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Client Testimonials

“When we requested proposals in April 2015 LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors was awarded the engagement because they scored well on each of our key evaluation criteria: depth of the proposed team’s school board experience, work approach to meet deadlines, competitive fees, and ability to provide advice or support when needed. Perhaps the best indicator of how well they have performed is that we just renewed with them for another four years.

Our engagement leader, Mickey Simon, has been an on-call and valued advisor, whether he’s updating me on new GASBs or taking my call to talk through some complexity, such as recording capital leases. I appreciate his knowledge and that he provides options for us based on his experience or research. This substantive governmental or school board experience has been evident also at every level of our engagement team. Prior to LaPorte, our experience was that some firms had team members who were recent graduates and very ‘green’ when it comes to knowing governmental accounting. With LaPorte, the good working knowledge of their staff was far more evident, we appreciated that LaPorte was not asking us to train their staff for them. Finally, they have been competitive and fair on fees. For us as a school board, that is so important, as every dollar saved is a dollar that goes to the classroom.”

Bret Schnadelbach, Chief Financial Officer
Tangipahoa Parish School System

“Having LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors as our CPA firm gives me peace of mind. When I began with the St. Tammany Parish Library, my role was as the librarian, not a finance professional. The LaPorte team’s patience, education with user-friendly explanations, and ongoing guidance on what I need to know have been invaluable to me. Over the years, we have grown significantly and today we have over 150 employees. Based on deep public sector experience and relationships with other governmental entities and regulatory bodies, LaPorte has helped us manage growth and keep pace with change by sharing best practices for implementing new regulations or automating systems. LaPorte helps us make sure we are doing what’s needed and that management and our board understand the background information driving the need for action. Our LaPorte engagement team’s patience and education has taken the ‘scary’ out of our audit.”

Kelly LaRocca, Director
St. Tammany Parish Library