Russ Kanner

Senior Manager
Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

Serving our clients well leads to greater opportunities for everyone. Helping a client strategize and grow their business is one of the most rewarding parts of working at Smith + Howard.

Russ works with the audit team to execute efficient audits that provide value to the client by looking outside the box before it’s checked.

Russ joined the firm in 2014 and is a senior manager in our Assurance practice, working with clients in the construction, distribution, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and nonprofit sectors. He is a member of the firm’s Construction and Employee Benefit Plan groups. His main responsibilities include leading teams to execute audits effectively and efficiently while identifying issues that can be improved upon, providing value-added suggestions for each client.

Russ is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is heavily involved in both the Cobb and North Fulton Chambers of Commerce and has volunteered with Open Hand Atlanta and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Russ lives in Brookhaven with his wife and their dog.


  • Atlanta, Georgia


  • University of Georgia – Bachelor of Finance and Risk Management
  • Georgia State University – Master of Professional Accountancy


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


  • Lilburn, Georgia

Interests + Hobbies

  • Family and friends
  • Golfing
  • Traveling
  • Trying new restaurants
  • Sporting events (Huge UGA and Atlanta sports fan!)

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