SME CPAs Announces Paul Wade as Managing Partner


AUGUSTA, GA: SME CPAs, a top 400 U.S. accounting firm, is proud to announce that Paul Wade, CPA will serve as SME CPAs’ next Managing Partner effective July 1, 2021.

Wade, who joined the firm in 2003, was promoted to partner in 2009 after only six years with the firm. He has helped grow our tax team and a multitude of services. Paul succeeds Rick Evans who was SME CPAs’ Managing Partner for 9 years. “Paul has been an integral part of the firm’s success for almost two decades and is committed to the success of our clients and employees.” says Evans. Rick will continue to serve as a full-time client service partner with the firm.

Paul has more than 18 years of experience servicing businesses, private enterprise, and high-net-worth individuals in a diverse range of industries such as technology, construction, real estate, manufacturing, distribution and more.

Paul will lead one of the fastest growing firms in the CSRA in 2021 with over 55 employees.

Beyond the office walls, Wade is an active member in the community, where he is a graduate of Columbia County Leadership, an active member of the Downtown Augusta Rotary Club and frequently serves on several committees for local charitable events. One of his favorite things to do is to be outdoors with his wife, Mary Ann and two daughters, Meredith and Caroline. 

About SME CPAs: For almost 70 years, we have brought financial security and peace of mind to our clients in the Greater Augusta Region. We’ve built trust through tradition, but it’s our uncompromising integrity that has made us the preferred choice for generations. Inspired by our community, we are passionate about helping you. Our approach means you always have the convenience of one point of contact, and a team of experts behind you. Whether you need estate planning, an employee benefit plan audit, or guidance with real estate or retirement; we foresee the roadblocks and cultivate new opportunities. Our goal is always your growth and success. Let’s achieve it together.