Providing Audit and Tax Services Since 1974

Bank Auditing and Financial Institution Taxation

We have been working with banks, including holding companies since 1974. We are the leading provider of independent audit and tax services to banks in Florida. Our bank clients range in size from newly formed De Novo Banks to over $2 billion in total assets. These institutions are both privately and publicly traded. We service more Florida banks than the next two CPA firms combined. Our philosophy remains quite simple, to become thoroughly familiar with a client's operations so that we can provide the most efficient and cost effective audit and tax services. We believe this "personal touch" separates us from other firms.

All of our professional staff has experience auditing banks. We are not just auditors visiting your Bank once a year. We provide year round accounting and tax services performed by partners, managers and staff with bank expertise. Working with our financial institution clients throughout the year provides us the opportunity to help our clients make informed and timely decisions.

We are available throughout the year to be used as a sounding board not only for accounting matters, but for matters of general interest. Because we understand and acknowledge that the need for timely and accurate guidance occurs year-round, we are available for meetings and telephone consultations when you need us, at no additional cost. That is all part of our audit and tax services.

Our approach to the audit of the Bank will be to perform an effective and efficient audit while at the same time developing recommendations to assist management in improving operations. During our audit we will not only test financial records, but also review operational policies and procedures in order to maximize the benefit our audit can bring to the operations of the Financial Institution.

Key Bank Services

  • Independent audits
  • Attestation Report Concerning the Effectiveness of Internal Control Structure Over Financial Reporting
  • Novo services
  • Employee Benefit Plan audits
  • HUD Compliance
  • Assistance with accounting issues and compliance
  • Tax compliance and planning services
  • Tax return preparation
  • Quarterly estimate tax calculations
  • Representation before the IRS and state taxing authorities
  • Tax Structure – S Corporation Elections
  • Deferred tax asset (liability) review
  • Assistance with quarterly and annual tax disclosures for the financial statements and/or similar reports.

At Hacker, Johnson & Smith PA, we assure timely issuance of your financial statements and tax returns. We have an excellent reputation of providing our clients with superior service on a timely basis. The firm is also a member of the Florida Bankers Association.

Meet the Experts

Edward F. Hacker


Thomas D. Smith


Robert W. Brink


Stephen R. Kania


"Ted" Edward F. Hacker Jr.


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