Terry graduated in 1986 Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a degree in business administration and a major in accounting. He began his accounting career with Wachovia Corporation.Desiring to assist smaller businesses, he soon joined a large local accounting firm, The Daniel Professional Group, headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC. In his ten years with the company, he spent significant time in its audit, tax and small business departments, and was promoted to manager-in-charge of the Mooresville office.
In 2008, Terry partnered with Martha D. Michael to form Corriher & Michael, PLLC. Prior to the formation of Corriher & Michael, Terry had been a founding partner of Daniel, Ratliff & Company which was formed in 1996 and where he served as the managing shareholder of the Mooresville office.
Terry's tax experience is extensive. He has experience in real estate development, construction, retail, wholesale, NASCAR, manufacturing, distribution and various service industries. His experience includes tax preparation and planning, agency representation, financial forecasting, cash flow analysis and financial statement preparation for small businesses. He serves as Corriher & Michael's managing partner.
Terry is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He served as the treasurer of the Mooresville Lake Norman Rotary Club, was the former assistant treasurer of Williamson Chapel United Methodist Church and currently serves on the executive committee, finance committee and is the chairman of the board of directors of the Lowes YMCA. He is an active member of the Appalachian State Alumni and former athletes associations.