William (Bill) Rose – BA, MBA UNC-CH is a North Carolina native and long-term CPA. Bill joined Haskins and Sells (now Deloitte) following graduation from MBA School and continued to work with them (except for brief excursions into private industry and other CPA firms) for eleven years. Bill joined Cannon & Company, a large local CPA firm, based in Winston-Salem, in 1986 and stayed with them until his retirement from the firm in 2008. Bill was primarily an audit partner with Cannon but he also had extensive tax and business services responsibilities. Bill served as the firm’s managing partner for fifteen years.
During his career, Bill Rose taught classes at the community college level; for the American Institute of Banking; and for his firms. In retirement, Bill has found new ways to utilize his accounting and technical skills. He has served as an adjunct accounting professor at Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University; and, as the Treasurer and/or Board member for numerous nonprofit and governmental organizations in Winston-Salem. Bill and his wife, Julee make their home in Winston-Salem.