Meet Bill Schneider
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 premier communications holding company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. 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 the Business & Industry Committee and will serve as Chair of that committee starting later in 2014. Bill was elected to the Dallas CPA Society Board of Directors in 2013. 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 also served on the COSO Advisory Council on the revision of the Internal Control Integrated Framework as the AICPA representative from 2011 through 2013. Bill extended his work for the profession internationally by serving on the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Professional Accountants in Business Committee for a 3-year term beginning in 2012.
Bill resides in McKinney, Texas with his wife of twenty-six years, Doris, and one of their four Children, Mallory who is in High School. Bill’s other three children include William, who is married and a High School teacher in Georgia, Allison who is working on her Masters degree in Accounting at the University of Georgia and Jillian who is working on a degree in engineering at the University of Arkansas.