Guest Post by Debbie Torrance, Partner with Smith & Howard

I started my career in 1986 with no prior experience and a master’s degree in accounting from Clemson University. My first real job was at an international accounting firm where I worked my way up to Tax Manager before leaving five years later. My next stop (which turned out to be my last) was Smith & Howard - a top 25 Atlanta CPA firm in 1991 and still a top 25 Atlanta firm in 2014. As a Tax Partner at Smith and Howard since 1997, I have not only seen my own career change and grow but have also had the privilege and fun of helping others to...

Guest post by Whitney Cheesbro, CPA and member of Smith & Howard's Accounting, Advisory and Assurance Services team

On June 9th, I set out on a bicycle trip known as the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, or “BRAG” for short.  The trip started in Washington, Georgia and ended in Darien, Georgia.  About 800 other cyclists participated in BRAG.  Spending a whole week of your vacation on a bicycle in June may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but there is no better way to see the charming small towns that dot the highways of Georgia than with a steady paced bicycle ride.  Every town we visited was full of southern hospitality and well-wishers.  Rolling fields, cow pastures,...