About Chad Porter, CPA, CFE

Chad Porter, CPA, CFE




Chief Executive Officer

Chad started with the company when he was only 21 years old! Now CEO with over 20 years of accounting experience, Chad is an expert in Audits of HUD funded organizations and Housing Authorities, audits of tax credit properties, California Department of Education child care organizations and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

He has also traveled to Africa, Afghanistan, Puerto Rico, Indonesia and Honduras (accumulating over 1000 flight hours). He has been an adjunct professor of Accounting at Middle Tennessee State University and has been a featured speaker at the AHACPA annual conference and the TAHRA annual conference, and is a recognized expert in GASB and Yellow Book.

Chad loves spending time with his wife and his kids. He is a die hard Nashville Predators fan and loves attending games.

Why Chad Loves SMCO:

“I love working at our firm because it does not feel like work, it feels like a group of friends helping organizations navigate the complex accounting world.”


California State University San Bernardino

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration with concentration in Accounting, 1996

Professional Licenses:

Certified Public Accountant – California, 1998

Certified Public Accountant – Tennessee, 2006

Certified Fraud Examiner, 2009

Professional Associations:

American Institute of Public Accountants

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants

GASB Task Force


5 Levels of Leadership

Ted Talk:

Humor at Work