Andrew P. Dobson, CPA

Andrew joined Halliday, Schwartz & Co. in 2010 after graduating from Wofford College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Clemson University in 2010 with his Masters in Professional Accountancy with an Audit Emphasis. He is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants in addition to the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

While at Halliday, Schwartz & Co., he has gained extensive technical accounting and auditing knowledge while working on private company assurance engagements in large-scale distribution; governmental, specifically South Carolina Public School Districts and Counties , and not for profit industries. He also has specialized knowledge in the areas of individual and corporate taxation.

On a civic level, Andrew currently serves on two South Carolina Department of Education committees and on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind Foundation, the Employers Network as Treasurer, and Dobson Tape Ministries as Vice-Chairman. Andrew is an active member at Taylors First Baptist Church.

Email: adobson@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 147

Christine A. Chance, CPA

Christine graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1997 with a Masters in Business Administration degree majoring in Accounting.

She joined the firm in 2006 after working for a regional firm in Charleston, SC. Christine specializes in nonpublic and governmental accounting and auditing. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of Reidville Road United Methodist Church in Moore.

Email: chance@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 157

Homer E. McAbee, Jr., CPA, CGMA, CVA

Eddie graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1972 with a degree in accounting, and worked with a national firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, prior to joining the Firm in 1975. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the South Carolina and North Carolina Associations of Certified Public Accountants. He is a certified valuation analyst (CVA).

Eddie is a Past Chairman of the South Carolina Association of CPA’s Peer Review Committee. Eddie chaired this committee during a period when responsibility for peer review oversight was transferred from the American Institute of CPA’s at the national level to the various state CPA societies. Prior to serving as chairman, he served as active committee member since 1988.

On the civic level, he is on the Board of Trustees of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and also serves on the Finance and Governance Committees and is an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg.

Karyn T. Lemon, CPA

Karyn is a 1998 graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate with a degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

She joined the firm in 1997. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Karyn is involved with for-profit, governmental and employee benefit plan audits as well as corporate and individual taxes. She is a past member of the Spartanburg County First Steps Board of Directors where she served on the Executive and Finance Committees. She is a Board member of Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg where she serves on the finance committee.

Email: klemon@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 140

Beth W. Cooley, CPA

Beth graduated cum laude from The University of South Carolina Upstate in 1996. She joined the firm in January 1997. Prior to joining Halliday, Schwartz & Co., she worked in corporate accounting for seven years. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Mrs. Cooley is a former Peer Reviewer for the American Institute of CPA’s National Peer Review Program. Additionally, she has served as a member of the South Carolina Peer Review Committee and Board member of the Spartanburg Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. On a civic level, she is actively involved with the First Baptist Church of Boiling Springs and is the former treasurer of Uptown Sertoma Club.

Email: bcooley@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 148

Quincy Stanford Halliday, IV., CPA

Quincy was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC. He graduated from the Unitversity of South Carolina in 2007 and 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Marketing and a Masters in Professional Accountancy, respectively.

Quincy worked for a national accounting firm in Charlotte, NC and Spartanburg/Greenville, SC, prior to joining Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. in 2014. He has gained extensive technical accounting and auditing knowledge while working on both private and public company assurance engagements in the manufacturing, real estate, investment management, governmental and not for profit industries throughout the Carolinas and the United States. He also has specialized knowledge in the areas of individual and corporate taxation. Quincy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accounts. He currently serves on the board of Total Ministries of Spartanburg and is a graduate of Spartanburg Regional Fellows, Class of 2015, and Leadership Spartanburg, Class of 2016.

Email: qhalliday@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 135

Stephanie Atkinson Coln, CPA

Stephanie graduated from the University of South Carolina – Upstate in May 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting, and immediately began working for Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. after graduation.

While at Halliday, Schwartz, & Co., she has specialized in governmental, nonpublic, and not-for-profit accounting and auditing, as well as individual and corporate taxation.Stephanie is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants as well as the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: scoln@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 153

Bruce W. Schwartz, CPA

Mr. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 1983 with a degree in accounting. He joined the firm in 1983.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He has served on the Taxation Committee of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and is a past chairperson of that committee. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Spartanburg. He is Treasurer of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, having served in that position since 1998.

Email: bschwartz@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 124

C. Emmett Halliday, CPA

Emmett is a 1978 graduate of Clemson University and he received a Masters in Accounting from the University of South Carolina in 1980. He entered public accounting in 1980 and continued until 1990 when he began working in corporate accounting.

After six years as a corporate controller, Emmett returned to public accounting andin 1998 he joined Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. .He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the SC Association of Certified Public Accountants. Emmett specializes in for profit and governmental accounting and auditing. He is the past Treasurer of Ducks Unlimited and the Spartanburg County Clemson Club.

