Local CPA firm continues to expand

Feb 11 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

Love Bailey & Associates, a certified public accounting firm located in downtown Laurens, continues to grow in 2018 with the addition of Will Walls, CPA. 

Love Bailey & Associates, LLC was formed on January 1, 2011 through the partnership of George N. Love, CPA and Gary Bailey, CPA.  Since 2011, the firm has continued to grow in staff and expand services throughout South Carolina and Georgia offering tax services, accounting services and attestation services (audits).

“We are a local firm committed to Laurens County however we have been blessed with business outside of our local area,” said Gary Bailey, the firm’s managing member.

George Love retired in April 2016, however the firm has continued to add staff.  Will Walls is the eighth member of the Love Bailey team, relocating to Laurens after spending the last couple of years with a national CPA firm located Greenville.  

“Will is a great addition to our firm,” said Bailey. “As we continue to grow, we are adding experienced and knowledgeable CPAs to our team. It is a blessing to add such great young people like Will. We have several CPAs in our office and a couple of accountants that will be taking the exam in the near future.”

The South Carolina Board of Accountancy states that all licensed CPAs in the state need 150 semester hours of credit including 36 accounting hours, a bachelor’s degree, one year of work experience and pass the Uniform CPA exam, which takes 16 hours to complete all four parts. Once a CPA obtains the license, they are required to keep current with tax and accounting laws by taking 40 hours of continuing education classes each year.

CPAs are no longer just number crunchers and tax preparers. They are business and financial strategists who help chart the paths of businesses and individuals.

Love Bailey is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of CPAs as well as licensed in South Carolina and Georgia.  

To learn more about Love Bailey, visit their website at www.lovebaileycpa.com

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