Services / Consulting

Maximize your business value.

We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals. Many times, that means working with clients in areas that are outside the boundaries of traditional tax and accounting, such as industry benchmarking, business planning, inventory management, establishing internal controls and much more.

We strive to help our clients understand what drives their business’ value and what can be done to maximize that value. We have experience creating financial models that help clients project and manage cash flow and risk.

Consulting services specific to your needs

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Managing the process of due diligence as well as integration issues after the transaction
Recruiting
  • Finding talent is a challenging task for many organizations. We have a strong background in regularly working with our clients to recruit trusted talent. We can assist in the search, interviewing, and hiring process.

Wilkins Miller has played a key role in some pivotal transactions for our company that helped put us in the position we are in today. It’s not just about the accounting elements, they have a business component to their advice which allows them to be an extension of our management team on major decisions for our business.

– Philip Burton

The team at Wilkins Miller are outstanding, professional and easy to work with. Their knowledgeable staff are able to evaluate situations and make the best decisions for our business.

– Carlton Niemeyer – Niemeyer Realty

Since 2007, the Wilkins Miller team has been a valued partner of Davison Fuels & Oil. Through acquisitions and ever-changing tax regulations, Wilkins Miller has been with our company every step of the way making sure we are paying attention to the details. The staff has been a big part of our success and I would recommend them to anyone.

– S. David Padgett

Service leaders

W. Allen Carroll, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CVA

Partner

John W. Jeffries, CPA, CVA

Partner

Brandy Pate

Firm Administrator

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W. Allen Carroll, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CVA

Partner

Allen Carroll first joined the firm in 1987 when it was formerly Pannell Kerr Forster and now serves as its Managing Partner. Allen’s experience is vast ranging from litigation and consulting services to traditional tax and accounting services in a variety of industries. Allen routinely works with attorneys and their clients as a damages expert and forensic accountant related to commercial disputes and civil and criminal litigation. He is experienced in all phases of the litigation process and has testified in federal and state courts and in arbitration hearings at the request of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Allen has served as an expert witness and consulting expert in a variety of matters and has led many engagements including determining economic damages, lost profits, accounting malpractice cases where he evaluated CPA professional standards, white-collar criminal matters, forensic investigations, intellectual property damages, bankruptcy, and business valuations.

He has participated in several high-profile matters including serving as expert for Plaintiffs’ Class Counsel in the Singing River Health Systems Pension Litigation that resulted in a $149,950,000 settlement and the BP Oil Spill Multi-District Litigation, professional malpractice related to a big four accounting firm, several criminal matters including the owner of one of the largest automobile dealerships in the U.S. and the owners of a large specialty pharmacy. Recently, Allen led a team that evaluated several thousand business claims, for counsel, under the BP Oil Spill Settlement Agreement. Allen and his team led the training and education of numerous CPA firms throughout the southeast in calculating damages under the BP Settlement Agreement.

Allen has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (concentration in accounting) from the University of South Alabama. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Association of International CPAs and the Alabama Society of CPAs. Allen is Accredited in Business Valuation and been designated as Certified in Financial Forensics by the Association of International CPAs. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Allen has been involved with several civic activities in the community. In May of 2019, Allen was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Securities Commission. He is on the Board of Directors for the University of South Alabama Foundation and the Executive Advisory Council for the Mitchell College of Business (MCOB). In 2018, Allen was named as a Mitchell College of Business IMPACT member, one of fifty (50) MCOB alumni recognized as a part of the University’s 50th Anniversary. He has served St. Luke’s Episcopal School as both Chairman and Treasurer for the Board of Trustees. Allen was a member of the National Board of Directors for Distinguished Young Women (formerly known as America’s Junior Miss). He was involved with the Mobile and Baldwin Counties Community of Concern Advisory Committee. Allen has been a committee member of the Mobile Chapter of Young Certified Public Accountants and has served on the Accounting Advisory Board for the University of South Alabama. He has also been an instructor for continuing education programs for the Mobile Chapter of Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has been involved with leading other continuing education programs as well.

Allen enjoys spending time on Dauphin Island with his family. He loves aviation, boating and motorcycles.