Anna E. Strom, CPA

Anna graduated from Converse College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and received her Master of Business Administration from Winthrop University in 2011.

She joined Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, she interned during two tax seasons with Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP. While at Halliday, Schwartz, & Co., she has specialized in governmental and not-for-profit accounting and auditing, as well as individual and corporate taxation. Anna is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants in addition to the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is also an active member at Greater Union Church and resides in Pacolet, SC.

Email: astrom@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 127

Betsy Vanover, CPA

Betsy graduated cum laude from Clemson University in 1986 with a degree in Accounting.  She joined the firm in 1986 and practices in the areas of audit, tax, and consulting such as data extraction and analysis services. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She currently serves as treasurer of the McCarthy Teszler School PTSO in Spartanburg and as treasurer for Upper Woodlands Homeowners Association in NC and is an active member of Boiling Springs Church of Christ.

Email: bvanover@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 152

Jada McAbee, CPA

Jada is an alumna of Converse College in Spartanburg, SC where she double majored in Economics and Finance. She joined the firm in 1998 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Her audit experience includes not-for-profit, governmental and for profit entities. Her taxation experience includes corporate and individual returns.

Jada is a former Board Member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a Past President of the Foothills Chapter of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She has volunteered and served on the Board of Directors of several not-for-profit organizations in the city of Spartanburg. Jada is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of Converse College and is chairing the Board of Visitors of Converse College. She serves on the Heart Division of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation and is a member of the Spartanburg Regional Fellows, class of 2017. She is a member of the Executive Guild of the Hope Center for Children. Jada is a past President of the St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic and formerly served as Treasurer for the Junior League of Spartanburg and Ellen Hines Smith Girls' Home.

Email: jmcabee@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 146

Katherine H. Papadea, CPA

Kitt is a Spartanburg, SC native, and 1975 graduate of Converse College. Having worked with financial institutions for many years across South Carolina, she later completed accounting studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

She worked with an accounting firm there before returning to Spartanburg and joining Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. in 2000. Kitt served on Converse College’s Board of Visitors, held numerous positions on boards of various nonprofit and banking organizations in Columbia, including the National Association of Bank Women and the YWCA.

She taught classes in banking and accounting for members of the banking industry in Columbia, spoke at American Institute of Banking national and state conferences regarding banking education, and enjoyed volunteering in the public schools system. She is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and her work with the firm primarily involves audits of small nonprofit organizations, as well as individual and corporate tax.

Samantha W. Brown, CPA

A native of the Upstate, Samantha joined the firm in 1999 as an intern. In 2000, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina – Upstate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

Samantha specializes in audit and review engagements of for-profit entities, non-profit entities, and employee benefit plans, in addition to individual and corporate taxation. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is also an active member of her church, where she serves as a teacher. 

Email: sbrown@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 150

Sheila S. Morgan, CPA

Sheila graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville (1989) with a BS degree in accounting. Prior to joining McAbee Schwartz Halliday & Co. in 2002, she worked for three years at a large regional firm in Greenville, South Carolina and ten years for a local firm in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

She is certified in both South Carolina and North Carolina and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Sheila is a qualified peer reviewer under the AICPA Peer Review Program and currently serves on the South Carolina Peer Review Committee. Her experience includes audit, review, compilation and tax services with an emphasis in governmental and non-profit entities, quick service restaurants, and construction/real estate development. In her time away from work, she enjoys watching her daughter swim and is an enthusiastic volunteer with the Team Greenville Swimming Booster Club. Sheila also loves to sing and is active in the music ministry at Covenant United Methodist Church in Greer, SC.

Megan DeMoss

Megan DeMoss is a magna cum laude graduate of Rice University in Houston.

A native Texan, she has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe and comes to accounting after a career in educational publishing. Megan took her accounting courses at Wofford College and is now a CPA candidate. Since moving to Spartanburg in 2001, she has been an active volunteer in the League of Women Voters of Spartanburg County, Central United Methodist Church, and the Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands. Megan and her husband, a history professor at Wofford, have three children.

Sandra W. Gosnell, CPA

Sandra is a tax manager with the firm. She graduated from the University of South Carolina - Spartanburg with a degree in accounting.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and Foothills Chapter of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Accountants, the Uptown Sertoma Club of Spartanburg and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Carolina Miracle League. She is also an active member and volunteer of Boiling Springs First Baptist Church.

Email: sgosnell@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 139

Jackie Hughes

Jackie was born in the United Kingdom and, at age twelve, moved with her family to South Carolina. She later became a United States citizen and has lived in Spartanburg ever since.

After attending Spartanburg Community College, Jackie was employed with several companies in various industries. She joined Halliday, Schwartz, & Co., Inc. in 2001 and now serves as coordinator of the Accounting Services Department. Her duties include assisting clients with monthly closings, payroll processing and quarterly and year-end tax reporting. She is a former member and treasurer of the Spartanburg Lions Club and currently serves as a member of the Inman Lions Club. In addition, Jackie is an active member of her church.

