COLUMBIA, SC – May 8, 2008 – Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Southeast, recently introduced a new service offering that targets international tax issues. The firm’s newly formed International Tax Services group delivers a broad range of services designed to help companies integrate tax planning into their business strategy and comply with the complexities of foreign tax and regulatory rules.
Kay Biscopink, CPA, senior manager in the firm’s tax services group, leads the International Tax Services group. She advises companies and individuals on a broad range of inbound and outbound tax issues. The ultimate goal is to help clients understand the implications of international tax developments and ultimately manage tax obligations in the most effective manner. Beyond helping clients understand local and international tax issues, the International Tax Services group offers clients a plan for operating legally and successfully in a new country. The practice includes face-to-face consultations with local and oversees offices.
“The introduction of the International Tax Services group at Elliott Davis is particularly beneficial to our South Carolina offices due to the large number of state-based corporations investing oversees, and for foreign companies investing here in the Palmetto state,” said Biscopink. “Not only have we helped clients understand domestic and foreign tax issues, but we also advised them regarding export incentives, transfer pricing and other essential compliance issues – all critical elements for survival in a new economy.”
ABOUT KAY BISCOPINK
Biscopink, a licensed CPA in South Carolina and Oklahoma, is based in Elliott Davis’ headquarters in Greenville, S.C. With more than 20 years experience in public and private accounting, she focuses primarily on the worldwide activities of multinational corporations and individuals. Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Biscopink was employed as a tax specialist for Arthur Andersen LLP in Oklahoma City where she focused on providing international tax planning and compliance services. In addition, Biscopink advises clients that may be conducting international commerce, establishing manufacturing operations overseas, or developing policies and procedures for employees in foreign locations.
Biscopink earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma, a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in science from the University of Louisville. She is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves as a member of the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (GAMAC) Guild, the Anderson County Medical Society Alliance, and the Kiwanis International of Anderson. Biscopink is past president of the St. Joseph Catholic School Board in Anderson, S.C.
ABOUT ELLIOTT DAVIS, LLC
Since 1925, Elliott Davis has been the accounting and business advisory firm that improves the financial management of emerging and middle market clients by offering a comprehensive array of accounting and business advisory services. Today, Elliott Davis is one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Southeast, and among the top five companies awarded as “2007 Best Places to Work in South Carolina.” Elliott Davis’ affiliates include Elliott Davis Capital Partners, LLC, a regional investment banking firm; Elliott Davis Technology Solutions, LLC, a leading full-service network integration and security provider; Elliott Davis Wealth Management Services, LLC, which helps individuals achieve personal financial goals by providing planning, investment, insurance and brokerage services; and Retirement Plan Advantage, LLC, providing a broad range of qualified retirement plan services. The firm is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms based in the U.S., and is strategically aligned with LEA Europe and LEA Asia Pacific, a worldwide network of 280 offices in 50 countries around the globe.
For more information about Elliott Davis and its services, visit www.elliottdavis.com.