CPA, Area Manager-Atlanta
Mrs. Billie Jean Whatley has worked for BCP Accounting for over 20 years as the firm Office Manager, overseeing all of the administrative responsibilities including payroll, accounts payable, bank and credit card reconcilements, payroll taxes and assisting Benny and the staff as needed. She also handles monthly and quarterly payroll taxes for clients and W2s and 1099g, sales tax and several weekly and biweekly payrolls.
Prior to working at BCP Accounting. Billie Jean worked at The Bank of Covington/Main Street Banks for 35 years as a Bookkeeper, Customer Service Representative and Executive Assistant to the President, Auditor, and Sr. Vice President of Operations.
She is a graduate of Middle Georgia College in Cochran with a degree in Secretarial Science.
In her spare time, she spends quality time with her family. Billie Jean loves to travel with friends and neighbors and is an avid GA Bulldogs football fan.
Mr. Phillips is the founder and Branch Manager of BCP Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American institute of CPAs as well as the Georgia Society of CPAs. He’s practiced public accounting for over forty years.
He specializes in tax issues, accounting, and consulting with individuals, partnerships, and corporations. He assists his clients with selection of business formation, set-up, and installation of accounting software along with general business consulting. In addition, he has experience in international tax and business with specific knowledge in selecting and working with accountants and attorneys in Europe and South America.
Benny is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He is part of several professional and civic organizations including the Kiwanis Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the National Alumni Association of Georgia Southwestern University as well as active member of the First Baptist Church of Covington.
He has been a resident of Covington, Georgia since 1976. He and his wife Alice, a retired teacher and part-time college professor, have one daughter, Whitney. Both Whitney and her husband Julian are electrical engineering graduates of the Georgia Institute of Technology and live in Atlanta, Georgia with their three daughters Micaiah. Talya, and Catalina.
With over 20 years in public accounting and almost five in business management with a fast-growing software company, Bill Lincoln is applying his expertise to build teams of professional staff and enhance firm resources to better serve clients. As regional director, Bill’s role includes overseeing the local branches, implementing firmwide processes and procedures, and developing professional staff into business and client leaders.
With an intense yet easy-going manner, Bill is perfectly positioned to focus on the BJM network’s top-line growth while also working directly with branch managers to create client-focused, stellar teams of accounting professionals. As the BJM network grows, Bill will work with newly acquired entities to enhance not only their branch performance and client offerings, but also those of the region as a whole.
Bill spent most of his public accounting career with mid-sized firms. He has prepared and reviewed individual and corporate tax returns, supervised local and international teams of staff, developed workflow processes and implemented new technologies across firms and with clients, and served integral roles on merger teams. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting from West Virginia University and is a native of Pittsburgh. Bill has been in the Atlanta area for almost ten years.
When he is not working, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, particularly watching his three teenagers play soccer and tennis. He is also a home-improvement enthusiast and is always working on a house project.