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

John W. Jeffries, CPA, CVA

Partner

Erin S. Jones, CPA

Partner

Scott L. Browning, CPA, MTA

Partner

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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 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, and Associated General Contractors. He also sits on the boards of St. Paul's Episcopal School, St. Paul's Episcopal School Foundation and 1702.

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 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, and Associated General Contractors. He also sits on the boards of St. Paul's Episcopal School, St. Paul's Episcopal School Foundation and 1702.

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 fifteen years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration from Spring Hill College, Erin joined the firm in 2003 and was named partner in 2017.

Her areas of special competence include audits, reviews and compilations of non-profit organizations, state and local governments, 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 Association of International 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, the audit committee chair of the United Way of Southwest Alabama Board of Trustees, a graduate of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class III. She was also included in 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 fifteen years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration from Spring Hill College, Erin joined the firm in 2003 and was named partner in 2017.

Her areas of special competence include audits, reviews and compilations of non-profit organizations, state and local governments, 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 Association of International 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, the audit committee chair of the United Way of Southwest Alabama Board of Trustees, a graduate of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class III. She was also included in 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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Scott L. Browning, CPA, MTA

Partner

As a partner of Wilkins Miller, Scott Browning has worked in public accounting since 1996. Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama and a Master's of Taxation from The University of Alabama, Scott began his career with a national accounting firm in Birmingham before joining the firm.

Scott specializes in federal and multi-state tax compliance and planning for corporations, partnerships, individuals, and trusts and has strong experience in the preparation of financial statements, bookkeeping, contractor's licenses, and representation in Internal Revenue Service and state department of revenue examinations.

He is a member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. Scott sits on the board of directors for The University of Alabama Federal Tax Clinic and is the treasurer for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. He was a part of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class of 2012 and was named one of Mobile Bay magazine's "Forty Under 40."

Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing and watching the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Scott L. Browning, CPA, MTA

Partner

As a partner of Wilkins Miller, Scott Browning has worked in public accounting since 1996. Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama and a Master's of Taxation from The University of Alabama, Scott began his career with a national accounting firm in Birmingham before joining the firm.

Scott specializes in federal and multi-state tax compliance and planning for corporations, partnerships, individuals, and trusts and has strong experience in the preparation of financial statements, bookkeeping, contractor's licenses, and representation in Internal Revenue Service and state department of revenue examinations.

He is a member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. Scott sits on the board of directors for The University of Alabama Federal Tax Clinic and is the treasurer for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. He was a part of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class of 2012 and was named one of Mobile Bay magazine's "Forty Under 40."

Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing and watching the Alabama Crimson Tide.