Dan Erling, CPC
President & CEO
Dan Erling is the President & CEO of Accountants One. He is in the Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS) Million Dollar Hall of Fame and is recognized as one of Atlanta's Up and Comers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Under Dan's leadership, Accountants One was named one of Atlanta's Best Places to Work.
Dan is the creator of the Search for the South's Funniest Accountant. This combination fund raiser / stereotype debunker has become an annual favorite in the accounting community. In 2013, over 800 people attended the sold-out event, raising $40,000 for Junior Achievement of Georgia. This year's event will be in November and the goal is to raise $60,000.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Georgia State University and his Masters from Emory University. Before joining Accountants One, Dan was an inner-city math teacher for 8 years. In 1996, he was named the Academic Achievement Incentive Teacher of the Year for Middle Schools.
In 1998, Dan had the opportunity to join his father, Bert Erling, at Accountants One. This followed several summers of working as an IT Project Manager for the firm. While Dan unexpectedly lost his dad on May 2, 2010 he considered the opportunity to work with his dad as one of the highlights of his life.
Dan's wife, Michelle, is an art educator and painter (she painted the two pieces that hang in the lobby of the main office). He enjoys taking an active role in the education of his two boys, as well as attending tennis tournaments, piano concerts and swim meets. Dan's personal interests include abstract art and music.
While dedicated to working a recruiting desk, Dan spends a great deal of time consulting with companies on Hiring Best Practices. The result of this work led to his book: MATCH, A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time. The book was published in December 2010 by Wiley Publishing and is available wherever books and ebooks are sold. You can learn more about Dan's philosophy of hiring as well as read his blog by visiting www.danerling.com.
The opportunity to serve people and bring value in an authentic way continues to motivate and inspire Dan every day. He truly loves his job.
Angie Thomas is a firm believer in the famous quote by Zig Ziglar, “You can have everything you want in life, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”. A North Carolina native, Angie was born and raised in the Pinehurst, NC area. Her admirable work ethic, as well as her passion for exceptional customer service was instilled in her as a young girl, when, at the age of 14, she enthusiastically began working in her family’s highly-successful business, and ultimately took on the responsibility and role of assistant manager. Her outgoing personality and her love for people served her well in her role there, as well as in other opportunities over the past few years.
Angie is a graduate of Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in “Exercise Science” and a minor in Business Administration. Fulfilling her desire to help others to do and be their best, Angie worked as a certified personal trainer for eight years. During that time frame, she also established her own business promoting health and fitness for children; she specialized in creating a fun environment and unique methods of exercise that motivated her young clients and gave them a desire to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
Angie has been a resident of the Raleigh-Durham area since 2012. When she is not at the office, you’re likely to find her either at the gym, cheering at a UNC game, or simply enjoying the company of her four-legged best friend…her miniature Dachshund, Shortie.
Building on Accountant One’s core values of honest, integrity and confidentiality, Angie possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering determination, both of which will be beneficial in expanding the firm’s presence in Raleigh, NC.
Anna Orr, CPA, brings a variety of accounting experience to the Accountants One team. Her background as a Staff Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a Controller and Consultant in several industries provides her with the knowledge and instinct to effectively match the goals of her candidates with those of her clients.
Anna believes in giving back to the community. She has been an advocate and avid volunteer leader for area public schools. She currently is a Board member of the Atlanta Counseling Center, a non-profit organization that works to provide quality, faith-based psychotherapy to anyone in the community, regardless of their financial situation. Anna is an active member at St James United Methodist Church and serves in the Youth and New Member ministries.
She received her degree in Accounting from Clemson University—Go Tigers! Anna has called Atlanta her home for over 30 years and currently resides in Dunwoody with her husband, Summey.
Assistant to the CEO
Ann-Marie Morrill joined Accountants One in November of 2013 as the Assistant to the CEO. Having studied two years at Agnes Scott College, Ann-Marie spent a year in Washington, D.C. before returning to Atlanta to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from Emory University.
Ann-Marie has worked in various industries, including Sales and Marketing/Public Relations for The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta, GA; Public Relations for the International Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, SC; and as a Marketing Specialist for Hodges Ward Elliott, a hotel brokerage and investment firm in Atlanta, GA.
For four years, Ann-Marie began and successfully ran her own business as a Personal Chef. She is pleased to have become a part of the Accountants One team.
Brent Harris, CPC, is a Senior Recruiter on Accountants One team and is in his 19th year of recruiting and placing professionals in the Atlanta market.
He became a member of the Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS) Million Dollar Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility and has led an Advanced Training course for GAPS. In addition, he has been a member of their annual Big Billers Panel multiple times.
