Heather Lessels CPA - Principal

Background & Expertise


Heather is a principal in the firm’s Healthcare/Tax-Exempt division.  Heather specializes in audits of nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plans. She is knowledgeable with the compliance requirements for various funding sources in New York State as well as the Uniform Guidance.  Other experience includes preparation of the informational tax returns, review and certification of the New York State Consolidated Fiscal Report, and review, compilation, accounting and tax preparation services for businesses and individuals.

Heather graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hartwick College with a B.S. in accounting and information science.  She is currently the Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Oneida County Tourism Board and the Treasurer of the Vernon Public Library.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.