Monroe County native Rachell Holifield has joined the Alabama Farmers Federation as manager of accounting process.
“Rachell’s heritage includes farming and agriculture, so she already has a tight connection with the Federation’s mission of supporting agriculture in Alabama,” said Federation Chief Financial Officer Phillip Johns. “We are looking forward to her helping our department better support members and management and to provide accurate and efficient results.”
Holified began her new role Feb. 18. She is primarily responsible for journal entry preparation, financial statement review and analysis for the Federation and its subsidiary Alfa Services Inc. Holifield also assists with accounting for other Federation divisions as well as mileage reporting, depreciation schedules and external audits.
“Being from Monroeville and growing up in a family of farmers, I am really looking forward to the type of work and people I will be working with at the Alabama Farmers Federation,” Holifield said. “One of my goals with the Federation is to improve accounting processes by helping to transition them to a more paperless system.”
Holifield earned an accounting degree from The University of Alabama and received her Master of Accountancy from Auburn University at Montgomery. She previously worked with Jackson Thornton certified public accountants and consultants in Montgomery where she specialized in external audits of utility cooperative clients.
Holifield and husband Forrest live in Prattville and attend Centerpoint Fellowship Church.