Our vision is to be the best accounting and financial job placement team in the Southeast. We’re achieving this by providing the highest level of service and developing long-term relationships.
We believe honesty, integrity and confidentiality are the essential elements of our company. Furthermore, we believe in applying these principles in an effort to help the accounting and financial community.
Accountants One is a values driven organization. We care deeply about our culture and care about surrounding ourselves with people that embrace the same values. By constantly focusing on these values we have created an organization with a unique and genuine culture.
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From Part-Time Interns to Full-Time Recruiters Accountants One is always looking for talented individuals that align with our Mission and Values.
- Brent HarrisManaging Director
Brent Harris, CPC, is the Managing Director for the Accountants One team with over 25 years of experience recruiting and placing accounting professionals in the Atlanta market.
As Managing Director, Brent is responsible for Corporate Operations, Client Sales Management, and Candidate Sales Management. His commitment to the Accountants One mission and values, leadership qualities, and strong recruiting expertise will allow him to thrive in his new role.
For the first 13 years of his career at Accountants One, Brent was a Senior Recruiter and Atlanta Team Lead. He has finished as our Top Producer for eight years out of his 13-year tenure. He excels at helping companies identify and hire people that match their specific company culture and goals.
He became a member of the Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS) Million Dollar Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility and was asked to lead 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, and Accounting Manager roles. Brent has extensive experience in helping build an entire accounting department from A/P Clerks to CFO.
- Megan LordDirector of Talent Development
Megan Lord joined the Accountants One team in April of 2013. She 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 accounting, finance, and health care.
Megan has lived in Gwinnett all her life and currently resides in the greater Atlanta area with her husband and three children. She completed school in Athens, Georgia and with the knowledge she has attained from working with the best in the industry she is able to match the goals of our clients with those of our candidates.
- Lauren GutensteinSenior Recruiter
Lauren Gutenstein is a Senior Recruiter who recently joined Accountants One. She has over 22 years of Accounting and Finance recruiting experience in the Atlanta Market. She has worked with some of Atlanta’s Top Companies in matching some of Atlanta’s top talent. She has experience placing Staff Accountants all the way to CFOs.
Lauren started her career in the hospitality industry and has a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. She is originally from N.Y.C. and has lived in many major cities including San Francisco, Miami Beach, and Atlanta.
In Lauren’s spare time she helps with animal rescue and fostering for Ruff Dog Rescue Milton Georgia. She is an advocate for animals and has two rescue dogs Snoopy and Scarlet.
- Lisa KleinSenior RecruiterLisa KleinSenior Recruiter
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.
- Tracy CoffieExecutive Account Manager
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.
- Cindy CannonSenior Recruiter
Cindy joined the Accountants One team in January 2012.
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 20+ years was comprised primarily of referrals. In addition to being a Senior Recruiter, 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 19 surgeries, two near-death experiences, 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. Cindy opened and maintained for many years the Toastmasters Speakers Bureau, so if you need a speaker, you do know who to go to. She has been a speaker at numerous events and conferences. Cindy has opened over 92 corporate Toastmaster clubs in Georgia. Toastmasters has taught her leadership and communication skills that she has been able to utilize throughout her career.
Cindy believes that everyone has a story and deserves an opportunity. She also 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.
- Bumi OluwatimilehinRecruiter
Bumi Oluwatimilehin joined Accountants One in January 2018. She prides herself on being both results-driven and team-orientated. A passionate recruiter, she loves meeting new people and being able to bridge the gap to meet the needs of clients and candidates. Bumi is a Nigerian native who has spent most of her life in the Metro Atlanta area and graduated from the amazing Georgia State University. Go Panthers!
She loves running, trying new restaurants, and traveling and counts Santorini and Hawaii as her top two favorite destinations. She also loves finding new adventures from skydiving to parasailing and hiking despite being afraid of heights. One of her favorite quotes is “Great things never come out of comfort zones”.
- Sabrina McElhannonRecruiter
Sabrina joined Accountants One in October of 2020. Throughout and after her time in college, Sabrina worked as a scribe in the emergency department. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. After moving to Atlanta, she began her career in recruiting specializing in Finance and Banking. She has over two years of experience in this specialty and is passionate about providing excellent service to the clients and candidates who she partners with. Sabrina is always up for a challenge and enjoys pushing herself towards professional and personal development.
