864 Riverview Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Bernard N. Ackerman
Founder and CEO
Bernie graduated from Emory University in December, 1973 with a BBA in Business. He was employed with Deloitte & Touche from graduation until December, 1977 at which time he started Bernard N. Ackerman, CPA, P.A. Bernie has been a certified public accountant in South Carolina since January, 1976 and in North Carolina since November, 1977. In addition to being a CPA, Bernie is also a certified financial planner and a certified financial specialist - a designation awarded by the American Institute of CPA's. Bernie has served as president of the Rock Hill Rotary Club, treasurer of the Rock Hill United Way as well as treasurer for the Board of the Museum of York County. He currently is treasurer of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of SCB&T Of The Piedmont. Bernie and his wife Teri live in Fort Mill, SC and have two sons, Jason and Adam.
Pamela J. Pendleton
Team member since 1981
Pam graduated Magna Cum Laude from Winthrop University in 1981. Practicing in public accounting her entire career, she has been with this firm since 1983. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Association of CPA's, Accounting Careers Committee, South Carolina Medical Group Managers Association, and the Physician's Viewpoint Network. Pam lives in Clover, SC with her husband, Franklin, and their three children, George, Ginny, and Ben. She is a member of Clover First Baptist Church where she teaches preschool Sunday School. Pam enjoys family activities and cooking.
Elaine B. Kirby
Team member since 1988
Elaine graduated Magna Cum Laude from Winthrop University in May, 1984 with a BS in Business Administration with an accounting emphasis. She is a certified public accountant with membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She was employed with KPMG Peat Marwick as a supervising auditor prior to joining Bernard N. Ackerman, CPA, P.A. Since then, she has been preparing individual and corporate tax returns concentrating in the medical and dental areas. Currently, she serves on the Rock Hill School District Foundation board. She and her husband, Steve, live in Rock Hill, SC and are members of Forest Hill Church. They have a son and a daughter, Tyler and Katie.
Catherine W. Greenwald
Team member since 1989
Cathy is currently one of two BNA, CPA Cyber- Accountants, working out of the Golden Corner's area of South Carolina. She has been with the firm since 1989, working with both corporate and individual clients. Cathy completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and is a member of the AICPA, NCACPA and SCACPA. She is a volunteer at Oconee Memorial Hospital and is an Officer/Director of her community POA.
Janie M. Hatchell
Team member since 1989
Janie graduated Cum Laude from Winthrop University in December 1979, with a BS in Business Administration with an accounting concentration. She has worked in public accounting since 1987, with membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She has seven years of banking experience prior to her career in public accounting. She lives in Rock Hill with her husband Randy. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.
Linda K. Warner
Team member since 1980
Linda is a graduate of Winthrop University. She began working in public accounting in 1980 and has also worked with the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Her expertise is in tax and small business consulting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's and the South Carolina Association of CPA's. Linda serves as treasurer of the Winthrop University Alumni Association and also serves on the University's Foundation Board. She and her husband, David, are active members of Oakland Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC.
Suzanne M. Harnois
Team member since 1998
Suzanne graduated from Clemson University in 1986 with a BS in Accounting and from Winthrop University in 1994 with an MBA. She is a certified public accountant and has public accounting experience in audit, tax, business valuation and not-for-profit accounting. She also has twelve years of industry experience in various accounting and finance areas of Duke Energy Corporation. She and her husband, Bob, live in Rock Hill with their cat, Lucy. She is a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She serves as treasurer of the Early Learning Partnership and on the board of the Children's Attention Home and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She has also served as treasurer of the Rock Hill Area Council of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Welfare League, and as chairman of an Advisory Board of the Upper Palmetto YMCA.
