Accounting and Tax Support You Can Trust

Stellar Accounting LLC is a boutique CPA firm with friendly personal service and a knack for tackling tough taxpayer issues. We specialize in tax preparation, planning, and resolution for both individuals and small business owners alike. At Stellar Accounting, we are committed to excellence in providing smart and sensible accounting and tax solutions for you, our client. Because after all, your success is our success as well.

Certified QuickBooks Advance Online Proadvisor in the greater Mobile, AL area

Starla Smith, CPA, CFE, NTPI Fellow

Starla Smith, CPA

Starla Smith, CPA, CFE, NTPI Fellow®, is the founder and owner of Stellar Accounting LLC. She loves to take the weight off her clients’ shoulders by solving their difficult tax problems.  Her passion is helping taxpayers with their IRS and state tax issues, including filing missing returns, responding to IRS letters, helping taxpayers avoid IRS levies and liens, and negotiating offers in compromise.

Starla is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Alabama and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is also a member of the National Association of Tax Practitioners, a gold member of Tax Rep Network, and a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Starla has also earned the National Tax Practice Institute’s Fellow designation. The NTPI Fellow® designation is evidence of significant expertise in the representation of taxpayers before the IRS. NTPI Fellows have completed a stringent, three-level program of study that covers all facets of representing clients before the IRS. They have learned to guide their clients through the often-challenging maze of IRS codes, internal regulations and agency structure.

Some of the recent projects Starla has completed include helping a taxpayer obtain Separation of Liability Relief for a tax liability stemming from a return that had been jointly filed with a former spouse. She also helped a taxpayer get their locked-in withholding changed from Single – 0 to Married – 7 by filing missing returns and entering into an installment agreement.


Prior to starting her own business, Starla held controllership positions in several energy companies including Shell and BP. A native of Geneva, Alabama, Starla earned her Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Alabama.

Starla is a lover of miniature schnauzers and has had a schnauzer in her household for the past 22 years. Her current miniature schnauzer love is Marlee

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