Rich Smith, CPA






PHONE: (315) 234-8132

Rich Smith, CPA


“I approach every one of my clients with the goal of serving as a trusted advisor to their business as a whole, not just their tax issues. I believe if you truly understand your clients business, and more importantly their goals, you are in a far better position to help them succeed.”



  • Tax Compliance
  • Research
  • Planning and Consulting
  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Service Industries
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Multi-state Tax Consulting
  • Sales & Use Tax


Originally from Syracuse, NY, Rich graduated from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. Rich began his accounting career in 2001 and brings a broad range of industry experience including partnership, corporate and multi-state tax services for public and privately held companies, as well as small business consulting and compliance.

Rich’s experience also includes a specialized expertise in the area of multi-state tax consulting for large and small businesses, as well as 10 years with a Big 4 Firm, eight of which were in Atlanta, GA. Rich joined Bowers & Company in 2020 and is a tax specialist in our Syracuse branch.

Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement

  • Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member – New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • Board Member, Treasurer– Fayetteville-Manlius Pop Warner Football Organization
  • Coach – Fayetteville-Manlius Pop Warner Football, Fayetteville-Manlius Little League, Fayetteville-Manlius Youth Basketball League, FM Force Youth Travel Basketball

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