Mr. Knause, who also serves as a senior lecturer for Clemson University on a range of accounting topics, will provide a wide-range of accounting and auditing services to companies primarily concentrated in the manufacturing, food processing, retail, restaurant, and distribution/
Mr. Knause joins Scott and Company’s Assurance & Advisory Services Team after more than two decades as a partner with Deloitte & Touche, and brings extensive experience in merger and acquisition of both closely held and publicly traded companies, in serving organizations with global operations, and in working with portfolio companies owned by private equity investors.
A licensed certified public accountant and native of New Berlin, Pennsylvania, Mr. Knause holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from York College of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Clemson University. He began his career in the Baltimore office of Deloitte & Touche before moving to Greenville full-time in 1990. He is an active member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Public Accountants.
In the Upstate community, Mr. Knause has long been actively involved with numerous organizations, having served on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement, Greenville Little Theatre, Senior Action, Easter Seals and other civic groups.
“Terry is one of this region’s most outstanding accounting professionals and trusted advisors, and brings deep experience in our profession along with a passion to support our clients and our team,” noted Greg Thompson, Assurance & Advisory Leader for Scott and Company’s Upstate office. “With our practice continuing to grow across South Carolina, we’re delighted to have him join us as a partner and leader of the Scott and Company brand.”
Scott and Company LLC provides a comprehensive range of tax, assurance, small business and specialized consulting services to clients across the Southeast. With clients ranging from individuals to multi-state and international organizations, the firm has particularly deep expertise in serving closely-held businesses and their owners, as well as leaders in the healthcare, real estate, government, manufacturing, professional services and non-profit arenas. The firm is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, providing talent and resources to clients through a network of thousands of skilled professionals, 400 independent alliance firm locations domestically, and in more than 100 countries around the globe.