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Meet our Team:

Ashley Thiem W. Ashley Thiem, CPA
wathiem@tmcpas.com


W. Ashley Thiem, CPA, is the co-President of Thiem & McCutcheon. He has been certified as a public accountant since 2006 and has worked in the accounting industry since 2003. Previously, Mr. Thiem was an associate at Thiem, Jackson & Pace from 2003-2009.

Mr. Thiem attended the University of Georgia, where he earned the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree. He then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Charleston Southern University.

Mr. Thiem belongs to several professional associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). Mr. Thiem has become increasingly involved in SCACPA, serving on the Young CPAs Leadership Cabinet (serving as the Chair for two years), the Behavioral Standards Committee, the Legislative and Advocacy Committee, the Strategic Membership Task Force and is a Key Person Contact for the Political Action Committee. In 2011, Mr. Thiem won the South Carolina Young CPA Award and in 2012 he was elected to the SCACPA Board of Directors.

Except for his time in college, Mr. Thiem has resided in Charleston all of his life and has been active in the community. Mr. Thiem is currently a Trustee for the St. Michael’s Foundation, serves on the board for the Charleston Chapter of Smiles for a Lifetime and is on the Young Alumni Board of UGA’s Terry College of Business. Mr. Thiem was on the St. Michael’s Church Finance Commission and was the Missions Coordinator for The Gate at St. Michael’s Church.

Mr. Thiem and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Mt. Pleasant and have two children.


Ben McCutcheon J. Ben McCutcheon, III, CPA
jbm@tmcpas.com


J. Ben McCutcheon, III, CPA, is the co-President of Thiem & McCutcheon, CPAs, PA. He has been certified as a public accountant since 2005 and has worked in the accounting industry since 1998. Previously, Mr. McCutcheon was a staff accountant at Gamble Givens and Moody from 1998-2002 and an associate at Thiem, Jackson & Pace from 2002-2009.

Mr. McCutcheon attended The Citadel, where he earned the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration.

Mr. McCutcheon belongs to several professional associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA).

Mr. McCutcheon is originally from Lake City, SC. He has lived in the Charleston area since graduating from college and has been active in the community. Mr. McCutcheon is currently on the Finance Committee of his Homeowners Association. Mr. McCutcheon is a member of St. James Episcopal Church and various Citadel Associations.

Mr. McCutcheon and his wife, Erin, reside in Johns Island.


David E. Thiem David E. Thiem, CPA
dethiem@tmcpas.com


David E. Thiem, CPA, is the chairman of Thiem & McCutcheon CPAs, PA. He has been certified as a public accountant since 1969. Previously, Mr. Thiem was a partner at Thiem, Jackson & Pace and served as its Chairman from 1984-2009. He was also a partner with McKnight & Frampton from 1969-1984, serving part of that time as a Managing Partner, and an associate before that from 1963-1969.

Mr. Thiem attended the University of Texas before serving in the United States Navy. He ultimately received his Bachelor of Management Arts degree from Charleston Southern University, graduating summa cum laude.

Mr. Thiem belongs to several professional associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), on which he served on the Employee Benefits Subcommittee, and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), on which he served on the Executive Committee, Ethics Committee, Insurance Committee (Chairman), Taxation Committee (Chairman), and the Annual Meetings Committee. He has served as President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Coastal Chapter of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

A resident of Charleston since 1963, Mr. Thiem has been a part of many civic and charitable organizations in the area, including the Estate Planning Council (President and Secretary), Exchange Club of Charleston, Inc. (Vice-President and Treasurer), Exchange Club Fair of Charleston, Inc. (Treasurer), Charleston Southern University Buccaneer Club (Board of Directors), Porter-Gaud School Father’s Association (Board of Directors and Treasurer), Charleston Baptist Association Finance Committee (Chairman), South Carolina Baptist Convention General Board (Finance Committee Chairman), First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant Finance Committee (Chairman), East Cooper Habitat for Humanity (Board Member and Treasurer), and the Raven’s Run Homeowners Association (Board of Directors, President, and Treasurer).

Mr. Thiem and his wife, Gloria, have two sons and one daughter as well as two grandchildren.


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