When she's not working you can find Sabrina listening to true crime podcasts, trying new restaurants, spending time outdoors, or hanging out with friends near her Buckhead, Georgia residence.
- Catherine (Duncan) MathewsRecruiter
Catherine joined Accountants One in May 2020. Before joining the team, she spent a few years working at a CPA firm in Birmingham, AL. She prides herself on being dedicated, a good listener, and personable. She loves meeting new people and being able to help them find the next step in their career and ultimately, life.
Catherine was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. She then moved to Birmingham where she received her BA in Global and Comparative Studies from Birmingham-Southern College. She was a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team and Theatre Department for all four years. She now lives in East Atlanta Village with her husband, two cats (Aethel and Yeti), and dog (Luna). She’s an avid reader, gardener, and loves performing arts. Her favorite book is The Alice Network, musical is Fiddler on the Roof, and her favorite play is Noises Off.
- Jared ElliotManager 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, and participating in church mission work. He attends and has been a member of St. Luke's Presbyterian Church for over 20 years and has served in leadership roles on various committees, including the church’s governing body as an Elder.
- Anna OrrSenior Account Manager
Anna Orr, CPA, uses her variety of accounting experience to support her teammates and our clients. Her background as a Staff Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a Controller and Consultant in several industries provides her with a deep understanding of clients’ needs.
Because of the variety of roles and life changes Anna has experienced, she enjoys working with candidates at all stages of their career - from recent graduates to growing career professionals to seasoned executives and beyond.
She received her degree in Accounting from Clemson University—Go Tigers! While Anna grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and started her career in Charlotte, North Carolina, she now calls Atlanta home and currently resides in Dunwoody with her husband, Summey. In her spare time, she attends college football games, plays tennis, and travels to Tybee Island Georgia as often as possible.
Anna is an active member at St. James United Methodist Church and regularly serves as a youth small group leader and on administrative committees (finance and/or human resources) as needed. She keeps busy being a tennis team captain and enjoys cooking and baking anytime something needs to be celebrated.
- Matt HansonRecruiter, CTS
Matt Hanson, CTS 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 enjoys working with a firm that lives their mission statement of honesty, integrity and confidentiality.
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 has been a volunteer with SHRM-Atlanta since 2011 and continues to hold positions on their Volunteer Leadership Team. Matt was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Leadership Award from the organization in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
- Laura Norkeviciute, CPARecruiter
Laura Norkeviciute joined the Accountants One team in January 2021. Laura comes to us as a CPA with over 3 years of experience in public accounting and industry accounting. After she graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major in Accounting and Management, Laura began at PwC in the federal tax group. Laura is excited to be able to use her interpersonal skills more in the recruiting space. Due to Laura's previous experience and understanding of the industry, she is ready to provide support to her clients and candidates. Finding the perfect fit - both culturally and technically - is something that Laura is very passionate about!
Originally from a small town in Lithuania, Laura moved to GA when she was 8 years old and grew up in Alpharetta, GA. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family including her pandemic puppy, Rocky. She also enjoys landscaping and gardening around her new house in East Cobb, Marietta. She likes going hiking, visiting wineries in the mountains, and of course different and unique vacation spots outside the US! (pre-covid and post-covid). Her favorite place she has visited has been Thailand because of the food and beautiful views.
- Allison KlusmannExecutive Account Manager
Allison Klusmann joined the Accountants One team in September of 2020 specializing in business development. Allison's professional experience lends itself to deep listening and thoughtful problem-solving. Her strong belief in client and candidate service aligns closely with the mission and values of our organization.
Allison grew up in Atlanta and attended Auburn University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. After teaching for several years, she transitioned into an outside sales position until she started a family. Allison now resides in Dunwoody with her husband, Charles, and their twin daughters, Anna and Emilie. In her spare time, Allison enjoys playing tennis and spending quality time with her family and friends.
- Eliza HarcrowAccount Manager
Eliza joined the Accountants One team in July 2022. Before joining, she worked as an Insurance Underwriter, then moved into a Marketing/Business Development role for years, spent time raising her two children, and then went back to work as a Real Estate Agent in the Atlanta metro area.
Eliza attended Arizona State University and majored in Education, but since her career in Insurance started as she was still in college, she loved it so much and continued on in that industry!
In her spare time, Eliza teaches dance fitness classes and is an avid tennis player. She is currently on two teams in the Dunwoody area!
