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South Carolina Born and Raised

With over 30 years of local experience.

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With both temporary or permanent positions,

We’ve got you covered.

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Our priority is to get results—and we succeed.

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Local Expertise…National Reach.

We know and understand your situation

As a company owned and managed by CPAs, we’ve got years of industry insight.

We work on a contingency basis

Which means you pay us only when we successfully meet your staffing needs.

We know people—lots of people

Allow us to use our established connections to best serve you.

In traditional Southern fashion

we like to do things face-to-face. You won’t find our personal service elsewhere.

Looking for a job?

Let’s sit down and have a chat about exactly what you’re looking for. We work exclusively in accounting and finance, so we’re one of the first to know of upcoming opportunities in the industry. And when an opening arises and your resume comes from John Shell Associates, it carries with it our years of credibility.

Have a staffing need?

Our established connections allow you access to the highest caliber financial professionals across the state. And if we don’t know of anyone who meets your needs, we’ll do our best to go out into the industry and find them for you. Our affiliation with around 40 other firms across the country means we can widen your search even further.

Current Job Openings

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Payroll Administrator

Columbia area CPA firm is seeking an experienced Payroll Specialist to provide payroll services for its clients.  Duties include preparing payroll through the firm’s online payroll service, managing payroll tax deposits, completing payroll tax returns, ensure that employee and benefit changes are handled correctly, and so on.  The successful candidate should have 3+ years of multi-state payroll experience.  Salary of […]


Senior Accountant

Columbia financial institution is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented candidate for a Senior Accountant opening.  Position will assist with preparation of financial statements and regulatory reports, budgeting, and special projects as assigned by management.  Successful candidate should have 5+ years of financial accounting experience, possess a Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance, and hold a CPA […]