Claudia Perez

CPA, Manager

Our PEOPLE value is of utmost importance to me as we collaborate in a team environment where we help each other grow professionally and rely on each other to provide excellent client service.

Claudia’s career long focus serving clients has allowed her to become a trusted advisor and help her clients meet their goals.

Claudia joined Smith and Howard in 2017 and is a Manager in our Assurance practice. Prior to joining Smith and Howard, Claudia worked at a Big 4 firm in Washington, D.C., where she worked on audits of public and private companies in the technology and biotechnology industries.

At Smith and Howard, Claudia has served our clients in a variety of industries, including nonprofit, manufacturing and distribution. Claudia specializes in Employee Benefit Plan audits.

She is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Claudia lives in Smyrna with her husband and daughter.


  • The Ohio State University – Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

Interests + Hobbies

  • Cooking, especially Latin cuisine
  • Traveling
  • Spending time with family and friends

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