Bill began his accounting career with the Atlanta office of F.W. Lafrentz & Co. in 1959. In 1961, he joined Joe E. Henry & Co., an East Tennessee firm with three offices, headquartered in Knoxville. In 1964, at the recommendation of the Partner In Charge of the Atlanta office of Lafrentz, he accepted a controllership at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, a client of Lafrentz. During his 7-year tenure at Berry, where he became the CFO and Corporate Treasurer, he served on several Southern Association of Colleges and University (SACUBO) accreditation teams to evaluate the financial states of member institutions seeking initial or continuing SACUBO accreditation.


In 1971, Bill rejoined Joe E. Henry & Co.’s Greeneville, Tennessee office where he was admitted to the Partnership in 1972. In 1978, Joe E. Henry & Co. merged with Main Lafrentz & Co. (a successor firm of F.W. Lafrentz & Co.) and Bill was named a Partner in that firm. Ultimately, after a series of additional mergers and name changes, the Greeneville office became a unit of Peat Marwick, where Bill continued as a Partner. In 1988, Bill and his long-time partner, Bob Rodefer, acquired the Northeast Tennessee practice of Peat Marwick and formed Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC. Bill retired as a Partner from Rodefer Moss & Co in 1996, but continued as a part-time consultant to the firm.


Bill’s experience includes concentrations in governmental and not-for-profit entities, but also includes audits of manufacturing and retail companies and tax and accounting services for small businesses.


He holds a B.B.A. degree from Georgia State University.


He continues as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past president of the Appalachian Chapter of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and has served on the Tennessee Society’s Personnel and Continuing Education Committees. He is past president of the Greeneville Lions Club, where he continues as a member. He is also past president of Link Hills Country Club.


Currently, Bill is a member of the Advisory Board of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Treasurer of St. James Episcopal Church in Greeneville and Treasurer of the Dickson-Williams Historical Association.