Donna Bain Smith, CPA, MBA - Founding Partner
As one of the founding partners of Solberger & Smith, LLP, Donna has been practicing accounting for over 35 years, beginning in industry with The Pillsbury Company in 1979 as a rail accountant and moving in 1983 to public accounting, her true love. She was owner and manager of her own business until she and Jack Solberger, CPA began the partnership of Solberger & Smith, LLP in January of 1999. She earned her CPA certification in 1995. She has her undergraduate degree from the University of Montevallo in Psychology and Social Work and her Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of South Alabama.
Donna is a dynamic teacher, and when it comes to QuickBooks she is the best at designing special reports, and customizing the attributes of the software so that the client is empowered to make the decisions that will take their business to the next level. She taught DAC Easy and then QuickBooks at the University of South Alabama Continuing Education Program from 1990 through 2008. She is a pro advisor with both QuickBooks and the Sleeter Group. (Sleeter Group is a company that specializes in QuickBooks training). The firm is committed to making your books that you work with every day, both user friendly, accurate, and up-to-date, so that the business owner has the information to make decisions at their fingertips. Some of the clients served include radio stations, professional service firms such as lawyers, medical practices, and doctors individually, professional trainers and seminar leaders, consultants, investment companies, stockbrokers, drafting companies, blue collar businesses, manufacturers, entertainers and advertising companies.
Donna also consults with individuals to help them with tax and estate planning for all the stages of life from college for the children to retirement and handling the estate after death.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Alabama Association of Accountants. With her energetic style and ability to quickly help you solve the problem and implement the solution, Donna is the one to call to get the job done.