Michael V. Smith

Michael has over eight years of public accounting experience and currently serves as a senior manager for both public and private multi-million dollar engagement teams primarily within the automotive and healthcare industries.

Michael has served several clients throughout his career, providing assurance services related to the following: public and private equity and debt offerings, SEC reporting matters, and the implementation and ongoing evaluation of internal controls under Section 404 of the Sarbanes – Oxley Act. Additionally, Michael has gained extensive knowledge in the areas of business combinations, calculations for allowance for doubtful accounts estimates, evaluation of investments and related disclosures, and accounting for self-insurance reserves.

Michael holds a B . S . in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration, Accounting, both from the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Black Accountants.

Within Ernst & Young and the local community, Michael serves in a variety of roles, including serving as Southeast Area Representative to America’s EY Black Professional Network (BPN) Steering Committee after previously serving as the Atlanta Office BPN Co-Chair for three years. Michael has previously served as assistant site coordinator for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program), which is a volunteer program that prepares income taxes for low-income individuals. Michael also is an EY Mentor who assists in a mentoring program designed to help enable minority and disadvantaged high school students to gain access to college and succeed in higher education.

Michael enjoys spending time with his family and participating in various sports leagues.