Ellen K. Adkins, CPA

Partner, Summerville
Director of Quality Assurance

Summary of Experience

Ellen K. Adkins, CPA is a Partner in the Audit, Accounting and Review, and Attestation Services Group for the Firm.  Ellen began practicing in 1981 and her experience has been diverse in industry and public accounting with emphasis in management consulting, information systems, write-up services, and auditing.

Ellen’s industry specialization includes governmental entities, not-for-profits, small to medium-size commercial entities including manufacturers, construction, retail and service enterprises.

Ellen also serves as the Quality Review Partner for the Firm and is responsible for the design and maintenance of all quality control policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable professional standards, regulatory requirements, and the Firm’s overall quality control standards.

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of South Carolina
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SC CPA)
  • Member of Coastal Chapter of SCACPA

Professional Service

  • AICPA Professional Ethics Committee – Technical Standards Subcommittee
  • SC State Board of Accountancy – Quality Control Reviewer for Positive Enforcement Program
  • SC Government Finance Officers Association – Special Review Committee
  • SCACPA – Technical Standards Committee (Past Chairperson)
  • SCACPA – Peer Review Committee
  • SCACPA – Behavioral Standards Committee
  • SCACPA – Editorial Board Task Force
  • SCACPA – Audit Committee

Community Involvement

  • Greater Summerville – Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
  • Alumna of Leadership Dorchester
  • Volunteer, Reading Mentor, Dorchester County School Dist. #2
  • Past Secretary and Treasurer, SCPTA District 23
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer, various school PTAs


  • Virginia Tech University – Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • Virginia Commonwealth University – Master of Business Administration