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Karine Makaryan, CPA

SENIOR MANAGER, AUDIT AND ASSURANCE SERVICES

ABOUT KARINE

Karine is an experienced auditor who has been with LaPorte since the start of her professional career in 2014. Her work primarily involves conducting internal control and financial audits, reviews, and compilations across various sectors, including nonprofit organizations, the public sector, and for-profit businesses. She brings a solid understanding of auditing and financial analysis to her role, with a particular focus on compliance and risk management.

Additionally, she plays an integral role in team development, mentoring junior staff and contributing to their professional growth.

NONPROFIT

As a member of LaPorte’s Nonprofit Group, Karine performs internal control and financial audits, reviews, and compilations for clients in the nonprofit sector. She also has extensive experience in performing single audits.

REAL ESTATE

As a member of the Real Estate Industry Group, Karine has led and conducted audits for real estate clients and works closely with clients to pinpoint and address areas for improvement in financial processes. Karine also provides guidance on complex financial transactions specific to the real estate sector, helping ensure they are in compliance with regulations.

Bachelor of Science in Economics, Yerevan State University, Armenia
Certified Public Accountant
AICPA Intermediate Single Audit Certificate I
AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate I

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief, New Orleans Chapter, Member
United Way Southeast Louisiana, Audit Committee Member

University of New Orleans, Accounting Lecture Series “Financial Statement Audits: Best Practices.” November, 2023

LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors, Webinar:

  • “Single Audit Fundamentals – Basic.” November, 2022
  • “Single Audit Fundamentals – Intermediate.” November, 2022

Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, New Orleans Chapter, “Overview of SSARS Changes and Forms of Engagement Letters.” December 2019

University of New Orleans, Accounting Lecture Series “Upcoming Accounting Standards: Impact on Nonprofits.” November, 2017

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Nonprofit
Real Estate

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