Eric SchmidCPA

  • Shareholder
  • Manufacturing and Distribution Specialty Group Leader
Services Assurance

Eric joined the firm after spending more than 20 years with a Big Four accounting firm, a decade of which he spent in the role of client service audit partner. He has acquired extensive experience serving a wide array of clients, ranging from closely held companies to SEC-registered multinationals. While most of Eric’s focus has been in the broad sector of manufacturing companies, he has worked with clients in numerous industries including, among others: aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, software, and diversified industrials.

During his tenure with his prior firm, Eric completed two separate extended work assignments in Germany, for a combined duration of approximately six years. This European work experience afforded Eric in-depth involvement with multinational clients and also allowed him to acquire a deep understanding International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Eric’s IFRS knowledge has been employed to serve many United States based subsidiaries of foreign companies and he has frequently served as a technical and educational resource for international accounting topics. Eric has a high level of German language proficiency.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Masters of Accountancy, University of South Carolina
  • B.S., Accounting, University of South Carolina

Civic and Community Activities

  • Board Member, United Way Palmetto Society
  • Former Loan Executive, United Way
  • Board Member, German Language & Culture Foundation

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants