Lea, Jessica

Jessica Lea

Assurance Manager


  • UNC Greensboro – B.S. Accounting
  • UNC Greensboro – M.S. Accounting

Community Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants – Member
  • Guilford County Partnership for Children – Board Member and Treasurer
  • Alcohol and Drug Services – Board Member, Chair, Treasurer, and Finance Committee Chair
  • Leadership Greensboro – Class of 2022

Meet Jessica

Jessica joined Smith Leonard in 2013 and has been a key contributor to our assurance group. While she has experience with both public and privately-held clients, she spends the majority of her time on Smith Leonard’s manufacturing, distribution, and nonprofit clients. Efficient and willing to drive a project toward completion, she enjoys working with clients and always brings a positive, good-natured attitude to each engagement.

A Triad native, Jessica has lived here all her life except for a one-year military relocation spent in Manhattan, KS working at Kansas State University. When not at work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband Demond. She is a huge fan of traveling, especially to tropical locations on cruises.


  • Nearly 10 years of experience serving privately-held businesses
  • Industries served – manufacturing, distribution, not-for-profit and single audit
  • Specialties include – assurance services
  • NC CPA License #39417
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