Management Team


Deborah Fisher

Director, Tax Department

Deborah is a Certified Public Accountant with 28 years of management and taxation experience. She currently leads a team of tax professionals responsible for tax planning and preparation of tax returns for individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations, partnerships, trusts and estates. Prior to joining Williams Adley, she worked for Hood & Strong, LLP CPAs in Tax and Advisory assisting clients with estate and gift tax planning and consulted small businesses on international and domestic tax issues. She also worked as a sole proprietor managing a tax business and had a 16-year career with the Internal Revenue Service including nine years managing numerous district tax compliance programs. Deborah has conducted Fortune 500 and other multibillion-dollar entity IRS audits and has represented taxpayers during audits and assisted with resolving taxpayers’ IRS and state income tax problems. She holds a Master’s degree in Taxation and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Q: What was your first job?

A: I secured my first job at 15 ½ years old as a sales and service associate for Pioneer Chicken Restaurant. I took orders from customers, rung up sales through the register and served the orders to customers.

Q: What do you believe brings clients to Williams Adley?

A: I believe it is our reputation for producing high quality work and the level of service we bring to our customers. Clients appreciate the professionalism of our staff and our stability in the accounting community.

Q:  How do you keep a competitive edge?

A: I keep a competitive edge by providing the highest level of service and quality and by using the technology available to streamline our processes.

Q: Name one of your talents that benefits clients most.

A: My drive benefits our clients because I am committed to ensuring that they receive the highest quality product and service while meeting their expectations for delivery time on products and/or services.

Q: How do you spend your time outside of the office?

A: My personal time is spent with my family, friends and doing ministry work through the church.

Q: What quote or saying guides your professional and/or personal life?

A: You can only get defeated if you get knocked down and you stay down.