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Bill  Schneider

Bill Schneider

AT&T
Director of Accounting
Dallas, TX, USA


William “Bill” Schneider, CPA, CGMA is Director of Accounting over the Corporate Accounting Policy and Executive Compensation Accounting at AT&T. AT&T Inc. is a leading provider of communications and digital entertainment services operating in the United States and around the world. Bill joined BellSouth in 1992, which later became part of AT&T. Previous positions at AT&T and BellSouth include responsibility for the Corporate Sox Compliance Office, Controller positions at three affiliates, shared services project manager and SEC reporting manager. Prior to joining BellSouth, Bill worked at Deloitte & Touche.

Bill graduated from the University of Georgia in 1988 with two degrees, a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy. Bill is also active in community and professional organizations.  Bill’s service to the Georgia Society of CPAs culminated in being elected President for the 2006-2007 year. Bill was recognized by the GSCPA as its 2011 Outstanding Member in Industry for his contributions to his employer, the profession and the community. After moving to Texas in 2009, Bill joined the Texas Society of CPAs and began serving on several committees including the Professional Standards committee, the Strategic Planning committee and the Business & Industry Committee which he chaired from 2014-2016. Bill was elected to the Dallas CPA Society Board of Directors in 2013 and is currently serving as Chairman of the Board. Finally, Bill began service on the TSCPA Board of Directors in 2016.

Bill has served the CPA profession in a variety of roles at the American Institute of CPAs including being on Council from 2006 - 2013, the AICPA Business and Industry Executive Committee from 2007 – 2009, the AICPA Risk Management and Internal Control Advisory council from 2009 - 2011 and the AICPA Board of Directors 2009 - 2012.  Bill extended his work for the profession internationally by serving on the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Professional Accountants in Business Committee beginning in 2012 as the AICPA representative.

Bill also served on the COSO Advisory Council on the revision of the Internal Control Integrated Framework as the AICPA representative from 2011 through 2013, and has been a frequent lecturer on the revised framework at Dallas area and national conferences and webinars. He currently serves on the AICPA Revenue Recognition Implementation Task Force for the Telecommunications Industry and has already made several presentations on that new standard as well.

Bill resides in McKinney, Texas with his wife of twenty-eight years, Doris.  Bill has four children and one grandson include William, who is married to Kristen and a teacher in Georgia and the father of Michael, Allison who is working for KPMG in New York and Jillian who is working on a degree in engineering at the University of Arkansas and Mallory who is majoring in statistics at the University of Texas – San Antonio.

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