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For over 35 years, Bill has been actively involved in providing business advisory services to emerging middle-market and closely held companies in numerous industries including not-for-profits, manufacturing, distribution and service.

Bill has instructed various seminars on cash management techniques, construction industry accounting, valuations of closely held businesses and internal staff training. He also has given several presentations on these topics at Case Western University, Youngstown State University and Baldwin Wallace College.

Bill has had a long and impactful career in public accounting as teacher, technician and advisor. He dedicated his career to continuously advancing his professional knowledge and helping others develop the skills critical for success in the profession and the business world. Many clients can attribute the attainment of their business and career objectives to Bill’s professional expertise and wise counsel. He is the definition of the “trusted advisor” and “true professional”. His commitment to life- long learning and intellectual curiosity has enabled him to advance his career and his passion for helping others learn and achieve their utmost potential has enabled many at Meaden & Moore to advance theirs.

*Recipient of the 2017 Glenn E. Corlett Accounting Alumnus in Practice Award from Ohio University School of Accountancy

Areas Of Specialization

  • Audit, Review & Compilation
  • Not-for-Profit and Government Auditing
  • Business Valuations and Stock Options
  • Acquisitions Analysis
  • Accounting Systems and Best Practices
  • Forecasting, Break-even Analysis and Budgeting
  • Financing Alternatives


  • Ohio University, MBA in management information systems
  • Ohio University, BBA in accounting.
  • Accredited in business valuation (ABV) by the AICPA

Professional Development

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • AICPA - Business Valuation and Forensic & Litigation Section, Institute of Business Appraisers
  • Accredited in Business Valuation by the AICPA

Community/Philanthropic Pursuits

  • Rotary Club of Cleveland
  • Avon Oaks Country Club
  • Edgewater Yacht Club
William J. Smith, CPA

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