Smith Elliott Kearns earns highest rating in peer review

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC was recently notified by the peer review committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that it has successfully completed an independent quality review of its accounting and auditing practice.

The quality review was conducted by the national firm of Cherry Bekaert LLP under guidelines established by the AICPA. The reviewers made an independent assessment of the firm’s quality control policies and procedures, and inspected the working papers and reports on a representative sample of accounting and auditing engagements.

Smith Elliott Kearns received the highest rating possible on its peer review, which puts the firm in an extremely elite group of CPA firms, according to the AICPA. A copy of the peer review report is available at

The firm has offices in Hagerstown, Md., and Chambersburg, Pa.