Faces Of The Grand Strand - Websterrogers

April 2023
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
Scott Smallin

Pictured from left: Adam Johnson, Senior Manager; Kathleen Holston, Director; Tim Sinclair, Director; Kirby Millwood, Partner; Gregory Ackerman, Partner; Jenny Secker, Director; John Waybright, Senior Director

Founded by partners Webster, Rogers, West, Berry & Grady in 1984, the vision for a niche accounting firm is still at the core of WebsterRogers’ mission. Frank “Buzz” Rogers continues his dedicated service as Director, while current CEO and Managing Partner, Amy F. Urquhart, values internal leadership and development opportunities that allow WR to evolve in a manner which best serves its clients and communities.

With seven office locations and over 140 associates, WR possesses both the industry and technical specialization to meet ever-changing client and market needs. A combination of close local relationships, accessibility to global resources, and deep technical expertise is what sets WR apart from the competition. The firm plans to continue expanding its service lines and identifying viable collaboration options that complement the various accounting, tax, audit, and consulting services already offered across all industry groups.

In healthcare, WR works with independent group medical and dental practices, ambulatory surgery centers, health systems, and providers to meet their needs from an individual to organizational scale. A few services include project implementation and management,operational and financial management, systems evaluations, practice assessments, and quality/value-based care. Kirby Millwood and Gregory Ackerman are both Partners with the Healthcare Services Group.

WR’s Hospitality Services Group provides turn-key financial and accounting services to keep operations running smoothly while their clients focus on customer satisfaction. Full-service and quick-serve restaurants, resorts, hotels, golf courses and private clubs, both local and franchises can benefit from services which include: start-ups, entity selection, cost segregation, private equity, and credits such as “ERC.” Adam Johnson oversees this group, and was recently promoted to Senior Manager.

WR’s Manufacturing Services Group delivers on a client-centric business model that leverages the firm’s expertise; offering leadership development, process improvement, accounting, tax, audit, financial consulting, and more. Tim Sinclair, Industry Consulting Director, and Kathleen Holston, State and Local Tax Director, help drive this team.

The real estate and construction industries are also served by WR with tailored services like M&A transaction services, lease-buy considerations, business and real estate valuations, and equipment job costing. Jenny Secker, Director of Tax, is part of WR’s Real Estate and Construction Group.

In addition to industry-specific services, WR’s Business Services Group (BSG) provides outsourced accounting services to clients including sales tax preparation, accounts payable/receivable, accounting advisory and support, payroll tax filing, customized management reports, controllership and CFO services, and more. These services strengthen clients with both strategic and compliance focused financial expertise without the overhead expense of hiring full-time personnel for those positions. John Waybright is the BSG Line Leader and Senior Director for WR.

These seven talented individuals are an important part of the overall team serving the Grand Strand from WR’s Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island locations. The firm was recently rewarded Best Accounting Firm in the SCBIZ News Reader Rankings and were finalists for Best Tax Preparation Company and Best Accounting Firm in the Myrtle Beach Herald Readers’ Choice Award. Additionally, they have been listed in IPA Top 500 Firms (based on revenue) for multiple consecutive years. To learn more about what WR can do for you, visit their webpage or contact a professional through your local office.

WebsterRogers LLP 
Myrtle Beach
950 48th Ave N Ste 201
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 448-1500

Pawleys Island
147 Professional Ln Unit A
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone: (843) 237-9004