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Ryan Kelley, CPA



Ryan is a director in Consulting Services, specializing in Litigation Services. He provides efficient analysis of financial operations of businesses and economic losses of individuals in litigation matters and other disputes. He also provides consulting services to assist businesses and individuals with facilitating the growth and efficiency of business operations. His extensive experience as a CPA and an auditor, and working across various size companies and industries, allows him to provide objective guidance in his analyses. Ryan’s experience as an trainer for LaPorte, the Society of Louisiana CPAs and the University of New Orleans has honed his ability to explain complex topics in a way that makes it understandable for various audiences including judges, attorneys, and jurors.

In Risk Advisory Services Consulting, Ryan has extensive knowledge in reporting under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and internal controls implementation. Ryan’s experience includes the evaluation of entity-level controls under the COSO 2013 framework, the assessment of processes and related key controls, and the evaluation of design and operating effectiveness of key controls.

Ryan began his career at a Big Four firm in 2003 and worked in both domestic and international offices before joining LaPorte in 2016. He has provided professional audit services to large multinational clients in accordance with PCAOB and International Standards of Auditing (ISA) requirements and under US GAAP and IFRS and has successfully coordinated global engagements. Through auditing public companies and going through several PCAOB inspections, Ryan has gained experience identifying financial statement risks and understanding how they are analyzed by regulators.

Ryan is the leader of LaPorte’s Risk Advisory Services Group and a member of its Energy and Healthcare Industry Groups.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, Christian Brothers University
Certified Public Accountant, Louisiana
AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate I

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Council of Petroleum Accountants Society
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services Committee, Member; Medical & Healthcare Issues Committee, Member; Oil and Gas Committee, Former Member
New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, Cohort 2020, Board Member
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Treasurer, Former Board Member, Former Stewardship Committee Member
St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Finance Committee and Men’s Club
Youth Empowerment Project, 40 Under 40 Cohort 2018 to present

Louisiana Bankers Association, “Internal Controls.” September 2021
Construction Financial Management Association, “Lessons in Implementing the New Lease Standards.” July 2021
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Oil & Gas Conference, “CARES Act, Accounting for PPP Loans.” November 2020
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Medical and Health Care Conference, “CARES Act, Accounting for PPP Loans.” October 2020
Louisiana Hospital Association, “Internal Controls.” October 2019
Healthcare Financial Management Association, “Revenue Recognition – Yes, Again!” November 2018
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Medical and Health Care Conference, “ASC 606 for Health Care.” October 2018
Healthcare Financial Management Association, “Business Combinations.” November 2017
Louisiana Hospital Association, “New Revenue Recognition Standard (ASU 2014-09): Impact on Health Care Entities.” May 2017
Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, “New Revenue Recognition Standard (ASU 2014-09): Impact on Oil and Gas Producers.” October 2016


Litigation Services
Risk Advisory Services