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Anthony M. Rutledge, CPA, MBA



During his career, Anthony has performed internal control and financial audits, reviews, and compilations for a variety of clients, including construction and marine services, software developers, technology service providers, educational organizations, nonprofit organizations, governments, and healthcare entities.

He has assisted clients with numerous engagement needs, including internal control evaluations, information technology system reviews, benchmarking analyses, license applications, federal and state regulatory cost reporting requirements, indirect and internal cost allocation reviews, capital construction fund engagements, mergers and acquisitions, and implementation of technical pronouncements. Anthony also assists clients with both implementing the new revenue recognition standard and the new lease accounting standard. He began his career in public accounting in 2009.


Anthony has led audit and consulting services engagements for diverse types of construction and marine services companies conducting business in the Gulf South. These clients include state and civil contractors, commercial general and subcontracts, offshore oil and gas service providers, pipeline management, vessel management, and other specialty trades. As a member of LaPorte’s Construction Industry Group, he is well-versed in the unique characteristics of construction accounting and has attended various state and national construction-specific conferences, including the annual AICPA Construction Industry Conference and the Construction Finance Management Association annual education conference.


Anthony is an engagement leader on many of the firm’s nonprofit engagements. A member of the Nonprofit Industry Group, he has extensive experience with nonprofit accounting principles, including revenue recognition implementation, contribution accounting, and investment management. Anthony’s nonprofit clients primarily include charter schools, educational service organizations, and business leagues. Many of these clients require federal compliance audits under Uniform Guidance and additional quasi-public requirements prescribed by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.


In the fast-growing Risk Advisory Services Group, Anthony is highly qualified in assisting his clients with Service Organizational Control (SOC) reports. He has extensive knowledge in the System and Organization and Controls (SOC) suite of services, including SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC readiness engagements. Anthony’s experience includes the evaluation of various financial and entity-level controls under the COSO framework and the Trust Services Criteria. Such evaluations include the assessment of processes and related key controls and the evaluation of design and operating effectiveness of key controls. He is a member of the Risk Advisory Services Group.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Minor in Management, Southeastern Louisiana University
Master of Business Administration, Southeastern Louisiana University
Certified Public Accountant

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, State Treasurer
Northshore Chapter of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Past President and Board Member
Association of General Contractors (AGC), Member
Construction Finance Management Association (CFMA), Member
St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Member
St. Tammany Children’s Advocacy Center, Volunteer
St. Tammany Parish Early Childhood Network, Past Founding Leadership Committee Member
Tangipahoa Parish Chamber of Commerce, Member

Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), “Internal Controls.” January 2024

Cox/Delgado Communications Small Business Growth Series, “Financial Statement Decision Making and Analysis,” October 2022

LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors Nonprofit Educational Series, “The Single Audit: What to Expect.” May 2022

LaPorte Café Series:
“What is a SOC Report?” June and July 2021
“Implementing Controls in Digital and Remote Working Environments.” April 2021

Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools:
“The Bottom Line on the Statewide Agreed-Upon Procedures.” December 2022
“Update on Statewide Agreed-Upon Procedures: Results for Charter Schools.” March 2018

Biz Magazine, “In the Wake of Equifax: What to Do if Your Information Has Been Stolen.” November 2017


Risk Advisory Services