Hardister, Stacey

Stacey Hardister

Tax Manager


  • Appalachian State University – B.S. Accounting
  • Appalachian State University – Masters of Science in Accounting

Community Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member
  • North Carolina Association of CPAs – Member

Meet Stacey

Stacey has over five years of experience serving public and privately-held companies. She has spent her entire career at Smith Leonard, beginning as an intern in 2011. Her primary responsibilities include serving our corporate and not-for-profit tax clients. As a lead recruiter and interviewer for the tax department, she is also an integral part of building our next generation of talent.

A life-long resident of Troy, NC, Stacey currently lives in Denton, NC with her husband Adam. She spends her non-working hours enjoying time with her family, being active with her dogs, Drake and Sadie, hunting, and cheering on her fellow ASU Mountaineers.


  • Experience serving public and privately-held companies
  • Industries served – manufacturing, distribution, not-for profit, construction, transportation
  • Specialties include – international companies, corporate taxation, not-for-profit taxation
  • NC CPA License #41238
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