Charleston, SFrances Whitten.C. — Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC, a Charleston-based accounting and business advisory firm, has hired Frances Lester Whitten as office manager.

Whitten, who holds more than 10 years of experience in customer service and office administration, previously served as the district sales assistant for the Sacramento, Ca., office of Paychex, Inc. In her new role at Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC, Whitten will oversee the processing of tax returns for the firm, and provide support to ensure a smooth work flow and positive work atmosphere. Originally from Charlottesville, VA, Whitten and her husband Bob reside in Mt. Pleasant, where she has lived since 1997 with her three children.

Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC, is a certified public accounting and business advisory firm based in Charleston, S.C., utilizing significant experience in corporate financial management and public accounting. From offices in Charleston and Summerville, the firm serves clients in the Lowcountry and throughout South Carolina, including Columbia and the Midlands. Drawing on extensive, executive-level financial management experience with international Fortune 500 corporations, the firm counsels business and individual clients with a comprehensive and strategic approach, placing emphasis on long-range financial goals and business planning. For more information, visit www.jnrcpas.com.