Richard Smith, CPA


Richard Smith, MST, CPA, CGMA serves as a Partner. He specializes in partnership and flow-through taxation, corporate and flow-through business structuring, mergers and acquisitions transactions, business and individual tax planning, and reviews filings and tax positions for various corporation and partnership tax returns. He serves various industries including manufacturing, distribution, transportation, medical, construction, real estate, retail, and various service-providing industries.

Richard knew accounting was his calling early on, as math always came easy to him. He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. Richard joined the firm in 2010 where he was a Staff Accountant, before being promoted to Senior Accountant, Manager and then Partner. Prior to joining BGBC, Richard practiced governmental accounting for the state of Indiana in addition to being a small business owner for eight years. He also achieved the rank of Sergeant during his time in the United States Marine Corps. In 2022, Richard received his Master of Science in Taxation from Indiana University.

Richard is a member of the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to being a CPA, he is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Richard attributes much of his success to his time in the Marine Corps, where he learned honor, courage, commitment, and how to excel in the face of adversity. When he is not working, he enjoys fishing, hiking, and spending time with his wife, five children, and granddaughter.


  • Indiana University, B.S. in Accounting and Finance
  • Indiana University, M.S. in Taxation


  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Indiana CPA Society