F. Andrew Mitchell, CPA
Andy focuses on providing clients with corporate strategy, transaction, finance and auditing services. With more than 35 years of accounting experience, including 20 years with a Big Four accounting firm, his extensive background includes significant work with public companies and merger and acquisition transactions in the financial services, professional services, manufacturing and distribution industry sectors. As an audit partner, Andy served numerous public company clients and was the partner for more than a dozen initial public offerings. He recently completed five years as an elected member of the firm’s Executive Committee and currently serves as the managing shareholder for the Greenville office assurance practice.
Andy also served as chief financial officer for a publicly held company and two large private companies. In this capacity, he was responsible for all financial areas including accounting, acquisitions, budgeting, forecasting, credit, cash management, borrowings, information systems and stock offerings for these companies. Andy participated in the completion of an initial public offering and a secondary offering for the public company which owned numerous retail stores, then negotiated the sale of the company. He also participated in the acquisition of a large operating subsidiary in the aviation service industry where he was actively involved in the completion of an $80 million underwritten bond offering and subsequent registration of those securities. For the third company, he was responsible for the reorganization and ultimate sale of the company which was involved in the sale of hardware and software development and integration services for national retail chains.
Since joining Elliott Davis Decosimo, Andy has been responsible for the formation and development of the firm’s transaction services practice. As an assurance shareholder, he primarily serves financial institution clients, including several public reporting companies.
Education, Credentials and Special Training
- Certified Public Accountant (SC License #1722)
- B.B.A., Accounting, University of Cincinnati
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
- Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants