Tom McNeishCPA

  • Shareholder
  • Government Specialty Group Leader
Services Assurance

As leader of the firm’s Government practice, Tom focuses on providing audit and consulting services to public sector clients including counties, municipalities, special purpose districts and public colleges and universities. He has more than 20 years of experience with financial reporting under government accounting standards and compliance requirements related to Yellow Book and Uniform Guidance (formerly known as OMB Circular A-133). Tom’s clients include large and small local governments, including agencies with annual budgets in excess of $1 billion. Prior to joining Elliott Davis in 1998, Tom provided audit and consulting services as a member of a Big Four accounting firm. He began his career as a commercial loan officer with a national bank. He is a frequent speaker at government industry conferences.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

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

Civic and Community Activities

  • Board Member and Treasurer, Goodwill Industries
  • Board Member and Former President, Central (SC) Habitat for Humanity
  • Board Member and Treasurer, Congaree Land Trust
  • Graduate of the Diversity Leadership Initiative at Furman University
  • Former Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Alumnus, Leadership Columbia, Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Alumnus, Leadership Raleigh, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Government Financial Officers Association