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Lester Richoux, CPA



Lester began his career in public accounting in 2007. As a leader in the audit and assurance services group, he works with many of LaPorte’s large, complex clients and helps them respond to their evolving business and regulatory environments, including assistance with business combinations, new revenue recognition rules, and variable interest entities. He serves a range of industries, including public sector, nonprofit, and healthcare.


Lester is the leader of the LaPorte Public Sector Industry Group. His public sector experience includes serving on engagements for municipalities, parish governments, and special districts. He is a technical leader in the application of Government Auditing Standards and in measuring and reporting on compliance with applicable laws and regulations. He has worked on many audits and single audits of local governments and nonprofit entities.


Lester’s healthcare clients include nonprofit hospitals, hospital service districts, and healthcare systems. His services include managing and reporting for financial statement audits, testing for compliance in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, and assisting in the preparation of financial statements. Lester is a member of the LaPorte Healthcare Industry Group.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Southeastern Louisiana University
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Louisiana State University
Certified Public Accountant
AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certificate

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Northshore LCPA Chapter President
Louisiana Government Finance Officers Association
Tangipahoa Chamber of Commerce
Covington Heritage Foundation, Board Member and Treasurer
Leadership St. Tammany Alumni Foundation, Board Member
St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce

Leadership St. Tammany, Class of 2019

LaPorte Café:

  • “Due Dates for Informational Returns.” January 2023
  • “Budgeting and the Local Government Budget Act.” September 2022
  • “Federal Grant Best Practices.” February 2022
  • “Statewide Agreed-Upon Procedures.” November 2021
  • “Cybersecurity.” October 2021
  • “Statewide Agreed-Upon Procedures.” November 2021
  • “GASB 87: Lessee Side Accounting.” August 2021
  • “SOC Reports.” June 2021
  • “GASB Updates.” May 2021
  • “Implementing Controls in Digital and Remote Working Environments.” April 2021

Louisiana Hospital Association

  • “Accounting Standards Update.” October 2019
  • “Healthcare Accounting Update.” October 2016
  • “GASB Updates.” December 2014

Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, “Update on Statewide Agreed Upon Procedures: Results for Charter Schools.” March 2019

LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors, Nonprofit Educational Series, “Navigating the Changing Compliance Landscape: LLA Statewide AUPs and Single Audit.” August 2017


Public Sector