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Our Professionals

When people meet the Restaurant Financial Works professionals, they notice a difference. There’s no pretense. No stuffiness. It’s not the typical vibe of an accounting firm.  But make no mistake - we are restaurant accounting professionals with all the credentials and experience you could ask for. It’s just that we know there’s more to accounting than numbers.  We know that personalized service is what clients say they like best about us. And along with our many years combined experience in restaurant accounting and finance, we take pride in that.

Our firm provides your company a CFO and all the services and benefits of an entire accounting department.  Your account is carefully maintained by all hands in the firm - a dedicated point of contact and communication, a senior accountant handling the day to day operations, and CPAs providing expert levels of review and discussion so you know exactly how your business is doing every day. 


So if you’re looking to partner with restaurant professionals that make you feel welcome, that treat you as an individual, that don't charge you extra for a corporate atmosphere, consider Restaurant Financial Works your home.

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Laura Williams, CPA
Managing Partner

Laura is a former Partner and Vice President of Accounting for RTM Restaurant Group, which operated more than 800 fast food outlets. She understands what it takes to grow a restaurant and the accounting infrastructure that is required.  Laura has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Georgia, an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Georgia Society of CPAs. 

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Amanda Smith
Director Of Communication & Marketing

Amanda oversees and directs communication and marketing, and provides a point of contact and a link between clients and the firm. She joined our firm 2003 and has over 25 years office management, marketing and client support experience.  Amanda holds a BBA in English from Georgia State University.

Lisa Thorner
Staff Accountant

Lisa is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a BS in Business Administration, Accounting.  An Accounts Receivable Manager for over 14 years, she moved to Georgia in 2007 and has been with the firm since 2017.  She currently provides ongoing daily client accounting and support. 

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Ed Williams, CPA
Managing Partner

Ed has served as CFO for various companies in multiple industies including restaurant, airline, technology and real estate.  He has assisted many start-up companies in the area of acquisition, business planning, tax preparation and finance and has a great passion for assisting entrepreneurs in achieving success.  Ed holds a BBA in Accounting from East Tennessee State University and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Georgia Society of CPAs.

Tina Sujirapanya
Staff Accountant

Tina is an honors graduate of Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business with a Master of Professional Accountancy and a BBA in Accounting.  She joined our firm in 2018 and currently provides ongoing daily client accounting and support.  

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Lauren Powers
Administrative & Marketing Coordinator

Lauren studied Business Management with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship at Georgia Southern University.  Her career path has taken her from Retail to Non-Profit Management with experience in Finance, Insurance and Administration.  Lauren joined our firm in 2018 and provides support to staff and clients in all aspects of daily accounting and office management.

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