ABOUT US

Sure we’re public accountants, but to our clients, we’re also trusted advisors and friends — beyond taxes and audits. They call us before the big decisions, because that’s what we’re here for. We could hang our hat on the fact that we’ve been in business for 61 years, but that would just mean we’ve been around a long time. Instead, we think the relationships we’ve made matter the most.

HISTORY


Broussard Poché, LLP started out as small accounting firm in Crowley, Louisiana in 1953. We still have the Crowley office, but we’ve grown a lot since then. For the first 10 years, the firm operated principally in Acadia Parish, and although the firm experienced satisfactory growth during those years, the partners realized that the long-range economic future of this area was centered in Lafayette.

So in 1963, the partners purchased the Louisiana accounting firm of C. G. Simon and the construction and opening of an office in Lafayette. Since 1963, the firm has continued to expand throughout Acadiana —from our tax and audit offices in Lafayette to our offices in New Iberia and Crowley.
In all those years, we’ve offered our accounting services to thousands of people and businesses in the region — helping them stay organized and make sound financial decisions.

MISSION


 To earn the privilege of being our client’s most trusted advisor by helping them achieve success through proactive delivery solutions.

TEAM


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We’re not trying to brag, but we have an impressive satisfaction rate among our clients, and that has everything to do with our staff. Here, our people are truly our greatest asset. More than anything, we actively try to treat our own people the same way they treat our clients: with attention, respect, and understanding.

 

PARTNERS


Scott[e]
Scott J. Broussard, CPA/ABV, CVA  Managing Partner/ Tax Department

At Broussard Poché, LLP, Scott specializes in business valuation. He has 40 years of Public Accounting experience and is based out of the company’s Lafayette Office. He graduated from LSU in 1973, and currently serves as a Board Member of Hanna Foundation.

Charlie[e]L. Charles Abshire, CPA  Partner/ Tax Department

At Broussard Poché, LLP, Charles specializes in audits. He has 36 years of Public Accounting experience and is based out of the company’s Crowley Office. He graduated from USL in 1974, and currently serves as Treasurer of the Crowley Optimist Club and a Board Member of Gospel Oaks Ministry.

 

John B[e]P. John Blanchet III, CPA  Partner/ Audit Department

At Broussard Poché, LLP, John specializes in litigation support and forensic accounting. He has 36 years of Public Accounting experience and is based out of the company’s Lafayette Office. He graduated from USL in 1977, and currently serves as a Board Member for Home Bank.

Martha[e]

Martha B. Wyatt, CPA  Partner / Tax Department

At Broussard Poché, LLP, Martha specializes in gift & estate planning and tax. She has 34 years of Public Accounting experience and is based out of the company’s Lafayette Office. She graduated from USL in 1977, and currently serves as a Board Member for Camp Bon Coeur and a Board Member for the STM High School Foundation.

Craig[e]
Craig J. Viator, CPA  Tax Department Head 

At Broussard Poché, LLP, Craig specializes in business and individual taxation. He has 22 years of Public Accounting experience and is based out of the company’s New Iberia Office. He graduated from USL in 1983, and currently serves as Treasurer of the New Iberia Optimist Club and Treasurer of the Iberia Soccer Association.

John I[e]John L. Istre, CPA  Audit Department Head

At Broussard Poché, LLP, John specializes in financial institutions and non-profits. He has 22 years of Public Accounting experience and is based out of the company’s Lafayette Office. He graduated from USL in 1993.

Liz[e]
Elizabeth J. Moreau, CPA/ABV, CVA  Partner / Tax Department

At Broussard Poché, LLP, Liz specializes in business valuation and financial analysis. She has 21 years of Public Accounting experience and is based out of the company’s Lafayette Office. She graduated from USL in 1992.

Lonnie[e]Lonnie J. Hebert, CPA  Partner / Tax Department

At Broussard Poché, LLP, Lonnie specializes in sales & use tax and tax incentives. He has 21 years of Public Accounting experience and is based out of the company’s Lafayette Office. He graduated from USL in 1993, and currently serves as Treasurer of Louisiana Folk Roots and is a Member of the Knights of Columbus.

Bob[e]
Robert DeRouen Jr., CPA  Partner / Tax Department

At Broussard Poché, LLP, Robert specializes in oil & gas taxation. He has 28 years of Public Accounting experience and is based out of the company’s New Iberia Office. He graduated from USL in 1982, and currently serves as Vice President of the New Iberia Kiwanis Club, Co-Treasurer of the Iberia Cultural Resources Association, and is a Member of the Iberia Preservation Alliance.

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Carlinna L. Bertrand, CPA  Partner / Tax Department

At Broussard Poché, LLP, Carlinna specializes in business and individual taxation and financial institution audit services. She has 29 years of public and corporate accounting experience and is based out of the Crowley office. She graduated from USL in 1985 and is a past board member and secretary/ treasurer of the Crowley Chamber of Commerce and currently treasurer of various local school organizations.

Jim Olivier  IT Department

At Broussard Poché, LLP, Jim’s responsibilities include IT, HR, marketing, and infrastructure internal to Broussard Poche. Hired originally as IT Director in 2001, Jim’s duties have expanded over his 15 years with the firm. Jim has associate and bachelor’s degree from UL Lafayette and a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Jim is a member of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

 

RETIRED PARTNERS


 


Sidney L. Broussard, CPA**
Leon K. Poche, CPA
James H. Breaux, CPA
Erma R. Walton, CPA

George A. Lewis, CPA
Geraldine J. Wimberley, CPA
Rodney L. Savoy, CPA
Lawrence A. Cramer, CPA
Michael P. Crochet, CPA
Ralph Friend, CPA
Donald Kelley, CPA
Terrel Dressel, CPA
George Trappey, CPA
Herbert Lemoine, CPA
Peter C. Borrello, CPA
Mary T. Miller, CPA
Mary A. Castille, CPA
Frank A. Stagno, CPA

** Deceased