Barry E. Smith, CPA

Barry E. Smith, CPA is a discussion leader with Loscalzo Institute, a Kaplan company, and has his own public accounting firm located in St. Louis, MO. He has over 30 years’ experience in both public and industry accounting. Barry has served as the Professional Practice Director for the 23rd largest public accounting firm, where he was responsible for all technical accounting and auditing matters for the firm. He has served as a discussion leader on all aspects of U.S. GAAP, International Accounting Standards, SEC and PCAOB issues and requirements, employee benefit plans, and governmental accounting.

Barry has also served as the Chief Accounting Officer and Controller for a $2 billion NYSE listed company and as the Chief Financial Officer for growth companies. His experience has included systems selection and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, capital structuring, financial reporting, and compliance.

He has served as an expert panelist on topics such as International Accounting Standards, fair value accounting, tax accounting and disclosures, and SEC disclosures. He has been quoted as an expert on current issues in major media. Barry is a member of the American Institute and Missouri Society of CPAs.

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