Partners and Associates

Partners and Associates

A hybrid team of accountants, advisors, and consultants whose collective experience and diverse backgrounds ignite ideas, reconfigure approaches, and recommend strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.


101 E. Front Street
Missoula, MT 59802

Tel: 406.728.1800


Audit and Accounting

Areas of Focus

  • Internal audits
  • External audits
  • Internal control design and operation
  • Loan review and reporting
  • Allowance for loan losses evaluation
  • Financial institution compliance
  • Employee benefit plan audits


University of Montana - Missoula, Montana
  • Bachelor of science degree in business administration
  • Master of accountancy degree

Dawson A. Smith, CPA

Senior Manager

Dawson Smith is a senior manager committed to delivering practical and expert advisory and assurances services. He places high importance on client relationships and the need for timely, consistent, and value-added communications. Dawson has a passion for the success of his clients and strives to fully understand the unique needs of each client and assist with practical, tailored solutions. He also helps clients meet their Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 internal control requirements and assists with the implementation of programs for complying with these requirements.


  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) - Member
  • Financial Statement Review and Technical Standards Committee - Member
  • Sustainable Business Council - Past treasurer
  • Mount Jumbo Little League - President

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