About Katie Lejong

Katie has been with our firm since her career began as an accountant in 1999. Over the years, she climbed the ranks within the firm and today serves as the firm’s Tax Director as well as leads an internal task force related to COVID-19 legislation. During the pandemic, she’s helped numerous clients and business owners navigate the loan process, evaluate their payroll and cash flow, and receive millions in funding from CARES Act assistance programs and state-funded grants.

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, auditing and assurance as well as exit strategies and succession planning. In addition to her client base and role as tax director, Katie 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