COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bauknight Pietras & Stormer, P.A. (BPS), is pleased to announce that Kevin Guy, CPA, ACI, has joined the firm as audit manager. Guy, who will be based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be focused on supporting the South Carolina-based accounting and tax consultancy firm’s rapidly growing captive insurance and general insurance client base in the United States and internationally.
Guy brings to BPS more than 18 years of experience in public accounting with Big Four accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and regional audit firms in the greater Philadelphia area. Guy has worked extensively with clients in the insurance industry, largely captives, property and casualty, and reinsurance. This includes planning and executing audits, analyzing financial reporting processes, and providing guidance on technical accounting issues.
Additionally, Guy holds the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation through the International Center for Captive Insurance Education.
Commenting on the announcement, BPS Managing Shareholder Russell Bauknight said, “We’re pleased to welcome Kevin to our firm. In recent years, our captive insurance practice has grown exponentially. Both our audit and tax groups have been recognized as being among the best advisory firms for captive insurance companies. We are fortunate to add someone with Kevin’s insurance industry experience and proven client service and leadership skills.”
Demand for BPS’s expertise in captives has accelerated over the last few years, driven by challenges in commercial insurance sectors. Significant premium increases have led many businesses to form captives to insure their risks. In addition, businesses with existing captives have been expanding the coverages of their captives. This has resulted in a large increase in both the number of captive insurance companies and the scope of audit and tax work required for existing captive clients.
Guy’s joining BPS is well timed. “Based on BPS’s expertise and reputation in the captive industry, there is a strong alignment between my professional goal and the firm’s goal of growing as a leader in this niche. Along with their family-oriented culture, the decision to join BPS was easy,” says Guy.
Guy earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of the West Indies. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a licensed certified public accountant in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Established in 1991, BPS is among the Southeast’s premier accounting and consulting firms and among the largest locally owned public accounting firms in South Carolina with more than 85 Certified Public Accountants and professional staff. BPS is a strategic, trusted partner to clients in the insurance, construction and real estate, trusts and estates, employee benefits, hospitality, manufacturing and distribution, professional services, telecommunications, and technology industries. BPS is a member of Prime Global, an association of private accounting firms, and was recognized as one of “America’s 50 Best of the Best Firms” in 2020 by INSIDE Public Accounting, as the top tax advisory firm in the United States by Captive Review, and among the top recommended tax and accounting firms in America by Forbes in 2019 and 2020. Learn more at www.BPS.CPA
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