Kellie Crook Kanipe, CPA, CFE

Senior Manager

NC Certificate #37711

Kellie Kanipe CFE CPA

Kellie C. Kanipe CPA, CFE  is a Senior Manager at Johnson Price Sprinkle PA accounting firm.  She joined JPS in 2014 and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Wofford College.  Kellie is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE).

Kellie has over twenty years’ experience in public accounting working with a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, franchises, and land development.  At JPS, Kellie provides assurance services to a variety of corporations.  She has also worked in internal controls, and, fraud detection and prevention. Due to her personal ties, Kellie gravitates toward working with entities in Henderson County, North Carolina. Her skillful approach and sharp analytical skills are highly respected amongst clients and colleagues alike.

Prior to JPS, Kellie worked as an auditor and tax manager for an accounting firm with offices in both Henderson and Transylvania Counties. In this position, she led team audits as well as reviewed and prepared tax returns.

She is active in the community both professionally and personally. In her free time, she enjoys being with her two children and at their sporting activities, cooking, exercising at the YMCA, traveling, and showing her dogs in competitive events.



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CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners, License #37711

CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Pardee Hospital Foundation
Finance Committee Chair
Past Board of Directors - Treasurer

Buncombe County Council on Aging
Board of Directors
Finance Committee Member

Board of Directors
Finance Committee Member

Pisgah Legal Services
Finance Committee Member

Henderson County Free Medical Clinic, Inc.
Past Board of Directors - Treasurer

Immaculata Catholic School
Past Board of Directors

Asheville Kennel Club
Past Board of Directors - Treasurer

Biltmore Baptist Church
Past Crown Financial Ministries - Instructor

Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Entrepreneurship Committee Member

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

North Carolina Association of Public Accountants