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I am a fourth-generation native of Colorado, and I have taken motorcycle trips through Canada.
Dean Smith
Partner, CPA


As a firm leader in income tax provisions (ASC 740), corporate tax, and transaction services, I advise both clients and internal staff on the tax impact to their financial statements, while keeping them informed of both tax and audit changes and the implications these changes present.

My goal is to provide value by not only answering the obvious questions, but by digging deeper to uncover all potential impacts on a client’s business and provide solutions for underlying issues. In other words, I try to make the technical side of tax issues easier to understand, and as a result, often serve as a client’s de facto tax department. I work with clients in a variety of industries, including mining, technology, bioscience, and manufacturing and distribution.

I have more than 28 years of tax and accounting experience and in addition to leading our ASC 740 practice, I’ve also helped grow our energy group.

I’m a member of the AICPA and Colorado Society of CPAs and received both a B.S. in accounting and M.S.T from the University of Colorado. In addition to internal firm trainings, I’ve spoken publicly numerous times over the years on tax changes.

Like many, I love to travel and believe most things are enjoyed more outdoors — I’m an avid skier, hiker and motorcycle rider.