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.

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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.

Dragana Moran

CPA

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.

Suzanne Miller

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.

Phyllis Caston

Accountant, Certified Mineral Manager

Phyllis joined our team in January of 2021. She grew up in NE Louisiana and moved to Shreveport in 2011. She has worked in the accounting industry for almost twenty years specializing in the Oil & Gas industry for seven of those years. She graduated from Copiah Lincoln Community College with a degree in Accounting & attended Northwestern State University as well. In her spare time, Phyllis loves traveling with her husband, going to church, and of course spending time spoiling her three grandchildren.

Sarah Porter

Administrative Assistant

Sarah joined our team as Administrative Assistant in June of 2020. She has over eight years of experience in office administration, gaining proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs. Sarah 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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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.