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Meet Our Team

George W. Smith III, C.P.A.

 

George is the managing partner of the firm and is a graduate of Wayne State University. His specialties include corporate and individual tax matters with substantial experience in both tax audits and start-up enterprises. His responsibilities include consulting with business clientele in various management areas and tax planning. George writes the chapter on income taxes for the World Almanac and has published several books on the subject. George does not perform well as a golfer.

Email George at gsmithsr@gwsmith.com

Troy Lindsey, C.P.A.

 

Troy is a partner in the firm and has over 40 years of experience in serving a large variety of business clients. He specializes in closely held corporations and high-income individual income tax matters. He has substantial experience in small business consulting services. Troy joined us in 1980 upon relocating from Florida to Michigan. He is a graduate of Florida State University.

Email Troy at tlindsey@gwsmith.com

Jeffrey R. Jensen, C.P.A.

 

Jeff is a partner of the firm and has over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession. Jeff serves a wide variety of business clients in various industries including manufacturing, health care services, commercial and residential construction and wholesale distribution. He specializes in corporate and individual income tax matters as well as estate planning. Jeff joined our firm in 1986 and is a graduate of Western Michigan University.

Email Jeff at jjensen@gwsmith.com

George W. Smith IV, C.P.A., C.G.M.A.

 

George is a partner of the firm. He has over 30 years of experience in serving wide array of corporate, individual and specialized clients. George's specialties include financial reporting, tax exempt organizations, foreign entities operating in the United States and estates and trusts. George joined our firm in 1986 after working with the Lansing office of Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of Michigan State University. George is a frequent speaker on local television newscasts and in newspapers on matters pertaining to year end tax planning and tax exempt organizations.

Email George at gsmithjr@gwsmith.com

Diane M. Aksten, C.P.A., N.S.S.A.

 

Diane is a staff accountant with the firm and a graduate of Walsh College. She joined the firm in 2007 and serves the firm’s clients in a variety of industries including health care and manufacturing. Diane has over 25 years of accounting and tax experience, specializing in working with small businesses and individuals.

Diane leads our Women in Transition Group to assist women facing life altering financial events and whose mission is to help women asses where they are financially and take responsibility of their financial household.

Email Diane at daksten@gwsmith.com

 

Jonathan H. Blough, C.P.A.

 

Jonathan is the firm's QuickBooks expert.” In addition to helping small businesses setup, streamline and maintain their accounting systems he also assists clients with their financial reporting and business tax preparation. Jonathan joined the firm in 2000 and is a graduate of Central Michigan University.

Email Jonathan at jblough@gwsmith.com