Bill Kohm, Director of Assurance Services, was appointed to serve on the Reclamation Guaranty Fund Commission for the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Governor Matt Bevin.
Bill will represent certified public accountants, serving a term expiring July 1, 2020. He is replacing Sharon P. Warriner of Barbourville, whose term has expired.
Bill has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, specializing in audit and accounting services in the natural resources industry. He leads Dean Dorton’s Energy & Natural Resources Team which consists of approximately 15 professionals. A substantial portion of Bill’s professional career has focused on coal mining clients with a focus on internal and external audits. Due to his extensive experience, he has been utilized as an expert witness on several coal matters. He has also conducted internal and external coal accounting/auditing trainings over the years.
Bill has spoken at local, regional and national events focused on accounting and auditing matters. The presentations have focused on the coal industry and general accounting updates.
Some of his present and past professional activities include:
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, Natural Resources Planning Committee Chair
- Kentucky Coal Association, Firm Representative
- Kentucky Oil and Gas Association
- The Institute of Internal Auditors, Member
- National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
Dean Dorton has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of coal companies for many years. We understand the coal industry’s unique issues and have developed accounting and audit plans, tax services, and consulting processes to address them. We know what specific skills are needed to serve coal clients. Many of our coal clients are of significant size and complexity.