Eric Schmid, CPA
Shareholder, Elliott Davis, LLC
Eric Schmid joined Elliott Davis after spending more than 20 years with a Big Four accounting firm, a decade of which he spent in the role of client service audit partner. He has acquired extensive experience serving a wide array of clients, ranging from closely held companies to SEC-registered multinationals. While most of Eric’s focus has been in the broad sector of manufacturing companies, he has worked with clients in numerous industries including, among others: aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, software, and diversified industrials. During his tenure with his prior firm, Eric completed two separate extended work assignments in Germany, for a combined duration of approximately six years. This European work experience afforded Eric in-depth involvement with multinational clients and also allowed him to acquire a deep understanding International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Eric’s IFRS knowledge has been employed to serve many United States based subsidiaries of foreign companies and he has frequently served as a technical and educational resource for international accounting topics. Eric has a high level of German language proficiency. Eric is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on several not-for-profit boards. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Masters of Accountancy at the University of South Carolina and a B.S. in Accounting at the University of South Carolina Upstate.