On this CEO Exclusive we talk with Chris Smith and Chris Patterson with CB Smith and Associates about trends in accounting, including changes in tax law and it’s implications on business owners.
Chris Smith is a CPA and owner of CB Smith & Associates. He and his staff of nine employees offer accounting and tax services along with business management guidance to small and midsize businesses. With more than 22 years of financial experience, he is passionate about his work.
He founded his accounting firm in 2003 and has provided service to businesses in various industries, including hospitality. He enjoys sharing his expertise and has published articles in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and Appen Newspapers and has been featured as an expert on Fox 5’s “Good Day Atlanta” and 11Alive News.
Prior to starting his own firm, Chris was a corporate controller. He earned a degree in accounting from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, is active in local community groups such as the Rotary Club and numerous CPA groups.
Chris Peterson, CPA, MTX – Chris joined CB Smith & Associates in July 2017 as Tax Manager. He has more than 20 years’ experience in tax planning and compliance for businesses and business owners. Chris helps to achieve results for clients by improving cash flow and income, lowering tax burdens through proactive planning and reducing debt.
Chris received a Master of Taxation with specialization in corporate and partnership taxation and a Master of Professional Accountancy with specialization in accounting information systems from Georgia State University, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in public accounting and finance from Georgia Southern University.