Principals

An organization is only as good as its people. At Williams & Olds we have an excellent team assembled to serve our clients. Below are brief profiles of our two name principals. Also, please take a moment to meet our professional team.


JAMES B. WILLIAMS, M.S.T., C.P.A

 JAMES B. WILLIAMS, M.S.T., C.P.A

JAMES B. WILLIAMS, M.S.T., C.P.A

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jamie joined the Sacramento office of Grant Thornton in 1983 after serving six years with a local accounting firm in Sacramento.  He was the head of the Tax Department during his last three years at Grant Thornton.  He has served as a speaker in tax instruction seminars and has had articles published on tax matters.

Areas of expertise include providing tax planning and consulting services to individuals and closely-held businesses with such matters as real estate, construction, S corporations,  mergers and acquisitions, non-profit taxation issues, ESOP's, pension/profit sharing and other deferred compensation plans, and trust and estate taxation.

Jamie has served on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations and in November 2000, was elected to serve a four-year term on the board of directors of Sacramento Suburban Water District. In 2003, Jamie was elected as Board President.

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Member
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants - Member
  • Point West Rotary - Member, Board of Directors Treasury 

STEVEN J. OLDS, C.P.A.

 STEVEN J. OLDS, C.P.A.

STEVEN J. OLDS, C.P.A.

EDUCATION  

Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Steve's public accounting career began in 1976 and includes twelve years with the international accounting firms of Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton.  Over three of these years were spent in the Stockholm, Sweden offices of Ernst & Whinney.  Prior to starting his own firm in 1989, Steve was a senior audit manager and a national instructor of continuing education classes at Grant Thornton.

Areas of expertise include auditing and accounting services to privately-held companies in the following industries:  agribusiness, construction and real estate, employee benefit plans, government and non-profit, health care, manufacturing, and retail and wholesale.        

Steve was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and became its president in May 1997.  In June 1996, Steve was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Family Service Agency of Greater Sacramento and became its president in 1999.

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants Past President, Sacramento Chapter
  • Wellspace Health, Board of Directors and Past President
  • William Jessup University, Board of Directors
  • Oak Ridge High School Foundation, Treasurer and Board of Directors