Welcome to Louise McLead, CPA. I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant and have over 14 years’ experience in U.S individual income tax preparation and tax planning. I offer preparation services to individuals ranging from basic tax returns to more complex tax filings.
I also specialize in U.S. tax preparation for US Citizens and Resident Aliens residing outside of the US and foreign nationals working in the U.S.
I am accepting new clients and I look forward to hearing from you.
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I grew up in England and was recruited to Florida State University (FSU) on a golf scholarship. While playing varsity golf for the Seminoles, I worked my way to a triple major graduating magna cum laude in Finance, Marketing, and Multinational Business Operations. I returned to FSU and received my Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2005. I earned my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 2007 and I am currently a licensed CPA in Florida and Colorado. I am a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).
I have over 14 years’ experience in the areas of US individual income tax preparation, individual tax planning and consulting. My career has afforded me extensive individual income tax experience in tax returns of varying complexity.
I started my accounting career at a regional CPA firm in Florida prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Denver, Colorado. After experience in several functional groups at PwC including Personal Financial Services and International Assignment Services (IAS), I joined the IAS group and was promoted to Tax Manager in 2009. In the IAS group I specialized in individual income tax preparation and consulting services for US citizens working abroad and for non-US citizens working in the US (Foreign Nationals or Inpatriates). During my time at PwC I worked on clients such as CH2M Hill, MWH Global, Vestas, Gold Fields Exploration, Johns Manville, Salesforce and Teletech. I started my own CPA practice in 2010.
Over my career I have consulted on assignment structuring including long term, short term, commuter, business traveler and rotator assignments and US citizens (or Green Card holders) localized abroad. My experience also includes mobility policy development, expatriate payroll, global equity taxation, tax treaty interpretation and application, global mobility program management and controls, cost analysis including tax cost estimates and project accruals for expatriate tax costs.
I reside in Tampa, FL with my husband Justin and two sons. I am a sustaining member in the Junior League of Tampa and enjoy giving back to my community.