Meet William R. Barefoot, CPA, CGMA

William Barefoot is the principal CPA and owner of William R. Barefoot CPA, LLC, a firm established in 2021. After 25 years in a sizable CPA firm in the Southeast, he wanted to focus on providing comprehensive accounting services to small and middle-sized business and non-profits. His area of expertise is in general accounting, QuickBooks software support, outsourced accounting services, business advisory, financial analysis, tax planning and compliance.

He possesses extensive experience in accounting advisory services including setting up, training, and supporting accounting software. He utilizes technology and accounting software to assist clients with account reconciliation, payroll processing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and other monthly accounting activities. He also has experience with strategic planning, benchmarking, budgeting and performance measurement as an outsourced controller or CFO.

William is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, class of 1987. He has maintained multiple internationally recognized certifications as well as served in a leadership capacity in accounting and community organizations.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (South Carolina)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor™
  • Client Accounting Advisory Services Certificate

Professional Service

  • SCACPA Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • Pee Dee Chapter SCACPA officer (2004-2007)

Community Service

  • Eastern SC Chapter American Red Cross Board of Directors (2016 – Present)
  • Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2012-2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA)
  • Member of the Pee Dee Chapter of SCACPA
  • Member of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce