Noted South Carolina CPA Chris Halkowitz, whose professional career spans more than 12 years in public accounting with a focus in complex public and private audit and assurance work, has joined Anderson-based certified public accounting firm SuggsJohnsonLLC to head its growing audit and assurance practice.
A Johnson City, Tennessee native who has spent more than seven years in the Upstate, Chris is a former collegiate golfer and joins the SuggsJohnson team to lead and grow its audit practice after a decade at a regional CPA firm. A business advisor whose diverse practice has focused in such industries as construction, real estate, manufacturing, healthcare, state and local government, and non-profits, Chris is also a certified fraud examiner, allowing him to bring additional insight and perspective to the firm’s audit and assurance clients.
“Chris’s addition is a visible signal of our firm’s focus on deepening our talent base and expanding our capabilities to serve the growing and diverse needs of our clients,” said Gray Suggs, Managing Partner of SuggsJohnson. “So many regional and national firms have become unaffordable to smaller and mid-sized organizations that require national capability and talent in the audit and assurance space, and demand for our firm to fill that breach and provide services and leadership has been escalating for more than a year. We’re pleased to add Chris to lead our audit team as we scale-up services to meet that demand.”
He is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University, where he earned both his B.S. in Accounting and his M.B.A. degree. A licensed CPA in South Carolina, Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the South Carolina Association of CPAs, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Chris and the firm’s Audit & Assurance team can be reached at SuggsJohnson by calling 864.226.0306.
SuggsJohnson, formed in 2005, provides a range of tax, audit and assurance, small business and specialized consulting services to clients across the Southeast. With clients ranging from individuals to multi-state and international organizations, the firm has particularly deep expertise in serving closely held businesses and their owners, as well as those in the healthcare, construction, manufacturing, professional services and real estate arenas. Visit them online at www.suggsjohnson.com.