Chelsea Smith Brantley

Chelsea Smith

National Assurance Senior Manager


BDO Atlanta Office



Executive Summary

Chelsea Smith Brantley has more than 15 years of auditing and accounting experience and significant knowledge in audits of employee benefit plans (EBP). She has experience with audits of defined contribution, including Form 11-K, 403(b), and employee stock ownership plans (ESOP); defined benefit; and health and welfare plans.

Chelsea works in BDO’s National Assurance department and is a member of the firm’s national Employee Benefit Plan practice. Her responsibilities include Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) audit quality; risk management; and development of EBP practice guidance, resources, and training. Chelsea instructs national training courses and is a regular contributor to industry insights and thought leadership specific to EBPs. She also performs quality control inspections of EBPs within the firm.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


B.A., Accounting, Kennesaw State University