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. 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’s most humbled for being recently named to the 2019 National List of Influential Execs, in Finance. Her firm was also recently nominated for ICIC’s 2019 Inner City 100 Award. The Inner City 100 is a national ranking of America’s fastest-growing urban businesses in inner cities. She completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program at Babson College in the Fall of 2018 and Emerging Leaders through the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2017.

Darlene was recently selected to serve on Regions Bank Advisory Board for the Birmingham market. She was chosen to serve on the Inaugural Small Business Council for the City of Birmingham where she serves as the chair of the City Services Committee. She was appointed by Mayor Randall Woodfin to Birmingham Airport Authority Board of Directors in 2018 where she serves as the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Darlene also serves as Treasurer of The WellHouse, and Immediate Past Board Chair of REV Birmingham, economic development and place-based revitalization organization for businesses. She is also a Member of Foundation Capital. And lastly, she served as a member of the Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Transition Committee for the City of Birmingham.

Darlene was most recently recognized in the Top 100 National Influencers of Finance and as one of 2019 Executives of Influence. She has been a mentor for Bizwomen Mentoring Monday in 2018 and 2017. 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.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, wine tasting, cooking, reading, and gardening. Darlene is the mother of one son, and he is in his Junior year as a student/athlete attending MSU in Denver, Colorado studying Accounting and playing basketball. She is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana but has now lived in Birmingham for 29 years and both are home to her.

As the Managing Principal of her firm she has learned the meaning of corporate culture and collaboration and understands the importance of both for her team. She is the example of a true leader knowing how to empower all those she encounters on her journey.