Leah Belanger, CPA, MSA
Leah Belanger, CPA, MSA
Leah peels away the layers of uncertainty about the future, so that her clients can implement big changes to reach their goals.
Leah Belanger’s goal from every conversation is to help clients walk away feeling they have received value over and above a deliverable. Whether they are preparing to go to market to attract private equity funds or launching a new product line, she makes sure the experience is more than a transaction. With Leah, you have a friendly coach and advisor.
Leah has worked in accounting since 2004 when she joined Walter Shuffain. She is a shareholder in the accounting and auditing department where she primarily works with privately held business clients in the technology, biotech, private equity and professional services industries. Leah’s versatility helps her provide clients with a comprehensive approach to their accounting and attestation, tax advisory and business consulting needs. For example, she can support conversations around revenue recognition reporting or forecasting, answer questions about A&A or help clients explore financing. Throughout the year, she advises her clients on tax strategies.
Her high-net-worth clients often own, operate, invest in or are otherwise associated with her business clients. Leah advises them on compensation structures and how to mitigate tax impacts on their various assets and new investments. She collaborates on her clients’ advisory teams and recommends advisors to support client goals.
Leah attended Stonehill College in Easton where she graduated magna cum laude. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Masters of Accountancy degree. Leah is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Massachusetts Society of CPAs. She also develops and leads Walter Shuffain’s accounting and auditing staff training initiatives.
Leah’s friends are an extension of her family. A self-proclaimed foodie, she enjoys going out to dinners, concerts and traveling with her husband and friends. She studied piano for 15 years, and she always has music on in the background. Her tastes range from 70s yacht rock to indy pop, 50s jazz or a little bossa nova.
There is no guarantee for tomorrow, so I want to live every day as fully as possible. When I lay my head down, it helps to know I did something interesting today: I connected with that old friend, I had a great dinner. I want to have a fulfilled life.