Leigh Tucker, CPA

Leigh Tucker, a Principal with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA), has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management. He has spent the majority of his career providing financial, staffing and consulting services to the nonprofit community.

Since joining AMS in 2003 (which was acquired by CLA in 2015) Leigh has overseen the company’s rapid expansion in the nonprofit market and is responsible for ensuring client satisfaction in addition to coordinating all business development activities relevant to the nonprofit industry.  He has established a strong reputation of being able to quickly assess client situations and needs; and identify appropriate solutions.

Prior to joining AMS, Leigh’s experience included 14 years with two of the Big 4 public accounting firms, primarily as a senior audit manager. Leigh’s expertise included and continues to cover all areas of the nonprofit sector, including higher education, health care and other 501(c)(3) organizations that receive federal and state funding in accordance with OMB Circular A-133. In addition to his public accounting experience, Leigh has been the corporate controller and CFO/COO for two privately held companies; one which provided technology and communication services to nonprofits nationally, and the other in the healthcare sector.

Leigh is the founder of Nonprofit Executives, a networking group focused on linking professionals committed to the nonprofit sector in the greater-Boston and New York City areas (www.nonprofitexecutives.org). Leigh has also served as member, treasurer, and fundraising chairman on several boards of directors. He is a sought after speaker on various nonprofit topics and has spoken at the Essex County Community Foundation Trustee retreat,  the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network  and The Hartford Foundation.

Education/professional involvement

  • B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of Massachusetts
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Massachusetts and New York State Societies of Certified Public Accountants