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About Us


For nearly thirty years, Cox, Cauley & Richardson, LLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals, businesses and non-profits. The firm's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statement preparation, financial and tax planning, cash flow analysis and tax dispute resolutions.

Cox, Cauley & Richardson, LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. By combining the expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close attention to detail they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, experienced financial managers, seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our practice has been so successful.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Cox, Cauley & Richardson, LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of our area’s business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around our service area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base.

Our Team

Thomas W. Cox, CPA (864) 225-8713

Tom worked in industry for 15 years as Controller and VP-Finance/CFO for manufacturing companies. In 1985, he began his career in public accounting, specializing in applying his experience as a financial manager to business clients in the medical, construction, manufacturing and non-profit fields.

Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has served as an officer and board member of non-profit organizations and his church and on the Tax Committee of the SC Association of CPA's. He has BS and MBA degrees from Florida State University.

Christopher S. Cauley, CPA (864) 225-8713

Chris has extensive experience working with the domestic and international tax issues facing real estate, partnerships, corporations and individuals, with almost 20 years of experience in public accounting.

Chris received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Accountancy in 2003 from the University of Georgia. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of CPA's. He has extensive experience serving as an officer on many nonprofit boards in our community. He currently serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee at his church.

Polly A. Richardson, CPA (864) 225-8713

Polly joined the firm in late 2013 following thirty-three years of practice in Anderson and the surrounding community. While specializing in all areas of income tax preparation and planning, she has been qualified by the SC 10th Judicial Family Court as an expert in Business Valuation and Retirement Plan Valuations and the US Federal District Court of Greenville, SC regarding Retirement Plan Valuations. In addition, she has extensive experience in divorce and separation consulting and litigation support for family court and business issues. Polly is past president and board member of Anderson County Arts Council and past board member of United Way of Anderson County.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and SC Association of CPA's and is a 1979 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BS in Accounting.

Mike Willoughby (864) 232-0653

Mike is our tax senior manager in Greenville. Mike has extensive experience working with businesses and individuals for both accounting and tax needs.

Carol King (864) 225-8713

Carol joined our firm in August 2012 after retiring from the SC Department of Revenue as a Revenue Officer with 25 years of tax experience. She has worked extensively with tax issues involving individuals, corporations, partnerships and non-profit organizations and is specialized in state sales tax. Carol received her BS degree from The University of South Carolina with majors in Finance and Real Estate.

Carol serves as president of her HOA and on the Mauldin City Council.