Derek Smith

Derek J. Smith, CPA

Shareholder
Derek joined Markovitz Dugan & Associates in January of 2012 when his company DJ Smith Accounting, PC was merged into Markovitz Dugan & Associates. Derek uses his past experiences as a controller of a major local corporation and his public accountancy background to help small business owners maximize the returns from their businesses. When not at the office, he spends time with his wife Nicole and their 4 children or playing golf, basketball, baseball, travelling or reading.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business consulting
  • Certified Mediator
  • Corporate income tax preparation and planning
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Personal income tax preparation and planning
  • Tax compliance
  • Trained Financial Neutral for Collaborative Divorce
Education
  • University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Professional and Civic Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Community Day School, Assistant Treasurer, Executive Board Member
  • YPE Pittsburgh, Treasurer
  • Collaborative Legal Association of Southwest Pennsylvania (CLASP), Member
  • United Jewish Federation, volunteer
  • 14th Ward Baseball, volunteer and coach