Business Growth and Multiple Locations Leads to Accelerated Plans of Firm Administrator Position for Tara Kennedy

Tara Kennedy

Tara Kennedy

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Stokes & Company CPAs, is a local firm specializing in monthly accounting and payroll services for business clients, as well as individual and business tax planning and preparation. With four offices located throughout the Upstate SC and Western NC, combined with positive growth of the team overall, Stokes has accelerated their original plans for their key employee, Tara Kennedy, to evolve into her new role as Firm Administrator.

From the beginning, the Stokes' leadership team knew that Kennedy brought the right skills for this necessary role, though the plan was to grow into the Firm Administrator position over 2+ years. Over the past two years the firm has experienced unprecedented growth and expanded to multiple locations to better service their clients. These positive developments, merged with her previous experience, achievements, and overall passion for helping others, prepared Kennedy for this role. Since joining the Stokes team in 2020, Kennedy’s competence in multi-tasking, attention to detail, relationship building, team attitude, and business/IT acumen make her an excellent fit for her new position as Firm Administrator. In this role, Tara will be responsible for all administrative, clerical & quality control functions, and will work closely with the leadership team on HR, IT, facilities & financial management. She will also continue her involvement with firm marketing efforts, designed to support new business development and recruit talent for their growing client portfolio.

"Tara has been an invaluable team member from the start. Besides her traditional accounting work, she stepped in right away to support the leadership team on marketing efforts, assist with company culture and events, and more. We knew right away she would be perfect for the new role when the timing was right." said Stephen Stokes, President of Stokes & Company.


Founded in 1999, Stokes & Company offers a variety of accounting, payroll and tax services to companies of all sizes and industries, as well as individuals. With four locations across Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

Stokes & Company, CPAs is ranked among the 2021 Top Workplaces in South Carolina, a distinction earned based on an employee satisfaction survey. Stokes & Company has also been recognized in 2021 for its consistent growth in recent years as a Top 25 Fastest Growing Company in South Carolina and as a Roaring 20s recipient.

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