Dan Erling, CPC
President & CEO
Dan Erling is the President of Accountants One. He is in the Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS) Million Dollar Hall of Fame and was 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 – consistently bringing in over 800 people to cheer for Funny Accountants. Through the Search Accountants One has helped raise over a quarter of a million dollars for Junior Achievement of Georgia.
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 has two sons that he is very proud of. 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.
Dan is on the board of Junior Achievement of Georgia. Through this non-profit he is able to be part of making a difference in the lives of children. Something that remains incredibly important to him.
Dan is also on the board of the Georgia State Panther Athletic Committee. As a GSU alum he is incredibly proud of what is going on with Panther Sports. The impact of the sports community on the downtown area also inspires him.
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.
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 is active in the Atlanta Chapter of Accounting and Financial Woman’s Alliance (AFWA), that promotes the professional growth of women in all facets of accounting and finance through networking and continuing education.
Anna believes in giving back to the community. She has been an advocate and avid volunteer leader for area public schools and 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. In her spare time she attends cooks, attends college football games, plays tennis and travels to Tybee Island Georgia as often as possible.
Taylor Phillips joined the Accountants One team in September 2017. Prior to joining Accountants One, she worked within Human Resources and retail management. She is passionate about building strong relationships with our candidates and providing the highest level of service to our clients.
Taylor is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Florida. Go Gators! In her spare time, Taylor enjoys traveling and adventuring, trying new restaurants, and playing with her dog Bart. So far, her favorite adventures have been visiting Machu Picchu in Peru, dogsledding in Alaska, and skydiving in Florida.
Brent Harris, CPC, is a Senior Recruiter on Accountants One team and is in his 22nd year of recruiting and placing professionals in the Atlanta market. The last eight years he has been the Atlanta Team Lead for Accountants One and has excelled at helping companies identify and hire people that Match the 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 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. He and his team 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.
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 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. She has been a speaker at numerous events and conferences. Cindy has opened over 90 corporate Toastmaster clubs in Georgia. 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, 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.
John Davis (JD)
John Davis (JD) has almost 30 years of recruiting in this specialty, exclusively in Atlanta – the last 17 years with Accountants One. He moved to Atlanta in 1978 to manage this own staffing firm for many years.
Plain and simple, John assists companies in solving their staffing challenges.
So he knows an awful lot of “key” players locally – but more importantly – an awful lot of key players know John Davis.
His business career began with Procter & Gamble in the Cincinnati Accounting Office.
With this background – he can’t afford to let you down. John utilizes his experience plus the most modern techniques to focus on finding talent that meet your specifications – in your industry. He also leverages the skills of his teammates to support his search efforts, leaving him free to recruit for a client behind the scenes (an ‘old fashion’ art these days, but a proven formula). John draws from his own extensive network and the company database of local, high-quality professionals (plus 28,000+ followers on LinkedIn). They trust us and will refer qualified colleagues. He limits his searches to only a few at a time so he can LISTEN to and FOCUS on you, first and foremost! No BS – John is very plain spoken.
John began his career with Procter & Gamble in their Cincinnati Accounting Office, and previously served as a combat infantry officer in Vietnam.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
Senior 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.
Executive Account Manager
Ashley joined the Accountants One team in 2016. She brings with her 23 years of experience in hiring and retaining team members across many successful software companies.
Ashley has a degree in Information Systems and was recruited to play Basketball on a full Scholarship to Georgia Southwestern State University. She was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority as well.
Ashley’s passion is growing companies and helping them to MATCH their technical needs as well as cultural needs while working as a team for the right candidate every time. Accountants One’s 92% success rate is proven to provide candidates an opportunity to their grow to their full potential in addition to helping them realize their career dreams.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys volunteering with her husband as a coach for her Daughter’s two school basketball teams as well as attending her son’s various sporting events.
If you are tired of looking for the right fit in the wrong places, reach out to me and I’ll MATCH you with the perfect candidate/company!
Human Resources Manager
Beth Julian joined the Accountants One team in December 2015. She brings 18 years of staffing and recruiting experience which includes administrative, accounting, and information technology. Additionally, she has a strong background in human resources and operations. With her extensive experience she has recently transitioned into a new role as HR Manager. She will be providing human resources, sales and operations support.
Beth grew up in Marietta and now resides in Acworth with her husband, son and Golden Retriever. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her son play collegiate baseball and all things outdoors.
Lindsay Grimsley joined the Accountants One team in January of 2013. She specializes in social media and website marketing and is also the Event Coordinator of Accountants One the Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant benefiting Junior Achievement. Lindsay was handed the reigns of this hilarious comedy show featuring 9 accounting/financial professionals performing stand-up in 2016. She is honored to be a part of such an amazing organization that gives back to the community.
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!”
