DIRECTOR, AUDIT AND ASSURANCE SERVICES
Cheryl takes a hands-on approach to client engagements working closely with her clients and the engagement team from the initial planning stage through the final review. She began her professional career in 1986, and Cheryl’s decades of experience allow her to bring an informed perspective to her clients’ business operations. Her SEC focus and technical knowledge enable her to serve SEC registrants through accounting and auditing services, preparation of initial public offerings, and performing quarterly SEC reviews.
Cheryl is a leader in the LaPorte Energy Industry Group. In addition to audit services, she assists with complex accounting calculations, such as asset retirement obligations; depreciation, depletion, and amortization (DD&A); and business combinations. Cheryl uses her deep energy industry experience to guide her clients through the implementation of new accounting pronouncements such as Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting.
As a leader in the firm’s Financial Services Industry Group, Cheryl has a long history and strong focus on helping clients in the industry. Her client base includes community-based financial institutions, mortgage lenders, SEC-registered entities, and numerous broker-dealers. She has assisted clients with bank and holding company applications and has extensive experience with the PCAOB audit requirements specific to broker-dealers.
MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION
Cheryl has experience with the complexities involved in understanding manufacturing processes and accounting. In addition to audit and assurance services, Cheryl has assisted with the implementation of new pronouncements and consultations on transactions.
TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES
As a member of LaPorte’s Transaction Advisory Services Group, Cheryl assists sellers with the preparation of their financial records for a potential transaction. In addition, she works with buyers to perform due diligence examinations in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of New Orleans
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
American Petroleum Institute- Delta Chapter
Council of Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS)
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
Partners in Giving (PIG Invitational Charity), Board Member
New Orleans CityBusiness, 2018 women of the Year Honoree
New Orleans CityBusiness, 2017 MoneyMakers Honoree