KATE LEONARD

PARTNER EMERITUS, CPA, MBA

HONORARY CONSUL OF JAPAN IN SAN DIEGO

Kate Leonard, Partner Emeritus

CONNECT WITH KATE

7676 Hazard Center Dr.,  Suite 1150
San Diego, CA 92108 
Phone (619) 849-6500 | Fax (619) 497-2391
Direct (619) 849-6547 | Cell: (858) 354-6332
Skype: kateleonardcpa 
[email protected]

HER STORY

Kate Leonard relishes her role as Partner Emeritus. She uses her years of experience in global tax to match clients with H&B’s superb international team and serves as a resource to that team. Over her career she has held various leadership positions with CalCPA and the AICPA and has served on numerous non-profit boards.  Kate is an appointed member of the US Department of Commerce District Export Council. She worked in Osaka Japan for several years as the only US CPA at Japan’s largest audit corporation.

Kate is a “citizen diplomat”, having been appointed the Honorary Consul of Japan in San Diego in recognition of her decades of involvement with Japan.  The position includes the safeguarding of Japanese nationals in the San Diego area and the enhancement of business, cultural, academic and defense exchanges between the region and Japan.

She currently serves as Treasurer of the Kyoto Prize Organization (San Diego) and maintains her membership in the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. 

In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, continuing her study of Japanese, and playing flute in a community band. 

EXPERTISE

  • IFRS Conversion
  • International Taxation
  • Pre-Immigration Tax Planning

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

  • International

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies with a Minor in Accounting; San Jose State University
  • Master of Business Administration in International Studies; Santa Clara University

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of the Firm’s International Team
  • AICPA Council Representative
  • AICPA’s Form 5471 and Foreign Nationals Task Forces
  • CalCPA’s San Diego President and CalCPA’s Secretary/Treasurer
  • Chair of CalCPA’s Global Opportunities Committee
  • CalCPA’s International Conference Co-chair
  • Founder (and frequently chairing) the US-Mexico Annual Joint CPA Conference
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • California Society of CPAs

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