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W. Allen Carroll, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CVA

Partner

Allen Carroll first joined the firm in 1987 when it was formerly Pannell Kerr Forster and now serves as its Managing Partner. Allen’s experience is vast ranging from litigation and consulting services to traditional tax and accounting services in a variety of industries. Allen routinely works with attorneys and their clients as a damages expert and forensic accountant related to commercial disputes and civil and criminal litigation. He is experienced in all phases of the litigation process and has testified in federal and state courts and in arbitration hearings at the request of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Allen has served as an expert witness and consulting expert in a variety of matters and has led many engagements including determining economic damages, lost profits, accounting malpractice cases where he evaluated CPA professional standards, white-collar criminal matters, forensic investigations, intellectual property damages, bankruptcy, and business valuations.

He has participated in several high-profile matters including serving as expert for Plaintiffs’ Class Counsel in the Singing River Health Systems Pension Litigation that resulted in a $149,950,000 settlement and the BP Oil Spill Multi-District Litigation, professional malpractice related to a big four accounting firm, several criminal matters including the owner of one of the largest automobile dealerships in the U.S. and the owners of a large specialty pharmacy. Recently, Allen led a team that evaluated several thousand business claims, for counsel, under the BP Oil Spill Settlement Agreement. Allen and his team led the training and education of numerous CPA firms throughout the southeast in calculating damages under the BP Settlement Agreement.

Allen has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (concentration in accounting) from the University of South Alabama. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Association of International CPAs and the Alabama Society of CPAs. Allen is Accredited in Business Valuation and been designated as Certified in Financial Forensics by the Association of International CPAs. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Allen has been involved with several civic activities in the community. In May of 2019, Allen was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Securities Commission. He is on the Board of Directors for the University of South Alabama Foundation and the Executive Advisory Council for the Mitchell College of Business (MCOB). In 2018, Allen was named as a Mitchell College of Business IMPACT member, one of fifty (50) MCOB alumni recognized as a part of the University’s 50th Anniversary. He has served St. Luke’s Episcopal School as both Chairman and Treasurer for the Board of Trustees. Allen was a member of the National Board of Directors for Distinguished Young Women (formerly known as America’s Junior Miss). He was involved with the Mobile and Baldwin Counties Community of Concern Advisory Committee. Allen has been a committee member of the Mobile Chapter of Young Certified Public Accountants and has served on the Accounting Advisory Board for the University of South Alabama. He has also been an instructor for continuing education programs for the Mobile Chapter of Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has been involved with leading other continuing education programs as well.

Allen enjoys spending time on Dauphin Island with his family. He loves aviation, boating and motorcycles.

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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, taxation and consulting.

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 board of the St. Paul's Episcopal School Foundation.

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, taxation and consulting.

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 board of the St. Paul's Episcopal School Foundation.

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

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Brandy Pate

Firm Administrator

Brandy began working for Wilkins Miler in 1998. A graduate from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in HR Management, she brings strong experience in management and recruiting to the Wilkins Miller team. Brandy oversees firm operations and is the unofficial director of process improvement. She strives for consistency and ensures new processes are properly vetted, implemented, and adopted. Brandy’s attention to detail ensures that processes are streamlined and efficient. Her commitment to excellence helps us maintain our high standards across all departments.

Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her family. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, and they enjoy spending time outdoors and on the water with their daughter, her family and their furbabies. Her three grandchildren are her pride and joy and keep her smiling...and busy.

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Brandy Pate

Firm Administrator

Brandy began working for Wilkins Miler in 1998. A graduate from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in HR Management, she brings strong experience in management and recruiting to the Wilkins Miller team. Brandy oversees firm operations and is the unofficial director of process improvement. She strives for consistency and ensures new processes are properly vetted, implemented, and adopted. Brandy’s attention to detail ensures that processes are streamlined and efficient. Her commitment to excellence helps us maintain our high standards across all departments.

Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her family. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, and they enjoy spending time outdoors and on the water with their daughter, her family and their furbabies. Her three grandchildren are her pride and joy and keep her smiling...and busy.