Leslie L. Hoffman, CPA

Mr. Hoffman has extensive experience in accounting, tax and business consulting. He is a consultant to the senior management of several large corporations.

Prior to joining Horwich Coleman Levin in 2011, Les Hoffman was a partner in McGladrey & Pullen’s Great Lakes practice. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of the Central Region of American Express Tax and Business Services, prior to its acquisition by RSM McGladrey. For six years of that time, he was partner-in-charge of their accounting and auditing department. His focus is facilitating client’s business and strategic planning in which he is a recipient of multiple service awards for excellence in consulting and planning with management.

Career Highlights

  • Partner in the accounting and consulting firm, Checkers Simon Rosner, acquired by American Express
  • Partner-in-charge of Accounting & Auditing Department (6 years)
  • Board of Partners and Management Committee (10 years)
  • Risk Management National Leader, American Express
  • Pioneered development of multi-disciplinary industry service teams
  • Facilitator of clients’ business and strategic planning
  • Recipient of multiple service awards for excellence in consulting and planning with management
  • Task Force on Employee Benefits
  • Task Force on Strategic Planning
  • SEC Acceptance Committee
  • Point person for mergers and acquisitions
  • Key Executive Recruiting Task Force
  • Facility Selection Task Force
  • Acquisition Selection Task Force

Professional Involvement and Credentials

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Appointed to Management of an Accounting Practice Committee of the AIPCA
  • Appointed to the Strategic Planning Committee – Illinois CPA Society
  • Appointed to the Coordination and Planning Committee as liaison for the Practice
  • Management and Public Relations Committees – Illinois CPA Society
  • American Express Tax & Business Services Attest Services Steering Committee
  • President of DePaul University’s Ledger & Quill
  • Recipient of Ledger & Quill Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to the growth, improvement and development of their organization


  • DePaul University, School of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accounting