Chris M. Williams, CPA, CGMA
Family first. A phrase that is often tossed around to make you feel warm and tingly but when it comes down to it, it is usually just lip service. Meet Chris M. Williams. He is the owner of CM Williams & Associates LLC and also carries the title of CGMA which means Chartered Global Management Accountant and is only given to members of the American Institute of CPAs who have attained a wealth of experience. Mr. Williams brings his knowledge and skill to you in true family first fashion both in practice and service.
Mr. Williams was born and raised in Salem County graduating from Pennsville Memorial High School in 1995 and continued as a Dean’s List student and Presidential Scholarship recipient at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey until his graduation in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Chris was also a member of the National Business Honors Society. It was in 2001 when Mr. Williams earned his Certified Public Accounting Certificate and was granted the coveted CGMA title in 2011.
After years of dedicated service to larger firms, Chris decided to build his own company around his own core values: helping clients understand their financials, minimizing clients’ costs and taxes, and last but very certainly not least creating strong and lasting relationships.
The family approach to business wouldn’t be more than an empty shell without real follow through. Mr. Williams humbly serves his community through a bevy of organizations that he believes carry the spirit and good will we should all strive to radiate. He is an active member of the Pole Tavern Ruritan and Salem County Sportsmen’s Club. In addition to these personal passions, Mr. Williams also provides his professional services as Treasurer for the Woodstown Little League, the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Business Association and various tristate non-profits. Chris also enjoys his associations with the Salem County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Williams’ dedication to his community and clients is only second to his own family. Should you find yourself interested in any of these associations or causes, please feel free to discuss your passions with Chris at your next meeting.
When Chris M. Williams, CPA isn’t busy master crafting financials for his clients, he can be found doing a wide variety of activities with his beautiful family of wife Melissa, sons Noah and Colton, and daughters Paisley and Hannah. The entire family enjoys living in Woodstown, spending time on New Jersey beaches, and assorted outdoor activities. Chris himself is avid fan of all Philadelphia sports.
Chris built this Firm around his core beliefs:
Helping clients understand their financials ♦ Minimizing their costs and taxes ♦ Creating long term relationships
You would think raising a princess (Isabella the dog), an emperor (Julius the cat,) and three boys (Nathan, Zachary, and Jacob,) Mrs. Deborah J. Maurer would have her hands more than full just trying to make time for herself and her husband, Bill. It turns out, however, that she not only enjoys accounting but excels readily at it.
Deborah J. Maurer was born and raised in Pitman, New Jersey. She knew at a young age that business was something she excelled at as proven by her ‘Best Business Student’ award upon graduation from Pitman High School.
She continued to Gloucester County College to earn her Associate’s Degree and maintain Dean’s List status. She moved directly to Rowan University earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Accounting graduating Cum Laude. Her love for learning has led her to complete multiple personal enrichment classes for math, computer science and art through Rowan College.
When she isn’t buried in the books or enjoying time with her family, she enjoys all things tech, laughing for any reason, reading and movies.
Deborah has enjoyed over twenty-five years of accounting in both the private and public sectors and we are thrilled to have her on the CM Williams & Associates family. Her wealth of knowledge enhances our ability to serve our clients and her voracious continuing education translates into having a team you can count on to keep up with your financial needs.
Jamie Patrick became a member of the CM Williams & Associates team in January 2017, bringing with her an expertise in accounting. In 2006, Jamie graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Accounting, and she passed her CPA exam in 2008. During her career, she has worked for three different public firms where she has cared for various types of clients — from SEC to nonprofits, manufacturing to retail, reviews to audits to tax returns. She has also worked at a non-profit that builds/manages affordable housing for vulnerable populations in NJ, DC, Philly and Surrounding areas.
When she isn’t at her desk, Jamie is also a Yoga instructor, and she loves to be out on the boat with friends and family when time allows. She and her husband Andy were recently married in 2015, and they now reside in Upper Pittsgrove. Her philosophy is to be mindful, intentional, and present in every aspect of life, making the best use of the time and staying active.
Client Service Coordinator
Courtney Miller left the glamorous life of a waitress to join the CM Williams & Associates team in a secretarial capacity in the spring of 2016, and was recently named their client service coordinator. She grew up in Pittsgrove, where she and her family still reside, and graduated from Schalick High. Holding an AS in Exercise Science from RCGC, she is now studying Athletic Training at Rowan University.
Over the years, Courtney has traveled to Honduras, Brazil, England, Italy, and Paris for a variety of ministry and sightseeing, helps coach a U-18 girls soccer team with her dad, and is the dedicated caretaker for a cat named Tumblr. She enjoys both watching and playing sports, and loves the friendly competition of a game of “Ticket to Ride,” in which she debilitates her opponents with a “Choo choo!” every time she lays track.