I am committed to creating innovative and transformative capabilities to help our clients solve their most complex tax problems.

Shawn Smith

EY Americas Financial Services Industry Group Leader-elect ; EY Americas Financial Services Tax Managing Partner

Passionate about tax transformation and innovation. Enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

Shawn oversees a practice of more than 2,500 tax professionals across banking and capital markets, insurance, and wealth and asset management. Alongside his leadership team, he has created technology-driven revenue streams in managed services and transformative service delivery approaches, such as the Future of Work.

With more than 20 years of experience, Shawn provides an array of tax services to improve financial services firms’ operating performance and corporate tax functions.

Shawn is a senior subject-matter advisor on general and industry-specific tax advisory services, tax structuring, transaction evaluation, and M&A due diligence. He also has extensive experience advising clients on the financial statement treatment of the tax aspects of their transactions.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and Master of Accounting in Taxation from Clemson University and is a licensed CPA in South Carolina.

How Shawn is building a better working world

“Alongside my incredible teams, I constantly evaluate the type of services we provide to our clients and how we can improve on technology-based solutions, software and digital tax platforms to cultivate a better working world.

From a leadership perspective, I’m passionate about helping people reach their full potential by creating a supportive and inclusive team culture in which everyone feels empowered and valued.”

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