Smith Leonard Named Best Place to Work for 6th Straight Year

NC Triad Firm Earns Prestigious National Recognition Six Years Running

Best-Accounting 2015For the last six years, Accounting Today and Best Companies Group has named Smith Leonard PLLC as one of America’s “Best Accounting Firms to Work For.”

The annual List of Best Accounting Firms comprises 100 firms throughout the nation in three different size categories.  According to Darlene Leonard, Managing Partner of Smith Leonard, “We are most proud of this award because it is comprised of true, anonymous feedback from our employees and is compared with firms across the nation. We believe happy employees translate to great customer service and even happier clients.”

One of the Triad’s leading CPA firms, with a focus on assurance, tax, and consulting services, Smith Leonard has grown its staff by over 40% since the company acquired the High Point BDO practice in 2007. “Our success and continued growth are a tribute not only to our entire team, but also to our valued clients. We’re grateful for their support and thankful to all our associates for their loyalty and dedication,” Leonard said.

Along with other accounting firms from across the country, Smith Leonard participated in a two-part survey process. The first includes an evaluation of workplace systems, policies and practices; the second is an anonymous employee survey.

To be considered for participation, Leonard said her company had to fulfill a number of eligibility requirements, including:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
  • Be publicly or privately held;
  • Have a U.S. facility;
  • Have at least 15 employees working in the U.S.;
  • Be in business a minimum of 1 year;
  • Be an accounting firm.

Smith Leonard primarily serves the Piedmont Triad through its headquarters in High Point and a second office in Lexington, NC, but the firm’s reach extends into other parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and beyond. The practice is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned accounting and consulting firms.

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