Resume of Duluth/Gwinnett CPA, John Dillard, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

Assist a business in pursuing aggressive growth and/or profit maximization.

  • Thirty-four years experience in private and public accounting.
  • Was part of a team participating in building and implementing a tax posturing that saved company approximately $700,000.
  • Maintained quality earnings during dramatic company growth period ranging from $3 to 30 million.
  • Completed six consecutive annual audits with no adjustments to the financials.
  • Implemented three computer conversions coordinating with inside and outside programmers.

March 1989 to Present

    President/Partner in Charge
    John C. Dillard CPA, P.C & HiS CPA, P.C. · Duluth, Georgia
    Provided financial statement preparation and compilations, business and personal taxes, and general business and computer consulting. Served as a part-time Chief Financial Officer for several million-dollar businesses, assisting one in growing from three million to twelve million in sales annually in a two-year period.


    • Computerized several clients resulting in decreasing fees of one from $12,000 to $3,000 annually.
    • Introduced lender and banker to client who was able to utilize loan to grow the business.
    • Reduced IRS bills of client from $15,000 to zero.
    • Saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    • 1999 Accounting Advocate of the Year.
    • A History of Successful IRS Representation Saving Clients hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    • Successfully processed IRS Offers in Compromise & Filing of Back Taxes
    • Published four books.
    • Prepared approximately four thousand tax returns for Gwinnett/Atlanta business owners/taxpayers.
    • Served on the Pastoral Relations Committee at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church
    • Help Support a homeless shelter in Atlanta 7Bridges to Recovery.
    • Lead/Serve on Mission Team to Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico for six years.
    • Published Author of Four Christian Inspiration/Fiction Books.
    • Speaker at Gwinnett Small Business Luncheon, Kiwanis, Church, Mission, Kiwanis, Rotary. SBA (Small Business Development Center), SCORE, Networking Events, WNIV (Atlanta Christian Talk Radio) at Pastor’s Educational Workshop Series, Christian Norcross Fellowship Luncheon, Network Gwinnett, Atlanta Christians in Business Network
    • Church Speaking at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church, Villa Rica Methodist Church and Berkmar United Methodist Church
    • Guest Speaker on Atlanta Live on WATC TV (Christian Television, Channel 57), Family Business Radio, Christian Talk Radio/Faith Broadcasting, Radio Luz, Atlanta WAFS , 1190 AM
    • Nominated for Georgia Author of the Year for 2009 & 2010
    • Speaker at the Christian Authors Guild and book signings at Barnes and Noble
    • Past member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Johns Creek Business Association, Suwanee Business Alliance, Norcross Business Association, Duluth Merchants Association, Lilburn Business Association, Buford Merchants Association, and the American Institute of CPA’s
    • Taught Classes at Evening at Emory, Oglethorpe University, Gwinnett Technical College and DeKalb Community College

March 1984 to May 1989

    Jackson and Coker, Inc. · Atlanta. Georgia
    Physician Recruiting Firm
    Supervise the overall operation of the finance and accounting department with
    the following primary responsibilities:

    • Supervision of ten accountants
    • Accounts receivable collection
    • Budgeting, financial analysis, and planning
    • Monthly, financial and statistical reporting
    • Annual audit and tax returns
    • Insurance and risk management
    • Group insurance, 401K and flexible benefits plan coordination and development
    • Bonus and profit sharing calculation
    • Direct legal counsel
    • Acquisition and consolidations in multi-state national environment


    • Expanded group insurance benefits while saving company $250,000.
    • Participated in purchase and implementation of $150,000 computer system.
    • Perceived need for and participated in obtaining a $1.5 million line of credit
    • Recognized as key contributor through promotion from Controller to CFO/Treasurer.

July 1983 to March 1984

    Chief Accountant
    United Energy Services · Atlanta, Georgia
    Engineering for Nuclear Industry
    Responsible for monthly reporting and accounts receivable collection. Company grew
    from startup to eight million in three years.

January 1982 to July 1983

    Accounting Manager
    SmithKline Bio-Science · Atlanta, Georgia
    Supervise the accounts payable and payroll department (staff of six accountants).


    • Implemented computer conversion resulting in corporate savings of $20,000 annually.
    • Communicated directly with parent company by performing internal reporting.

April 1981 to December 1981

    Senior Accountant
    Overcash & Alsup CPA’s · Atlanta, Georgia
    Performed audits on manufacturing and oil and gas clients. Responsible for write-up work
    for both personal and corporate income tax returns.

July 1979 to March 1981

    Senior Accountant
    Touche Ross & Company · Atlanta, Georgia
    Audit staff. Significant industry experience included manufacturing, real estate, corporate taxation and banking.

    BBA in Accounting · 1979
    Georgia State University · Atlanta, Georgia
    GPA: 3.8/4.0


    • Dean’s List: eight out of twelve quarters
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
    • Received Laventhol and Horwath Award, a recognition for outstanding scholastic achievement
    • Member of the Golden Key and Mortar Board National Honor Societies


  • 2003 Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • SBA’s 1999 Accounting Advocate of the Year
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • 1991 Who’s Who of Accountants
  • Georgia Society of CPA’s

“Knowledge alone is not enough but it is through the wise and judicious use of it that one is best able to navigate through the minefield of running your business. Finding a professional who has won awards/practiced excellence at all levels from his education, accreditation, and work are a critical part of your business’ success. Call us today and get a Gwinnett CPA conveniently located in Duluth who cares about your business and its success as much as you do.”
— John Dillard CPA

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Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!

Ecclesiastes 4 9:10