Larry E. Roberts, CPA, CFE
Larry E. Roberts, CPA, CFE
Larry founded L.E. Roberts Consulting in 2002 and has over fifteen years of tax, accounting, and payroll experience.  In 2006 Larry launched Payroll Pros as a natural extension of his accounting practice and quickly became the leading payroll provider in the Youngstown area.  Having successfully built a team of knowledgeable and dedicated employees, Larry further expanded his professional expertise through a strategic partnership with SMART Concepts Group.  In 2016 L.E. Roberts Consulting underwent a rebranding to form SMART Tax Strategies with the goal of offering clients a one-stop shop for all of their tax, accounting, and financial needs.  Larry holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting.
Patty Ryser
Patty Ryser
Patty is a Senior Accountant here at Smart Tax Strategies. She has been an important team member of the accounting practice since November of 2016. Patty’s primary focus is on preparing corporate, partnership, and individual income-tax returns for clients. She also provides training and set up for QuickBooks and Sage and assists clients with a variety of their accounting needs. Patty is a graduate of Youngstown State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting. She earned her CPA Designation in 2012.
Todd Francis
Todd Francis
Todd began with the payroll department in July 2016 as a payroll specialist. Todd processes payrolls and assists with tax payments and filings in the tax department. Todd has over 22 years of customer service experience being previously employed as a general manager in the food industry. Todd is a graduate of Youngstown State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in accounting and finance.
LeeAnn Johnson
LeeAnn Johnson
LeeAnn is our Administrative Assistant and has been an integral part of our team since June of 2016. She is a graduate from The Harry Blythe School of Banking and Fairmont State University and has over 20 years of customer service experience. LeeAnn has many administrative duties which include client interaction, scheduling, maintaining files, processing tax returns, sending out client payrolls and assisting staff with accounting functions.
Eric Haughey
Eric Haughey
Eric began working for the accounting practice in December of 2015. He provides accounting and tax services for a wide range of individual and business clients. Eric prepares corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns for clients. He is currently working on his CPA designation and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting.
Annette DeCesare
Annette DeCesare
Annette has been an employee of L.E. Roberts Consulting since August of 2003.  Annette has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, tax and payroll and has been an integral part our staff since the company’s inception.  Annette holds an Associate in Accounting degree.
Kerry Tedesco
Kerry Tedesco
Kerry began working for L.E. Roberts Consulting in September of 2011.  Kerry is our executive administrator and an integral part of our staff.  Her duties include assisting clients with accounting needs, performing managerial duties, and helping with Payroll as needed.  Kerry holds a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Karen Robinson
Karen Robinson
Karen began working in the accounting practice in September of 2003 and has since transitioned the majority of her time to Payroll Pros.  Karen is our payroll manager and assists clients with implementations, training, and troubleshooting.  Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in management and a minor in accounting.
Dan Schneider
Dan Schneider
Dan heads up the payroll tax department and is responsible for all tax payments and filings. Dan came to Payroll Pros in November of 2006 with experience from a national company and had been responsible for tax filings in more than 40 states. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting major and also holds the CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) designation.
Amanda Wilkie
Amanda Wilkie
Amanda began working for L.E. Roberts as an administrative assistant in February of 2014.  She has since transitioned to payroll specialist where she assists clients with their payroll needs. Amanda holds a degree in sports broadcasting and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting.