YPN Spotlight: Kimberly Anne Smith, CPA

Posted:  April 14th, 2012 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

Meet Kimberly Anne Smith, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC in Miami.

Kim was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa and received a Bachelors in Accounting at the University of Iowa. She later moved to Miami just after college and began working as an auditor with Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC. As a CPA licensed in both Florida and Iowa, she specializes in the not-for0profit industry. She enjoys volunteering and is the treasurer of The Alliance for LGTB Youth, a non-profit organization located in Miami.

How long have you been in your field and to what do you attribute your success?

I have been in my field (public accounting) for 7 years. I attribute my success to valuable mentor relationships I have had over the years from my peers and in more senior positions. In addition, I have had amazing opportunities I couldn’t find in other firms or other cities.

What role, if any, do you think networking and navigating the South Florida business environment has played in your success?

Networking is what got my foot into the door, but it has been my hardwork and ability to keep myself in the top performers.

As a young professional, how do you think you could benefit most from an organization such as YPN Miami and the Miami-Dade Chamber?

I can benefit through socializing and thinking and problem solving with my peers. In addition, establishing relationships within my community to build a stronger community.

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