Rachel Smith , CPA
Senior Associate
Accounting and Controllership / Assurance / Construction / Employee Benefit Plan Services / Governmental / Home Builders / Manufacturers and distributors / Not For Profit / Professional Services / Real Estate Investors and Developers / Tax Compliance
EXPERIENCE

Rachel Smith, CPA, is a Senior Associate in the Business Services division where she manages audit, review, compilation, bookkeeping, and tax engagements for clients in a variety of industries including not-for-profit, manufacturers, wholesalers, construction contractors, employee benefit plans, and service related companies. She also prepares and reviews corporation and partnership tax returns for small- and mid-sized closely held businesses and individual tax returns.

  • Elected to 2014-15 Leadership Clayton Program
  • Selected for St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” class of 2012
  • Joined Purk & Associates in 2009.
SPECIALIZATION
  • Audits, reviews and compilations of the following industries: Construction, Not-for-profit, Employee Benefit plans, Broker-dealers, Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Corporate tax compliance
  • Tax-Exempt entity filing compliance
  • Individual tax planning and compliance
EDUCATION & MEMBERSHIPS
  • B.S., Accounting, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Missouri
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • 2012 St. Louis Business Journal “30 Under 30”
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Leadership Clayton 2014-15 Class
  • St. Louis International Women’s Day
  • Clayton Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-up
EMAIL Rachel
"Both Bill and Jennah have excellent reputations as business leaders, and the casual, more flexible work environment makes public accounting less stressful. These are a couple of the qualities that drew me to Purk & Associates, P.C."