Meet Our Team:
Dimeta Smith Knight , CPA
Dimeta has over 20 years of financial accounting, auditing, tax preparation and consulting experience. Previous roles include Internal Auditor, Financial Systems Implementation Consultant and Chief Financial Officer. She has consulted with small to large size corporations, sole proprietorships and partnerships from various industries within for profit and nonprofit sectors. Because of her extensive knowledge of small business operations and financial performance she has become a great resource for the Nashville business community. She has facilitated seminars and workshops for various organizations including the Small Business Administration, Pathway Women’s Business Center and the National Association of Women Business Owners. Dimeta is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dimeta Smith, CPA, LLC, an accounting and consulting firm located in Nashville, TN.
She previously served as an Adjunct Accounting Professor, lecturing on all disciplines of Accounting. Dimeta received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in Accounting from Tennessee State University and Master of Accountancy Degree from Belmont University. A native of Nashville, Dimeta enjoys volunteering in the community; mentoring young people; and spending time with her family.
Debra Murphy, CPA
Senior Tax Accountant
Debra has over 20 years of financial accounting, auditing, tax preparation and corporate finance experience. Previous roles include Auditor, Senior Tax Accountant, and Senior Finance Accountant. She has extensive tax preparation and planning experience with corporations, sole proprietorships, non-profits, partnerships, estates, and trusts. Because of her passion and expertise in entrepreneurship, she is a great resource for anyone wishing to establish a new business.
She received her Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Accounting from Minnesota State University, Summa Cum Laude. Debra also has Master of Science Degree in psychology from Walden University and is a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, all but dissertation. She is a licensed Certified Public accountant both in Minnesota and Tennessee, as wells as an advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor®.
Additional Honors and Activities
Director of Advisory Services
Temika has over 25 years of corporate accounting and financial management experience working with organizations ranging from start-up to mid-sized corporations. Previous roles include Senior Staff Accountant, Controller and Chief Financial Officer. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Lambuth University.
A native of Memphis, TN, Temika enjoys traveling, outdoor recreation and spending time with her family.