Elliott & Painter CPA Announce Charleston Office and New Partner

Jay Gibson

Elliott & Painter Certified Public Accountants is proud to announce its strategic expansion into the Charleston market with a new office and the addition of Jay Gibson as Partner. Gibson will spearhead Elliott & Painter’s new Charleston office in Mount Pleasant, located just off the Ravenel Bridge. This expansion extends the Spartanburg-based firm’s reach into the vibrant and dynamic Lowcountry market.

Marcus Q. Elliott II, CPA and Partner of Elliott & Painter, remarked, “The decision to expand into Charleston is a significant one for our firm. Charleston is a fast-growing market characterized by its entrepreneurial spirit and burgeoning small business sector. Jay and I have shared a professional relationship for years, and when the time came to launch our Charleston office, Jay immediately came to mind as the natural leader for our expansion.”

Jay Gibson’s long-standing career in Charleston, coupled with his expertise in tax prep, audit and assurance, outsourced accounting, and captive insurance audits, will bring invaluable insights and services to clients. Gibson’s experience in areas directly related to Charleston’s growth, such as port-related transportation, tourism and hospitality, and a rise in real estate buying, selling, and development, positions the firm optimally in the market.

Reflecting on his new partnership with Elliott & Painter, Jay Gibson stated, “Joining a reputable CPA firm like Elliott & Painter is an exciting move. Our shared values and commitment to excellence in client services make this partnership a perfect fit. Charleston's business climate and quality of life have spurred a surge of individuals leaving national firms to start their own ventures. Our team is primed to support these entrepreneurs, helping them leverage capital strategy opportunities to achieve their financial goals through comprehensive tax advisory services alongside offering outsourced accounting services, estate tax, and trust expertise.”

The new Elliott & Painter Charleston office will be conveniently located in Mount Pleasant, just off the Ravenel Bridge. Following renovations, the office is scheduled for an early January 2024 opening. The Charleston branch will provide the full spectrum of services that clients have come to expect from Elliott & Painter, including tax preparation and advisory, audit and assurance, and outsourced accounting.


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