Kenneth Smith, CPA

Ken is a Tax Partner at Hancock Askew and has over 37 years of experience in public accounting. His area of expertise is accounting for income tax (ASC 740). Ken has served family-owned, privately held, publicly held and private-equity backed clients, with multistate and multinational operations.

Ken specializes in solving complex tax issues in a variety of business scenarios and providing value-added tax advice and tax-planning solutions. He consults with business leaders to help analyze their tax positions and apply the complex rules of accounting for income taxes under ASC 740. Ken has experience working with a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, natural resources, technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and construction sectors.

Prior to joining Hancock Askew in 2023, Ken was retired from BDO after a ten-year career with the firm, most recently as a Tax Partner in the Atlanta office. He also served as Southeast Region ASC 740 Leader and Managing Tax Partner at the Atlanta Office.

Ken holds memberships in both the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with an A.B., Economics and a M.Acc., Accountancy.

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