Ashley Smith
Partner CPA
Asheville, NC

Ashley Smith is a partner in the Dixon Hughes Goodman Audit and Assurance Department with over fifteen years of experience in accounting and auditing. She is primarily responsible for audit services of private manufacturing, distribution, real estate and hospitality companies. In addition to her responsibilities with the coordination of audit and accounting services for her clients, Ashley has consulted with clients in numerous complex accounting areas including payroll, stock-based compensation, derivatives, and fixed assets systems implementation. 

Ashley also serves as the firm’s professional practice partner over the employee benefit plan assurance practice. She audits all types of employee benefit plans including defined contribution (11-K), defined benefit, employee stock ownership plans and health and welfare plans. She oversees the employee benefit plan audit practice which includes over 900 plans firm wide.  Prior to joining the DHG, Ashley worked in public accounting for a Big Four firm where she worked on financial statement audits for SEC registrants and large private companies. 

Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Masters, Accounting
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Bachelors, History
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Industry Focus
  • Hospitality & Restaurants
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Real Estate
Service Areas
  • Assurance
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • SOC 1 and 2 Services
  • Audit, Reviews & Compilations

Civic Organizations
  • United Way, Women United – Co Chair
  • Junior Achievement of Asheville, Prior Board Member
  • Certified Public Accountant - NC - 29194

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