About us

With 150 employees, DMLO CPAs is one of the largest Louisville-based accounting firms, according to the Accounting Firms List published by Business First. We provide a full range of financial and advisory services to businesses, individuals, high net worth families, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations. We have specialized teams focused on construction, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, long-term care, not-for-profit organizations, service businesses, medical/dental practices, and financial institutions/credit unions.

Award-winning Workplace

We are one of only six Kentucky workplaces to be honored with the When Work Works Award for our use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success, and in the top 20% of employers nationwide.


We believe that “good business” cannot exist without intentional focus on ensuring equitable policies and practices in our workplace and the communities we serve. Click here to read the full statement.

Community Impact

As a Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) Top Investor, we understand the impact that businesses can and should have in the community, and we are committed to investing our time and resources in ways that make a difference.

Global Resources

DMLO is an independent member of BKR International, a leading global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms, representing the expertise of more than 150 member firms with over 300 offices in over 70 countries around the world. BKR firms offer clients the best of both worlds: personalized local service and global expertise and connections.

Local Focus

We are a proud Shareholder Member and supporter of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA). We work to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area.   We are an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Which means accountable, responsible and community-minded.


Our firm is the source of leaders in the profession and in our community. DMLO Directors and professionals serve on the Board of the KyCPA as well as on numerous committees. They serve as board and/or committee members, often in an officer’s role, for numerous not-for-profit organizations in our region, as well as for national professional organizations.

Our Story

Forty plus years ago, the founders of Deming Malone Livesay & Ostroff – Joel Deming, Bill Malone, John Livesay, and Armand Ostroff – chose to create a local, independent ‘Louisville original’ firm that would do business differently, and have a significant impact on our community in the process.


They embarked on a more client-focused approach, setting themselves apart with a level of personal service, expertise and integrity that continues to set the standard today. Rather than seeking rapid growth with a goal of becoming one of the largest firms in the nation, we are focused on being the best in our region, in ways that really matter, not just size or profit.

Giving back is a big component of our ‘why.’ Our tagline More than the Numbers reflects our belief that our purpose and value extends far beyond simply reporting on financial results or calculating tax liabilities. It is seeing the big picture and being fully invested in the dreams and goals of those we help, adding our expertise and experience to the mix to achieve much MORE than businesses might accomplish on their own. Whether that takes the form of applying specialized industry knowledge, offering valuable business perspectives gained through success stories, or rolling up our sleeves and helping renovate a home, wash windows, or bowl for a great cause, we are there to make an impact.


In fact, we chose to celebrate an important milestone, our 40th anniversary, with a DMLO Day of Service, and have continued that tradition for three years now. Teams spend the day serving local nonprofit organizations in a variety of different ways. Click below to see highlights:

#DMLOCares is such a part of the culture here that we’ve been honored multiple times by Business First as one of the Top 10 Louisville Partners in Philanthropy among medium-sized (<$50 million) companies, not only for our financial impact but for our 2,200+ annual volunteer hours.

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