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 background in nonprofit, manufacturing and distribution, coupled with her genuine interest in the success of our clients’ businesses makes her an integral member of our Assurance leadership.

Claudia joined Smith and Howard in 2017 and is a Manager in our Assurance practice. She serves clients in a variety of industries, including nonprofit, manufacturing and distribution. Claudia is also a member of our Employee Benefit Plan audit group and Nonprofit group.

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.

She is a member of the Pension Education Council of Atlanta, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She serves on the board of Williams Park Neighbors, a nonprofit neighborhood association with a mission to promote community among neighbors through social interaction and community service, emphasizing the unique character of Smyrna’s oldest neighborhood.

Claudia lives in Smyrna with her husband.


  • The Ohio State University – Bachelor of Business Administration


  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pension Education Council of Atlanta
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Williams Park Neighbors


  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

Interests + Hobbies

  • Cooking, especially Latin cuisine
  • Traveling
  • Spending time at the pool or beach

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