A 1974 graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, he became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977. In addition to his background with the firm as described above, he has participated in and supervised audit engagements for a wide variety of clients including state agencies, credit unions, labor unions, and closely-held companies. He is also responsible for the review of client financial statements to monitor their conformance to generally accepted accounting principles and our own firm quality control procedures. He has also supervised the audits of clients when the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and various local agencies have examined them. In coordination with our Tax Department, Mr. Smolko provides both corporate and personal tax planning advice to small business owners, taking into consideration their unique individual tax situations.
His responsibilities also include the review and evaluation of the firm’s staff-level accountants, and the training and administrative direction to motivate, guide, and develop the capabilities of staff personnel. He annually earns in excess of 40 hours of continuing professional education credit in accounting, tax, and management.
Civic involvement included serving on the St. Peter Chanel High School Secondary Education Commission from 1994 to 2006 and being the Commission President from 1996 to 2002. He also served on the St. Peter Chanel High School Finance Committee from 1995 to 2013.
Mr. Smolko can be reached at 216.765.6906 or by email here