Eliza has a passion for people and aligns with the Accountants One commitment to honesty, integrity, and confidentiality. She is excited to help clients and candidates along in their professional life.
Her life mantra is: "Everything happens for a reason!"
- Senait BerhaneRecruiter
Senait Berhane joined the Accountants One family in May of 2022. She comes to us with previous experience in campus recruiting and occupational health and safety management from Amazon. Senait is a wonderful addition to our team because of her passion for people! She enjoys developing deep and trusting relationships with professionals on both sides of the hiring table. With her previous expertise, she is keen on understanding what candidates really are looking for in their careers and aligning them to the opportunities that match what they are looking for.
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Senait graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro majoring in Biology and minoring in Nutrition. She currently lives in Decatur, Georgia. Outside of work, Senait enjoys traveling and trying new Atlanta restaurants.
Senait's mantra is taken from Yoda: "Do or do not, there is no try!" It's a great reminder to be fearless and set your intentions to accomplish your goals with full force.
- John Davis (JD)Senior Recruiter
John Davis (JD) has 40 years of recruiting experience in accounting and finance – exclusively for Atlanta. He is the longest-tenured employee at Accountants One – starting in January 2000. He knows most of the ‘key players' in our industry, but more importantly, most of them know JD.
His business career began with Procter & Gamble in the Cincinnati Accounting Office, after serving as a combat infantry officer in Vietnam.
With this background, he can’t afford to let you down! John leverages the special abilities of his teammates to recruit the best talent (and jobs), resulting in one of the highest placement rates in the company.
John will Listen and Focus on your requirements, then use his extensive network plus the company’s large database to recruit the best people and jobs available in our area. No BS – he is very plain-spoken.
- Deborah NailRecruiter
Deborah Nail joined Accountants One in January 2023. Deb brings her background in business development, marketing, sales operations, and recruiting. Her strength in building relationships in the business sector makes her an asset to the Accountants One team. Deb’s proven track record of success and dedication as a business leader is instrumental in onboarding new clients and maintaining strong client relationships founded on business value. Her innate ability to motivate others attracts top-notch candidates for our client fulfillment needs.
Deborah works directly with the Accountants One leadership team to develop new business, execute marketing plans, and manage projects with existing customers. She thinks big and outside the box, having operated and managed successful businesses in the wholesale, retail, and design industries, bringing her entrepreneurial spirit to the Accountants One culture.
She has won awards for her business achievements, design, creativity, and marketing strategies and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and various other publications. She is also an award-winning sculpture artist. Her education is in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
- Lindsay GrimsleyRecruiter
Lindsay Grimsley joined the Accountants One team in January of 2013. Lindsay has deep experience at Accountants One. She started in marketing, social media, and then moved to the Event Program Coordinator for The Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant comedy show. She also served as an Associate Recruiter to Senior Recruiter, Tracy Coffie, for two years. She is now a full-time Recruiter. Lindsay is passionate about helping accounting and financial professionals find roles that meet their needs. She is part of our Dedicated Contract Staffing team and brings value to clients and candidates looking for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire employment.
Lindsay lives on 300 acres of beautiful fields and woodlands with her husband Ben, a Sergeant of the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, and her two amazing boys, J.R. and Knox.
Lindsay's favorite quote is from the famous Bob Marley,” Life is one big road with lots of signs, so when you’re riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”
- Austin HayesRecruiter
Austin Hayes joined Accountants One in May 2022. Although recruiting is new for Austin, he is excited to have the opportunity to assist candidates with career progression and finding that perfect dream job to move on to their next chapter in life. He thrives on people and love building new relationships!
Before joining the Accountants One Family, Austin worked as an Assistant Track and Field Coach for a Division One program at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He specialized in coaching sprints from the 60 to 400-meter dash as well as the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays. Austin also earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Mercer University. He obtained his bachelor’s in Business Management from Western Kentucky.
Austin was a Division One Track and Field athlete that ran at Western Kentucky University. By the time his career ended in 2019, he had earned the accolades of KY High School State Champion, USA Jr. National Finalist, a 4x All-American (2x NCAA, 1x NAIA, 1x High School), and became a 4x international medalist for DownUnder Team USA competing in Brisbane, Australia. Even though his track and field career has ended, he has stayed competitive and is a former athlete for Team USA in the extreme Winter Olympic sport, Skeleton.
