Len Miller is the president and founder of Leonard J. Miller & Associates, Chartered located in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm has a singular office from which it serves clients headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm specializes in sophisticated auditing, accounting, business consulting, estate and trust planning and tax services for clients. We pride ourselves in our creativity and our ability to provide proactive advice. Our goal is to identify our client’s needs before they do. As our company statement says – “All accounting firms can give you answers. We give you ideas.®”
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 contractors. 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 for KPMG and several other firms and taught Cost Accounting and Advanced Auditing for the University of Baltimore.
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 also served as chairman of the Peer Review Committee, the Auditing Standards Committee, the By-Laws Committee, and the Ethics 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 assists clients with cost accounting issues, business consulting and tax planning projects as well as buy/sell agreements, exit planning and mergers and acquisition planning. Len is a licensed CPA and is a member of the AICPA, MACPA and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). He is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and a Certified Business Exit Consultant (CBEC). He received a certificate upon completion of the Wharton School of Business program on Mergers and Acquisitions. He has guided many clients through transitioning and exiting their business. Len is licensed in life and health insurance and has passed the exam for Registered Investment Advisors. 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.
Smart CEO magazine named Len one of the Baltimore area’s Top 50 Smart CPAs in 2006, one of the Baltimore area’s Top 40 CPAs in 2008, and again recognized Len as a SmartCPA in 2012. Len was also recognized as a FIVE STAR wealth manager by Baltimore Magazine in 2011 and 2012.
Len was nominated and awarded the 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. These professionals represent the best and brightest in the region and have demonstrated an unrivaled commitment to their clients.