COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 19, 2012 – Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, is pleased to announce Brittany Owen has been named one of 2012’s “Women to Watch” by the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA).
A tax manager in the Columbia office of Elliott Davis, Owen was recognized with the award yesterday at the SCACPA’s Women in Leadership conference in Columbia, S.C. She was the sole honoree in the Emerging Leader category, recognizing young CPAs on the rise who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, their workplaces and their local communities.
With seven years of experience, Owen provides comprehensive tax services to a diverse client base which includes not-for-profit entities, closely-held businesses and companies in the construction and real estate industries. She also demonstrates technical expertise in niche areas of practice, such as Form 5500 preparation and employee benefit plan compliance, a practice she has grown 80% in the past four years, making it profitable and aligning it well for further growth.
“Brittany serves on several firmwide leadership groups and helped our office reach 100% participation as chair of our United Way Campaign,” said Jason Caskey, Columbia Office Managing Shareholder. “From mentoring colleagues to organizing fundraising efforts to serving on committees that improve the workplace, she is widely-known and well respected at Elliott Davis.”
In the community, Owen serves as chair-elect of the United Way Young Leaders Society, board treasurer of the Lexington Young Professionals, board treasurer of Lexington Festivals, board member of the Lexington YMCA, chair of the Lexington YMCA Vision and Innovation Committee, member of the Lexington Business Network and member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce.
As a Certified Public Accountant, Owen holds memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, SCACPA and the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.