A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Mr. Clem joins the firm with more than 16 years of experience in public accounting and industry. He joins SuggsJohnson after spending the last six years as Senior Controller of VELUX America Inc., a subsidiary of the Danish-owned world's largest manufacturer and distributor of roof windows and skylights. At VELUX, his role included detailed financial statement analysis, strategic planning and the implementation and management of the budget process. Previously, he spent nearly a decade with a large regional accounting firm based in the Upstate.
He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Lander University, and an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of CPAs. Civic involvements have included serving as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair for the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties, and active involvement with both The United Center for Community Care and Cambridge Academy.
“As we seek out the best talent in the region to meet the growing needs of clients, SuggsJohnson is cognizant of the benefit of having experienced professionals like Chris who have experience in both industry and public accounting,”
SuggsJohnson, formed in 2005, provides a 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 those in the healthcare, construction, manufacturing, professional services and real estate arenas.