Kristen Jerome, CPA


Kristen joined BPS in 2010. She is an experienced business advisor, providing clients with timely, innovative and high-quality advice on a broad array of accounting, finance, corporate governance and general business issues. She has significant experience in the niche practice areas of transaction support services - including buy-side and sell-side quality of earnings, due diligence and consulting, as well as ERISA/DOL compliance.

Much of my practice is focused on serving privately held, middle market companies in the manufacturing, distribution, construction and services industries. Helping clients solve unique problems is very rewarding.

Kristen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina in 2009, where she majored in both Accounting and Insurance/Risk Management, with a minor in Italian.

I believe I have the most interesting job in the world. Having expertise in special practice areas allows me to help clients through some of the most stressful times in the business lifecycle. It’s very rewarding to have clients place that kind of trust in us.

Kristen obtained a Situational Leadership Trainer Certification in 2021 and has a keen interest in building leaders within the firm and the community. She is a frequent speaker and content provider on auditing, accounting and various other topics

Areas of Expertise:

  • Audit/Assurance
  • Mergers & Acquistions
  • Cost Accounting

Industry Expertise:

  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Real Estate Settlement Companies
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Insurance
  • Employee Retirement Plans
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing

Professional Involvement:

  • SC Women in Business 2021 (Columbia/Greenville Business Magazine)
  • The State Newspaper’s 20 Under 40, Class of 2016
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2014
  • Member, Construction Financial Management Association
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement:

  • Bull Street Commission (2022-Present)
  • Leadership Columbia Advisory Board (2016-2022)
  • Treasurer, YMCA of Columbia Board of Directors (2017-2021)
  • Chairman, Downtown YMCA Advisory Board (2015-2017, Member since 2010)
  • Treasurer, OneColumbia for Arts and Historical Preservation (2012-2016)


  • B.S., Accounting and Insurance & Risk Management, University of South Carolina