About Katie Lejong

Since last March, Katie Lejong has been leading a task force of CPAs that has been immersed in the CARES Act, PPP loans, and all things COVID-19 related that affect small business owners. She’s helped numerous clients and business owners navigate the loan process, evaluate their payroll and cash flow, and stay stable during the nation’s most tumultuous time since the Great Depression. She also did a few tax returns, too.

Katie has more than 20 years of experience assisting Landmark’s family-owned and privately-held businesses navigate the ever-changing tax and regulatory environments. She advises clients in all areas of business operations including tax-savings strategies, profitability, bookkeeping and payroll, as well as exit strategies and succession planning. In addition to her client base, Katie is the firm’s tax director, oversees the firm’s marketing and practice development, and serves on Landmark’s strategy team.


Fun Facts

  • Favorite movie is the Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Loves to watch football and crochet
  • HUGE St. Louis Cardinals fan

Professional Designations and Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ARCPA) as:
    • Western Arkansas Chapter President
    • Board Member (2014-2017)
  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA)

Community Activities

  • Bell Park Foundation, Inc. as Board Member
  • United Way of Fort Smith as:
    • Power of the Purse Committee
    • Allocation Panel Committee
    • Treasurer
    • Board Member

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 Northwest Arkansas Business Journal cover story on Landmark's CARES Act task force
  • 2015 NWA Business Journal 40 under 40
  • 2012 Outstanding Emerging CPA Award

Education

  • Arkansas State University – Bachelor of Science, Accounting – Cum Laude (1999)
  • Leadership Fort Smith Class of 2014