About Us

Johnson, Mizelle, Straub & Murphy is a full service accounting and consulting firm practicing on the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk, NC. We serve a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals to medium-sized corporations all over North Carolina.

As the oldest continuing CPA firm on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we understand the unique needs of business in this area and beyond. Our experience in meeting these needs will benefit you and your company.

Our staff accountants and partners specialize in retirement planning, business consulting, estates and trusts, non-profit and governmental audits, and technology consulting and application.

Of course, in addition to our specialty areas, we also provide tax and accounting services, including tax planning and tax return preparation, auditing, and bookkeeping.



To be recognized as the most reputable CPA firm in Dare County of North Carolina, offering traditional accounting services using advanced technology.

Firm History

Edgar M. Johnson, Jr. began the practice as a sole proprietor in 1973. In 1983, Debbie J. Burgess became a partner, and the firm name was changed to the more recognized Johnson, Burgess & Company. Over the years, the firm has grown steadily and rapidly, and in 2017 the firm name was changed to Johnson, Mizelle, Straub & Murphy.

The firm now employs 7 CPA’s and 13 non-licensed staff to service a continuously growing clientele. Today, with active practices in accounting and auditing, tax planning and preparation, technology consulting and application, and small business consulting, Johnson, Mizelle, Straub & Murphy has evolved into a full-fledged accounting and consulting firm serving the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Johnson, Mizelle, Straub & Murphy, LLP, 252.261.2333,
4016 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949,
P.O. Box 2229, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.

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