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 a partner in Ericksen Krentel’s Mandeville office, where he leads the firm’s Northshore accounting and audit practice and provides clients in industries such as government, hospitality, healthcare, maritime and insurance with cloud-based accounting, virtual controller and CFO services, as well as traditional audit and attestation services. 

Jim’s audit and accounting 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, and Colorado. 


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 (Treasurer)
  • Northshore Business Council (Member)
  • Rising Phoenix Referral Group (Vice 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