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Welcome to Smith & Howard

Headquartered in Atlanta, Smith & Howard is a top Atlanta CPA firm providing a wide range of services, including assurance, tax, accounting and advisory services. Our business clients range from start-ups to large, established businesses that operate across the U.S. and internationally. We also have a strong nonprofit client family, including many of Georgia's most respected organizations. By extension, we also serve the tax, accounting and advisory needs of the owners and executives of businesses. Many of these individuals and families are also clients of Smith & Howard Wealth Management, a  wealth management firm serving as the family's CFO. 

Recognized for two consecutive years (2014 and 2015) as the number one firm in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting and as a Top Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today, we bring a national scope of services with a personal, responsive service approach and a team of smart, dedicated professionals that work with clients year after year.

Our reputation and standards for excellence, as set forth in our Values are supported by the high regard in which our clients and associates hold us, the historical results of our peer reviews under the AICPA standards and our PCAOB compliance. 

We frequently provide updated information on topics of interest to individuals as well as to industry sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, nonprofit, real estate, technology and construction. Our most recent articles, blog posts and news items can be found below, or you can access our full library of articles here

 

Latest News & Media

Tax

While the fat lady still isn’t singing, she seems to be warming up. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the...

Accounting/Audit

Construction businesses that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will face an important change...

Tax

As Congress continues to work on details of tax reform, possible elements are released. The Republican reveal of...

Real Estate

The golden years are on the horizon for the Baby Boomers, but the style in which they live in those golden years...

How To

For most of us, the devastation in Texas and Louisiana is a time when we seek to reach out and help those affected...

Real Estate

Smith & Howard’s 2017 survey of Georgia’s real estate and construction industries revealed strong optimism for...

Real Estate

Georgia's students are in back-to-school mode this month, and construction industry leaders are hopeful skilled...

S&H Team

Smith & Howard has been named one of the 2017 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For, marking the...

Manufacturing

In June, the Georgia legislature passed a series of sweeping tax-related bills, many of them providing breaks or...

Tax

Our recent real estate and construction survey focused primarily on Metro Atlanta, but Georgia’s small towns are...

Real Estate

We often hear and acknowledge that it’s important for an accounting firm to be a business’ “trusted advisor,” but...

Tax

President Trump’s one-page tax reform plan issued in April set out four goals:...

Accounting/Audit

On April 20, 2017, the AICPA issued Exposure Draft AU-C sec. 703 entitled, “Forming an Opinion...

Real Estate

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Nonprofits

In continuation of our series on the impact of Accounting Standards Update 2016-14, Presentation of Financial...

Manufacturing

The "border adjustment" tax proposal that is intended to boost exports over imports has several major U.S....

S&H Team

Smith & Howard, a top Atlanta accounting firm, recently announced the launch of a new service offering:...

Company Culture

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Tax

Once upon a time, Georgians had to travel to Hollywood for a chance to catch a live glimpse of a movie star. These...

Nonprofits

In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-14,...

Technology

Summary

The technology industry is no stranger to Washington D.C. In 2015, the five biggest...

Tax

VAT is a consumer tax on goods and services in the E.U. (including the U.K.) and other foreign countries. The...

Manufacturing

There is much being said about the nation’s manufacturing industry and where it is headed under the new...

Tax

New rules and a general reminder about a tax incentive that can increase cash flow for your business....

Nonprofits

Like any industry, nonprofit organizations must stay ahead of the curve when it comes to differentiating their...

Manufacturing

With three years of data under our belts and year-end numbers in, we’re happy to report that the Georgia...

Tax

On Monday, December 12, 2016 the Supreme Court refused to hear a case challenging a Colorado law that requires...

Tax

As the dust settles from President-elect Donald Trump’s historic victory and the accompanying Republican sweep of...

Manufacturing

In our...

Real Estate

Tax relief opportunities for owners of real estate can be found in unexpected places—from parking lot striping to...

Case Studies

Fraud is commonplace and can happen to any business, as evidenced by the frequent news stories on the subject....

Latest News & Media

Real Estate
Smith & Howard’s 2017 survey of Georgia’s real estate and construction industries...
Real Estate
Georgia's students are in back-to-school mode this month, and construction industry...
S&H Team
Smith & Howard has been named one of the 2017 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting...
Manufacturing
In June, the Georgia legislature passed a series of sweeping tax-related bills, many of...
Tax
Our recent real estate and construction survey focused primarily on Metro Atlanta, but...

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Our Service Offerings

Assurance Services

Quality, reliable audited financial statements have never been more important. In fact,...

Financial Search & Placement

Finding quality financial professionals for your business is a challenge under the best...