Susan S. Mullins-Burgess
Director of Finance
Susan Mullins-Burgess is the Director of Finance for The Spartanburg County Foundation. Mrs. Burgess is responsible for the fiscal stewardship of the Foundation and directs the overall financial plans, accounting, budget, and audit activities. Mrs. Burgess ensures that financial transactions are fairly presented in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, and establishes and implements programs and internal controls to prevent and detect fraud.
Mrs. Burgess is a 6th generation Floridian born in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her father was in the military which led her to places all over the world including living in Germany and Ethiopia. Susan is a graduate of Converse College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting with a minor in Economics and a Related Field in German. She studied German at the Goethe Institut in Rothenburg ob de Tauber, Germany. She also received a certification in Human Resource Management through Spartanburg Community College.
Susan worked for Blockbuster Entertainment for over 6 years. While there, she was the Central Trainer for the Southeast, District Manager in St. Pete and Clearwater, FL and the Payroll Supervisor (for WJB Video). Later she was the Accounting/Office Manager for Gateway Additive Company (Lubrizol) in Spartanburg, and eventually started her own Accounting Consulting business prior to joining The Spartanburg County Foundation in 2007.
Susan is a Sustainer of the Junior League of Spartanburg and a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg and a member of Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association. Also, an active member of the IMA, The Association for Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business, where she has served as the Co-Director of Technical Programs in 2011, Past President-Elect for 2012-2013 year, Past President in 2013-2014, and currently serving as Secretary for two consecutive years 2014 – 2016.
In the past, she was elected to sit on the School Improvement Council with Jesse Boyd Elementary and served on the Trinity United Methodist Children’s Board. She has served on the City of Spartanburg Investment Oversight Committee and Treasurer at St Paul Catholics School Board. In addition, Susan has served as Treasurer of the Music Guild and various other social and volunteer clubs and committees throughout Spartanburg.
Contact Susan For:
- Financial Administration
- Fund Activity Questions
- Financial Oversight for Foundation Initiatives
- National Standards