Thomas Cotten is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the state of Louisiana. He is a Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Louisiana — Lafayette holding a bachelor’s degree of Science in Marketing with a concentration in Chemistry. He represented the College of Business for the ULL Alumni Award. In 1983 he completed additional coursework in Accounting at Louisiana State University — Baton Rouge. He obtained his CPA designation in January, 1985. Thomas has over 30 years of experience managing and advising small business owners.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Cerified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Community Involvement

  • Current Board Member: Louisiana Business and Technology Center (LBTC)
  • Current Advisory Board Member: Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)
  • Vice Chairman 20011-2012, Board Member 2008-2013: Louisiana Economic Development Corporation (LEDC)
    President 2011-2012: Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA)
  • Director 2002-2008: Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF)
  • Treasure 2007: Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF)
  • President 2001-2002: LCPA Baton Rouge Chapter

Thomas A. Cotten, CPA offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. Because their firm is relatively small, their clients benefit by getting personalized, quality service that is beyond comparison. Below is a list of the services they offer to their clients.

  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Budgeting
  • Tax Planning & Preparation
  • Business Consulting
  • Financial Forecasts & Projections
  • IRS Representation
  • Accounting System Design
  • Management Advisory Services
  • Business Entity Selection
  • Employee Training
  • Business Plans
  • Sale or Acquisition of a Business
  • Job Descriptions
  • Financial Models