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Professor Sara J. Leone, CPA


Sara Leone  has served Delta Mu Delta since 1992 in various roles:  Faculty Advisor, Regional Representative, Treasurer and member of the Advisory Board.   Now retired from full-time faculty at the University of St. Francis, , Sara continues to teach in the on-line program.  During her academic tenure, Sara was awarded the university-wide Achievement in Service Award and was awarded the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award by the Illinois CPA Society presented to educators making significant contributions to accounting education.

Passionate about teaching and learning, Sara has redirected her target audience from university students to tax professionals.  Sara teaches various tax topics at both the national and state chapter level for the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP).

Sara is the owner of a tax practice in a Chicago suburb since 1984 which specializes in individual, small business and Subchapter S corporations.  This practice distinguishes itself by providing the highest quality professional service with a personal touch.    In addition to tax preparation and planning, Sara has also been recognized as an expert witness in the development of financial models.

In addition to Delta Mu Delta, Sara serves on the Education Committee of the Arizona Chapter of NATP and was elected to the board for a term beginning in January 2020.

Sara’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Arizona, a Master of Science in Accounting with an emphasis in taxation from Northern Illinois University and doctoral coursework at Nova Southeastern University.   While at Northern Illinois University, Sara earned the Federation Schools of Accountancy Award, based upon academics, leadership, extracurricular activities and character.