In 2010, Will began his professional career with Cornwell Jackson as an audit associate and has been a force to be reckoned with. Through hard work and dedication, Will was promoted to manager in 2015. Will’s primary disciplines include both non-public financial statement audits and full- and limited-scope employee benefit plan audits. He has extensive experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, distribution, professional services, and automotive. Will also oversees the firm’s information technology and security, audit internship program, and is responsible for the development of CJ’s best practices for key workpapers, audit quality, and risk-based audit approach. In addition, Will is an integral component of the firm’s in-house training and recruiting program.
Will received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in accounting with a concentration in accounting information systems and his master’s in accounting from the University of Tampa. Will brings a special brand of enthusiasm and excellence to every engagement and his commitment to clients stretches far beyond just the audit. He has a passion for technology and is a self-described geek. Will has also made it his mission to make CJ the best place to work in public accounting.
When Will isn’t blazing trails in his many practice areas at CJ, he devotes his time to his wife Kayla and their toddler Oliver. Will and his family enjoy spending time at the beach and hiking, camping, and most things outdoors. Will is also active with his church and his Dallas neighborhood of Lake Highlands.
Things to Know About Will:
- Will has made it a tradition to give his son a hand-crafted birthday gift each year. He has tried his best to channel the skills of his grandfather, a real man’s man and his namesake, to help improve his handiness around the house and to earn points with his wife Kayla.
- While most parents swear the photos they take of their children and pets are the cutest, Will’s amateur photography skills put the photos of OshKosh models and canine wall calendars to shame.
- While one might think the accountant of the family would be the chair of the Acomb Budget & Finance Committee, it is in fact Kayla, a dietitian, who is the sole voting member. Will’s voting rights were revoked after a long string of Amazon purchases put their son’s college fund at risk.
- Will makes a mean Berry Bourbon Bramble.