Mae Bys Taylor, CPA


Pronouns: she/her/hers

“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker

Mae Bys Taylor, CPA brings 25 years of experience to her role of Controller in which she manages the financial and regulatory requirements for Alford Group. She also has oversight of the human resource department and various administrative functions for the firm. Before coming to Alford Group, she served as a CFO and Director of Finance to several nonprofit organizations.

Mae uses her accounting knowledge and business acumen to provide strategic advice and insights, which ensure our business operations remain on a solid foundation. She is focused on aligning our mission and values with strategies to create a team that is efficient, effective and motivated. This impacts business performance and promotes fiscal integrity, allowing Alford Group to provide the best possible service to our clients.

Fun Fact: When Mae isn’t working, she serves the community as a board member to a girls mentoring organization. Mae also loves to travel and has a goal to travel to 20 more countries by 2029.

Education & Credentials:

  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of IL
  • B.S. Accounting and Business Administration, Chicago State University