Employee Spotlight – Kurt Kuchenbrod

Where did you go to college?
After attending Florida State University for two years, I transferred to the University of South Carolina where I received my Accounting degree and Master of Accountancy.

What year did you join Scott and Company? 
I started working at Scott and Company on September 2, 2019.

Why did you choose Scott and Company?
It was clear that Scott and Company was a great place to work as evidenced by the regular appearances in the “Best Places to Work in SC”. With a young family, a real work-life balance is very important to me, and Scott and Company has certainly provided that.

Give a summary of background work experience and tell about your current responsibilities at the firm, especially if you have a unique responsibility(s).
I started my career in public accounting in Asheville, NC in the summer of 2012. When we found out that we were expecting our first daughter, we moved to Lexington, SC to be closer to family. Since moving back to SC, I have enjoyed developing my tax expertise and being a trusted advisor to our clients. Being knowledgeable in a field that most people don’t like thinking about and helping clients navigate the ever-changing field of tax accounting has been very rewarding.

What do you enjoy most about living in Columbia?
While we loved living in Asheville, it is hard to think of any place other than the Midlands as our home. My wife and I met as college students working at Liberty Taproom in the Vista. We both graduated from USC. Both of our daughters were born at Lexington Medical Center. There is a sense of comfort here that can’t be replicated anywhere else.

Where is your favorite place to go and why?
I only have three stamps in my passport, each one is from Jamaica. My wife and I love to go to Jamaica for vacation. The people are friendly, the culture is one of a kind, and the country is beautiful.

What interesting fact would you most like your readers to know about you?
Since I was young, I have always had a fascination with aviation. My dream is to someday get my pilot’s license.

Kurt Family
Brooke, Addy (1), Carter (5), and Kurt