RACHEL SMITH,CPA

Senior Associate

  • VCARD

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 AND MEMBERSHIP

  • 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

“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.”