Blue chip Columbia corporation has an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Certified Public Accountant who is seeking work/life balance and advancement potential. Position will be responsible for financial analysis supporting company wide strategic and operational initiatives to include analysis of actual cost, preparation of monthly forecast and cost center analysis. Perform studies to improve the […]
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About John Shell
John founded John Shell Associates, Inc. in 1982 in the middle of a recession and with no experience in the industry. But his background in public accounting and private industry—combined with some old-fashioned determination, persistence, and hard work—served him well. Today, the firm is one of the premier financial recruiting companies in the state.
A native of South Carolina, John studied accounting at Clemson University—not the career choice you might expect for someone who was a disc jockey, sports reporter, news reporter, and play-by-play baseball broadcaster at a Top 40 radio station in Tennessee during high school and college. Nonetheless, after graduating in 1976, John joined the audit staff of Price Waterhouse in Columbia and later served as Audit Supervisor and Director of Internal Audit for The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the South Carolina Association of CPAs.
John is passionate about giving back to his community and his alma mater. He serves on the Senior Advisory Board for the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Finance & Accounting, the Board of Directors of Food for the Soul of Kershaw County, and as an active member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church and the Camden Sertoma Club. He and his wife, Claire, have two children.
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Columbia insurance company is seeking a key employee for its finance team to be responsible for general ledger accounting and reconciliations. Will support the financial team in the completion of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Will also assist in redesign and implementation of the technical accounting process, including documentation of SOX controls. Specific […]
Growing real estate investment company has a high-profile opportunity for a strong accounting professional with commercial real estate experience. The Manager-Investment Accounting will manage all aspects of property and investment accounting for the company’s investments, including the closing process, property-level financial statement analysis, budgeting, reforecasting, and business intelligence. Specific duties include the following: Supervise, manage […]
Growing, blue-chip Lexington County company is seeking a degreed professional with recent significant inventory management and cost accounting experience. Will be responsible for ensuring accurate inventory, developing inventory reports, analyzing variances, implementing and enforcing inventory control procedures, maintaining accurate standard costs, and preparing monthly journal entries as needed. May participate in special projects. Reports to […]
Established, respected CPA firm in Charleston is seeking tax professional with experience in individual, corporate, partnership, and fiduciary tax compliance and tax research. Excellent work environment. Will be responsible for supervising and mentoring less-experienced staff. Successful candidates should be a CPA with at least 3-5 years of diverse tax experience in public accounting. Masters of Taxation ideal […]