West, Haley

Haley West

Tax Senior Associate


  • Guilford College – B.S. Accounting & Minor in Forensic Accounting
  • Wake Forest University – M.B.A. Class of 2020


Community Involvement

  • Churchill Downs Home Owners’ Association – Secretary


Haley began her career in corporate accounting as controller of a small international corporation.  She has been with Smith Leonard since 2016 and is passionate about helping small businesses through their stages of growth, particularly as it relates to interstate commerce and related tax issues.  She brings and understanding and relatability to these issues, given she tackled many of them in her corporate role.

In her free time, she likes to study, read, and watch The Office with her fiancé. A retired softball player, she loves to watch baseball. She enjoy travel for the sake of travel, and lives for weekend vacations. Her other passions include hiking, tacos, board games, laser tag.  She keeps busy at home with a pit bull, Zeus, and two dachshunds, Beans and Zoie.


  • Over 4 years of experience serving public and privately-held companies
  • Industries served – Small businesses and start-ups, and closely-held businesses across various industries
  • Specialties include – State and Local Tax (including sales and use tax) compliance, tax planning and compliance for closely-held businesses, international tax compliance, comprehensive business services
  • NC CPA License #41646
  • Designations – Quickbooks Online Certified Proadvisor 
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