Before joining Accountants One, Brent managed two offices for a national search and staffing firm after they purchased the company he helped build to be one of Atlanta's top recruiting agencies. He has distinguished himself by his personal production numbers while also coaching and developing his recruiting staff. Brent specializes in financial and accounting placement with a focus on CFO, Controller, Accounting Manager, and tax positions ranging from Director to Staff.
Brent has extensive experience in helping build an entire accounting department from accounts payable clerks to CFO. We are able to help with any temporary/contract, temp-to-hire or direct-hire needs you may have. Call Brent today with any questions you might have about our services, our candidates or our pricing.
Atlanta, GA - Charlotte, NC - Raleigh, NC
Cindy is a Senior Recruiter for Accountants One at our Head Quarters in Atlanta and works the Georgia and North Carolina market.
Since 1986, Cindy Cannon has recruited qualified talent for many of our area's premier organizations – including privately held and publicly traded companies, and large corporations and small businesses in every type of industry. She was employed for many years with the largest publicly-traded Staffing Recruitment firm in the world where she received recognition as a top three "Recruiter of the Decade.” Accountants One is proud to present her qualifications to recruit the best Accounting and Finance professionals for your specific requirements.
Cindy was a partner with her husband, Roy, of Growth Management Group. They are proud to say that their business over 10+ years was comprised primarily of referrals. In addition to being a Senior Recruiter and Division Team Lead, Cindy is a career and speaking coach, radio blog host, and inspirational speaker. She is a published author, sharing her incredible story of living through and conquering 15 surgeries, a near death experience, and a rare chronic disease.
Cindy is also a past District Governor of Toastmaster International, where she brought the district to #4 in the world and #1 in North America. She also is a past Region 8 Marketing Advisor where she was over 7 states, Bahamas and Caribbean for Toastmasters International. For the years 2013- 2014 Cindy is Chief Ambassador over District 14. The District has 3,000+ members and she will lead a team of 40 people to train on the Toastmaster’s new educational program. She has been a speaker at numerous events and conferences. Cindy has opened over 90 corporate Toastmaster clubs in Georgia. Today Cindy is President to one of the Advanced Toastmaster Clubs in Duluth, GA. Toastmasters has taught her leadership and communication skills that she has been able to utilize throughout her career.
Cindy is a Chair for the workforce curriculum at Rainbow Village, which is a transitional housing community for homeless families with children. Most of the heads of household at Rainbow Village are women who have fled lives full of domestic violence and poverty.
Cindy believes you can be and do anything that you want to in life, no matter what the circumstances are, you just need to know how.
Customer Service Coordinator
Dede Noonan is a Client Services Coordinator at Accountants One and is in her third year with the company.
Before joining Accountants One, Dede was part of the membership services team at the Cowart Family Ashford Dunwoody YMCA.
In her spare time she enjoys working out, cooking, gardening and traveling. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and has three children and one grandchild.
Manager CFO Services
Prior to joining Accountant One, Jared was Senior Manager of Operations for Tatum, a national executive services firm, that cut their teeth providing part time CFOs to small and medium size businesses. Jared joined the Tatum brothers in 1998 to help establish their first back office and an administrative support structure. He filled a number of roles and functions with Tatum over the years, spanning areas such as IT, marketing, business/facilities operations, human resources and recruiting. During his tenure, Tatum grew from 59 partners in six markets to almost 1,000 members in 37 markets.
Jared also has a background in commercial mortgage servicing, commercial real estate lending and banking.
From a philosophical and practice standpoint, Jared firmly believes in and is motivated by the value of developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships, with both internal and external constituents, and how such relationships positively affect the quality and quantity of business activities. He consciously applies this philosophy when networking and developing referral relationships, and seeks activities that lead to win-win outcomes. Jared believes that focusing on and serving others' needs first is the best way to achieve long term success in whatever business you are in.
Jared holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky, and an MBA degree from Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business. Outside of work, he enjoys time with family, travel, most outdoor activities, high school baseball and participating in church mission work while serving as an Elder at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church.
John Davis, CPC
Senior Management Recruiter
John Davis is the longest-tenured Accounting & Financial executive recruiter in the Atlanta area – having entered this business in January, 1973.
A Georgia native, he is the “last one standing” from among those noteworthy recruiters from the 70’s and 80’s, and a former Partner with Don Richard Associates. John moved here from Washington DC in 1978, and owned and managed his own firm before a “first retirement” in 1992.
Though semi-retired now, he continues to market Accounting and Finance professionals to the Southeast’s most premier companies and organizations.
John began his career with Procter & Gamble in their Cincinnati Accounting Office, and previously served as a combat infantry officer in Vietnam.
Julia Smith joined the Accountants One team in March 2013.
