Sean C. Taylor


Partner, Assurance Services Leader

Sean joined Smith & Howard in 1993 and is partner in charge of the Assurance Services group. He provides advisory, audit, review, attestation and other assurance services for privately-held businesses and nonprofit organizations. Sean leads the firm’s nonprofit practice and is in charge of the firm’s quality control process and its periodic peer review.

Sean is called on to present to many for-profit and nonprofit businesses, lenders and other professional service providers. He has both served on and moderated numerous nonprofit panels, has presented on the effects of healthcare reform on the nonprofit industry, presented at Smith & Howard’s Blueprint for Understanding Contractors workshop to construction companies and commercial lenders, and has presented on several complex accounting principles to various audiences.

Sean graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he served on the inaugural Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy. He is actively involved as a multi-year member of various committees at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, including Finance, Staff Parish Relations, Leadership Roundtable, Organ and Evangelism. Sean was also selected to chair the Strategic Planning Task Force for Dunwoody United Methodist Church in developing the church’s five year strategic plan.  He currently is chair of the church council and recently completed service as co-chairman of the Church’s $5,600,000 Moving Forward Together Capital Campaign.  Additionally, Sean is a delegate to the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church out of the Atlanta/Roswell district and further serves the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church as the Chair of the Council on Finance and Administration where he and the organization’s Treasurer oversee the annual budget and financial reporting process for the Conference.  He also serves on the Finance Committee for the Wesleyan School, a private K-12 college preparatory school.

With his personal time, Sean is an active volunteer in the community. He co-founded FoodStock, an annual food packaging event in Dunwoody, Georgia where over 1,000 community members come together annually to package over 300,000 meals in one day for children in school feeding programs around the globe. This is the largest single day food packaging event of its kind in Georgia and, to date, this event and other food packaging events in the Dunwoody community associated with FoodStock have packaged over 2,000,000 meals. Additionally, Sean serves as a mentor to 13 teenage boys through a group he co-founded called Fit 4 Life, meeting weekly to discuss various aspects of faith and life for these 13 young men.

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