Spiralling Upwards

Elevate Your Career With a Firm on the Rise

At Smith + 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 + 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 + 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

Open Positions

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


A Culture of Passion + Creativity

Whether you’re in our headquarters in Midtown Atlanta, our office in Chattanooga, TN or working from home, 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. With offices in two states and employees in 14 states, those communities stretch across the U.S. Smith + Howard 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.


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.

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 family of companies. 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.

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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


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 + Howard as interns themselves, we appreciate how critical this time is to your career and future success.

In our family of companies, 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 mentoring programs at Smith + Howard are excellent, providing me with both the technical skills and professional guidance needed for a rewarding career in public accounting.” -Michael Clark, Senior, Tax Practice (and former intern)

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 clients 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 role.

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 Senior (and former tax intern)


“The training and mentoring programs at Smith + Howard are excellent, providing me with both the technical skills and professional guidance needed for a rewarding career in public accounting.”

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Entry Level

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

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

At Smith + 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 + 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 + 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.

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

Industry-leading benefits

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

At Smith + 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.