A.T. LOCKE Adds Veronica Edwards as Financial Analyst

img_VeronicaEdwardsGREENVILLE, SC – August 22, 2014 – A.T. Locke, an Upstate business providing accounting services, business analysis and financial guidance to emerging and mid-sized organizations, has added Veronica Edwards as a Financial Analyst on the firm’s rapidly growing team.

A native of Ladson, South Carolina, Ms. Edwards holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as a M.S. in Accounting from Georgia Southern University.  Prior to joining A.T. LOCKE, she most recently served as Division Controller for Jarden Plastic Solutions in Greer, South Carolina.  Ms. Edwards began her career as an assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has also worked in progressively senior roles with Newell Rubbermaid and Milwaukee Electric Tool.

As a Financial Analyst with A.T. LOCKE, she will assist firm clients across the Upstate and will be based out of the firm’s Greenville headquarters.  Her current civic involvement includes service on the Finance Committee of Maranatha Fellowship SDA Church in Greenville.

“A.T. LOCKE is committed to poviding every client with timely, accurate, and relevant financial insight and information, as well as outstanding service,” said Anna Locke, President and Founder of A.T. LOCKE.  “Veronica offers our clients a broad range of financial, strategic and analytical capabilities, along with an outstanding work ethic, to help clients manage and grow their organizations.  She will be a wonderful addition to our team.”

A.T. LOCKE Named “2014 Best Place to Work in South Carolina”

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, along with SCBiz and the Best Companies Group, has announced the 50 South Carolina Companies which made the 2014 Best Place to Work in South Carolina list. A.T. LOCKE has been named in the small/medium employer category. The official ceremony will take place in Columbia, SC, later this summer.

“We are proud of our team and our clients for making A.T. LOCKE such a special place to work,” says President and Founder Anna Locke.

The award “identifies and recognizes the state's most innovative and top-notch employers.” Companies are divided into the Small/Medium Employer category (15-249 or more U.S. employees) and Large Employer category (250 or more U.S. employees).

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Jessica Brown Receives CPA Certification

Congratulations to our own Jessica Brown for earning her CPA certification. Jessica officially accepted her certificate at the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants Oath Ceremony in Columbia, South Carolina, on May 12, 2014.

A.T. LOCKE Adds Joie Moré as Financial Analyst

GREENVILLE, SC – March 4, 2014 – A.T. LOCKE, an Upstate business providing accounting services, business analysis and financial guidance to emerging and mid-sized organizations, has added Joie Moré as a Financial Analyst on the firm’s rapidly-growing team.

A native of Greenville, SC, Mrs. Moré holds a B.S. in Financial Management as well as an MBA from Clemson University. Prior to joining A.T. LOCKE, she most recently served as Controller for Agfa Healthcare, a healthcare IT company, and has also held leadership roles in finance and strategy with Sterling Diagnostic Imaging, Umbro International and Michelin Tire Corporation. She has more than 15 years of combined corporate finance and accounting experience with both domestic and international manufacturing, sales and service organizations.

Her active civic involvement includes service as a Loaned Executive for the United Way of Greenville County and as a board member for Camp Opportunity. As a Financial Analyst with A.T. LOCKE, she will assist firm clients across the Upstate and will be based out of the firm’s Greenville headquarters.

“Joie offers AT LOCKE clients a broad skill set of financial, strategic and project management capabilities, along with an outstanding customer service work ethic, to help clients manage and grow their organizations,” said Anna Locke, President and Founder of A.T. LOCKE. “We are committed to providing timely, accurate, and relevant financial insight and information, along with quality service and insight, to every client. Joie will be a wonderful addition to our team.”

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ABOUT A.T. LOCKE
A.T. LOCKE provides accounting, analysis and guidance critical for business decision-making to emerging and mid-sized organizations across Upstate South Carolina. The A.T. LOCKE team helps bridge the gap to the future by providing accurate, timely and relevant financial statements to management through a range of bookkeeping, budget preparation, audit coordination, and controller and CFO level analysis. Visit them on the web at www.atlocke.com.

NEXT High School Named in 50 Most Influential in Greenville

Zach Eikenberry, Chairman
Peter Waldschmidt, Vice Chairman
Anna Locke, Treasurer
Toby Stansell, Secretary

Greenville Business Magazine published its list of 50 Most Influential people and projects for 2013 and NEXT High School has made the list! NEXT High School, set to open in 2015, will be a state charter high school focused on preparing students for life after school through program based learning environments.

Ebony Austin Leadership Chair

We believe in supporting young leadership in Greenville, and we are proud to announce that our very own Ebony Austin is the Leadership Chair of PULSE—a LEAD program of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce that provides professional and leadership development for young professionals.

Ebony is the Director of First Impressions at A.T. LOCKE, PC. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ebony moved to Greenville, S.C., and completed her final year of high school at Greenville Senior High. She attended Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., and relocated to Greenville to complete her Associates Degree in criminal justice at Greenville Technical College. Early in Ebony’s career, she worked as a case manager for the state of South Carolina, became a realtor for Prudential C. Dan Joyner and later for Keller Williams Realty. She served as a tactical buyer and accounts specialist for a major manufacturing company and owned and operated a local historic business in downtown Greenville. Ebony is a wife and mother who enjoys volunteering her time in the community. Ebony has been an active PULSE member for two years.