Boscpa Team

Shareholders/Partners


Donald E. Oxner

CPA/PFS, CVA


Donny is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (’82) and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1983. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), including the Personal Financial Division. Donny earned the AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting and Auditing and the AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Tax Planning for Closely Held Businesses. He earned certification as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) in 1997. Donny is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) and has served as past President of the organization’s Pee Dee Chapter. He has also served on the Accounting Careers Committee and the Continuing Professional Education Committee of SCACPA. Donny earned certification as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) in 1999. He is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Tracy S. Huggins

CPA


Tracy is a graduate of the College of Charleston (’91) and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1993. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). Tracy is a past President of the Pee Dee Chapter of SCACPA. He has received the AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Tax Planning for Closely Held Businesses. He was named the firm’s Audit Partner in May 2000. As the director of our Audit Division, Tracy supervises an extensive range of audits, including for-profit, not-for-profit, governmental, and employee benefit plans.

Alison M. Benson

CPA


Alison is a graduate of Francis Marion University (’00). She joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in March 2000 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2004. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). On July 1, 2014, Alison was made a partner in the firm becoming the first female partner in the firm’s history. Alison provides income tax planning and consulting services for individuals and closely-held businesses. She specializes in servicing high-net worth clients that operate primarily in the healthcare industry.

James M. Sheehy

CPA


James is a graduate of Clemson University (’95) and began practicing with a small accounting firm in Hartsville, SC. James joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in February 1998 and was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in September 2000. James is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). James is a past President of the Pee Dee Chapter of SCACPA. His current position with the Firm is that of Senior Tax Manager. James services a diverse client base that includes high-net worth individuals, closely held business entities, not-for profit organizations and local governments.

Partner Emeritus


Roy F. Burch, Jr.

CPA


Roy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (’73) and was formerly employed by the multi-national accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst. He began practicing public accounting in 1973. In May of 1986, Roy Burch, Fred Seale and Ted Oxner co-founded the firm Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. CPA’s which continues to bear the same name of its original founders to this date. In May 2013, after 40 year of practicing public accounting, Roy retired from the firm that he co-founded. Roy was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). He was a past President of the Pee Dee Chapter of SCACPA and served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of SCACPA.

Managers


James Guffey

CPA


James is a graduate of Lander University (’11) and Clemson University (’12). James joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in September 2012 as a staff accountant. James was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in November 2013. James is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). His current position in the firm is that of Audit Manager.

Staff Accountants


Jennifer Oxner

CPA


Jennifer is a graduate of Clemson University (’12) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She has also received her Master of Accountancy degree from Coastal Carolina University (’13). Jennifer joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in January of 2014 as a staff accountant and was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in April 2016. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA).

Tara C. Bolton

CPA


Tara is a graduate of The University of Michigan (’06). Tara joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in October of 2007 and was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in February of 2010. Tara is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). Her current position with the Firm is that of Senior Staff Accountant. Tara services a client base that includes high-net worth individuals, closely held business entities, and not-for-profit organizations.

Business Services Department


Ellis Kirkley


Ellis Kirkley graduated from Florence Darlington Technical College (’01) and received an Associate degree in Business Accounting. After graduation from FDT, she began her career as a bookkeeper at Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. She recently passed the Quickbooks ProAdvisor 2015 certification.

Katherine Thompson


Katherine graduated from Florence Darlington Technical College (’03) with an Associate in Business Accounting. She joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in 2006 and currently holds the position of Bookkeeper. She recently passed the Quickbooks ProAdvisor 2015 certification.

Stephanie Skipper


Stephanie graduated in 2005 with an Associate’s degree in Accounting and started working at Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in September 2006. She currently holds the position of Bookkeeper.

Administrative Staff


Marilyn Lawhon


Marilyn left a local manufacturing concern to join the firm as a bookkeeper in June 1994. In 2000, she was promoted to the position of head bookkeeper and was responsible for overseeing the firm’s payroll, sales tax and write-up services. She was promoted to the position of Office Administrator in 2007 – she assists the partners in managing and directing the firm’s business affairs. Marilyn was commissioned as a South Carolina Notary Public in 2005.

Misty Butler


Misty joined the firm in 2002. She currently holds the position of Administrative Assistant II. Misty is a Notary Public for the State of South Carolina. She resides in Darlington, South Carolina.

Kristina Johnson


Kristina graduated from the University of Maryland (’12) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. She joined the firm in 2014 and current holds the position of Administrative/Marketing Assistant. Kristina is a Notary Public for the State of South Carolina. She resides in Florence, South Carolina.

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