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John “Jack” Wiles, CPA, MS



Jack began his professional career in 2008. Since then, he has been serving a wide variety of nonprofit and real estate entities. He has a reputation for working with his clients through the entire life cycles of their organizations and companies.


Jack is a co-leader of the Nonprofit Industry Group and the nonprofit tax technical leader for LaPorte’s Tax Department. He serves a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, including private and operating foundations, charter schools, healthcare organizations, and charitable remainder and lead trusts. In addition to providing traditional tax compliance services, Jack advises his nonprofit clients on formation and structure of organizations, unrelated business income (UBI), policy and procedure implementation, taxable expenditures, board ethics, intermediate sanctions, lobbying, and planning for new activities. He has also assisted nonprofit clients with IRS audits and correspondence. Additionally, Jack has helped organizations file for tax-exempt status, advised organizations on how new activities and investments affect their nonprofit status, and helped organizations discontinue their operations.


Jack has provided tax services to real estate investors, developers, owners, and managers. Entities he has served include individuals; small, closely held companies; S corporations; partnerships; limited liability companies; trusts; and multistate companies. Jack has worked to navigate issues and develop planning strategies at both the entity and individual levels, such as tax deferral strategies, multistate reporting and planning, joint ventures, and both the formation and wind-down phases of the business cycle. He has also advised clients on entity selection, converting C corporations to S corporations, and changes in ownership. Jack is a member of the Real Estate Industry Group.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Louisiana State University
Master of Science in Taxation, University of New Orleans
Certified Public Accountant
AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate I
BoardSource Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy, Past Member of Board of Directors, Finance Committee
St. Dominic Catholic School, Board of Directors
UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Treasurer
Young Leadership Council, Past President

New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI )

Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA), “Educating Board Members on Their Responsibilities.” July 2023

St. Tammany Council on Aging, “Building a Better Board.” September 2022

LaPorte Nonprofit Educational Series:

  • “What to Know About Diversifying Revenue Streams.” July 2023
  • “Building a Better Board.” July 2022
  • “Update on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.” February 2021
  • “Lessons in Resilience: Learning to Survive – and Thrive – in a Pandemic.” February 2021

Greater New Orleans Foundation

  • “CARES Act- A First Look.” April 2020
  • “Finance 101 for Nonprofits.” January 2020

Louisiana Alliance for Nonprofits

  • “Financial Best Practices and Ethics for Nonprofit Organizations.” May 2019
  • “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Effect on Nonprofit Entities.” August 2018
  • “Ethics for Nonprofit Organizations.” August 2017


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