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The Staff

The firm and all assigned key professional staff are properly licensed to practice in the States of Maine, New Hampshire and Florida. All individuals have met or exceed the continuing professional education requirements established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maine Board of Accountancy and have complied with Government Auditing Standards contained in the yellow book for financial and compliance audits.

At Smith & Associates we strive to be personable, knowledgeable and responsive to you!

We, at Smith & Associates, CPAs are committed to providing our clients with exceptional Customer Service, Quality and Integrity.

Our definition of Customer Service is to constantly exceed our clients expectations. We focus on direct involvement and personal interaction with clients on all levels and we're always accessible and responsive to their needs.

Our commitment to Quality is seen in our level of professionalism and in the timeliness and accuracy of our work, including work paper preparation, financial statement preparation, income tax preparation, small business services and other related accounting services.

Our Integrity as professionals is continually tested with access to clients' financial information throughout our communities. Therefore, one of the most important characteristics is that of integrity and confidentiality of client information. That is a trust, which must never be broken.

Wayne C. Smith, CPA, CGMA, Shareholder LinkedIn

Mr. Smith attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and graduated from the University of Maine with distinction. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Science in Taxation from the Washington School of Law. Wayne is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of CPAs and the Maine Society of CPAs. Mr. Smith has qualified as a Peer Reviewer under the AICPA Practice Monitoring Program for firms without SEC clients. He has also served as director of several non-profit boards and is a member of the Executive Committee of New England Peer Review. He has had more than 35 years experience in the practice of public accounting, including work with an international accounting firm. Wayne enjoys sailing, skiing, horseback riding and motorcycling with his wife, Michele, family and friends during his time away from the office.

On a Personal Note...

“I enjoy working with new business owners in Maine and Florida to help them become successful by unraveling the complexities of being self-employed. One of my friends began working for minimum wage in a manufacturing environment. He became a client of Smith & Associates and now owns and manages a very successful web-based business, grossing over $1,000,000 per year. He had a vision, and I was pleased to be a part of his success.”

Amanda J. Schultz Brown, CPA, Shareholder LinkedIn

Mrs. Schultz Brown is a Maine Certified Public Accountant and has nearly ten years of experience in public accounting. In 2012, Amanda became a Shareholder of Smith & Associates. She attended Northeastern University and earned her Bachelor's of Science in Accounting from Husson College. Amanda has focused much of her career and continuing education on tax preparation and advisory services for individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits as well as nonprofit financial reporting and auditing. Amanda qualifies as a peer review team member and assists with the performance of those engagements. In keeping with her goals of supporting nonprofit organizations, Amanda has held positions on the Board of Directors for Vivid Motion and Poland Spring Academy and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maine Society of CPAs.

On a Personal Note...

“I enjoy working closely with our nonprofit organizations. I appreciate that the tax, accounting, and governance aspects of nonprofit organizations can be difficult to navigate, so my goal is to provide our clients with a knowledgeable source for answers when a question arises. I have made it a priority to remain informed about issues that affect not only the financial reporting and tax requirements for nonprofit organizations, but also the nonprofit environment as a whole.”

Peter J. Hall, CPA, Audit Manager

Peter J. Hall is a graduate of Amherst College with a degree in Economics (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and has also studied at the University of Southern Maine as well as the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration Executive Education Program. He has over 20 years experience in private and public accounting, with the last fifteen years devoted primarily to financial and compliance audits of not-for-profit and governmental entities. Peter is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds membership in the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has served several local not-for-profit organizations in various capacities, including as director and treasurer, and has also been active in municipal government in a volunteer capacity.

Elizabeth Macha, Office Administrator

Mrs. Elizabeth Macha has over 12 years of experience as an Office Administrator. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University. Prior to joining Smith & Associates, she worked as Administrative Assistant for a Performing Arts Magnet High School in Connecticut. Elizabeth possesses a strong background in multiple software applications including specialized financial software.

On a Personal Note:

“My strengths include a strong background in office management and customer service, a substantial breadth of computer and organizational skills and a high standard of professionalism. These strengths are developed through theoretical knowledge learned in pursuit of my degree as well as experience.”

Doug Coyle, Accountant

Doug graduated from New Hampshire College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and University of Southern Maine with a Certificate in Accounting. He serves as the volunteer treasurer for several nonprofit organizations. Doug focuses on auditing with the firm and has a background in accounting and tax preparation. He and his family enjoy exploring the coast of Maine aboard their sailboat as well as skiing and hiking.

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Robert O. Graves, CPA

Mr. Graves serves as President of The Tax Resource Group, and has been doing tax research extensively since 1979. After earning an MACC/Tax at the University of Georgia, Mr. Graves devoted the next 29 years to the practice of taxation at large and small CPA firms. This experience included seven years with Price Waterhouse where he achieved the position of Senior Tax Manager. While serving as tax manager of a local CPA firm, Mr. Graves discovered that there was nowhere to turn when he needed help with a tax technical issue or access to more technical resources. In 1992, he founded The Tax Resource Group to meet that unfulfilled need.

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