Leslie Haase
Finance Director, city of Joplin

Leslie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from Missouri Southern State University. Leslie is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

She has worked in governmental accounting for nearly 30 years, specifically with the City of Joplin since 1998. Leslie assumed the role of finance director at the city in March 2006, and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing all financial operations of the city. This includes the preparation of the annual budget and the annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

In her work, Leslie has much experience in governmental accounting, budget, financial grant management and reporting, purchasing, fixed assets, and other accounting functions. She also has managed the fiscal responsibilities during several federal emergencies in Joplin, including the May 2011 disaster. During the 2011 disaster, she was responsible for assisting with the management of the debris cleanup effort, as well as the public assistance reimbursements.

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