Cristina BumgartnerCharleston, S.C. –Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC, a Charleston-based certified public accounting and business advisory firm, has added Cristina A. Bumgartner as staff accountant.

 As staff accountant, Bumgartner prepares corporate, estate, partnership, and individual income tax returns, along with internal and external financial statements, and is responsible for monthly and quarterly bookkeeping. Bumgartner holds prior experience as a staff accountant at Hood & Selander, CPAs, LLC, and as an accounting manager at Avocet Properties in Charleston. She also worked as a legislative director at Ervin Technical Associates, Inc., a boutique lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., after graduation. Bumgartner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in corporate communication at the College of Charleston. She is currently preparing to sit for the CPA exam, and has already taken and passed the first of four parts.

 Founded in 2005, 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.