Herndon, Bailey

Bailey Herndon

Tax Manager


  • East Carolina University  – B.S. Business Administration/Accounting
  • East Carolina University – Masters of Science in Accounting

Community Involvement

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


Bailey joined the Smith Leonard tax team in 2023. Bailey began her career in public accounting in 2018 with an internship and then a full-time position at a national firm in Raleigh. Bailey has experience with a variety of partnerships and large multi-state C-corporations.

Originally from Greensboro, she moved back to the Triad in 2021 with her husband, Garrison, and dog, Ficklen. In her free time, Bailey enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, working out, and cheering on the ECU Pirates in football and baseball.


  • Over 4 years of accounting experience serving public and privately held companies
  • Specialties include – corporate and partnership tax compliance
  • NC CPA License #44926
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