Katherine L. Hardwick
Team member since 1994
Katherine graduated Cum Laude from Winthrop University in May 1994 with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. She is a certified public accountant with membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Katherine worked for the firm for almost 3 years before leaving in July 1996 to work for the State of South Carolina's Auditor's Office. She returned to the firm in December 1997 where she specializes in trust and estate taxation while also preparing corporate and partnership tax returns. She is a past-chair of both the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Leadership York County and Youth Leadership York County planning councils. She continues to serve as a member of the Leadership York County planning council. Katherine is originally from Conway, SC, but has lived in Rock Hill since 1990.
Allison C. Ludwig
Team member since 2006
Allison graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006 from Clemson University with a BS degree in accounting and in 2010 with a Masters of Accountancy from Gardner Webb University. She received her CPA license in 2013. She has worked with the firm since August 2006. Allison and her husband, Ryan, live in Clover, SC and are members of The Bridge Community Church.
C. Marie Spearman
Team member since 2007
Marie graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006 with a BS degree in accounting from Clemson University and a Masters in Accounting degree from Gardner Webb University in 2010. She has worked with the firm since May 2007. She received her CPA license in 2013. Marie, her husband, Eddie, and son, Landon, live in Clover, SC.
Jeannette K. Campbell
Team member since 2009
Jeannette has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Winthrop University, and earned her MBA with an accounting emphasis from Winthrop in 2011. She has been with the firm since December, 2009. Jeannette and her husband Richard live in Fort Mill with their two sons, David and Stephan.
Jason L. Ackerman
Team member since 2012
Jason, a native of Fort Mill, graduated in 2009 with a BS in CPA Accounting and a minor in Art History from New York University. He previously worked in New York for KPMG for 3 years before joining the firm in October 2012. He is a licensed CPA in New York & South Carolina and a member of the AICPA. Jason is currently the treasurer of the Fort Mill History Museum.
Melanie L. Williams
Team member since 1983
Melanie is a 1983 graduate of Winthrop University and holds a BS in Business Administration with a Public Accounting emphasis. She joined our firm in 1983 and is certified as an Accredited Tax Preparer by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation. Melanie is a member of the National Society of Accountants and has spent the majority of her career as an Individual Tax specialist. In 1996 Melanie became the firm's first cyber-accountant when her husband was transferred to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The Walhalla, SC native is married to James D. Williams, Jr. They are the parents of two college aged sons, Townley and Daniel, and live in Rockbridge County, Virginia . Melanie is an active member of Lexington Baptist Church where she serves as treasurer.
Daniel B. Love
Team member since 1988
Dan joined the firm in September 1988 and graduated from Winthrop University in December 1990 with a BS in Business Administration with an accounting emphasis. In addition to preparing corporate and individual tax returns, he also serves as the firm’s technologist. He currently serves on the United Way of York County board as treasurer and is an elder at Bethel Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Ann Carol, live in Clover, SC with their two sons, Grayson and Walker.
Kate R. Rabun
Team member since 2002
Kate graduated in 2001 with a B.S. degree in Accounting from Georgia Southern University and a Masters in Accounting degree from Gardner Webb University in 2010. She completed an internship in 2001 and worked for the firm in 2002, returning in 2005. Prior to returning, she worked in the Accounting Department at John Deere Turf Care in Fuquay Varina, NC. Kate, her husband, Marcus, and daughter, Emily, live in Fort Mill, SC.
Leslie C. Westmoreland
Team member since 1993
Leslie has been with the firm since September, 1993 as Secretary/Receptionist and Office Manager. She also oversees the part-time and school to work employees. She and her husband Robert live in Rock Hill with their two daughters, Lindsey and Taylor. They are members of First Baptist Church.
Team member since 2007
Julia started working with the firm in 2007 when she was a high school sophomore. She graduated from Winthrop University in May 2013 with a BS in Business Administration in Accounting and in Financial Planning. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis. After she graduates in August 2014, she will begin preparing for the CPA and CFP exams.
Team member since 2005
Nancy Grimm and her husband, David, moved to Rock Hill in 2004. She started working part-time as an office assistant with the firm in 2005. She has three grown children and two grandchildren. She is active in the York County Newcomer's Club and St. Anne's Catholic Church in Rock Hill.