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Tom Smith

Tax Office Managing Partner; SALT Southwest Region Leader

CPA

Executive Summary

Tom Smith leads BDO’s southwest region State & Local Tax team and is the office managing partner in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Known for his knowledge in tax controversy, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients through sales tax refund projects (reverse audits). He has vast experience managing taxability research projects and regularly worked on due diligence projects both pre and post-acquisition. Tom is well known in Nashville, Tennessee, where he developed a significant expertise in the healthcare industry. He also has extensive experience in the energy industry, serving clients in both Oklahoma and Texas.

Tom’s career began as an auditor for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in 1990. He then spent a total of 15 years at several Big Four firms before joining a regional firm as a partner in 2010. He joined BDO as partner in July 2014.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • B.S., Accounting, Northeastern Oklahoma State University