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40 Under 40 Honoree: Jason Smith, CPA, CVA – 35

Partner, Smith, Burch & Company, LLP, Elberton, GA

Education – BBA Accounting, Georgia Southern Univ.
Family – Wife Leann; children Taylor Amanda 5, Nicolas
Hobbies & Interests – Family, golf, fly fishing and
personal investing.
Professional Affiliations – AICPA; GSCPA Valuation &
Litigation Section (former Chapter President, past Board of Director and Council
Member & previous Audit Committee Chairman); NACVA.

What peers, clients and friends say about Jason:
Jason is a constant leader in our community and with the Georgia Society of
CPAs. Along with handling our most valued clients, Jason is also actively involved
in our community through the Rotary Club, The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce,
his church, and the Georgia Society of CPAs.

What technology or business process does Jason see affecting the tax
and accounting profession in the next five years?

“The accounting profession is faced with the challenge of implementing
the paperless office. Not only in the Public Accounting Practice, but within
a client’s organization. The challenge is to keep up to date with technology
and the ability to function well with our client’s improved technology.
Our profession will be faced with more regulation and increased competition
from outsourcing. Our duties as the client’s most trusted advisor will
have to be our primary focus so that we may continue in that capacity.”

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