BST announces return of Lisa Smith as partner

Smith, Lisa

ALBANY, New York, March 2, 2017 – BST & Co. CPAs, LLP, one of the Capital Region’s leading financial and management consulting firms, today announced that Lisa M. Smith, CPA, has rejoined the firm as a partner.

Smith brings more than 25 years of diverse accounting, auditing, risk assessment and internal control experience to BST. Prior to re-joining BST, she held leadership positions with General Electric; Higher Education Services Corporation; Trans World Entertainment; and Capital Communications Federal Credit Union.

In her current role, Smith serves various industries, including employee benefit plans; energy distribution; and manufacturing and retail distribution. She is also a member of the firm’s Pension Audit Services Group. 

“We are pleased to announce Lisa’s return to  BST. She was a tremendous asset to our clients during her prior seven year tenure as partner and quality control leader. Lisa has more than two decades of experience working with some of the most significant companies in upstate New York,” said Ron Guzior, managing partner of BST & Co. “Her significant and diversified background in the finance industry only adds to our firm’s extensive portfolio of services.”

Smith is a graduate of Siena College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She also holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Smith is a Certified “Six Sigma Black Belt,” a nationally-recognized certification in Quality Methodology.

Smith is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants; and is a member of the board of directors and treasurer of the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

“I’m thrilled to work again alongside the team at BST and contribute to its reputation as one of the most well-respected firms in the accounting industry,” Smith said. “I welcome the opportunity to develop new relationships and to continue working with established clients.”

With roots tracing back to 1944, BST & Co., LLP is recognized as one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in upstate New York. The firm offers traditional accounting, auditing and tax services; as well as specialty services related to business valuation, forensic accounting, litigation support, employee benefit plan auditing and consulting, governmental auditing and consulting, merger and acquisition assistance, wealth management and personal financial planning, and estate and gift tax consulting, amongst other services.

BST & Co., LLP has 105 employees with office locations in Albany and Mineola, NY. The firm also maintains a New York City office.

The firm is a long-standing member of the RSM US Alliance, a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States.

About BST & Co. CPAs, LLP

BST & Co.CPAs, LLP is as multi-disciplinary financial and management consulting firm headquartered in Albany. Other services of the firm include accounting, auditing, business valuation, forensic accounting and litigation support, tax and management consulting, employee benefit plan auditing and consulting, human resource management and development, healthcare operations consulting, governmental auditing and consulting, merger and acquisition assistance, wealth management and personal financial planning and estate and gift tax consulting.


Posted on March 2, 2017 at 10:21 AM