George L. Kennedy III, CPA

George L. Kennedy III, CPA

State Auditor


George L. Kennedy III, CPA

George has served as State Auditor for the State of South Carolina since October 2015. As State Auditor, he leads the entity responsible for financial and compliance audits of the state and its various agencies, health care providers receiving Medicaid reimbursements and internal audit services focused on the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Previously a partner with Elliott Davis, a regional public accounting firm, George focused on providing services to government, education and not-for-profit entities for much of his nearly 30 year career. He has extensive experience with financial reporting under government accounting standards and Uniform Guidance. A Certified Public Accountant, his professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) and the National State Auditors Association (NSAA).

A South Carolina native, George graduated from Clemson University in Clemson, SC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

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