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Leonardo Resende  
Founder and CEO

Leonardo Resende, CPA is the Founder and CEO of Leader Associates. He has over ten (10) years of experience in taxation, financial statement preparation, and business advisory services. Mr. Resende graduated Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting, as well as a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Accounting. In addition to his studies, Mr. Resende became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida, achieved the Enrolled Agent (EA) designation from the Internal Revenue Service, and is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Prior to founding Leader Associates, Mr. Resende gained valuable experience working at local Certified Public Accounting firms where he provided professional services, including the preparation of financial statements, payroll returns, sales tax returns, and both corporate and individual income tax returns. Mr. Resende is also proficient in the preparation of Bankruptcy tax returns, where he has over 4 years of experience.


Originally from Brazil and fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Mr. Resende uses his vast experience in the international arena to assist clients in complex international taxation matters, pre and post immigration planning, and business advisory services focused on best practices and profitability.

Areas of expertise:

Corporate and Individual Taxation
Domestic and International Taxation
Payroll and Sales Tax
Business Advisory

Professional Affiliations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Certified Public Accountant (Florida)
IRS Enrolled Agent
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor


Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Concentration in Accounting



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About Us


our vision

Leader Associates was founded with the vision to provide exceptional accounting, tax, and advisory services, valuing each customer as an important individual with the intent to make the world a better place. Through integrity and reliability, Leader Associates is inspired to help Individuals achieve financial peace and be part of the team responsible for taking your Business to the next level through innovation, financial planning, and peace of mind. With Leader Associates as your Trusted Advisors, be prepared to shift your efforts to what really matters to you: your family, your well-being, and the joy of watching your business grow.

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