Ericksen Krentel Introduces New Partner, Managers
NEW ORLEANS – Ericksen Krentel Certified Public Accountants and Consultants welcomed new members to its team. Details were shared in a press release.
Jeremy Thibodeaux CPA, CFE has been promoted to partner from senior manager in the firm’s accounting and audit services section, where he oversees the quality and timeliness of services to many of the firm’s audit clients with a focus on nonprofits.
During his career, Thibodeaux has performed audits dealing with a variety of entities in industries such as governmental, nonprofit, construction, retail, hospitality, tourism and professional services. Jeremy leads the firm’s growth strategies as they relate to accounting and audit services and created the firm’s Performance and Career Excellence (PACE) program to encourage and enhance staff recruitment and professional development.
Thibodeaux recently completed a two-year term as chairman of French Quarter Festivals, Inc., where he has been a board member for the past eight years. He also is a member of the Society of Louisiana CPAs and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – he is a past board member of each organization’s New Orleans chapter – and of the American Institute of CPAs.
He earned his master’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut, his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola University New Orleans. He also recently completed the Data Analytics Certificate Program at Cornell University.
Kay Miller CPA has been promoted to a senior manager in the firm’s Tax Services Section.
Miller specializes in helping small businesses, especially in the hospitality and healthcare industries. Her accounting and tax background involves managerial experience with both local and regional CPA firms. She previously served as chief financial officer for a regional health care provider specializing in orthopedics, in addition to serving as an adjunct professor with a local community college where she taught bookkeeping, accounting and computerized accounting.
Miller is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Society of Louisiana CPAs. She earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from the University of New Orleans.
Wendy Dew CPA has joined Ericksen Krentel CPAs and Consultants as a senior manager in the firm’s tax services section.
Dew specializes in providing compliance and consulting services for individuals, partnerships, corporations and trusts. She has worked with businesses and individuals in various industries including healthcare, real estate and professional services.
She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Society of Louisiana CPAs. Wendy earned her master’s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwestern State University.
(From left to right: Jeremy Thibodeaux, Kay Miller, and Wendy Dew)
J. Drew Chapman CPA has joined the firm’s accounting and audit services section as a manager.
Chapman specializes in financial audits and reviews, employee benefit plan audits, internal control assessments and non-traditional engagements. His clients include those in the construction, nonprofit, education and maritime industries. He has performed audits ranging from start-up nonprofit entities to publicly traded financial institutions with assets in excess of $4 billion. He approaches each engagement with the express purpose of using his audit expertise to add value to his clients.
Chapman is treasurer of the board of directors for the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, a team leader with HeadCount, and is a member of the Young Leadership Council, American Institute of CPAs and the Society of Louisiana CPAs. Drew earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accountancy from the University of Mississippi. He also earned the Silas M. Simmons Bronze Medal for achieving the third highest score on the CPA exam in Mississippi in 2012.
Josh Faubert CPA, CITP, MBA has been promoted to a manager in the firm’s accounting and audit services section.
Faubert specializes in audits, reviews, compilations and preparations for clients of all sizes across several industries. He has expertise in leveraging technology to enhance audit quality and produce insightful analyses for clients. He also has extensive experience in governmental auditing and has assisted clients through complex implementations of GASB standards and in designing internal control procedures. During his audits, Faubert evaluates and makes recommendations for safeguarding of assets, compliance with policies and procedures, and the reliability of financial statements. Josh serves on the firm’s maritime services team.
He is a member of the Young Leadership Council, American Institute of CPAs and the Society of Louisiana CPAs. Josh earned his master’s degree in business administration and bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans.
(From left to right: J. Drew Chapman and Josh Faubert)