John Duty, CPA
John Duty, CPA
You play like you practice, so always give it everything you have.

Since 2018, John has been a valuable member of the Blackman & Sloop team. He currently serves as an associate in the firm’s Tax department, where his primary responsibilities include the preparation of personal and business tax returns. He has a particular focus on serving partnerships and s-corp clients. John earned his CPA designation in 2019.

A well-rounded professional, John’s clients love working with him because he is warm, responsible, humorous, easy to talk to, and patient. He chose to pursue a career in the accounting field because it offers a respected, safe career path. He credits his success in the field to his diverse background of both learning and work experience, which has allowed him to stand out and achieve great results. John keeps himself grounded by remember his favorite quote, which comes from David Foster Wallace: “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.” In a field where he works with people of varying personalities and backgrounds, this quote helps remind John that, deep down, we’re all basically the same and we all want the same things.

Raised in Hamptonville, North Carolina, John currently lives in Durham. He and his wife, Abigail, are expecting their first child in December and have a cat named Sweenie. John enjoys Durham for its culture and access to tons of quality sports, including college soccer, the NC Football Club, and the Durham Bulls. In his free time, he likes to read, hike, and watch Premiere League soccer.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA)


  • University of North Carolina – Greensboro
    • Bachelor of Art in English – 2007
    • Bachelor of Art in Spanish – 2007
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • North Carolina State University
    • Master of Accounting – 2018