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Lesley M. Sanchez, CPA

Partner, Audit and Assurance
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Specialties
  • Construction
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Buy and Sell Side Due Diligence
  • Hospitality and Lodging
  • Technology
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Internal Controls
  • Peer Reviews

Professional Profile

As a partner in Audit and Assurance, Lesley works with banking and financial institutions and privately-held companies primarily in manufacturing, hospitality and construction. 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 has experience assisting clients through complex financial reporting issues such as revenue recognition, business acquisitions and equity compensation. Lesley also concentrates on conducting employee benefit plan audits for defined benefit plans and ESOPs.

Joined the firm in 2009

Education & Certifications

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

Professional Organizations

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

Community Leadership

  • The Women’s Safe House (2015 – 2019)
    • Treasurer (2015 – 2017)
    • Board Member (2015-2019)
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (2023 – Present)
    • Finance Committee
    • Board Member
  • SLU Accounting Advisory Board
    • Board Member

Awards

  • 2023 MOCPA Woman to Watch

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