Leena Shanbhag

Leena Shanbhag, CPA, CGMA, MST

Leena’s distinguished career in accounting includes notable expertise in taxation and financial reporting for clients that include corporations, partnerships, trusts, and individuals. Her tenure is marked by a deep-seated knowledge in handling the financial complexities of non-profit entities and high net worth individuals, guiding them through the labyrinth of tax planning, research, and compliance services.

With a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Pune, India, and a Masters of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University, Leena’s academic credentials are as impressive as her professional achievements. Her technical acumen in auditing employee benefit plans has positioned her as a specialist within the industry, while her commitment to client communication and availability has forged lasting relationships built on trust and accessibility.

Leena’s profound understanding of various industries, including closely held manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, professional services, and real estate, ensures that her clients receive bespoke advisory that is both value-driven and compliant.

Her professional standing is augmented by recognition from her peers, most notably being awarded the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award for her outstanding performance on the CPA examination — a testament to her dedication and skill.

Active in professional circles, Leena has contributed her knowledge and leadership as the Past-Chair of the Taxation Committee for the Inland Empire Chapter of the California Society of CPAs in the 2014-15 term. Her involvement in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs reflects her enduring commitment to her field.

Outside the ambit of her professional life, Leena’s world revolves around her family — her husband Anil and daughters Shaleen and Serena. Residing in Riverside, she treasures the time spent with her loved ones and the joy of exploring new destinations together.

At RAMS, Leena’s presence is a blend of unwavering professionalism and a warm, personal touch, making her not just an exemplary partner but a cherished advisor to her clients and a role model within the firm.