Bradley D. Smerage
Partner ▪ CPA, MAcc, PFS
☎ (515) 245-3718
Brad graduated from Florida State University in 1991 with a degree in finance and later earned a master’s degree in tax accounting from the University of Florida in 1996. Brad started his career in Seattle with Deloitte LLP, where he worked on tax issues with clients from several industries. Upon leaving Deloitte in 2000, he worked for a publicly traded internet service provider and a closely-held corporation that was a lessor of passenger aircraft to several international airlines. Brad served as tax manager for both of these and was exposed to stock options taxation, employment taxes, international tax issues, sales/use taxes, and consolidated corporate filings.
In 2004, Brad and his family relocated to Iowa where he returned to public accounting at RSM US LLP and served as tax director of the firm’s Des Moines office. In this capacity, he worked with a cross-section of clients, focusing on closely held businesses and business owners. Brad joined Hamilton Juffer + Associates in July 2011 and was promoted to partner in January 2013. His primary focus areas include complex individual taxation, partnership and corporate income taxes, agricultural taxation issues, and estate planning.
Brad is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. In February 2015, Brad earned the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation. He has previously served on the board of directors of the Des Moines Symphony and currently serves the organization as a member of its finance committee.