Dan Erling Bio

Dan Erling is the President of Accountants One. He is in the Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS) Million Dollar Hall of Fame and was recognized as one of Atlanta’s Up and Comers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Under Dan’s leadership, Accountants One was named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work.

Dan is the creator of the Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant. This combination fund raiser / stereotype debunker has become an annual favorite in the accounting community – consistently bringing in over 800 people to cheer for Funny Accountants. Through the Search Accountants One has helped raise over a quarter of a million dollars for Junior Achievement of Georgia.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Georgia State University and his Masters from Emory University. Before joining Accountants One, Dan was an inner-city math teacher for 8 years. In 1996, he was named the Academic Achievement Incentive Teacher of the Year for Middle Schools.

In 1998, Dan had the opportunity to join his father, Bert Erling, at Accountants One. This followed several summers of working as an IT Project Manager for the firm. While Dan unexpectedly lost his dad on May 2, 2010 he considered the opportunity to work with his dad as one of the highlights of his life.

Dan’s wife, Michelle, is an art educator and painter (she painted the two pieces that hang in the lobby of the main office). He has two sons that he is very proud of. Dan’s personal interests include abstract art and music.

While dedicated to working a recruiting desk, Dan spends a great deal of time consulting with companies on Hiring Best Practices. The result of this work led to his book: MATCH, A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time. The book was published in December 2010 by Wiley Publishing and is available wherever books and ebooks are sold. You can learn more about Dan’s philosophy of hiring as well as read his blog by visiting www.danerling.com.

Dan is on the board of Junior Achievement of Georgia. Through this non-profit he is able to be part of making a difference in the lives of children. Something that remains incredibly important to him.

Dan is also on the board of the Georgia State Panther Athletic Committee. As a GSU alum he is incredibly proud of what is going on with Panther Sports. The impact of the sports community on the downtown area also inspires him.

The opportunity to serve people and bring value in an authentic way continues to motivate and inspire Dan every day. He truly loves his job.

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