After attending Wake Forest University and earning a Business degree, she became a licensed CPA and her career began at Piedmont Airlines. Julia started in financial analysis, planning and reporting and truly enjoyed working in the airline industry. She spent several years in the Insurance Industry and also a couple of years in the Leasing Industry as well. Julia also spent some of her career as a part-time accountant and bookkeeper for an attorney and maintained the company escrow account. Then, came a great opportunity to expand her professional duties and she accepted the Controller position at Accountants One.
Julia and her husband have two children. One will be a Senior and the other a Freshman in college come Fall 2014. They are a very active family, athletics and the outdoors call them all! Julia is a runner but enjoys other sports as well such as swimming, biking and yoga. When she finds time, she enjoys drawing and painting…there should be more of this when they become part-time empty nesters this fall!
Lisa sees her role as someone who creatively recruits and successfully places accounting and financial professionals in the Atlanta market.
Lisa's involvement encompasses the full scope of the recruitment cycle. Her keen sense of "what is the right fit" is an added plus when dealing with various clients from diverse industries. By the same token, the time and patience that she spends working with each candidate is the key to her successful placements. This professionalism, coupled with her understanding of the sense of urgency required when working with both clients and candidates, has enabled her to deliver exemplary, consistent service throughout her career.
Matt Hanson joined Accountants One in March of 2011 and brings a great deal of determination and entrepreneurial spirit to the team. He is a professional who has enjoyed learning from “the best recruiters in the business”.
Matt is an Atlanta native who re-located back after being away for 7 years to follow his career path. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Florida State University. In addition, Matt's background in Sales and Marketing brings value to both his clients and candidates.
Matt is the VP of Marketing for SHRM Atlanta and was awarded the 2013 Presidential Volunteer Leadership Award from the organization.
Megan Lord joined the Accountants One team in April of 2013. She is enjoying her role and specializes in building relationships with candidates to better understand their knowledge and expertise in the accounting industry so that we are able to better support the needs of our clients. She has teamed up with Lisa Klein and together they are able to support both clients and candidates in all aspects of our industry.
Megan has lived in Gwinnett all her life and has recently moved her residency to Walton County with her husband, Adam, and her daughter Kinsley. She completed school in Athens, Georgia and is excited about starting her career path with Accountants One.
Randi Bates joined the Accountants One team in 2003. She has served as the Marketing Manager for the firm for over a decade. Randi coordinates all marketing efforts for the firm including social media, PR and special events.
Randi coordinates the Search for the South's Funniest Accountant. This combination fund raiser / stereotype debunker has become an annual favorite in the accounting community. In 2013, over 800 people attended the sold-out event, raising $40,000 for Junior Achievement of Georgia. This year's event will be in November and the goal is to raise $60,000. To date this event has raised over $150,000 for local charities.
Randi received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia College and State University.
She resides in Walton County with her husband, Blaine, and their daughters, Claudia and Catherine. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Randi also enjoys gardening.
Chief Operating Officer
Tom is the Chief Operating Officer for Accountants One. He is an accomplished executive with the drive and passion for adding value to business by providing the vision, leadership, and teamwork needed to deliver profitable growth. Experienced innovator with a unique blend of operational and business expertise to implement robust solutions across the enterprise. Tom was the driving force behind the creation of two successful professional services business lines, and building of a data transformation business. Tom has expertise in developing high-performance teams, business expansion, revenue generation, financial growth, and process optimization.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University.
Prior to joining Accountants One, Tom Served as the SVP of Delivery Services at Illuminate360 where he was responsible for internal operations, and delivery implementation of their advanced analytics platform.
Previously Tom was Executive Vice President of professional services for MATRIX Resources where he led the national expansion of multiple business units selling and delivering enterprise solutions focused on financial services, healthcare, retail, transportation, and telecommunications sectors. His efforts in partnership with two other executives achieved national recognition for “25 Best Places to Work” for three consecutive years.
Prior to MATRIX, Tom served as Group Manager in Technical Operations for The Coca-Cola Company where he was responsible for strategic planning, design, and implementation of global distributed systems enhancing supply chain efficiencies engineering standards.
When Tom is not working he is very active in community service. He’s been a volunteer for Hopewell Youth Association, YMCA, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Foster Care Foundation Services.
Tracy brings a variety of experience to Accountants One. Coming from the fields of filmmaking and counseling, Tracy’s experience lends itself to a deep listening, and a thoughtful, MATCH process. She strongly believes in service, and, in line with the mission of Accountants One, affirms that whatever we can do to help you achieve your goals, we will do with honesty, integrity and confidentiality.
Tracy has worked all over the country, with all types of people, and since the birth of her triplets in 2001, she is happy to be settled back in Bulldog country, calling Atlanta home again. Most summer weekends, you can find them at Lake Nottely, enjoying the mountains, hiking, kayaking and doing some water skiing.