Leanne T. Cross, CPA

Leanne T. Cross, CPA, joined WFH as an Assurance Partner in 2015 and has over twenty-four years of experience in accounting and auditing. She has significant experience providing audit, review, compilation, agreed-upon procedure, and other consulting services to industries such as governmental, not-for-profit, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, employee benefit, and others.

Leanne has served as an adjunct instructor at the University of South Florida teaching Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting. In addition, she has taught at various governmental conferences and currently serves as a Special Reviewer for the Government Finance Officer Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

Leanne is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as a Masters in Business Administration. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Florida and Mississippi. She is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) further proving her ability to “guide critical business decisions and drive strong business performance”.

Born and raised in the sunshine state, Leanne moved to Mississippi in February of 2015. Remaining true to her roots, Leanne’s spare time consists of fishing, golfing, and enjoying the outdoors with her husband of 23 years, John Reese. Being an avid sports fan, her favorite time of the year is college football season.

Dedicated to both her profession and her community, Leanne has served on the boards of the Women’s Resource Center, Inc. and the Community Coalition for Homelessness of Manatee County Inc. located in Florida. Leanne looks forward to becoming actively involved in various Hattiesburg community efforts.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Florida Government Finance Officers Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Leanne T. Cross, CPA
Assurance Partner
P: (601) 268-8890