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LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors Named a Top Firm to Watch for 2012 by Accounting Today

(New Orleans, LA, May 15, 2012) LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors has been named as one of 19 accounting companies to watch in 2012 in Accounting Today’s ‘Beyond the Top 100 Accounting Firms’ list.  This list is part of the annual ‘Top 100 Accounting Firms’ report compiled by Accounting Today.


The ‘Top 100 Accounting Firms’ survey and award program – now in its 25th year – is designed to identify, recognize and honor the top U. S. accounting firms in the industry, based on their net revenue, percentage of growth, number of professionals and services.


“We are honored to be included in this select group of accounting firms considered rising leaders in the accounting industry,” states Ted Mason, president and CEO of LaPorte.  “LaPorte has pursued an aggressive growth strategy with three mergers in the past five years as we expand our footprint along the Gulf South,” he adds.


LaPorte is the only accounting firm in Louisiana to be selected as one of the ‘Beyond the Top 100 Accounting Firms’ for 2012.  The rankings were published in a recent issue of Accounting Today.

In the same issue, LaPorte was also cited as a regional accounting leader among Gulf Coast firms.  The firm was ranked 9th out of 15 in the Gulf Coast’s list of the ‘2012 Regional Leaders.’ Leading regional firms were identified in 10 separate geographic areas.


For the past four years, LaPorte has been named one of Accounting Today’s ‘Best Place to Work for’.  The firm was also recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting as a Top 200 Accounting Firm for 2010 and 2011.

Established in 1946, LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors is one the largest independent accounting and consulting firms in the region – with 160 personnel in New Orleans, Houston, Baton Rouge and Covington.


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