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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith


Member of the Firm
Assurance & Advisory

Hagerstown, MD


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When Kelly joined the firm in 2014, he brought with him over 20 years of accounting and auditing experience acquired through leadership roles in public accounting, internal auditing, and corporate accounting.

While leading audit and attestation teams for a national ‘Big 4’ accounting firm, he served clients ranging in size from global to local, focusing on financial services (financial institutions, broker-dealers, registered investment companies, venture capital, and private equity firms), manufacturing, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. While establishing and leading the internal audit function at a 2,500-employee site for a Fortune 500 multinational corporation, he further developed expertise in the design and execution of internal control audits, efficiency audits, and compliance audits.

Kelly’s most recent role prior to joining SEK, though primarily invested in leading a 30+ member accounting department, also took him to India, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, where he completed regulatory and GAAP compliance assessments, resource and structuring assessments, supported the implementation of an Oracle accounting system, and provided accounting leadership for the launch of new product and service offerings.

His experience with external and internal audits, internal control design and implementation, and corporate accounting enable him to serve and collaborate with our clients in a variety of industries and capacities.

In addition to his client responsibilities, Kelly serves on the firm's Accounting & Auditing Committee and Practice Development Committee. 

Quick Facts

  • Professional Memberships

    • American Institute of CPAs - Member
    • Maryland Association of CPAs - Member
    • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs - Member
  • Community Involvement

    • Leadership Washington County – Board of Directors
    • Washington County Chamber of Commerce – Past Treasurer
    • Discovery Station at Hagerstown – Past Board of Directors


  • Certified Public Accountant – Maryland, Pennsylvania
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • AICPA International Financial Reporting Standards Certificate


  • B.S. Accounting – Towson University
  • M.B.A. General Management – Loyola University Maryland

Work Highlights

  • Year joined SEK: 2014
  • Year admitted as a Member: 2017

My Industry Specialties

  • Affordable Housing
  • Financial Institutions
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Nonprofits
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Closely-Held Businesses

My Service Specialties

  • Accounting, Auditing, & Assurance
  • Peer Reviews
  • Business Accounting & Advisory
  • Money Transfer & Exchange

Client Testimonials

  • Kelly is always responsive to questions and requests for assistance - and always supportive, taking care to explain and discuss.

    A Hagerstown Tax and Audit Client


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