Bruce D. Smith

Bruce D. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is a member of the following organizations: Windstorm Insurance Network, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Smith has given numerous seminars on forensic accounting and fraud related issues to: law firms, educational institutions and organizations involved in the insurance claims industry.

Mr. Smith’s primary focus is forensic and investigative accounting for the insurance industry. However, he has also assists his non-insurance clients in business disputes, including matters of misappropriation of assets, contractual disputes and lost profits.

In his role as a consultant and expert witness, Mr. Smith has been engaged over 1,000 times by business owners, insurers, policyholders, plaintiff attorneys and defense attorneys to provide loss measurement services in both catastrophic (hurricanes, Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, tornados, fire….) and non-catastrophic events. Mr. Smith has also served as an umpire and appraiser in the Appraisal process found in many insurance policies.

Background

1976: Mr. Smith graduated from the University of Wisconsin attaining a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He majored in Finance and Investment and minored in Economics and Psychology.

1976 -1988: Mr., Smith served as assistant controller and subsequently controller of a retail apparel corporation in Wisconsin.

May 1988: Mr. Smith sat for the C.P.A. examination and passed all four sections required for certification on his first attempt.

December 1988: Mr. Smith moved to South Florida and was hired by Arthur Young International CPA’s, as an Audit Senior, providing financial accounting and audit services for its Entrepreneurial Services Group.

May 1992: Mr. Smith started his forensic and investigatory accounting firm – Bruce D. Smith, CPA