In his rookie season, he became the Rookie Camp Push Champion, the runner-up for the US National Push Championships, and recorded two top-10 finishes in the US Western Regionals as well as the US Skeleton Open.
Outside of work, Austin can be found hiking, playing golf, going biking, or pretty much anything that will keep me active and outdoors. He is a self-proclaimed adrenaline junky as seen through his athletic background, but he still very much enjoys nights in his Sandy Springs home.
His favorite mantra is: "Don’t be realistic. Being realistic is the quickest way to mediocrity. Find your passion, pursue that dream, and make it happen!"
- Hannah BerrettaRecruiter
Hannah Berretta joined the Accountants One team in January 2022. Hannah attended The University of Alabama and graduated in 2020 with her Hospitality Management degree. Roll Tide!
Since joining Accountants One as an Associate Recruiter, Hannah has transitioned to a Recruiter in January 2023. She primarily focuses on helping the top 25% of accounting and financial professionals find positions with our team’s client companies. Hannah loves interacting with other people and building long-term relationships!
Originally from Roswell, and now residing in the Brookhaven area, Hannah enjoys cooking, binging TV shows, hanging out with friends, and walking the Beltline.
- Rusal KharelAssociate Recruiter
Rusal Kharel joined the Accountants One team in January 2023. Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, he currently lives in Duluth, GA. He attended Georgia State University where he studied Business Management. Rusal’s passion is to build deeper relationships with clients and candidates. His goal is above all to make a difference in their lives.
In his free time, Rusal enjoys being outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, mountain biking, or camping, he loves adventure and traveling around the world. He also has a deep love for animals, especially his dog, Brady (named after Tom Brady).
He lives by the words: “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire
- Molly ReeveAssociate Recruiter
Molly began working with Accountants One in December 2022 as an Associate Recruiter. She brings with her a love of connecting with people of all backgrounds, building relationships, and helping others in any capacity. Previously to her experience in Recruiting, she worked in the Education and Healthcare fields. She majored in Early Childhood Education at the University of West Georgia.
Originally from Carrollton, GA, she now resides in Buckhead. Whether it’s local or international, Molly loves to travel. She also loves to spend time with her family, including her 3 nieces and 2 nephews, explore new places with her dog – Jack, and attend sporting events (Go Dawgs!).
She believes that “The only things you truly own in life are your experiences.”
- Jennifer CoxAccount CoordinatorJennifer CoxAccount Coordinator
Jennifer Cox is an Account Coordinator at Accountants One. Jennifer came to us with professional career experience in behavioral health programs. Her previous titles include Case Manager, Program Coordinator, Site Coordinator, and others. She worked in inpatient hospitals as well as outpatient treatment centers. Jennifer also has experience with the research department at the Atlanta Business Chronicle, taught ESL in Mexico, and has dabbled in real estate investing.
Jennifer currently resides in Dunwoody, Georgia, but she has lived in Boston, MA as well as Guadalajara, Mexico. She attended Guilford College in Greensboro, NC for her English degree and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in social work.
When not working to support clients, candidates, and the Accountants One family, Jennifer enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, and volunteering with Scouts of America. Jennifer loves DIY projects and home renovations and spends time doing the 'handy work' herself to make her home beautiful!
Her favorite quote is "Do the right thing, every time!" This is why Jennifer is such a great member of the Accountants One team. She is incredibly humble and works with amazing integrity!
- Ciarla MolinoAccount Coordinator
Ciarla Molino joined the Accountants One team as an Account Coordinator in December 2022.
Prior to working with Accountants One, she spent the last 12 years as a Part-Time Executive Virtual Assistant for various CEOs around the country. She graduated from Auburn University where she majored in Psychology. She has also spent 7 years as part of a certified animal-assisted therapy team with her previous chocolate lab, Millie. Ciarla and Millie volunteered weekly with the oncology patients at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
In her free time, she enjoys clay shooting and spending as much time as she can outdoors. She loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys having a full house. Ciarla currently lives in her home city of 19 years: Knoxville, TN. Originally hailing from Brookhaven, GA, she graduated from Woodward Academy.
She “believes in a sound mind, in a sound body, and a spirit that is not afraid," a quote from George Petrie, The Auburn University Creed.
- Tori WheelerMarketing Manager
Tori Wheeler joined the Accountants One team in January of 2018. As a Marketing Assistant, she focuses on marketing strategy and events to assist the team in driving sales. She is interested in bringing recognition to Accountants One through the execution and promotion of events. As demonstrated from her previous work experience in the customer service industry, she is attentive to delighting the customer and manages her relationships with individuals and businesses accordingly.
