Industries / Natural Resources

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Natural resources are an important element of our regional economy and our firm experience. We are experienced in the areas of timber, coal, oil and gas. In addition to providing traditional tax and accounting services to our natural resource clients, we help our clients create succession and estate plans connected with their long-term goals.

Succession planning is always important and even more so in the case of family owned businesses, like so many of our natural resource clients. Minimizing estate tax is important in preserving your family’s assets. We regularly work with clients and their attorneys in creating an estate tax plan that minimizes taxes.

Industry Leaders

Frank D. Brown, CPA

Partner

John W. Jeffries, CPA, CVA

Partner

Erin S. Jones, CPA

Partner

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Frank D. Brown, CPA

Partner

As a founding partner of Wilkins Miller, Frank Brown joined the firm in 1981 when the office was Pannell Kerr Forster. He became a shareholder of Wilkins Miller, P.C. in 1991, with a concentration in financial consulting, income and estate tax planning, general business consulting and auditing. In 1977, Frank earned a bachelor's degree of science in business administration with a concentration in Accounting from Auburn University at Montgomery.

As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, he has served as a national instructor for Pannell Kerr Forster education programs, an author for education courses explaining tax law changes and a lecturer on tax planning strategies for high income individuals.

Frank’s memberships have included the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama, Inc., Mobile Christian School and the John W. Laidlaw Foundation. Frank enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, inshore fishing, and boating on Dog River.

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Frank D. Brown, CPA

Partner

As a founding partner of Wilkins Miller, Frank Brown joined the firm in 1981 when the office was Pannell Kerr Forster. He became a shareholder of Wilkins Miller, P.C. in 1991, with a concentration in financial consulting, income and estate tax planning, general business consulting and auditing. In 1977, Frank earned a bachelor's degree of science in business administration with a concentration in Accounting from Auburn University at Montgomery.

As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, he has served as a national instructor for Pannell Kerr Forster education programs, an author for education courses explaining tax law changes and a lecturer on tax planning strategies for high income individuals.

Frank’s memberships have included the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama, Inc., Mobile Christian School and the John W. Laidlaw Foundation. Frank enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, inshore fishing, and boating on Dog River.

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John W. Jeffries, CPA, CVA

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As a partner of Wilkins Miller, John Jeffries began his career in public accounting in 1990. With a bachelor's degree of science in commerce and business administration from The University of Alabama, John's areas of special competence include both business and individual accounting and taxation.

John has strong experience in the preparation of financial statements, including audits, reviews, and compilations for closely held businesses, bookkeeping services, income tax preparation and planning (including corporate, partnership and individual), as well as, consulting and business valuation preparation. John has offered counsel to clients in many areas, with a focus in construction, construction-related businesses and professional service firms.

John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Construction, Financial Management Association, Associated General Contractors. He also sits on the board the St. Paul's Episcopal School, Mobile Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Murray House, 1702, and the Senior Bowl Committee.

John enjoys hunting, fishing, cycling, and watching college sports. His favorite vacation spot is Mt. Willing, Alabama.

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John W. Jeffries, CPA, CVA

Partner

As a partner of Wilkins Miller, John Jeffries began his career in public accounting in 1990. With a bachelor's degree of science in commerce and business administration from The University of Alabama, John's areas of special competence include both business and individual accounting and taxation.

John has strong experience in the preparation of financial statements, including audits, reviews, and compilations for closely held businesses, bookkeeping services, income tax preparation and planning (including corporate, partnership and individual), as well as, consulting and business valuation preparation. John has offered counsel to clients in many areas, with a focus in construction, construction-related businesses and professional service firms.

John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Construction, Financial Management Association, Associated General Contractors. He also sits on the board the St. Paul's Episcopal School, Mobile Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Murray House, 1702, and the Senior Bowl Committee.

John enjoys hunting, fishing, cycling, and watching college sports. His favorite vacation spot is Mt. Willing, Alabama.

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Erin S. Jones, CPA

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Erin Jones brings over ten years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. After earning a bachelor's degree of science in accounting and a master's degree in business administration from Spring Hill College, Erin joined the firm in 2003 and was named Manager in 2007.

Her areas of special competence include audits, reviews and compilations of non-profit organizations, non-public companies and employee benefit plans and the taxation of corporations. Erin's industry experience lies in construction contractors and engineers, professional service firms, retail sales, manufacturing, universities and timber and real estate management.

Erin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is the past president of the Mobile Chapter of the ASCPA, the current treasurer of the Mulherin Custodial Home Board of Directors, an audit committee chair of the United Way of Southwest Alabama Board of Trustees, a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership Class of 2009 and a graduate of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class III. She was also named of Mobile Bay magazine's "Forty Under 40" Class of 2015.

Outside of work, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, kayaking and traveling.

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Erin S. Jones, CPA

Partner

Erin Jones brings over ten years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. After earning a bachelor's degree of science in accounting and a master's degree in business administration from Spring Hill College, Erin joined the firm in 2003 and was named Manager in 2007.

Her areas of special competence include audits, reviews and compilations of non-profit organizations, non-public companies and employee benefit plans and the taxation of corporations. Erin's industry experience lies in construction contractors and engineers, professional service firms, retail sales, manufacturing, universities and timber and real estate management.

Erin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is the past president of the Mobile Chapter of the ASCPA, the current treasurer of the Mulherin Custodial Home Board of Directors, an audit committee chair of the United Way of Southwest Alabama Board of Trustees, a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership Class of 2009 and a graduate of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class III. She was also named of Mobile Bay magazine's "Forty Under 40" Class of 2015.

Outside of work, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, kayaking and traveling.