Bruce C. Harrell, CPA
Bruce Harrell, the founder and principal of the firm, is a native and longtime resident of Tangipahoa Parish. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) in 1972 and became a Louisiana Certified Public Accountant in 1975. He is also licensed to practice in Mississippi. Bruce serves as Partner-in-Charge of all engagements.
Mr. Harrell is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA) and the Mississippi Society of CPAs. He is past president of the North Shore Chapter of the LCPA and is a past member of the LCPA Board of Directors. He has served on numerous LCPA committees (including past and present service on the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee). He is a current member and past president of the Kentwood Rotary Club and past secretary-treasurer of the Kentwood Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Harrell joined a large, local Baton Rouge CPA firm in 1973. While in Baton Rouge, Bruce worked with many types of commercial enterprises and public entities. He has significant experience in auditing municipalities, city-parish governments, governmental grants, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations. In the private sector, Mr. Harrell has worked with financial institutions, construction contractors, and firms of professionals, among others. He has attended various seminars and conferences on governmental accounting and audits of city government, parish government, grants, and entitlement programs. Mr. Harrell also served on the LCPA special subcommittee that developed the Louisiana Governmental Audit Guide--compliance with which is presently required by state law.
In addition to his formal and continuing professional education in auditing, accounting, corporation, partnership and individual income tax returns, Bruce is schooled and experienced in virtually all areas of federal and state taxation --- from sales and use tax to income, estate and gift tax. He is a member of the AICPA Tax Section and AICPA Member Section for Personal Financial Planning. His experience includes an in-depth knowledge of business organizations and effective management procedures and the ability to analyze and advise clients on complex business transactions and matters.
Mr. Harrell started his firm in Kentwood in 1977 and expanded with an office in Hammond in 1983. He personally has over 40 years of experience in public auditing, auditing and taxation. He has qualified and testified as an expert witness in federal and Louisiana courts. He has served as a guest lecturer for businesses, professional groups, and at the university level.