Email: jhughes@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 169

Randolph B. Thomas, CPA

Randy is a 1970 graduate of Wofford College, and has a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of South Carolina. He joined the Firm in 1983 after working for a large regional firm in Columbia, SC.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, where he has served on the Peer Review Committee and as president of the Foothills Chapter. Also being active in the local chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, he has served as president of the Spartanburg chapter, and as a National Director. Randy has held numerous positions in the Lions Club at state, district, and local club levels, and has taught at USC Upstate as an adjunct accounting professor.

Susie Allison

Susie graduated magna cum laude from Western Carolina University in 1982 with a degree in accounting. She joined the firm in 1984. Susie is part of our accounting services department and is very knowledgeable about payroll and the related IRS and state payroll tax forms.

Email: sallison@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 134

Q. Stanford Halliday, III, CPA

Stan is a partner in the firm of Halliday, Schwartz & Co. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1975. In 1979, he received a Masters in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.

He worked four years for a national firm in Spartanburg, SC, and was in private practice for two years before joining the Firm in May 1985. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the SC Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past Director and Treasurer of Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, and is Past-President of the Spartanburg Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and South Carolina Waterfowl Association. Stan is a past President and Treasurer of the Country Club of Spartanburg and is a past member of the board of Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce and is currently serving on the Board of Governors. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Walker Foundation and sits on the Fish and Wildlife Advisory Committee of the State Department of Natural Resources.

Email: shalliday@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 125

John Coggins, CPA

John graduated magna cum laude from Wofford College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance. In 2015, he earned his Master of Professional Accountancy with an emphasis in tax from Clemson University, where he worked as a graduate assistant and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA.

John joined Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. in 2015 and is a CPA candidate. He is a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church, a frequent volunteer at the Spartanburg Soup kitchen, and an avid Clemson football fan.

Email: jcoggins@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 166

Tonya Buice

Tonya graduated from Campbell University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting.

She has worked for 19 years in Construction Accounting.  She has experience with QuickBooks and Timberline Accounting Software.  Tonya is an active member of Southside Baptist Church in Gaffney and works with the preschool children.

Dillon Fleming

Dillon graduated from Clemson University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and minor in Financial Management.  In 2016, he received his Master of Professional Accountancy with a concentration in tax from Clemson University.

Dillon, a Spartanburg native, joined Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. in 2017.  He is a CPA candidate, pursing his license in South Carolina.  In his spare time, he is a passionate supporter of Clemson athletics, especially football.

Bryan Lewis, CPA

Bryan was born and raised in Dillon, SC. He graduated from Francis Marion University in 2013 and the University of South Carolina in 2014 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters in Accountancy, respectively.

Bryan worked for a regional accounting firm in Greenville, SC, prior to joining Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. in January of 2019. He has gained extensive technical accounting and auditing knowledge while working on both private and public company assurance engagements in the manufacturing, commercial retail, employee benefit plans, and not for profit industries throughout the Carolinas. Bryan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accounts. He is an active member at Grace Church in Greenville, SC, and volunteers in his community.

Email: blewis@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 131

Amanda Stillinger Knauff

Amanda graduated from Converse College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and received her Masters of Accountancy from College of Charleston in 2011.

She joined Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. in February 2018. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for a national firm in Charlotte, North Carolina for close to 6 years specializing in state and local tax. Amanda is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: astillinger@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 143

Leslie Abbott, CPA

Leslie is an alumna of the University of Florida's Fisher School of Accounting where she received her Bachelor of Science with highest honors and Master of Accounting degrees. She started her career in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida working for two national firms as a tax professional before moving to South Carolina to work as a Tax Manager and Financial Controller for private and public manufacturers in industries including textiles, packaging, and defense contracting. She joined the firm in June 2019 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Leslie is involved with for-profit and non-profit audits as well as corporate and individual taxes. She serves on the finance committee of Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg.

Email: labbott@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 162

Kyle Eubanks, CPA

Kyle graduated from Clemson University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. In 2017, he earned his Master of Professional Accountancy with an emphasis in audit from Clemson University.

He joined Halliday, Schwartz, & Co. in 2018 after working for a firm in Greenville following graduation. While at Halliday, Schwartz, & Co., he has specialized in governmental and not-for-profit accounting and auditing, as well as individual and corporate taxation. Kyle is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants in addition to the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Kyle achieved the rank of Eagle Scout while participating in the Boy Scouts of America progam. In his time away from work, he enjoys all things Clemson and is an active member of Roebuck Baptist Church.

Email: keubanks@hsco-cpa.com

phone: 864-583-0886 Ext 141

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