Professionalism. Responsiveness. Quality.

We offer a broad range of services to help you secure a sound financial future. You've worked hard to get where you are. You deserve a firm that works hard for you.

Our Team

Welch, Roberts, Amburn & Hutto, LLC is a full-service accounting firm serving the greater Charleston area since 1976. Our priority is providing a quality service that is specific to each one of our clients. Our goal is to help our clients' companies improve their position so that the business owners improve their personal financial positions.    



Meet Our Partners: 



R. Patrick Welch, CPA/CFF

Pat founded the firm in 1976. His expertise in income taxation is well known among local businesses. In addition to his income tax expertise, Pat also assists many of his clients in all aspects of real estate development.

J. Hart Roberts, CPA/PFS

Hart has been providing the highest quality professional financial services to his clients for over 30 years. He has a proven record of bringing innovative ideas and solutions to help clients meet their tax and financial goals.

Franklin H. Amburn, CPA

Franklin assists small business owners with managing their businesses. His experience in measuring and interpreting financial information helps small business owners work toward obtaining their business and personal financial goals.

Jeff T. Hutto, CPA

Holding both a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters of Taxation from Clemson University, Jeff has over 16 years of experience specializing in taxation of individuals, corporations, and partnerships, as well as in consulting small businesses.

Welch, Roberts, Amburn & Hutto, LLC's skilled accountants are trained to also be astute business advisors. They keep abreast of changing requirements of state and federal governments through continuing professional education programs. We review each individual's capabilities and skills regularly and select special seminars to enhance their expertise.


Meet Our Staff:


Sherri M. Broyles, CPA
Manager - Client Accounting Services

- B.S. in Business Administration, College of Charleston

- M.S. in Accountancy, College of Charleston

- Quickbooks Pro Advisor

Andrew J. Preston, CPA
Manager - Tax

- B.S. in Accounting, Appalachian State University

- Masters of Business Administration, The Citadel Graduate College



Caroline G. Helems, CPA
Senior Accountant

- B.S. in Accounting, College of Charleston

- M.S. in Accountancy, The University of Charleston



Alyssa A. Sales, CPA
Senior Accountant

- B.S. in Business Administration, University of North Carolina 

- Masters in Accountancy, University of North Carolina 

Betsy Richardson, CPA
Senior Accountant

- B.S. in Theater Arts and Arts Administration, Catawba College




Landon C. Dickerson, CPA
Staff Accountant
- B.S. in Business Administration, Erskine College
- Masters of Professional Accountancy, Clemson



Pearce R. Vogler, CPA
Staff Accountant

- B.S. in Accounting, Clemson University 

- Masters of Professional Accountancy, Clemson University 

Matthew Mullarkey
Staff Accountant

- B.S. in Accounting, Limestone College



Jennifer Deremer
Firm Administrator
Jay Roberts
Firm Administrator


At the center of all our services are our quality control policies that ensure consistency, high standards and disciplined controls. We proudly participate in the profession's self-regulation of standards through peer review. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and its Division for CPA Firms as well as the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.



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