About Us

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Expertise You Can

TRUST

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.

Certifications

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 CPA

Chad Garland

CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, ASA, CVA MAFF, CFE, CTP, MBA

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.

Dragana Moran

Certified Public Accountant

Dragana joined our team in May of 2020. She grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and was recruited to play tennis for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches in 2007 (NCCA Div I). She was part of the team that won the Southland Conference tournament and Championship in 2010. Dragana graduated from Northwestern State University in 2011 with Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She moved to Shreveport in May of 2011 to complete her MBA and receive degree in Accounting form LSUS. She was also a head tennis coach for LSUS from 2011-2019. She worked as a tax accountant for KPMG, LLP for two years and continued her career in public accounting with local firms before joining us here. Dragana received her CPA license in February of 2019. She has experience in individual, partnership, corporate, fiduciary taxation, various accounting services and is also proficient in QuickBooks. In her free time Dragana enjoys spending time on the tennis court and with her three Pomeranian: DeeDee, Dixie & Dexter.

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.

Suzanne Havemann

Accountant

Suzanne joined our team in October of 2020.  She grew up in Western Pennsylvania until she joined the United States Air Force.  She had been stationed across the United States and the world, until being stationed at Barksdale AFB, LA, where she retired after 21 years.  During her career, she earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting in 2008.  Suzanne started her accounting career in a local firm until she moved into industry.  She has accounting experience across a broad spectrum of industries and is proficient in QuickBooks.  In her free time, she enjoys life with her fiancé, especially any time they get to spend with their grandchildren.

Robin Smith

Bookkeeper

Robin has dedicated her career to meeting the accounting and financial needs of individuals and businesses, in both Texas and Louisiana, for the past twenty years. She has worked for our firm in the past, rejoining our team on a full-time basis in July 2021. She specializes in businesses day-to-day accounting needs, and analyzing their financial data in order to implement more efficient procedures that save our clients time and money. She has worked within a wide range of industries with special concentrations in retail operations, banking, manufacturing, automotive and payday loan enterprises. Robin is proficient in multiple software platforms including QuickBooks, SAP Financial, CCC One Total Repair, Summit CRS, Kronos, and Payday Loan Manager. She has also completed training, and put into practice, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures and SOP guidelines in order to minimize areas of financial risk and improve productivity. This knowledge, in addition to her accounting degree and advanced training in Microsoft Excel, has allowed her to adapt to and easily navigate the financial world while building long term relationships with her peers and clients.

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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.

Betsy Clem

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Betsy joined our team as an administrative assistant in February of 2021.  She has over 19 years experience working for an international consulting firm processing tax returns, records management and as an executive assistant.  Betsy enjoys Bible study, baking, arts and crafts, traveling with her husband and loves creating adventures with her 3 grandchildren.

Kelsie Copes

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Kelsie joined our team as Administrative Assistant in April of 2021. She grew up in Forney TX and moved to Shreveport LA in 2015. She is a proud mom of 2 precious children.  Kelsie excels in customer relations and is always ready to help.

OUR VALUES

An accounting firm is only as good as the values it upholds. At Chad M. Garland CPA, LLC, everything we do is guided by:

Integrity

Trust

Objectivity

Confidentiality

Attention to detail

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