Tori started her education at Georgia College and State University, and graduated from Georgia State University with her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing.
Tori is a Marietta native who now lives in Roswell. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her family and friends, staying active, practicing yoga, hiking, or eating her way through the Atlanta brunch scene.
- Kim BakerAccount Coordinator
Kim Baker joined the Accountants One team in January 2023 after spending seven years as a Medical Assistant/Lead Surgical Tech in Ophthalmology. She has a passion for helping people and is excited to assist Senior Recruiter, Cindy Cannon, with finding the perfect match between clients and candidates.
Kim currently lives in Marietta, Georgia but is originally from Toledo, Ohio. She got her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Georgia State College. Outside of work, she loves hiking and camping with her husband and her dog, Bella. She also loves expressing herself creatively, especially through learning to paint. She roots for the Georgia Bulldogs. “Go Dawgs!”
Two quotes she lives by:
“All that I need is coming to me in ways that I never could have imagined.”
“I communicate with ease and grace.”
- Vivien CanadyManager of Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee EngagementVivien CanadyManager of Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement
Vivien joined the team in January of 2022. She spent time in Account Management and Client Relationship Management in various different companies, both for-profit and nonprofit. Since 2018, Vivien has worked in the nonprofit space and was the Corporate Relations Account Manager for the American Cancer Society. While there, she developed and managed corporate partnerships within Georgia. She focused on six-figure revenue partnerships for the American Cancer Society.
She attended Kennesaw State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a focus on Public Relations, and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration at the University of Georgia.
Now residing in Roswell, Georgia, Vivien enjoys spending time with her dogs, her boyfriend, and her friends. She has recently become very passionate about cooking and loves trying new recipes. She also likes going to concerts, stand-up comedy shows, and Atlanta United games! Vivien volunteers with animal serving organizations like the Atlanta Humane Society and Lifeline Animal Project.
Vivien's favorite quote is “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” This quote means a lot to her because she is a big believer in living life outside of your comfort zone. I think we must strive to put ourselves in positions that are uncomfortable because that is where real growth occurs. A great quote by Sara Blakely of Spanx perfectly embodies this: “I took a ‘Fear of Flying class’, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.”
- Sarah StilesOperations Manager
Sarah joined Accountants One in November of 2018 as an Account Coordinator and in January 2022 became our Operations Manager. She spends most of her time supporting our COO Tom Kapish and the rest of the team with operational and administrative tasks. Sarah is thrilled to be part of the growing supportive A1 team.
Sarah was raised in Middle Georgia and graduated from Georgia College and State University. Though she loves the peacefulness of country living she is excited to experience city life with her growing family. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling with family, riding horses, exploring new restaurants, playing with her dogs Mojo and Jonsey, or just doing something active outdoors.
- Julie FosterAssistant to CEO
Julie Foster joined Accountants One in January 2018 as Assistant to the CEO. She is an Atlanta native growing up in the area and a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she earned her degree in Advertising.
Her previous work experience includes working in the legal field as a paralegal and project management with a Social Media Marketing company. She is happy to be part of the growing Accountants One team.
Julie and her husband live in the area with their two young daughters. She enjoys exercising, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
- Dede NoonanCustomer 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.
- Robin FreedmanCustomer Support Coordinator
Robin Freedman joined Accountants One in September of 2020 as a Client Support Coordinator & Sales Coordinator. She spends her time supporting the Accountants One team with operational and administrative tasks as well as various data entry projects. She grew up in the Boston area, moved to Florida in 1995, and then to Atlanta in 2009. Robin is thrilled to be a part of the A1 family and this growing company.
Her previous work experience includes working in Administration, Sales & Marketing, and in the Promotional Products industry.
Outside of work, Robin enjoys spending time with her two sons, Ben and Andrew, along with the rest of her family and friends. She loves the beach, traveling, walking, hiking, cooking, sports, theatre, music, and making people smile. Her favorite sports team is the Boston Red Sox.
- Michael HaggertyMarketing Assistant
Michael joined Accountants One in February 2020. Originally from Michigan, he moved to Georgia in 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting/Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University in 2018.
He married his best friend in early November 2019. They currently reside in Decatur with an assortment of pets including Louis the cat, Stacker the tortoise, and Bran the three-footed hamster.
