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Cara L. Smith

Senior Tax Manager

Meara Welch Browne, P.C.


Cara L. Smith is a Senior Tax Manager at Meara Welch Browne, P.C., where she focuses on preparing and reviewing federal and state tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporate entities and exempt organizations. She also consults on tax matters involved in business litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and estate tax and gift tax transactions, and represents clients under audit with the Internal Revenue Service.
As a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Public Accountant, Cara advises clients on tax planning issues including fringe benefits, retirement plans and tax credits, among various other issues. In addition, she prepares tax accruals under the rules governed by ASC 740 (FAS 109) and FIN 48 analysis for audited corporate clients.
Cara attended Northwest Missouri State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration and in accounting, as well as the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where she earned a master’s in accounting with focus on taxation.