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RAM Firm Profile:

Relay Accounting Management (RAM) specializes in relationships with entrepreneurs and businesses growth and development providing virtual CFO service, business consulting, and accounting management services which include: financial forecast and projections, budget preparation, bookkeeping, payroll management, tax preparation and payment services. We can also train and develop your internal staff on the use of accounting software for bookkeeping, payroll processing and tax payment requirements. We are Accountants Turning Our Clients Vision Into Value!

In our accounting firm, we provide the highest level of accounting and bookkeeping expertise and access to the latest technologies. We believe even routine accounting and bookkeeping functions deserve special treatment. Our aim is to reduce the burden of critical non-core functions by managing them virtually in a more efficient, productive and profitable manner. We understand that choosing to outsource is a critical business decision and usually the difference of your organization disengaging to realize the next level in business through financial projections and forecast that empowers management to work more on their processes and the operation of the business. Be assured that our skilled team of accountants and bookkeepers have sufficient exposure and experience of handling the outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and tax return preparation assignments.

Our success and growth are the direct result of working with clients who value our professional advice. At RAM, the team member’s professional growth and development are a primary core value. The RAM Team, the trusted business advisor to the middle market, is committed to innovative and creative solutions, rewarding relationships, and the professional and personal evolution of our team members.

No business location is outside the scope of our ability to service your account virtually. With proven leading technology and options to transmit proprietary information safe for all, makes you and your company only a phone call and click away from our team. Allow our team to keep you fiscally fit!

Managing Principal Profile:

Darlene Wilson is a distinct representative of how Birmingham businesses operate given effective and efficient leadership of their organization. As a third-generation entrepreneur, she can articulate how to operate a successful business and as she states, “knowing the business behind your business is critical to the success of the business.” She works diligently in her accounting firm to ensure her team is successful and her clients are serviced with care. With more than twenty-five years in the corporate banking and public accounting industry and more than 14 of those years as an entrepreneur in our city qualifies her as a leading entrepreneur in Metro Birmingham and many other regions and states.

Darlene received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Montevallo. She has recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program at Babson College in the Fall of 2018.She completed Emerging Leaders through the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2017 after working seven months with some of the leading entrepreneurs in Alabama. She continues to remain current and ahead of industry trends which makes the RAM Firm a leading provider of accounting services in the virtual space.

She is currently the Board Chair of REV Birmingham, appointed by Mayor Randall Woodfin to Birmingham Airport Authority Board of Directors, serving as Treasurer of The WellHouse, and is a Member of Foundation Capital. She recently served as a member on the Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Transition Committee for the City of Birmingham.

She served for several years as a facilitator for CO. STARTERS. A place where entrepreneurs can develop and vet a business model for ten weeks. Darlene was active in the transformation of the Biz 1.0 series at REV where she was active in the advancement of this curriculum to ensure those in our community are getting the information they need in the concept and/or start-up phase of their businesses. She appears on entrepreneurial panels throughout the state and is a guest speaker for many professional organizations on topics including accounting, entrepreneurial trends and business sustainability.

Darlene was most recently chosen as a mentor for Bizwomen Mentoring Monday in 2018. She was recognized as BBJ’s Women to Watch 2017 and 2015 CEO Finalist of the year in the Small Business Category presented by Birmingham Business Journal. Her community dedication to the start-up of businesses in the metropolis of Birmingham are proven through her volunteer hours to ensure entrepreneurs are properly prepared and educated for the start and continuation of their journey as business owners.

As the Managing Principal of her firm she has learned the meaning of team work and understands the importance of making all that surrounds her successful including her clients. She is the example of a true leader knowing how to empower all those she encounters on her journey.

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