Silver Ships Welcomes Rachael Smith as Controller

Silver Ships announces the hiring of Rachael Smith, a certified public accountant with 24 plus years of experience to its financial team. Smith joins the team as Controller to not only support the financial team, but to work alongside corporate and operations management.

Smith brings a strong background of both public and corporate accounting to the role, with specific experiences in marine supplies and equipment sales, timber sales and ship services. Her industrial marine background also includes inventory management and internal and external communications with outside accounting firms.

“Silver Ships is local, it’s dynamic, and it’s growing. This is a company I want to further expand and grow my career and serve on their team in making superb products,“ says Smith. “My primary goal is to be a strong contributor to the Silver Ships team by bringing additional accounting knowledge and experience to the company and further enhance their path in growth and success. I am 100 percent committed to their mission and goals and look forward to working with each and every member of the Silver Ships team and to draw on their years of knowledge and experience.”

Functioning as a supportive and collaborative role, Smith will assist both team members and customers. Through customer collaboration, Smith assists her team members to positively impact customer experience from contact initiation through product delivery. Her experience in both the public and corporate sectors directly aligns with Silver Ships government and private customer sectors.

Smith is a native of the Mobile area and attended the University of South Alabama where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant through Alabama State Board of Accountancy. She holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants professional trade organizations.