C. Christopher Smith

C. Christopher Smith

CPA, Partner

100 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 200
East Hanover, NJ 07936
p 973.929.3524
f  973.929.3525

Chris Smith is a partner at Friedman LLP and manages the firm's East Hanover office. Co-leader of the firm's Public Company Services and Technology and Telecommunications Practices, Chris provides audit, compliance and advisory services to publicly traded companies, with specialized emphasis in software, telecommunications and manufacturing and distribution.


Chris has more than 30 years of experience in the private and public sectors, working with companies at all stages of their life cycles, from development-stage corporations to large multi-nationals. His clients have subsequently raised over $1 billion of capital in various debt and equity raises.

In addition to serving in various audit roles at international accounting firms, he previously was vice president of finance in a publicly traded technology company, giving him an enhanced perspective on the operational needs of his clients.

His expertise includes:

  • Working with and advising clients on various initial and secondary public offerings, reverse mergers, PIPEs and private placements
  • Designing and documenting internal controls
  • Managing reporting requirements for small-, mid- and large-cap companies
  • Overseeing SEC compliance requirements with respect to financial reporting and reviewing company filings
  • Analyzing complex issues involving software revenue recognition, stock option and other equity issuances
  • Assisting companies with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 internal control compliance requirements
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants