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Faculty and Staff

Phillip Parker, CPA, CFE, MACC

Title: Chair of BBCE Division
Instructor-Accounting, Finance, and Insurance
Department: Business, Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Education
USC Lancaster
E-mail: ptparker@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-313-7452
Fax: 803-313-7106
Office: Hubbard Hall 215
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 2:15 am - 3:15 pm
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Background

After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1991, I started work at an insurance software solutions provider called PMSC in Blythewood, SC.  PMSC provided programming solutions and third part administration work for various insurance companies across the U.S.  After working as an accountant and financial analyst, I was promoted to Lead Financial Analyst in 12/1997.  I left PMSC and worked at the SC Retirement Systems as a Fiscal Manager performing various investment accounting duties for a couple of years before accepting a position with Blue Cross Blue Shield as Supervisor of  Accounting and Finance.   Within three years I was promoted to Manager of Accounting and Financial Services for a division with over 200 million in annual revenues.  My team was responsible for the preparation of the annual financial report, completing insurance premium tax returns for 40+ states, and for all other accounting functions related to the company.  My duties also included establishing and maintaining strong internal control related to the accounting area.  I began working full-time at the University of South Carolina Lancaster in August 2008 as a Business professor, teaching Accounting, Finance, and Insurance courses.  In July 2017 I accepted the Division Chair position for the BBCE division of USC Lancaster.  I am a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.