Leonard J. Miller, CPA,MBA,CVA,PFS
Len graduated from the University of Baltimore with a BS in Accounting, magna cum laude, and received his MBA from Loyola College in Maryland. He was an auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and has extensive experience dealing with government contracting issues. While with the DCAA, he served as a specialist in contract claims, forward pricing issues, and incurred cost audits. Len has spoken on behalf of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) before various state CPA associations on many technical topics and consults on a broad range of cost accounting issues. He also worked as for KPMG and several other firms and taught Cost Accounting and Advanced Auditing for the University of Baltimore. Len founded Leonard J. Miller & Associates based on his extensive audit background.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and was one of 36 appointed members of the Joint Trial Board of the AICPA and served two 3 year appointments. Len has also served as chairman of the Peer Review Committee, the Auditing Standards Committee, and the By-Laws Committee of the MACPA. He was actively involved with the Vision Project, which had the mission of defining the future of the accounting profession. He was the first to receive the MACPA Max Teichmann Award for Outstanding Committee Chairman for his work on the Peer Review Committee. Len is currently the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the MACPA and the Chair of the Business Exit Forum for northern Maryland.
Len assists clients with government contracting issues and business consulting and tax planning projects that range from buy/sell agreements to mergers and acquisition planning. He is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and has experience consulting on the valuation of businesses for estate planning, sales, tax, litigation, and many other purposes. He has completed the Wharton School of Business program on Mergers and Acquisitions. Len is licensed in life and health insurance and has passed the exam for Registered Investment Advisors. He is a licensed CPA in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Len is a member of the AICPA, MACPA, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). He is also a Certified Business Exit Consultant (CBEC), one of the few in the nation. He has guided many clients through transitioning and exiting their business. He has participated in podcasts and panels discussing business transition/exit strategies and related issues. Len also serves as an advisor to the board of directors of many businesses.
Len was nominated and won a SmartCEO Centers of Influence Award for 2016. The Centers of Influence Award program honors the leadership, innovation, impact and success of the region's most enterprising accountants, attorneys and bankers. There professionals represent the best and brightest in the region and have demonstrated an unrivaled commitment to their clients.