Matt Smith

I am the president at CS Accounting & Tax Services Inc., (CSATS) a CPA firm in Honolulu, Hawaii specializing in accounting and tax consulting for small businesses and individuals.  My career path has not been a typical one for an accountant and has allowed me a broad range of experiences.  Prior to joining CSATS, I was the Director of Financial Reporting at The Gas Company (now Hawai’i Gas), a gas utility company in Honolulu and the Assistant Controller for Alexander & Baldwin in Corporate Accounting.  At both companies I was responsible for corporate reporting both internal and external to the company as well as budgeting, planning and internal controls. 

I began my accounting career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in the Honolulu office where I was an audit manager before joining Alexander & Baldwin.  As an auditor I was fortunate to experience a wide variety of industries that still provides benefits many years later. 

Before my CPA career I served as a nuclear trained mechanical engineer aboard two fast attack submarines based in Pearl Harbor, and had the opportunity to visit many countries along the Pacific Rim. After my tour of duty in the US  Navy I brought my engineering experience to the H-Power plant in Kapolei, Hawaii where I was fortunate to be part of the startup team bringing the plant into operating status. 

I am a CPA licensed in Hawaii. I attended the Hawaii Pacific University for my accounting degree and the University of Hawaii for my MBA (EMBA 14).  I live in Mililani with my beautiful wife and 2 young princesses.