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George L. Kennedy, III, CPA
State Auditor
South Carolina Office of the State Auditor


George Kennedy serves as State Auditor for the State of South Carolina, a position he has held since October 2015. As State Auditor, he leads the entity responsible for financial and compliance audits of the state and its various agencies, health care providers receiving Medicaid reimbursements, Court audits and internal audit services focused on the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Mr. Kennedy was previously a partner with Elliott Davis Decosimo, a regional public accounting firm, where he focused on providing services to government, education and not-for-profit entities for much of his nearly 30 year career. He has extensive experience with financial reporting under government accounting standards and Uniform Guidance. A Certified Public Accountant, his professional affiliations include the American Association of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) and the National State Auditor’s Association (NSAA).

A South Carolina native, Mr. Kennedy graduated from Clemson University in Clemson, SC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.