About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Wm Smith Group LLC has been providing quality, personalized forensic accounting and tax representation services to individuals and businesses throughout Western Michigan. Wm Smith Group LLC's expertise ranges from basic investigative services and tax preparation management to more in-depth services such as forensic accounting & litigation services, financial investigations, and tax representation before the IRS Collection and Examination Divisions.

When it comes to tax preparation, the Wm Smith Group LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout Western Michigan. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Wm Smith Group LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Western Michigan's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Western Michigan. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Wm Smith Group LLC receive competent and timely advice.


Founder


William B. Smith


William "Bill" Smith retired after a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Special Agent with their Criminal Investigation division (CI) at the end of 2007. During his career with the IRS, Bill worked for 2 years as a Revenue Agent in the IRS-Examination division conducting financial audits on individuals, small businesses, corporations, trusts, and non-profit entities, and for 20+ years as a Special Agent conducting domestic and international financial criminal investigations in diverse areas such as narcotics, terrorism, Asian organized crime, murder-for-hire, white slavery, white collar fraud (i.e. corporate fraud, bank fraud, Bank Secrecy Act violations, etc.), questionable tax return preparers, and constitutionally challenged individuals.

Among Bill's many other investigative duties while assigned to the Los Angeles Field Office, he was the lead Technical Agent responsible for all physical and electronic surveillance activities. Upon retirement he was the Supervisory Special Agent responsible for all financial investigations conducted, by the IRS-CI, within the Western Judicial District of Michigan, with offices in Grand Rapids and Traverse City.

He has been a cadre instructor/lecturer on topics related to fraud and money laundering investigations at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (Glynco, GA) and various international law enforcement conferences. He was recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Asian underground banking practices by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and currently teaches courses at night in Forensic Accounting/Financial Investigations (graduate level) at Grand Valley State University and (senior level) for Aquinas College, both located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Along with belonging to numerous professional organizations, he currently holds certifications as a Certified Fraud Specialist, as an Enrolled Agent (enrolled to practice before the IRS), and is a licensed professional investigator in the State of Michigan.

Prior to working for the IRS, Bill received a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting degree (Cum Laude) and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Taxation degree from National University in San Diego, California.

  • Wm Smith Group, LLC
  • 555 Ada Drive
  • P.O. Box 32
  • Ada, MI 49301
  • Telephone: (616) 363-5210
  • Fax: (616) 363-5240