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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
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.
To provide superior accounting solutions which meet and exceed the expectations and needs of our clients.
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.
James R. Duke
James received his Bachelor’s in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University in 1973 and his Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University in 1979. He is a retired CPA. James is also a licensed private investigator.
James owned and served as the CEO of an import/export company for 25 years. He also worked as an internal auditor in the oil & gas industry. He has worked for Chad Garland, CPA, LLC for over 3 years, focusing on tax returns and forensic accounting cases.
- BS – Accounting LA Tech University, May 24, 1973
- MBA – Louisiana Tech University, March 1, 1979
- CPA (Retired status)
- Licensed Private Investigator
- Internal auditing oil & gas industry
- Owner/CEO Import
- Export company for 25 years
- Chad Garland CPA Firm – 3 years
- Forensic Cases and Tax Returns
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.
Melissa K. Netherton
Beth received her Bachelor’s in Accounting and Business Administration from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1997 and her Master’s of Business Administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2007. She is currently studying to take the CPA exam.
Beth has spent the majority of her professional career working in finance management in the local gaming industry. She has also worked in finance management in the medical, manufacturing and high-end retail industries.
At Chad M. Garland, CPA, LLC, Beth works mostly on forensic accounting cases. Her specialty is personal injury economic reports. She enjoys working with complicated calculations and building massive spreadsheets.
Beth is the in-house notary for Chad M. Garland, CPA, LLC.
Emily began working for Chad Garland CPA LLC as a staff accountant in May of 2019 focusing on tax returns and forensic accounting cases. She has experience in both public and private accounting settings. Emily graduated with a Bachelors in Science in Accounting at Louisiana Tech University in 2018 and is continuing her education pursuing a Masters in Science in Accounting at Southern New Hampshire University while preparing to sit for the CPA exam.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007. She has spent the majority of her professional career working as a petroleum abstractor in the oil and gas industry in south Louisiana and Texas. She speaks fluent Spanish and brings over a decade of experience in data entry and providing meticulous highly detailed research and reporting for confidential projects.
An accounting firm is only as good as the values it upholds. At Chad M. Garland CPA, LLC, everything we do is guided by:
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