Les Sparks, President, AHACPA
Les is President of AHACPA. Prior to this, Les was involved in various capacities in the software manufacturing for governmental “Case Management” systems for governmental agencies. He was the Chief Financial Officer for Professional Staff Management, a large employment services firm. Les began his career with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young. He spent over 13 years at E&Y providing accounting, auditing and consulting services to variety of clients in many industries. Les is an accomplished trainer in both software and accounting issues. Les has a Masters of Accounting.
Les provides support to the more than 600 members of the association. This support includes the interpretation of accounting and auditing and financial statement requirements as specified by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Such support is designed to assist the members in correctly reporting financial information to HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) and Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP).
Les is responsible for the development and presentation of training programs which provide continuing professional education (CPE) to auditors and other users of the relevant REAC systems. Les also supervises the preparation of over 1,000 annual financial statement submissions under multifamily, public housing and FHA lender requirements.
Les is currently serving on the board of the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City