Irene Smith holds the designations of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™.
Irene obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Northridge and her MBA degree in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Irene had an extensive corporate career and developed knowledge and skills in the fields of taxation, finance and real estate. She started her financial planning practice in 2001. After experiencing the impact divorces had on the lives of her family and friends, she decided to obtain additional training as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst to help divorcing individuals make better informed financial decisions.
She is a member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts. She served on the board of the American Women Society of Certified Public Accounts – Los Angeles Chapter and was the scholarship committee chairperson for the Chapter.