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Industry Expertise:

Small Icon - Food and Ag Icon Small Construction 

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Tax Compliance 
  • Tax Planning & Preparation 
  • Succession Planning 
  • 529 Plans 
  • Research & Development Credits 
  • Cost Segregation Studies

Eric Smith

Partner, CPA, MST

Eric has over 19 years of experience in public accounting and works with a variety of corporate clients managing their tax planning and compliance. His management focus is most often directed toward the food & agribusiness, manufacturing, construction, and wholesale distribution industries.

Education:

  • Grand Valley State University, Master of Taxation (MST) 
  • Aquinas College, Bachelor of Science, Accounting & Business Administration 

Professional Associations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) 

Get to Know Eric...

What is your favorite business book?
Who Moved My Cheese, Spencer Johnson

What is your favorite business quote?
“Control your own destiny or someone else will.” - Jack Welch

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Professional Basketball Player

What’s the best piece of professional advice you have received?
It is never too early to start, and put as much away as possible for retirement.

Why Accounting?
I was really good at it in high school and college. Everything always had to balance and be equal, which made sense with my left-brain mentality. I really enjoy solving problems and finding solutions for clients.