Immanuel Baptist Church.



Charles M. Asbell Jr., CPA

Charles, from Chowan County, N.C., graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in Accounting. Charles has practiced public accounting since 1971. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Coastal Plains Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the University City Kiwanis, and Immanuel Baptist Church.



Ralph E. Ward, CPA

Ralph is from Tarboro N.C., he attended East Carolina University earning a BSBA in Accounting. Ralph has been practicing public accounting since 1972. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Coastal Plains Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and St. James United Methodist.



Ronald B. Greene, CPA

Ronny is from Raleigh, N.C., he attended North Carolina State University; he has practiced public accounting since 1986. Ronny is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Coastal Plains Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a former president of the Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County, is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America, and is a member of Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church.


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