Bokesch & Tipton Accounting Services

(803) 978-2800

1320 Main Street, Suite 220

Columbia, SC 29201

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Welcome to Bokesch & Tipton, LLC Bokesch & Tipton, LLC offers a full range of accounting services for individuals and businesses in all phases of growth - from start-up businesses to large established companies. Our services include what one would expect from a traditional CPA firm, but also go much further - from QuickBooks® support and business advisory services to business valuations and litigation support. Our experience and knowledge will allow us to determine the services our clients currently need in order to avoid pitfalls in the future. Our services include: Financial Statement Preparation and Accounting Services Tax Services State and Local Tax Services Business Advisory Services Business Valuations Litigation Support Our diverse backgrounds, education, and experience allow us to provide fresh perspectives to our clients. We believe that in order to provide the best services possible we must listen to our clients and gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that they face.  We utilize our knowledge and experience to promote an open exchange of ideas between us and our clients so that we can provide the appropriate services and solutions that meet our clients’ needs.


More About Our Firm

Bokesch & Tipton, LLC was founded by Mark Bokesch and Sara Tipton.  Our diverse backgrounds, education, and experience allow us to provide fresh perspectives to our clients. We believe that in order to provide the best services possible we must listen to our clients and gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that they face.  We utilize our knowledge and experience to promote an open exchange of ideas between us and our clients so that we can provide the appropriate services and solutions that meet our clients’ needs.


C. Mark Bokesch, CPA, CVA, CFE

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Originally from Mount Airy, North Carolina, Mark chose to make Columbia his home after attending the University of South Carolina Law School and the Moore School of Business where he earned his Juris Doctorate and Master of  Taxation.

Mark has experience working with international and local accounting firms, and has built an impressive career in the tax, business valuation, and litigation realms.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a Certified Valuation Analyst and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Mark believes one of the most rewarding parts of his career is not just helping the client achieve his goals, but being able to go one step further and exceed the client’s expectations.  He believes that Bokesch & Tipton, LLC’s philosophy of fostering an open exchange of ideas with its clients greatly helps in being able to exceed clients’ expectations.

Mark also enjoys giving back to his community.  He is an active member of Capital Rotary whose motto is “Service above self.” He served as the club’s Treasurer and Secretary for several years.  He is also active with the University of South Carolina serving as a committee chair on its Friends of the Accounting Department board.


Sara E. Tipton, CPA, MBA

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Sara is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee and attended the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate and masters degrees. She received a B.S. in both Accounting and Finance and a Masters in Business Administration. She has worked in the accounting departments of both a large privately held company and a publicly traded company before beginning her career in public accounting.

Sara is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor. She has experience in tax, financial statement preparation, and accounting systems. One of the greatest joys Sara gets from her work is being able to see her clients grow and succeed, knowing that she played an integral part in their success whether it was from helping establish a proper accounting system or preparing the financial statements that the client used to project its growth. Bokesch & Tipton, LLC’s philosophy of fostering an open exchange of ideas with its clients greatly helps in being able to understand the clients’ needs and assist them in meeting and exceeding their goals.

Sara is also active in her community, serving as the Finance Director for Columbia Opportunity Resource, a non-profit organization committed to attracting, retaining, and engaging Columbians.