Bumi Oluwatimilehin joined Accountants one in January 2018. Before joining the team, she worked at Hire Dynamics for four years where she held several positions including Recruiter and Operations Manager. 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 Atlanta area, graduating from the amazing Georgia State University. Go Panthers! She loves 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”.
Bumi is super excited and proud to be part of the Accountants One team, taking pride in not only placing top Accounting and Finance talent but also bringing value to clients and candidates
Assistant to the 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.
Tori Wheeler joined the Accountants One team in January of 2018. In her role, she focuses on marketing strategy and events to assist the team in driving sales. She brings recognition to Accountants One through the execution and promotion of events such as networking events and CPEs. She is also responsible for developing marketing campaigns, managing social media accounts, maintaining promotional materials inventory and supporting the sales team.
She has a customer-service attitude and loves thinking of new ways to serve this evolving market.
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 Midtown. 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.
Lauren Gutenstein, is an Senior Recruiter who recently joined Accountants One. She has over 17 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 CFO’s.
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 PMAR Georgia. She is advocate for animals and has two rescue dogs Snoopy and Scarlet.
Alaye joined the Accountants One team in July 2018. An experienced senior tax consultant turned accounting and finance recruiter, Alaye brings Big 4 tax experience and superb relationship building skills to the team. She is a connector and comes from a diverse background that enables her relate to anyone she meets. Strong technical accounting skills, combined with high emotional intelligence and empathy, has allowed Alaye to seamlessly transition from Tax to Recruiting. Her extensive network and industry insight are tools she leverages to help candidates and companies achieve their job and hiring goals.
Alaye holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from Georgia State University. Outside of work, Alaye enjoys connecting with her friends and family in the Atlanta area. She believes that kindness and humor go a long way to ease the tougher moments of the human experience. When she is not recruiting, she finds joy and peace in dancing, reading, riding her bike, yoga, and laughing and all activity that heightens her senses and reminds her to live fully in the present moment.
Cecilia Ng joined Accountants One in June 2018. As a Technical Recruiter, Cecilia combines her passion of meeting new people and helping others to find the best “next step” in their career. Prior to joining the team, she worked at BDO USA, LLP as an external auditor, performing financial statement audits and employee benefit plan audits for both public and private companies in various industries, as well as not-for-profit entities, across the nation.
Cecilia is an Atlanta native who graduated from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. During university, Cecilia volunteered and served multiple organizations, including The Career Center at Emory University and Goizueta's Business Writing Center and Accounting Department.
Outside of work, Cecilia actively contributes to community service, often volunteering with Community Bucket, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Open Hand Atlanta. In her spare time, Cecilia also enjoys cooking, jogging, trail hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Ansley joined the Accountants One team in April 2019. Before recruiting, Ansley spent 5 years in public accounting and industry until she decided it was time for a career transition. She chose recruiting as it suites her personality and non-technical skill set.
Originally from Birmingham, Ansley attended the University of Alabama, Roll Tide!, where she majored in Accounting, Economics and Finance. She earned her Masters' of Accountancy (maCC) in Spring of 2014. Outside of work, Ansley devotes her time and energy to her 6 F's: Faith, family, friends, futbol, fun, and her French Bulldog, Tobin. Ansley is an avid fan of women's soccer and enjoys playing in several leagues in the Atlanta area. One of her favorite quotes by Morgan Harper Nichols is, "morning is here, the day is new. Perhaps this is where The light breaks through.
"I want to help candidates find a career that lights a spark within them creating passion within their professional lives, but more importantly, fulfillment. Whatever this means to you, I am up for the challenge of helping you find just that and will enjoy getting to know you in the process!"
Sarah joined Accountants One in November of 2018 as an Account Coordinator. She spends most of her time supporting Senior Recruiter Brent Harris as well as supporting 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 dog Mojo, or just doing something active outdoors.
Customer Service Coordinator
Ellen Lundy began as a Client Service Coordinator at Accountants One in late 2018.
After graduating from Auburn University, War Eagle!, Ellen was a registered pharmacist and practiced for 10 years in Alabama before relocating to Georgia and raising a family with her husband.
In her free time, Ellen enjoys serving the community through volunteering at school and church. She is an enthusiastic knitter, seamstress, and gardener! Her favorite physical activity is playing tennis.
Kayleigh joined Accountants One in the summer of 2019. She currently spends her time supporting and working along side Cindy Canon, Senior Recruiter. Kayleigh looks forward to pursuing other opportunities presented to her by Accountants One and is enjoying the projects given to her. She is enthusiastic to grow within the company. Kayleigh loves working for Accountants One because of the supportive staff and environment that welcomes her daily.
Kayleigh received her degree in Theatre from Georgia College and State University. When not at Accountants One she works evenings in the Atlanta theatre community as a Production Manager, Stage Manager, and Director. She is excited to see how her two worlds can collide.