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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Service Experience
  • Audit
  • Public finance

M. Joseph Smith




Executive summary


Joe Smith is a Managing Director in Grant Thornton’s Public Finance Group located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He serves municipal issuers, underwriters and financial advisors across the country.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Joe was a manager with Ernst & Young for 5 years, serving in their public finance practice.

Joe has 30 years of experience consulting with clients on advance refunding transactions, arbitrage compliance and CMBS loan defeasance.




Professional qualifications and memberships

  • CPA licensed in Minnesota, Arizona and California
  • Chartered Financial Analyst




  • University of Wisconsin, Master of Science, 1988
  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science, 1984
  • Major: Accounting/Finance


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