Elliott Davis


Elliott Davis – Why Work For Us?

One of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, Elliott Davis was founded in 1925 and is deeply rooted in the history and economies of the region.

With a mission of providing clients with smart solutions and our people with rewarding opportunities, we serve as trusted advisors to businesses, organizations and individuals. Our professionals have diverse backgrounds – many are former CFOs, controllers or Big Four accountants who bring extensive knowledge, deep experience and critical insights to clients across a wide-range of industries.

Consistently named a “Best Place to Work” in major markets, we promote an inclusive, progressive culture, aiming to maintain continuity of staff as well as provide senior team member involvement on all client engagements.

It is our depth, drive and dedication that have enabled us to render efficient and effective solutions to clients for nearly nine decades.


Read our 2013 Report to Clients and Friends.

At Elliott Davis, our mission is to provide clients with smart solutions and our people with rewarding

Our team of 400 professionals located throughout the Southeast brings extensive knowledge, deep experience and critical insights to businesses, organizations and individuals.

We offer a challenging, progressive, gratifying work environment in which successes are celebrated; career paths are defined; and team members are respected for their contributions.

Consistently named among the “Best Places to Work in SC” and the Charlotte Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” Elliott Davis is committed to providing employees with opportunities, benefits and programs that contribute to long term career fulfillment.

Many of our experienced shareholders and managers come to us due to our industry reputation for excellence as well as our focus on collaboration, flexibility and professional development.

Known for fully engaged, personal service, Elliott Davis provides clients with a 360° perspective of their business – an approach driven by our inclusive, progressive culture.

Elliott Davis promotes professional and personal development through comprehensive training opportunities, meaningful job experiences and one-on-one coaching. Our professionals are:

  • Provided with clearly-defined performance expectations and career paths from staff accountant through shareholder levels;
  • Participate in a minimum of 40 hours of high quality technical and professional development training each year including updates, workshops, seminars, webinars and mentoring;
  • Offered both Career Development and Leadership Development programs designed to advance technical skills as well as the comprehensive competencies needed to progress to leadership positions.

Women’s Development Council

Elliott Davis strives to help foster an environment to attract, retain, develop, and encourage talented women in the achievement of their personal and professional goals. The firm’s Women’s Development Council focuses on workplace innovation, including flexible career tracks which benefit both men and women. This ongoing initiative enhances Elliott Davis’ work environment through consistent dialogue and attention to our employees’ changing needs.


  • Culture that promotes career/life balance
  • Office events, celebrations and recreational outings
  • Wellness program

Early Career Enhancement

  • Career coaching
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Paid CPA Exam study materials
  • Monetary rewards for CPA Exam success

Professional Development

  • 40+ hours of external and internal training annually
  • Women’s Development Council
    • Leadership Development program
  • Paid memberships to professional organizations
  • Paid license renewals


  • Competitive salaries
  • Annual compensation reviews tied to performance
  • Discretionary bonus program

Time Away from Work

  • 21+ days paid personal leave per year
  • Eight paid holidays per year
  • Parental leave for birth or adoption


  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Paid and voluntary life insurance
  • Paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Employee assistance program


  • 401(k) plan with matching firm contribution
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Cafeteria plan
  • College savings plan

Elliott Davis values the opportunity to develop the future leaders of our profession and is committed to hiring the best and brightest college graduates.

We identify many of these young professionals through our annual ENCOMPASS event, a three-day summer program devised for rising juniors and seniors who come from colleges across the Southeast to explore and expand their leadership potential.

We hire many of our entry level employees through our annual ENVISION internship program, designed to give you an opportunitiy to explore potential career paths within Elliott Davis and obtain valuable work experience in the public accounting field.

In addition, throughout the year, Elliott Davis can be seen on college campuses; we formally recruit on eleven campuses in the region.

After joining the Elliott Davis team, you will be an immediate contributor. We’ll help you develop a clearly-defined career path, pairing you with your own individual coach. You also will be provided with development, feedback and training opportunities that help you achieve your career goals as quickly as possible. Perform well and you will continue to gain responsibility – and accelerate your career progression.

Interested in an internship or full-time entry level position? Contact Megan Wright at mwright@elliottdavis.com.

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Elliott Davis Reviews

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    Best public accounting firm to work for!

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    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Raleigh, NC

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    Elliott Davis has a unique firm culture which sets us apart from other public accounting firms in the industry. I believe we have the ideal work life balance to succeed and grow in this industry. Flexibility is a key component in the work life balance dynamic, and at Elliott Davis we do have the luxury of working with everyone's schedules in order to achieve the ultimate work life balance. Elliott Davis has a beneficial coaching program which helps everyone from every level develop in their career path


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    Continue on the current strategic path. The open door policy facilitates efficiency.

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Elliott Davis Interviews

Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014

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    Summer Leadership Conference Interview

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    I signed up online and was chosen for an interview. At the interview I spoke with two people one on one, each for about 20 minutes. I waited a week to hear if I was asked to attend the conference.

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Elliott Davis Awards & Accolades

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Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte, Healthiest Employers Organization, 2013
Best Places to Work in South Carolina (Large), Best Places to Work South Carolina, 2010
Best Places to Work in South Carolina (Large), Best Places to Work South Carolina, 2011
Best Places to Work in South Carolina (Large), Best Places to Work South Carolina, 2012
Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.elliottdavis.com
Headquarters Greenville, SC
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1925
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Founded in 1925, Elliott Davis is one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast and ranks among the Top 50 CPA firms in the U.S.

With a concentration on core industries as well as niche areas and emerging business sectors, we offer comprehensive solutions to diverse businesses, organizations and individuals. Forward-thinking and... More

Mission: Our mission is to provide clients with smart solutions and our people with rewarding opportunities.

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