Formed in 1984, Duncan, Farmer, McIlrath, Marlowe and Cole CPAs has been serving the community of Myrtle Beach for over three decades. Our partnership has outlasted the summer tourists, the sunburns, and the storms, and we hope that our client relationships will continue to strengthen alongside us. As a large firm, we offer the expertise and experience that other firms can’t match, but our professional, personable team makes working with us like working with neighbors.

With five partners and a phenomenal cast of additional staff, we serve both businesses and individuals in Myrtle Beach and elsewhere. Our services include full audits for organizations in need of financial assurance, reviews and compilations, tax preparation, payroll, and many other services. Consultations are available for special requirements, as we will try our best to work with you to fulfill your accounting needs.

Grand Strand CPAS


Tim Duncan | CPA, Partner

Tim, the Managing Principal of DFMM&C CPAs, has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from UNC Wilmington. He previously served as the president of the Grand Strand Chapter of the South Carolina Association of CPAs.

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Edward Farmer | CPA, Partner

The Taxation Services Principal, Ed has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Wake Forest. Ed is not only a leader in the community, but an active member of the Taxation Section of the AICPA.


James McIlrath | CPA, Partner

With an MBA from University of South Carolina, James serves as DFMM&C's Principal of Small Business Services. He has served in a wide range of roles in the South Carolina Association of CPAs.



Eric Marlowe | CPA, Partner

Eric’s specialty at DFMM&C is Construction Industry Audits and Tax Work. He holds a Bachelor’s in business administration from the University of South Carolina-Coastal, and is a member of several accounting organizations.



David Cole | CPA, PartneR

David earned a Bachelor’s in accounting from The Citadel, and he has served as president of the Grand Strand Chapter of CPAs. A native of Myrtle Beach, David holds a CPA license in his home state of South Carolina.





Jane Thayer |  Accountant

Jane received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a CPA concentration from Coastal Carolina University in 2015. She is an affiliate member of SCACPA. Her experience in CPA firms spans more than 30 years of service.


Tia Ecker | Office Admin & Payroll

Tia’s specialty is payroll, and she works to keep the firm running smoothly with administrative duties, bookkeeping, and accounting.  




Karen Causey | Secretary

For over a decade, Karen has served as the Administrative Assistant and Receptionist for DFMM&C.



Jen Ellendorf | Payroll

Jen’s focus at DFMM&C is payroll processing, and her specialty out of the office is enjoying the beach.




Linda Lintelman | Bookkeeper Sales Tax

Linda is a vital part of the DFMM&C team, specializing in bookkeeping, sales tax, and after-the-fact payroll.



David has been an immense help with handling all of our personal and business taxes over the last few years, and can’t imagine not having him.
— V. Keen, webSMART.co
Tim & Ed have taken care of us for years. There’s no one else on the Grand Strand we trust more with doing our taxes.
— M. Allison, Surf City Surf Shop