James E. Tonglet

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Jim Tonglet CPA, CGMA


Services & Industries


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, University of New Orleans (1989)

Jim Tonglet serves as partner in charge of Ericksen Krentel’s Client Accounting Services Section, where he provides clients in industries such as government, hospitality, healthcare, maritime, insurance and manufacturing with cloud-based accounting, virtual controller and CFO services. Jim’s accounting and auditing experience with entities including privately owned small businesses, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations spans more than 30 years. He is licensed to practice as a CPA in Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Virginia and Colorado. Jim is based in the firm’s Mandeville office.


Writing Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • “Easy as 1, 2, 3: Creating Accurate and Comprehensible Financial Statements in Nonprofit Fundraising ” (June 2019)
  • “So You’ve Started Your Own Business: Now What?” (August 2018)


Memberships and Affiliations
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Society of Louisiana CPAs
  • Louisiana Government Finance Officers Association
  • St. Tammany West Chamber (Public Affairs Committee)
  • Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation (Board of Trustees)
  • Safe Haven Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • Northshore Business Council (Member)
  • Rising Phoenix Referral Group (Past-President)
  • Knights of Columbus Council 2732 (Past-Treasurer)
  • St. Margaret Mary Parish (Past-Treasurer, Finance Council)
  • Pope John Paul II High School (Finance Committee)
  • Brother Martin Alumni Association/Crimson and Gold Business Network