Leslie Yates is an Audit Senior Manager at Crowe Horwath and has over 15 years of experience. Her focus includes audits for banks, thrifts, credit unions, common trust funds and employee benefit plans. Her experience also includes SEC reporting (including securities filings); HUD Compliance, mergers and acquisitions, internal control attestations, internal audit outsourcing and various consultations. She is a member of Crowe’s internal revenue recognition task force focusing on its impact to financial service companies and has recently hosted a webcast on the topic and has prepared the Firm’s sample revenue recognition disclosures. Leslie has conducted numerous revenue recognition implementation projects to assist financial institutions with their transition into the new standard. Along with her client service experience, Leslie is also a member of the firm’s Women Leading @ Crowe leadership program. Leslie is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Indiana CPA Society and serves on the Board of the United Way of St. Joseph County and chairs the Finance and Administration Committee.