Spiralling Upwards
EMBRACE OPPORTUNITY

Elevate Your Career With a Firm on the Rise

At Smith and Howard, team members join us because of the exciting opportunities, but they stay because of the endless possibilities.

As a nationally recognized and respected firm, we set the bar higher – for what we deliver to our clients, as well as how we help shape the growth trajectory of our people. Our success is rooted in our team of values-driven, high-caliber professionals, who we recognize as our greatest strength.

We prioritize helping our passionate colleagues leverage development opportunities and growth advantages so they can advance their personal mission, as well as those of our clients. If you’re ready to reach your potential with a top workplace wholly invested in your success, we invite you to apply to join our team.

A Culture of Opportunity + Growth

We believe in more than opening doors. We believe in helping people excel once they choose to walk through them.

The culture of opportunity at Smith and Howard is a differentiator valued by new team members and our professionals alike. We aim to help create rewarding, successful futures for our people and our clients. Here’s how this comes to life for our team:

  • Entrepreneurial opportunities within the firm
  • Direct contact with clients early in your career
  • Flexibility to explore different roles or career paths within Smith and Howard
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Consistent mentorship, coaching and constructive feedback that fuels advancement
  • A supportive nudge to go beyond your comfort zone and reach your potential
c12

Open Positions

If you believe a career at Smith and Howard is right for you, please explore our open positions.

VIEW OPEN POSITIONS Learn More

A Culture of Passion + Creativity

Whether you’re in our flagship office in Midtown Atlanta or working from home on a video call with one of our trusted advisors, you’ll immediately experience our energy.

We’re dedicated, passionate people who work for a flourishing firm, and our momentum is palpable – and often, contagious. This dynamic environment inspires our extraordinary people to do exceptional work – for our clients, throughout our organization and in the communities we serve. Our clients appreciate how we apply our acumen to developing creative solutions and that we never check a box until we’ve looked outside it. Our energy also fuels our ability to deliver responsive service that is a punch above and seize every opportunity to go the extra mile for our clients and each other.

img10

A Culture of Commitment + Caring

By nature, we’re values-driven and service-minded professionals, committed to doing exceptional work the right way, and also to treating each person the right way.

By nature, we’re values-driven and service-minded professionals, committed to doing exceptional work the right way, and also to treating each person the right way. Our team lives out our values every day in the deepest possible way. This creates a professional network of genuine and authentic relationships throughout our firm. Though it may sound cliché to describe it as a family, it really is. We take care of and root for each other – through pandemics, personal challenges and successes– and are always there for each other.

Businessman consulting legal expert

Are You a Culture Fit?

But enough about us – let’s talk about you. Does this sound like the type of culture you’d like to be a part of?

A culture that you would enjoy, while also helping you grow and thrive? We’re always on the lookout for top talent to join our team as our firm continues to grow. Here are a few qualities we appreciate in team members:

  • Values-driven and service-minded
  • Passionate and dedicated
  • Energized by growth opportunities and new challenges
  • Creative and flexible
  • Committed to caring

Internships

Bolster your resume with real-life experience

While the allure of the Big Four can be appealing, we believe hands-on learning opportunities are much more valuable. Because many of our partners started at Smith and Howard as interns themselves, we appreciate how critical this time is to your career and future success.

At our firm, our partners and senior leadership will roll up their sleeves right alongside you, ensuring you gain valuable experience and learn important insights along the way. That kind of internship can be hard to find, but we take this mentorship responsibility very seriously. Ultimately, we want to help shape your growth and see you thrive.

“The training and buddy programs at Smith and Howard are excellent and I quickly learned on the job, gaining more knowledge about tax and accounting than possible from a classroom.” -Michael Clark, Tax Intern 2021

We invest in providing a top-notch experience for our interns, offering a breadth of exposure and opportunities consistent with large national firms, but propelling your advancement further through personal client engagement and direct involvement in our work to help them advance their goals.

Interested applicants often ask us what busy season is like. Well, we won’t sugarcoat it. It’s… busy. But we’ll also tell you that it’s an all-hands-on-deck job that is challenging, rewarding and recognized. And, it will give you a wholistic understanding of the accounting industry to prepare you for a full-time position.

If you’re ready to take your skills and abilities to the next level, apply for our internship and begin your journey with us.

Michael Clark

Tax Intern 2021

 

“The training and buddy programs at Smith and Howard are excellent and I quickly learned on the job, gaining more knowledge about tax and accounting than possible from a classroom.”

michael-employee testimonials

Entry Level

Launch your career with us | Shape your path for future success

Your experience defines your future and joining Smith and Howard will undoubtedly be a defining moment in your career.

At Smith and Howard, we value our people and the impact they have every day – on our clients, our firm and within our communities. We encourage our ambitious, motivated team members to shape their individual journeys, harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit to shape the path that advances both their goals and the long-term vision of our firm.

“At Smith and Howard, I’ve been given so many development opportunities and am surrounded by talented professionals that encourage and challenge me.” – Claudia Perez, CPA, Manager, Assurance Practice

As a multi-year recipient of both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top Workplace award and the national Accounting Today Best Accounting Firms to Work For award, you’ll have the confidence that Smith and Howard will provide a place where you will be challenged, rewarded and fulfilled in your work. And because you will be working with a Best of the Best Firm in the Nation, you can look forward to expanded opportunities and engagements with loyal clients.

We may be biased, but we believe there’s truly no better firm to help you launch your career.

Claudia Perez

CPA, Manager, Assurance Practice

 

“At Smith and Howard, I’ve been given so many development opportunities and am surrounded by talented professionals that encourage and challenge me.”

SH claudia perez 1

Experienced Hires

An exceptional next step | Achieve what matters most to you.

You already know the nuance and complexities of our work and our industry, and we’re here to help you take the next step – in the direction you want.

As a seasoned professional with an established career, you’ve had the opportunity to reflect on what matters most to you as you evaluate your future career path:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Greater flexibility and work-life integration
  • Professional development and learning opportunities
  • A values-driven company culture

“When I joined Smith and Howard, it was the first time I felt like I had the support I need to be a good employee, wife and mother all at the same time.” –Tiffany Harworth, Manager of Talent + Learning Development

At Smith and Howard, you can advance your career with a firm that has exciting momentum and impressive growth plans, not to mention superb professional development opportunities. We care about your career and you, and we’re committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional mission.

Tiffany Harworth

Manager of Talent + Learning Development

 

“When I joined Smith and Howard, it was the first time I felt like I had the support I need to be a good employee, wife and mother all at the same time.”

tifffany for testimonial

Industry-leading benefits

We take care of you, so you can focus on our clients

At Smith and Howard, we value our employees and want you to see our firm as a career destination. We prioritize top-notch compensation and benefits packages that meet, and often exceed, the perks of other national firms, including:

  • Generous PTO
  • Comp time for professional staff
  • A long weekend during the busiest time of year for professional staff
  • Flexible schedules, including a work-from-anywhere policy
  • Bonuses that reflect your hard work, commitment and the firm’s growth
  • A first-class work environment
  • Office, civic and community activities year-round

It’s our pleasure to provide industry-leading benefits that inspire workplace satisfaction and long tenure.

Please view our current openings or contact us if you’re interested in joining our team.

a3 a2 a1 glassdoor rating