Lila Rochelle joined the Bailey, Smith & Associates, LLP, team in 2008. A Certified Public Accountant, Lila specializes in individual and business taxation, accounting services, and information technology.
Prior to joining the firm, Lila served as Accounting Specialist in Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable Supervisor, and Senior Accountant at a Fortune 200 company. She has experience in the private sector, developing and testing entity level controls for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, and publishing accounting policies and procedures. She was also Controller for a property management company for multi-family and commercial real estate. Lila has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration/Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, (TSCPA), as well as the Dallas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants.
Outside of the office, Lila enjoys serving at her church, spending time with family, friends, and animals. She likes camping and other outdoor activities.
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