Dr. Sean Stein Smith, Ph.D, CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA – 2022 40 Under 40 Honoree
City University of New York (Lehman College)
Sean is an assistant professor at the City University of New York – Lehman College. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, where he chairs the Accounting Working Group. Sean sits on the Advisory Board of Gilded and is a strategic advisor to the Central Bank Digital Currency Think Tank. Sean also serves as an Advisor to Crescent City Capital, a cryptoasset investment fund. He is the President of the NYSSCPA Manhattan-Bronx Chapter, and is a member of the NJCPA Board of Trustees.
Sean also serves on the Board of Governors of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Sean has also been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, and has been named a past winner of the NJCPA Ovation Award for Innovation. He has also been named a 40 under 40 in the accounting profession from 2017-2021 by CPA Practice Advisor and the NYSSCPA in 2021. Sean was named on the NJBIZ Power 50 in Accounting in 2021 & 2022. He was also awarded the Outstanding Young CPA of the Year Award by the AICPA in 2022.
The best way that I have found myself able to give back to the profession and community is by volunteering my time at national, regional, and state level organizations. My volunteer activities include my service on the Board of Governors at FDU, developing and presenting dozens of continuing education sessions across the country, and by serving as a volunteer leader at the NJCPA, NYSSCPA, and IMA. These endeavors are in addition to my volunteer efforts at the AICPA , focusing around financial literacy and sustainability efforts respectively.