Our Core Values

Access Relationships Experience – We ARE Smith Leonard

Why Smith Leonard?  We believe this question is easily answered through our core values.  Whether in serving clients, the community, or each other as coworkers, we bring unique access, relationships, and experience – a combination of which you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.  These three values describe who we are today and who we hope to be going forward.

We are Accessible.

As trusted advisors, we take problems off of your plate and put them onto ours.  You can expect to see our value of access in the following ways:

  • Responsive, timely service from a friendly, approachable team
  • Local decision making, which provides quick response times and the flexibility needed in today’s business climate
  • Technical and geographic resources that stretch across the globe, including those of our affiliation with the BDO Alliance USA

We are Relational.

Our tagline is “face to face,” a motto we stand by in how we do business as well as how we connect with our friends in the community. We connect with our clients, not just during their audit or within busy season, but throughout the year, both at their locations and in the community.  We connect with each other as teammates and have a close-knit culture that feels like a family. You will find that the relational strengths of Smith Leonard mean that you see us more and can leverage our contacts to bring you needed solutions. These strengths include:

  • Relational partnerships, with clients, business partners, and resources to get you what you need, when you need it
  • Community involvement and knowledge, both as a unified group as well as individually within our own strengths and interest areas
  • Staff continuity because a happy, connected team means less turnover and consistency on client engagements
  • Continuing to provide our employees with a “Best Places to Work For,” awarded to us by Accounting Today every year since 2010

We are Experienced.

You want an accounting team that knows what they’re doing and can bring value to the table. Additionally, you want to be confident that if they don’t have the answer, they have the resources to find it. At Smith Leonard, you are able to leverage experience that rivals national firms but without sacrificing a personal touch and staff continuity.  We like to say we have the best of both worlds – a local firm feel with national firm resources. Here’s how this experience will benefit you:

  • A client list that defies firm size means more experienced team members who can leverage industry knowledge and best practices
  • Our BDO Alliance USA relationship can bring additional technical resources, both nationally and across the globe
  • The Smith Leonard team learns and works side by side with partners who have years of experience and specialized knowledge in areas such as international operations, due diligence, and employee benefit plans that bring value beyond traditional tax compliance and assurance services


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