Barton has been in the public accounting profession for over 40 years, serving in a vast array of Committees with the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of CPAs, and various other organizations and groups.

Barton is a 1968 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy.

Barton is currently a member, and has served in the capacity listed, of the following:

    National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

  • Member, Examinations Review Board, 2005-2008
  • Chairman, 2001-2002
  • Past Chair, 2002-2003
  • Board of Directors, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director - 1995-1997
  • Relations with Member Boards Committee, Chairman - 1996-1997
  • Administration and Finance Committee, Chairman - 1997-1999
  • Task Force on Expense Reimbursement, Chairman - 1997
  • Investment Committee, Chairman - 1997-1999
  • Joint Committee Proposal - Strategic Planning Group for Implementation - 1997
  • Treasurer - 1997-1999
  • Board of Directors, Director-At-Large - 1997-2003
  • Uniform Accountancy Act Committee, Chairman - 1999-2001
  • Task Force On Peer Review Administration - 2000
  • Task Force on Attest Experience - 1999-2000

    American Institute of CPAs

  • AICPA Auditing Standards Board - 2003 - 2006 
  • AICPA Governing Council (Appointed) - 1988 -1999
  • AICPA State Legislation Committee, Area II Sub-Committee - 1988-1993
  • AICPA State Legislation Committee - 1991-1993
  • AICPA Governing Council (Elected) - 1991-1994
  • AICPA Quality Review Executive Committee - 1993-1996

    North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners

  • Board Member - 1994-2002 and 2009-2012
  • Professional Standards Committee, Chairman - 1994-2003
  • Vice-President - 1994-1996
  • Personnel Committee - 1994-1997

    North Carolina Association of Certified Public       Accountants

  • 1997-1995
    Ethics Committee
    Budget Committee
    Building Committee
    Continuing Professional Education Committee
    Governmental Affairs and Legislation Committee
    Long Range Planning Committee
    Nominating Committee, Chairman
    Personnel Committee, Chairman
    Quality Review Executive Committee
    Taxation Committee
  • 1985-1991
    Board of Directors
  • 1987-1991
    Executive Committee
  • 1989-1990
  • 1998-1999
    Recipient, "Raymond Rains Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession"

With all of his years on the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners (State Board of Accountancy) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Board of Directors, Barton has had the opportunity to help regulate the profession and protect the public interest.

Barton is also a member of the North Carolina Democratic Party, he served as Treasurer, served on the Executive Committee from 1989-1990, and on the Finance Committee from 1989-1991.   

His civic and church activities range from statewide to local concerns. 

On a national level he is a United States Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hall of Leadership Inductee, 1996 (one of five in the United States).

On the state level of the United Methodist Church - North Carolina Conference he served on the Committee on Young Adult Ministries from 1997-1980 and on the Conference Council on Finance and Administration from 1992-2000.  At the First United Methodist Church, where he is a member, he has served in the following capacities:  Administrative Board - 14 years, Finance Committee - 18 years, Lay Leader, Lay Member- Annual Conference - 8 years, and as a Sunday School Teacher. 

Locally, within our county, he has served as President of Carver Elementary PTA, Southern Wayne High School PTSA President for 3 years; Wayne County Industrial Development Commission - 1978-1981 and 1987-1990. 

In the Mount Olive Community he has contributed greatly in the following ways:  Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce - President, 1980; Mount Olive Jaycees - President, 1981-1982; Mount Olive Boys and Girls Club - President, 1994-1996; Mount Olive Committee of 100 - President, 1988-1999; Mount Olive Democratic Party - Precinct Chairman; Mount Olive Rotary Club - President - District 773 "Rotarian of the Year" 1983; Vice President, Stage Struck: The Young People’s Own Theatre 2005

He is the holder of Certificate Number 10804, issued by the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountants Examiners and Certificate Number 3047, issued by the Georgia State Board of Accountancy.



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