About Frank

Frank Smith is the leader of the Firm’s national Nonprofit Tax Practice. He is also a Partner in the Tax and Business Services Division in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. He came to Marcum via the Firm’s merger with Raffa, P.C., one of the nation’s preeminent public accounting and business consulting firms, specializing in nonprofits.

Frank has been leading the nonprofit tax practice in the DC office since joining the Firm in 2002. In addition to being a leading tax authority in private and family foundations, he has worked with thousands of nonprofits and has become proficient in analyzing complex transactions associated with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations.

Under Frank’s leadership, the nonprofit tax team in the D.C. region prepares and reviews more than 500 annual tax returns and provides various tax consultation services related to the day-to-day operations of public charities, private foundations, and trade associations.

Known for his ability to clearly articulate complex topics, he frequently leads seminars and webinars, including one that walks attendees’ line-byline through their annual tax returns. Additionally, he conducts client-specific trainings that cover topics unique to nonprofits including governance and policy. For members of the DC Bar, Frank regularly provides workshops related to applying for tax-exempt status and satisfying Form 990 tax reporting requirements.

Prior to joining Marcum, Frank spent 10 years working with a “Big 4” accounting firm, including five years in the national nonprofit tax office in Washington, DC.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs
  • Associate Member of the AICPA Exempt Organizations Technical Resource Panel
Practice Focus

Tax Compliance
Tax Consulting

Industry Focus

Exempt Organizations
Public Charities
Private Foundations


Master in Taxation,
Brigham Young University

Bachelor in Science, Accounting
Brigham Young University