Nick Patel

Senior Manager

Nick joined Smith & Howard in 2018 and is a Senior Tax Technology Manager in our Accounting & Advisory group. Prior to joining Smith & Howard, Nick worked at a few Big 4 accounting firms in the Transaction Tax Systems Practice within the State & Local Tax Practice. Prior to that, his primary responsibilities included the implementation and support of their sales and use tax compliance package. Nick also worked for a large Atlanta home improvement supplies retailing company, as a Tax Accountant, performing audit defense, special tax projects and compliance work. He has acquired over 20 years of industry experience that involves sales and use tax compliance, audit defense, indirect tax process improvements and tax engine integration with various ERP systems.

At Smith & Howard, Nick is responsible for project management, implementation and monthly compliance of third party tax tools such as CORPSales, Vertex and Thomson Reuters OneSource, among others. He is also responsible for process reviews to determine client’s current indirect tax landscape and ways to mitigate tax risks.

Nick earned a BS in Accounting from Kennesaw State University. He is a Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI).

Nick, his wife and their daughter live in Kennesaw.  Away from the office, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and watching college football.

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