CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston-based accounting and business advisory firm Jarrard, Nowell & Russell has hired Ellen Makhenzon as a staff accountant.

Makhenzon’s responsibilities include bookkeeping and tax return preparation. A Ukrainian native, Makhenzon came to the United States seven years ago and has since earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan, where she also minored in economics. Prior to joining Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, Makhenzon volunteered as a tax preparer for low-income residents at the Hispanic Center and Jewish Community Center.

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 to serve clients in the Lowcountry and throughout South Carolina. 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.