Principal and president of Leslie M. Taylor CPA, Leslie M. Taylor is an accounting professional with over 30 years experience in accounting and tax. Leslie specializes in establishing optimal accounting processes/procedures and efficient tax structures for small to medium size businesses. His current practice includes a range of individuals, non-profits, Limited Liability Companies, partnerships, S-Corporations and C-Corporations.
Prior to starting his accounting practice in 2010, Leslie spent over 18 years in corporate America. Leslie’s corporate experience included roles as Finance Manager, Controller and Assistant Head of Accounting Policy with BP International and BP America. In his last corporate roles, Leslie worked in the company’s corporate offices in London and in Houston. He was instrumental in implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), soon to converge with the existing Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP) in the US. Additionally, Leslie established accounting processes and procedures for several of the company’s alternative energy businesses.
Leslie is a graduate of McDonogh 35 High School class of ’85 and Dillard University class of 89. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Inc. fraternity (spring ’90). He received his CPA license in 1994 and is duly licensed to practice in Texas and Louisiana. Leslie is a devout Christian and family man. His Church home is Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. In New Orleans, he attends Working Faith Ministries. He is happily married to Deirdra Taylor and they have three sons, Leslie III (Trey), Ahmad and Malik.