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Client Testimonials

“In 2021, we engaged LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors for our audit and tax services. Most important then, and now, has been their depth of knowledge and experience with nonprofit accounting. At Cy-Hope, having nine different programs, with costs allocated to each, can be cumbersome. We have had unrelated business income through our venue rentals, and we have a retail shop. So, we appreciate that LaPorte has been a great asset in helping us navigate the complexities.

LaPorte’s entire team is friendly, easy to work with, and they are strong communicators. In their approach to our work, we don’t feel interrogated, and ultimately, they have taken the negative out of the word ‘audit.’ In 2022, there were lots of new standards, such as lease accounting. LaPorte’s support in implementing these standards ranged from providing sample worksheets that saved me hours, to recommendations on resources, and education. I have truly appreciated their Nonprofit Educational Series for both its content and the opportunity for me to network and build valued relationships with other nonprofits.”
Holly Calbat
Director of Finance & Development, Cy-Hope, Inc.

“We have a wonderful relationship with LaPorte—not just for audit and tax services—but for all our needs through hurricanes, pandemics, or internal restructuring and more. LaPorte is strong on consultancy and their response time is always good. They are proactive on education and keep us up to date on new regulations.

I also appreciate the continuity of staffing and quality across all service areas and levels. The entire team is responsive, knowledgeable, and experienced. They are also easy to work with and we respect their outside perspective. Finally, while they are a strong regional firm, they are also part of the RSM national alliance and we believe that brings extra value when needed.”
Caroline Tierney
Vice President of Finance, Audubon Nature Institute

“When dealing with LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors, I can rely on them to provide the type of guidance that we need for our everyday financial management. Prior to LaPorte, I thought of accounting firms as coming in once a year to handle our audit. However, the great thing about working with LaPorte is their year-round support. Wendi Berthelot and Nicole Reynolds are always available to us for on-call guidance, and they bring accounting policy changes to our attention early so we have time to think through any impact and implement any needed procedures. Also, with LaPorte, there are never any surprises. Their focus isn’t on an ‘I gotcha’ at audit time but instead is on doing such a great job guiding us all year long that we are doing exactly what we should be doing all the time.”
Ashley Orphe
Director of Operations, Mid City Redevelopment Alliance

“When we issued our RFP this year, key selection criteria included deep industry experience, a well-honed transition plan, and a spirit of ‘partnership.’ LaPorte’s references spoke highly of them in these areas, and already it has been our experience as well. The transition has been amazingly smooth. The audit team’s proactive communications began with crafting a timeline to prioritize pre-work and planning how to proceed with the engagement. While still a new relationship, we have appreciated their emphasis on helping us be better through sharing best practices as well as recommendations for controls. Our audit engagement leader has been collaborating effectively, not only with us, but also with our other business partners on our behalf; we feel a true sense of partnership. I am very pleased with our selection of LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors, and the full team serving us at St. Thomas High School.”
Patricia Miller, MBA
Vice President of Finance, St. Thomas High School

“I have been working with LaPorte for over 15 years and can say they do a fantastic job. Whether it’s audit, tax, or a special project, they provide comprehensive, quality work. And, if there are any concerns, we sit down and discuss them. What I value most is that when they are engaged on our work, it feels as if they are focused on just us. We receive a very personalized level of service. Finally, I like knowing that if I have a need throughout the year, I can pick up the phone and get help quickly. Based on the strength of our relationship and the level of professional service we’ve received over these many years, I am happy to recommend LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors.”
Billy Weales
President and CEO, The Blood Center

“We feel confident with them. Continuity, deep knowledge of nonprofits, dependability, and accessibility are what come to mind when I recommend the services of LaPorte. I also value that they do things when they say they will, and that our audit and tax work runs smoothly. Continuity is also a big plus for LaPorte as we don’t have to take the time to train someone new.”
Tatsy Jeter
Vice President of Finance, 
Louisiana Hospital Association