New Orleans, LA — The certified public accounting firms of Ericksen Krentel, LLP and Provost, Salter, Harper, & Alford LLC (PSHA) are pleased to announce that they have merged to create an even more robust firm for their clients. The firm will remain under the name Ericksen Krentel, LLP.

“At Ericksen Krentel, our first priority has always been to provide the best service possible to our clients. We feel confident that our merger with PSHA enhances our ability to fulfill this objective. Our firms are well-aligned in two ways; we have similar practice specialties and identical service philosophies,” said Ronald Dawson, Jr., CPA, Managing Partner of Ericksen Krentel, “Moreover, we are excited about the additional resources and knowledge base available to share with our clients.”

PSHA and its predecessors have served Baton Rouge and its surrounding communities through the practice of public accounting and consulting for more than half a century.

“We are very proud of our firm’s more than 50-year history. But we recognize that the next step for our team and clients is to merge with a firm that is just as committed to high quality, enabling us to expand the platform of services we can offer,” said Kenneth Alford, CPA and Partner at PSHA. “We look forward to staying on the cutting edge of the change prevalent in today’s accounting services markets.”

Alford added, “Ericksen Krentel, its partners, and professional staff share our philosophy of helping our clients grow and succeed, and the merger broadens and deepens our existing industry specializations, enabling us to offer even more comprehensive business advice tailored to our clients.”

Established in 1960, Ericksen Krentel, LLP is an accounting firm that has been providing unparalleled quality service to their clients throughout the South Louisiana and Gulf Coast region for more than 60 years. Ericksen Krentel has responded to their client’s evolving needs by adopting the most current technological systems in the industry to keep their services current. The firm takes a personal approach to all client relationships and ensures senior-level participation in every engagement to deliver the highest level of experience.