More than Money Blog
There is more to living a happy and productive life than staying hyper-focused on finances.
While staying within your means and keeping on top of money matters can help you highlight what’s important, it’s the “what’s important” that truly matters. Broussard Poche wants to shift your focus from being worried about finances to enjoying the fruits of your labor. Our blog will keep you on the right track, offering advice, tips, and reminding you to enjoy your business and your family along the way.
CONTRIBUTOR: Elizabeth J. Moreau, CPA/ABV, CVA, CHFP
Liz is a partner in the tax department of Broussard Poché, LLP with more than 25 years of experience in virtually every dimension of business. She’s cultivated a wealth of knowledge in areas of corporate taxation, financial analysis and business appraisal. She shares her knowledge here, on the More than Money Blog.
CONTRIBUTOR: John L. Istre, CPA
John has been with Broussard Poché, LLP for 20 years, becoming one of the go-to sources for audit info. Now, John serves as Audit Department Head — performing audits for all types of entities with a special emphasis on financial institutions and Nonprofit Organizations. He shares his audit and general business knowledge here, on the More than Money Blog.
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