Connor Smart, CPA


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“Every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle” – Walt Whitman

Connor Smart is a manager in BNN’s tax practice. He works predominantly in our nonprofit and exempt-organization compliance group, as well as within our compensation and benefits specialty practice. Through his role within our not-for-profit team, Connor provides tax preparation, review, and compliance and consulting services to many tax-exempt and charitable entities, including (but not limited to) hospitals and healthcare systems; schools and educational facilities; arts, museum, and cultural groups; and private foundations. He also frequently advises on matters concerning unrelated business income and investment income taxes, excess benefit and other prohibited transactions, disallowed investments, and compliance best practices for charitable organizations.

Additionally, through his position within our compensation and benefits practice, Connor provides preparation and review services on annual Form 5500 filings, and frequently provides tax consulting services and compliance guidance for matters related to retirement accounts and distributions, pension benefit plans, welfare benefit plans, and payroll filings and income recognition concerns.

Connor received his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with majors in accounting and finance from the University of Maine.

Three Things You Don’t Know About Me:

  • I surprised my then-fiancé, now-wife, with a marriage proposal while we were vacationing in Portugal.
  • I am an avid standup paddle-boarder.
  • I did not own a smart phone until 2020.

Business Activities

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member, Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants

Member, Employee Benefits Council of Maine

Volunteer/Service Activities

Registered Volunteer, Preble Street

Past Treasurer, current Finance Committee Volunteer, Ruth’s Reusable Resources