Blue-chip, stable manufacturing/engineering firm in Northeast Columbia is seeking an experienced Controller or Director of Accounting for an excellent opportunity with its management team. Responsibilities include financial reporting, management of the general ledger function and closing process, budgeting, forecasting, treasury and banking relationships, cash flow management, and some tax duties. Position reports to VP-Finance and […]
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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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Manufacturer located north of Charleston is seeking a strategic business partner to support Plant Controller, Accounting Manager, and designated business unit leaders in the areas of annual budget management, forecasting, cost development, financial analysis, and inventory accounting. Will lead the monthly and annual physical inventory function for work-in-process and finished goods. This is a high visibility […]
Kershaw County manufacturer (near Northeast Columbia) is seeking an experienced accountant to be responsible for developing and maintaining accurate standard costs, performing financial analysis, monitoring inventory valuations, maintaining build-out inventories and disposing of obsolete inventory, maintaining fixed asset system and recording depreciation, preparing journal entries and adhering to monthly close schedule, completing property and sales/use tax returns, and […]
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 […]
Blue-chip real estate company in downtown Columbia is seeking a Property Accounting Associate to join its growing organization. Our client is looking for a driven, top-performing professional to assume the following duties in its high-quality accounting function: Ensure timely and accurate monthly close of the property general ledgers and creation of property level financial statements […]
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 […]
Growing tax and client accounting CPA firm has an opportunity for a tax professional in its Sumter office. Position will have a wide range of tax responsibilities for individuals, small businesses, partnerships, etc. Firm offers a family-friendly atmosphere, potential fast-track advancement to partner, and reasonable hours during tax season. Ideal background would be CPA with […]