Hardister, Stacey

Stacey Hardister

Tax Senior 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
  • Leadership High Point – Class of 2019

Meet Stacey

Stacey has more than a decade 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 international 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.

Stacey currently lives in Denton, NC with her husband Adam and daughter Cameron. She enjoys traveling, 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 tax planning, accounting for income taxes (ASC 740), and corporate taxation
  • NC CPA License #41238
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