Chris Smith, CB Smith & Associates (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 401)
Chris Smith joined host John Ray to discuss his career journey, why he started CB Smith & Associates, and how his people-first, team-oriented approach has led to both superior results for clients and an ability to attract and retain top-notch professionals to the firm. Chris also addressed why it’s vital that business owners have a CPA who can help them with year-round issues beyond the tax return, including business process automation and succession planning. North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Chris Smith, CPA, CGMA, Founder and Partner, CB Smith & Associates
With 30 years of financial experience, Chris Smith is passionate about his work. Since founding CB Smith & Associates in 2003, he has led the accounting firm’s growth from one to three office locations in Georgia. It now has nearly 35 employees, including a solid team of certified public accountants and other tax professionals.
CB Smith & Associates is a business advisory and full-service accounting firm that works in tandem with its sister company, Reliance Payroll LLC, a full-service payroll, and human resources outsourcing firm.
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, and is active in local community groups such as the Rotary Club and numerous CPA groups.
Questions and Topics Discussed in this Episode
- Tell us about what you do for businesses at CB Smith & Associates
- Accounting is more than just doing taxes, what types of special business packages do you offer businesses?
- Succession Planning is an important part of business. How do you advise on this?
- Your team loves to help with Business Process Automation. Explain what this is and why important.
- Pending tax law changes
North Fulton Business Radio is hosted by John Ray, and broadcast and produced from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with over $13 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you every day.
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