AUGUSTA, GA, Sept. 19, 2007 – Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Southeast, has recently named Bill Woodward as office managing shareholder of the firm’s Aiken and Augusta offices. Woodward will coordinate all managerial aspects of these offices, including implementation of the firm’s regional business plans.
Woodward, an Elliott Davis shareholder and member of the firm’s manufacturing and distribution services group, has more than 17 years of public accounting experience serving clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturers, distributors, real estate and construction. He specializes in complex audit and consulting engagements for closely held companies and SEC-reporting entities. Woodward serves on the assurance and advisory services committee and the personnel committee at Elliott Davis and he is chairman of the Augusta Advisory Board. He is also in charge of the firm’s compliance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)’s employee benefit plan audit quality center.
Certified as a public accountant in Georgia and South Carolina, Woodward is also accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), a designation he earned through the AICPA. He has earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Woodward is affiliated with the following business and civic organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), Institute of Management Accountants, American Society of Appraisers, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Estate Planning Council of Augusta, The Association of Georgia’s Traditional Manufacturer’s Association, Georgia Economic Developer’s Association, Georgia Bio-Medical Partnership, Leadership Augusta Class of 2002, University Health Care Foundation – Executive Committee, Downtown Kiwanis Club.
Woodward earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of South Carolina-Aiken, where he was also the recipient of the School of Business Administration’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Accounting.
“Bill’s hard work has positioned Elliott Davis as a leader in the Augusta market and he has a long history of service to the Aiken community. His understanding of these markets will continue to be a valuable asset to the success of our firm, especially as we progress toward our goal of being the leading accounting and business advisory firm in the Aiken and Augusta area,” noted Regional Managing Shareholder Jim Hazel.
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.
Elliott Davis’ affiliates include Elliott Davis Capital Partners, 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.