Elliott Davis Adds Two to International Services Practice

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30, 2012 – Elliott Davis, PLLC, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of Thiru Govender, shareholder, and Erin Liu, senior accountant, to the firm’s International Services practice. Both professionals are based in Charlotte, N.C.

A certified public accountant with 17 years of public accounting experience, Govender provides assurance services to both privately held and SEC reporting companies, focusing on multinational enterprises. He advises clients on international accounting and compliance issues across a wide-range of industry sectors, including manufacturing and distribution, technology and retail.

“Thiru has worked with companies with operations throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia,” said Kay Biscopink, shareholder and leader of Elliott Davis’ International Services practice. “His depth of knowledge and experience bolsters our international bench, giving us added resources to provide assurance services overseas.”

Govender also has extensive experience coordinating foreign statutory audits as well as performance of US GAAP and SOX 404 procedures overseas. He serves as a board member for the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and holds an M.B.A. and B.B.A. in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University.

Also joining Elliott Davis’ International Services practice is Erin Liu, who will provide tax services to clients across various industries, concentrating on domestic tax compliance and international tax consulting. She speaks both Chinese Mandarin and English fluently. Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Liu was a tax senior at a Big Four accounting firm in New York. She holds a Master of Accountancy from the University of Florida and a B.B.A. from the Business College of Beijing.

“International Services is one of Elliott Davis’ fastest growing practices due to the ongoing influx of foreign investment in the Carolinas,” said Rick Davis, managing shareholder for Elliott Davis. “Our firm has been here for more than 87 years; we know the business landscape extremely well and are committed to its continued economic development. To shepherd this, we have developed a very strong and distinctive international team of professionals to assist clients locally and to serve their needs abroad.”