Mary Ann Smith, operations manager, joined The Neal Firm in 2007 after 12 years of experience as a business administrator and treasurer at a Columbia church. Ms. Smith is responsible for day-to-day operations of the firm, ensuring clients are taken care of in a timely, friendly and efficient manner. She also serves as an accounting assistant and operations manager for the payroll services through Forest Acres Payroll, LLC.
Ms. Smith has completed a program on payroll practice and management at Midlands Technical College, qualifying her as a Certified Payroll Specialist. In addition to this continuing education, she is a graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in music education.
Outside of work activities, Ms. Smith continues her passion as a musician, serving as the pianist for worship services and accompanist for the choir at a local church.