Emily Smikal, CPA
CO-CREATE | CO-DEVELOP | DELIVER
A Houston-based firm of CPAs and professional advisors co-developing solutions with our clients at every stage of the business life cycle.
Emily’s experience includes a broad exposure to a variety of tax areas, including federal, state and local, corporate, partnership, trust, estate and gift, and individual compliance and consulting. Her focus is on serving high net-worth individuals, family and small to medium enterprise clients and their owners, and not-for-profit organizations.
She is heavily involved in recruiting for PKF Texas and various other firm initiatives, including training and development. She also helps lead PKF Texas’ position as the accounting firm for the Aggie 100, a program through which Texas A&M University identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world.
- High Net-Worth Individuals
- Privately Owned Businesses
- Professional Services
CPA, Certified Public Accountant
Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., Houston, TX
Director, 2021 - Present
Senior Manager 2018 - 2020
Manager, 2014 - 2018
Senior Associate, 2011 - 2014
Associate, 2009 - 2011
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science - Accounting, Tax Emphasis
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
- "Cubester® Chat: Chatting with the Big Dogs" – Leading Edge, Fall 2011
- Various blogs for The CPA Desk
- Aggie 100 - 2018, 2019
What do you like best about helping clients?
I enjoy being a resource to clients and helping them plan or work through problems that they are having.
What energizes you about working at PKF Texas?
Working at PKF Texas energizes me, because I work with a great team of talented individuals who continually challenge and teach me.
Where are you from?
I grew up in Southeast Texas in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area.
What do you do in your spare time?
I am very involved in my church, leading the children's ministry team and serving on the music team.
What's your favorite season?
I love all things Fall and Winter.
What's your favorite sport to follow?
Do you own any pets?
I have a mischievous, but sweet, little maltipoo named Jax.
What is your favorite book/author? Or What are you reading right now?
I enjoy reading books by John C. Maxwell and Patrick Lencioni (and my guilty pleasure - Nicholas Sparks).
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