J. Sean Spitzer

CPA, Partner, Assurance Practice Leader

Always doing the right thing is the most important value to me. Leaders have their integrity challenged daily with the many decisions that have to be made. Integrity is my North Star.

As a past CFO, Sean adds value to our clients by demonstrating a true understanding of the issues C-level executives face.

Sean joined Smith and Howard in 2002 after beginning his career at a Big Four firm. Now partner in charge of our Assurance practice, he oversees many of the firm’s audit engagements, working with a diverse group of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, construction, staffing and technology industries, among others. Sean is also responsible for overall audit quality.

Sean, his wife and daughters live in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.


  • University of Tennessee – Bachelor of Business Administration; Master of Accountancy


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Vistage International (Former Member)
  • Center for Children and Young Adults (Former Treasurer and Audit Committee Chairman)


  • Knoxville, Tennessee

Interests + Hobbies

  • Golf
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Collecting guitars
  • Saltwater fish tanks

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