In his role at Accountants One, he assists the recruiting team through the creation and distribution of marketing materials and short-form video content for the Accountants One social media channels.
Outside of assisting the Accountants One team, he enjoys going to the movies, reading, gaming, and video editing in his spare time. His favorite movie is Pacific Rim and his favorite books are The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
- Taylor SantoyoAccountant
Taylor Santoyo joined the Accountants One team in September 2017. Taylor worked as a Recruiter and Project Manager until 2022 when she transitioned into the Accounting Department.
Taylor is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Florida. Go Gators! She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.
In her spare time, Taylor enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and hiking with her dog Bart. So far, her favorite adventures have been visiting Machu Picchu in Peru, dogsledding in Alaska, and skydiving in Florida.”
- Julia SmithController
Julia joined the Accountants One team in January 2013. She keeps our CEO and COO up to date with financial analysis and reporting and manages all financial aspects for the company. In addition, she manages payroll and human resource functions.
Julia received her BS in Business from Wake Forest University.
Prior to joining the Accountants One team, Julia worked in the airline, insurance and leasing industries in various financial roles. More recently she served an attorney for a number of years in financial management.
She and her husband have two adult children in college and graduate school. They are a very active family and enjoy athletics and the outdoors. Julia is a runner but enjoys biking, hiking, and swimming. She is also a yoga instructor and completed her 200 HR Yoga Teacher Certification in 2016. When she finds time, she enjoys drawing and painting.
- Beth JulianHuman Resources Manager
Beth Julian joined the Accountants One team in December 2015. She brings 20 years of staffing and recruiting experience which includes administrative, accounting, and information technology. Additionally, she has a strong background in human resources and operations. As the HR Manager at Accountants One, Beth provides human resources, sales, and operations support to our clients, candidates, and internal team. Beth has the definition of customer service mentality, and it shows in the quality of her work!
Beth grew up in Marietta and now resides in Acworth with her husband, Mike, and their two golden retrievers, Finn and Bindi. She also has a 27-year-old son, JJ. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, going to the beach, watching baseball, practicing yoga, and attending concerts!
- Tom KapishChief 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 supported the expansion of a national recruiting firm. 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 and engineering standards.
When Tom is not working he is very active in community service. He’s been a volunteer for Junior Achievement, Hopewell Youth Association, YMCA, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Foster Care Foundation Services.
- Dan Erling, CPCPresident & CEO
Dan is celebrating his 25th year at Accountants One in 2023. As CEO, Dan considers the opportunity to serve his A1 Family an honor. Watching others set and achieve goals is a source of great joy.
Dan was recognized as one of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2021. He was also recognized as an Executive Champion in Corporate Citizenship. Dan is in the Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS) Million Dollar Hall of Fame. Under Dan's leadership, Accountants One has been named one of Atlanta's Best Places to Work.
Dan is the creator of the Search for the South's Funniest Accountant. This combination fundraiser/stereotype debunker has become a tradition in the accounting community. In 2021 the Search was back – selling out the Coca-Cola Roxy and raising $100,000 for Junior Achievement of Georgia.
Dan has been on the JA board for over a decade, allowing him the opportunity to continue to make a difference in the lives of children. Accountants One is involved in Case Study Challenges at Banneker High School and the team regularly volunteers at the Discovery Center. In 2021 Accountants One proudly added Vivien Canady to the team to focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Georgia State University and his master’s degree from Emory University. Before joining Accountants One, Dan was an inner-city math teacher. 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 for the firm. While Dan unexpectedly lost his dad on May 2, 2010, he considers the opportunity to work with Bert 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 has two sons that he is very proud of. Dan's personal interests include abstract art and music. He has a love-hate relationship with two pugs.
Dan no longer works a recruiting desk, though he misses serving clients and candidates. Dan still spends a great deal of time consulting with companies on Hiring Best Practices. Creating successful recruiting and retention plans has become more and more complicated in our current business environment. Helping companies solve these business problems is exciting and challenging work.
Dan is an author -- MATCH, A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time was published in December 2010 by Wiley Publishing and is available wherever books and ebooks are sold. MATCH describes the recruiting process that Accountants One utilizes in achieving the incomparable success rate it has maintained for decades.
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.
Accountants One is home to the Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant which is a comedy show benefitting Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare and inspire young people to succeed in life.