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Plante Moran’s Kimber Smail-Benedict appointed to AICPA expert panel

March 3, 2015 Press Release 1 min read
Kimber Smail

Southfield, Michigan – Kimber Smail-Benedict, partner in Plante Moran’s Southfield office, was recently named to the American Institute of CPAs’ Expert Panel for Employee Benefit Plans.

As part of the panel, Smail-Benedict will work with nationally recognized experts to deliberate and come to agreement on key benefit plan issues.

“This national appointment is a testament to Kimber’s talent, hard work and accomplishments in the benefit plan industry,” said Theresa Banka, leader of Plante Moran’s employee benefit plan practice. “Kimber’s involvement in the AICPA expert panel will keep Plant Moran and its clients in front of issues affecting benefit plans as well as give them a voice when benefit plan standards are updated.”

With more than 17 years of experience, Smail-Benedict is considered an expert on accounting and reporting matters related to employee benefit plans. She is involved in the development of the firm’s employee benefit plan financial statement audit approach and is also a member of the Benefit Plan Leadership Team, which prepares, coordinates and facilitates the firm’s benefit plan audit technical training. Additionally, she is a frequent presenter at national conferences on accounting, auditing and reporting issues related to employee benefit plans.

About Plante Moran

Plante Moran is among the nation's largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 23 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country's best places to work. For more information, visit

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