Thacher Smith’s experience includes over 22 years in public accounting and eight years serving as the chief tax officer for two Fortune 1000 companies. Smith has a wide range of experience in federal, state and international tax matters, including M&A. He is focused on ASC 740 matters, reviewing tax provisions for our audit clients and preparing tax provisions for non-audit clients. He created Grant Thornton’s FIN 48 audit program and helped develop standardized procedures for the firm’s preparation and review of income tax provisions. Smith also is a member of the Technical Issue Resolution Team for our Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services practice.
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- Tax accounting and risk advisory
- Tax compliance
Professional qualifications and memberships
CPA — Illinois
Illinois CPA Society
Chicago Tax Club
Presentations and publications
FIN 48: Best Practices For Private Companies, Compliance Week, June 2007.
ASC 740 Panel Discussion, Chicago Tax Club, December 2012.
Proforma Federal Taxable Income – How Good is Your Starting Point?, Chicago Tax Executives Institute SALT Session, May 2010.
Practical Approach to Tax Process Improvement, Detroit Tax Executives Institute, October 2010.
College of DuPage, Accounting Advisory Board Member
MS, Taxation, DePaul University
BS, Accounting, Bentley College
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