Brian L. Johnson

Partner, CPA

As a partner specializing in taxation, Brian has over 20 years of public accounting experience, with a particularly strong emphasis in serving closely-held businesses and their owners. Brian began his career with Ernst & Young then, after several years with an Upstate regional firm, Brian co-founded SuggsJohnson in 2005.

Brian has deep roots in the Upstate and serves his community and profession in various ways including serving as a Director for the South Carolina Board of Accountancy, past chair of the South Carolina Association of CPAs Tax Committee, former director/treasurer of United Way of Anderson, and board vice chair of Hospice of the Upstate. Brian is a University of Georgia “20 Under 40” and Bulldog 100 honoree.

Education :

Presbyterian College, B.S., Accounting & Business Administration
University of Georgia, M.Acc., Taxation

Practice Areas :

Tax, partnerships, real estate, and general business planning

Prior Firms :

Ernst & Young; Elliott Davis, LLC

Professional :

American Institute of CPAs; South Carolina Association of CPAs

Community :

South Carolina Board of Accountancy (Director); South Carolina Association of CPAs Tax Committee (former Chair); United Way of Anderson (former Director and Treasurer); and Hospice of the Upstate (Board Vice Chair).

Personal Interests :

Family, sports, hiking