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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Financial services company in Northeast Columbia has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Internal Auditor. Position is responsible for planning, executing and reporting on operational, financial, regulatory, IT and compliance related internal audits and reviews of the Corporation to monitor efficiency and compliance with laws and regulations. This position will also provide advice on internal controls to […]
We are assisting a health care provider in Orangeburg County with its search for a Controller. Duties will include oversight of financial reporting, general ledger function, closing process, transactional accounting, efficiency improvements, etc. Will supervise less-experienced staff and report to Chief Financial Officer. Our client is seeking a degreed accountant with 5+ years of prior […]
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 […]
Blue-chip employer in downtown Columbia is seeking an Associate to work closely with senior executives to manage and maintain the treasury management and invoice processing responsibilities for the company. The Associate will report to the Treasury Manager and have day-to-day responsibility for invoice processing and treasury management. Perform treasury management functions including cash flow management […]
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 […]