Smith & Company, P.A. was founded in 1986 through the
joining of the practices of the late Robert L. Cohen, CPA (1934-1996)
and George S. Smith, III, CPA. As a result of the merger, the newly
created firm has served clients for over 40 years. Following the
continued growth of the practice, in early 1993, the firm moved
to its expanded location at 133 East Indiana Avenue. We believe
our growth is directly attributable to our dedication to providing
the highest quality, professional services attainable to our clients.
Cohen, Smith & Company,
P.A. believes the key to providing sound accounting, tax
and consulting services is a close, personal relationship with our
clients. To this end, our office functions as a team, with individuals
of all staff levels contributing to the overall client service.
Concentrations in business consulting,
accounting and auditing,
corporate and individual taxation,
business valuation and estates
and trusts are all part of a structure that allows us to assist
each client at every level.
Our organization typically consists
of five certified public accountants actively engaged in providing
professional accounting, tax, auditing and management consulting
services. In addition to our professional staff,
the firm includes six staff accountants and an administrative staff
of three. In addition to the professional commitment of the firm's
two principals (discussed in more detail in their profiles), both
are very actively involved in leadership roles within our community.
Smith previously served as Chairman of Enterprise Volusia, President of the DeLand Rotary Club, President of the College Arms Towers Board of Trustees and President of St. Barnabas Episcopal School Board of Trustees. Mr. Smith has served as Treasurer of the Sands Theatre Center, Inc. (Athens Theater) and DeLand Bulldog Boosters, Inc. He is also a former Director of Futures, Inc. and Trustee of the City of DeLand General Employees’ Pension Plan and the DeLand Fire Department Pension Plan.
Brooks is currently a Trustee of DeLand Police Department Pension Fund. He is a Paul Harris Fellow member of the DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club and an active committee member of Volusia Honor Air. He is also formerly President of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, President of DeLand Sunrise Kiwanis Club, Director of DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club, DeLand West Volusia Committee of 100, Director of the West Volusia YMCA and Leadership DeLand Graduate.