Leslie Schaus has worked both in private industry and as a CPA in public practice. She began her career in accounting, serving as a Controller for a wholesale distributor while working on her MBA at Regis University. Leslie entered public accounting with a small boutique firm specializing in real estate development clients. Later she joined a large Denver firm while obtaining her Masters in Tax from the University of Denver. After opening an accounting firm with several other colleagues, Leslie branched off and formed her own CPA firm in 2001. Leslie merged her firm in 2015 with Bradley Consulting to form Stratagem, PC, which then merged with the national accounting firm of Wipfli, LLP in January 2020.
Leslie has served on numerous committees with the Colorado Society of CPAs, as well as on various subcommittee boards, including The Women’s Foundation, SafeHouse Denver, The Denver Foundation and Foothills Academy. She is a current member of the Colorado Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs and their Taxation Division. She has served as an expert witness in Denver, Douglas, and Arapahoe counties as well as the US Bankruptcy Courts.
Leslie is a recipient of the 2015 and 2016 Five Star Certified Public Accountant Award and the Colorado Society of CPA’s Women to Watch/Experienced Leader Award in 2018.