Leilah J. Shabazaz brings her extensive experience in public accounting, and her background in corporate tax, compliance, and financial statement preparation to Smith NMTC Associates, LLC to guide borrowers through New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) accounting requirements.
Prior to joining Smith NMTC Associates, Leilah worked as a Senior Accountant at Conner Ash, P.C., a Missouri-based public accounting firm where she managed 139 clients providing a wide range of tax services for more than 7 years.
Leilah also provides volunteer accounting services in her role as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for South City Open Studio and Gallery for Children dba Artscope, which has provided a safe and educational environment for children to explore the arts since 2002. Leilah also served as a volunteer tax preparer with the St. Louis Tax Assistance Program, providing pro bono tax services to low and moderate income families, and elderly and disabled persons.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of CPAs, Leilah received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, where she graduated summa cum laude.
Leilah J. Shabazaz, Director of Finance
Smith NMTC Associates, LLC
1712 Deer Creek Lane
Saint Louis, MO 63124-1446
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