Dan Erling is the President 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.