About Us


Expertise You Can


Chad Garland has been a practicing accountant serving Louisiana’s Shreveport and Bossier City area for more than 36 years. His decades of experience are embodied in the following array of qualifications, certifications, and designations.


CPA: Certified Public Accountant

An accounting certification granted to those who pass the Uniform CPA examination and who also has met any additional state certification and experience requirements. Chad is a licensed CPA in Louisiana (#15506) and Texas (#095642).

ASA-BV: Accredited Senior Appraiser Business Valuation

The ASA is a world renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession.

MAFF: Master Analyst in Financial Forensics

Awarded by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analyst(NACVA).

ABV: Accredited in Business Valuation

A highly regarded professional designation granted by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to accountants who are also experts in business valuation.

CFF: Certified in Financial Forensics

A professional credential issued by the American Institute of CPAs recognizing on individual’s expertise in getting to the bottom of financial information being investigated, often in court-related proceedings.

CVA: Certified Valuation Analyst

A highly regarded professional designation granted by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analyst (NACVA) to accountants who are also experts in business valuation.

CTP: Certified Treasury Professional

Is a certification awarded by the Association for Financial Professional (AFP). Only 50,000 individuals have earned this credential nationally.

CFE: Certified Fraud Examiner

A certification that recognizes experience and expertise in the area of anti-fraud. Awarded by the (ACFE) Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

CGMA: Chartered Global Management Accountant

A global management accounting designation recognizing an individual as an expert strategist in connecting all facets of business.

Our Mission

To provide superior accounting solutions which meet and exceed the expectations and needs of our clients.

Our Team

Chad Garland


A licensed CPA in Louisiana since 1981 and in Texas since 2009, Chad Garland has an extensive education and working experience in the fields of accounting, finance and banking. Chad has served on the board of directors for two prominent companies and as President of the Ark-La-Tex Cash Management Association. His experience includes bankruptcy, expert witness testimony, litigation services, business valuations, small business consulting, budgeting, tax planning, financial reporting, management oversight, and as a workout specialist for troubled companies.

Currently, Chad focuses his expertise on the areas of litigation services including bankruptcy, forensic and fraud accounting and expert witness testimony, business valuations, income taxes, and small business consulting. As an expert witness, he has testified in both district and federal courts, and has earned the reputation as a man of integrity, competence, and concern. He furthers his education on a continuing basis, always seeking to enhance his knowledge and abilities to better serve his clients.

Christine Wasner

Certified Public Accountant

Christine joined our team in July 2021. She grew up in Bossier City, Louisiana. She graduated from LSU in Shreveport with a degree in Accounting and has been a licensed CPA since 1995. Christine has an extensive education and working experience in the fields of accounting, finance, and medical. Christine served as a diplomat with the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and was a member of several other business organizations during her career. Christine’s experience includes audit, tax, financials, office management, insurance, investments, and financial planning. Christine loves spending time with family and friends, being a happy wife of 30 years to Dave, and being a proud mom of two adult boys, Justin and Jonny. In her spare time, she loves attending and volunteering at church, traveling (especially if it involves a beach or going on a cruise), walking, hiking, and just about anything outdoors.

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Crystal Whitman

Bookkeeper, QuickBooks Pro Advisor Certified

Graduated in 1980, from Hesser College in Manchester, NH with an Associates Degree in Legal Secretary.  She has worked at Chad M. Garland, CPA, LLC since February, 2011

Crystal has 32 years experience as a bookkeeper and  38 years experience as an administrative assistant.

Katie Karuhadet


I joined the team on February 7th of 2022.
I have 5 years’ experience in office management.
I am a proud mom of 2 amazing children and 3 miniature goats. (Excuse my goofiness)
My fiancé and I enjoy any outdoor activity and traveling.


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Our reports include background information on the company, the subject business interest, financial condition, earning capacity, comparison to peers and projected economic conditions. Get an accurate and insightful business valuation in Shreveport, LA by contacting Chad M Garland, CPA today.