Columbia insurance company is seeking a key employee for its finance team to be responsible for accurate and timely financial reporting in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (SAAP) and statutory accounting principles (SAP). In addition to quarterly and annual GAAP and statutory financial statements, this role will also manage reinsurance reporting, monthly internal management reports, 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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Growing company in Georgetown County is seeking an experienced accounting professional for the position of Accounting Supervisor. Position will be responsible for overseeing transactional accounting (A/P and A/R), general accounting, payroll, etc. and participating in closing process, financial reporting, and human resources. Position reports to Controller and supervises a staff of two. Requirements include a Bachelor’s […]
Manufacturing client in the Aiken/North Augusta area is seeking an ambitious, energetic Assistant Controller to focus on the areas of Internal Control and Compliance, Monthly Reporting, overseeing the financial operations of the business, and strengthening the Finance Department talent pool in the areas of financial accounting and controllership. Expectations include the following: Provide commercially astute analysis and insight […]
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 […]