Mervis William, CPA CFE

Mervis William

Senior Manager

Education/Certification

I earned my Bachelor of Business, Accountancy from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University. I obtained my Australia CPA license in 2011 and CFE in 2018.

What is your area of specialty – how do you best help your clients?

I am an accomplished Finance Executive with over 20 years of United States and international experience with a successful track record of delivering organization’s objectives by establishing and strengthening global finance processes and procedures. My area of expertise also includes financial statement analysis and reporting, annual budgeting and forecasting, operational startups, software implementation and process improvement.

What are your top 5 strengths? What is your favorite strength?

• Consistency
• Restorative
• Responsibility
• Harmony
• Adaptability

My favorite strength is Harmony. I like helping others and figuring out what works best in accomplishing the end goal and in the process ensuring that everyone is on board.

How do you like to give back to the community?

While I was in St. Louis, MO I volunteered with the St Louis Audubon Society and Wild Bird Rehab. For Wild Bird Rehab I worked on their monthly close. As for St Louis Audubon besides assisting with month end close, I was also involved in outreach and stewardship projects.

What are your superpowers – something you’re good at that others should know about?

Ability to see the big picture and the details at the same time, allowing me to see how things fit together and quick find and fix issues.

Accomplishment you’re proud of?

I am a late bloomer and with the support and encouragement from family and friends completing my bachelor’s degree and getting my CPA license.

Tell us about your life outside of work (family/pets/sports/activities/interests/hobbies)

I am from Singapore and have lived in three countries. I met my husband while on assignment in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Michigan in April 2022 to be closer to family.

When I am not counting beans, I enjoy travelling, cooking, hiking, reading non-fiction, pickleball and playing Euchre with friends. Weird fun fact, I find weeding or picking gum balls very therapeutic.

What is your favorite part of working at the firm?

The supportive team.

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