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Amy Smith from HPG will be our guest speaker for the May 7th dinner meeting at Prestonwood.

posted Apr 25, 2015, 10:10 AM by IMA NCTRIANGLE

Ms. Smith will be speaking on the topics of Transfer Pricing, R & D tax credits and Tangible Property Regulations.

Amy has 20 years of experience, 18 in public accounting and 2 in private practice.  She started her career at Arthur Andersen, LLP as a tax staff. Amy was previously a partner with Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC (now BDO) in McLean, VA.  Amy joined Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP in June 2008 and became partner in 2013.

Amy has worked with both public and non-public companies.  Amy's primary focus includes tax compliance and consulting services for companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, high technology, biotech and pharmaceuticals, healthcare, government contractors, and professional and technical service providers.  Her experience in these industries includes multistate and international tax compliance, accounting for income taxes under ASC 740, implementation of and updates to ASC 740-10 and implementation of tax planning strategies for changes in accounting methods, mergers and acquisitions, choice of entity, credit maximization, built-in gains for S Corporations and cash flow planning. In addition, Amy has experience working with nonprofit entities and executives working on international assignments.

Amy is our lead partner for both our transfer pricing and state and local tax teams.  In addition, she is a member of our international service line team.

Education and Professional Affiliation

B.S., Accounting

St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, 1995

North Carolina Certificate #34279

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

North Carolina Association of CPAs

Community Affiliations

Leadership Raleigh 30

Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Board Member and Vice President

NCACPA, Professional Development Committee Member

ComeUnity Now, Planning Committee

American Society of Women Accountants, Past Secretary and Treasurer

Devotion to Children, Past Treasurer and Board Member

Girl Scout Council of the Nations Capital, Past Troop Leader and Service Unit Cookie Manager