About Us

Whether you're looking for a full package of accounting and bookkeeping solutions for a growing business or annual tax return preparation as an individual, our goal is to form a long-lasting professional relationship. No matter what type of client we're working with, we strive to fully understand and address their questions and concerns promptly.

The Honest Accountant is a metro Atlanta based CPA firm available to prepare your individual and business (LLC, S-Corporation, Partnership) income tax returns. While our firm is located near Atlanta, our individual tax service, business tax service and CPA service is available to clients across the country!

We consider all our clients valuable and strive to build relationships that will last for years to come. We offer all our tax and accounting services at competitive rates to businesses and individuals, so if you're ready to see how we can help, contact us to book a consultation today!

Our Approach


About John Leland

Founder of The Honest Accountant

BBA, Accounting • Master of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Auditing • CPA

Born and raised on the coast of New England, John Leland grew up enjoying the mountains and beaches that region of the country had to offer.  Once he graduated high school he pursued an accounting degree at Harding University, a small Christian college in Arkansas. Once he finished at Harding, he decided to pursue a Master of Accounting degree at Kennesaw State University.  That degree and university experience then set him up to pursue his CPA, and after 18 months of studying and testing, he was successful!

Our Story

John worked a few years in industry but then in April 2015 he pursued a calling to live overseas in New Zealand.  During his two years there, he worked as the Regional Accountant for Hohepa Canterbury, a nonprofit that serves individuals with Down Syndrome and intellectual disabilities.  

In May 2017, John and his family moved back to the Atlanta area as they awaited the birth of their second child.  Once back, John pursued another job within the accounting industry but after six months into that role, he left to rise to the challenge of starting up his own accounting firm.  Thus, The Honest Accountant, LLC was born in November 2017 and now exists to provide expert service that is focused on the needs of their clients above all else.

Next Steps...

Have a conversation with John Leland, a certified CPA, about how you can make your financial goals a reality and take your business to the next level.