Lesley M. Sanchez's Professional Profile

As a senior manager in the Audit and Advisory Services Group, Lesley works with privately held companies primarily in manufacturing, hospitality, gaming, real estate and construction. She is the leader of the Manufacturing and Distribution Group at Anders.  Lesley provides various consulting services for her clients including internal control and accounting process improvements, financial statement due diligence and quality of earnings analysis.  She also has experience assisting clients through complex financial reporting issues such as business acquisitions and equity compensation. Lesley also concentrates on conducting employee benefit plan audits, including defined contribution and ESOPs.

Firm Info

  • Joined in 2008 as an intern
  • Promoted to senior associate in 2011
  • Promoted to supervisor in 2013
  • Promoted to manager in 2015
  • Promoted to senior manager in 2017


Education & Certification

  • M.S., Accounting, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • B.S., Agriculture and Consumer Economics with specialization in Accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Missouri

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)
  • The Rainmaker Academy
    • Member

Community Leadership

  • The Women's Safe House
    • Board of Directors, Treasurer

Leadership Activities

  • Anders Young Professionals Group
    • Chair, Staff Advisory Group (2015-2016)
    • Vice Chair, Staff Advisory Group (2014-2015)