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South Carolina Born and Raised

With over 30 years of local experience.

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With both temporary or permanent positions,

We’ve got you covered.

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Our priority is to get results—and we succeed.

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Local Expertise…National Reach.

We know and understand your situation

As a company owned and managed by CPAs, we’ve got years of industry insight.

We work on a contingency basis

Which means you pay us only when we successfully meet your staffing needs.

We know people—lots of people

Allow us to use our established connections to best serve you.

In traditional Southern fashion

we like to do things face-to-face. You won’t find our personal service elsewhere.

Looking for a job?

Let’s sit down and have a chat about exactly what you’re looking for. We work exclusively in accounting and finance, so we’re one of the first to know of upcoming opportunities in the industry. And when an opening arises and your resume comes from John Shell Associates, it carries with it our years of credibility.

Have a staffing need?

Our established connections allow you access to the highest caliber financial professionals across the state. And if we don’t know of anyone who meets your needs, we’ll do our best to go out into the industry and find them for you. Our affiliation with around 40 other firms across the country means we can widen your search even further.

Current Job Openings

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Billing Specialist

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Billing Specialist with a top Columbia law firm. Candidate must possess the following qualifications: – Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent education preferred, but not required – General accounting work experience – At least five years of law firm or other service-related industry billing experience preferred – Excel experience required – […]


Senior Accountant (Part-Time)

Columbia real estate investment management firm is seeking a degreed accountant for 20-30 hours per week to perform a variety of accounting tasks.  Position is expected to grow into a full-time role, and the successful candidate should be interested in working full-time.  Duties will include transactional accounting (accounts payable, accounts receivable), bank reconciliations, cash forecasting, […]