Our History

In January 2006, Latuso & Johnson CPA, LLC was born from the merger of Mickey Latuso CPA and Karen Johnson CPA. Yvette Poret-Crochet’s firm Yvette Poret-Crochet CPA, LLC (established in January of 2000) merged with the two in 2007. This integration expanded Latuso & Johnson’s presence from Baton Rouge to the Lafayette area. Effective January 1, 2009, Larry Latuso CPA merged Latuso Inc. (APAC) public accounting practice with Latuso & Johnson CPA, LLC, further enhancing the firm’s experience and expertise in various areas of accounting and tax. Karen Johnson and Mickey Latuso left the firm in 2009 and 2013.

Our Credentials

The firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. Within the AICPA the firm is a member of  the Governmental Audit Quality Center.

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Our Partners and Staff

Thorough, Diligent and Experienced.

Larry Latuso, CPA  |  Senior Partner

Larry has over 45 years of public accounting experience with over 35 years as the partner-in-charge of the audit department for Latuso & Company and Latuso, Inc. (APAC) and Latuso & Johnson CPA, LLC. Previously he worked four years with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company, (now KPMG, LLP) the largest CPA firm in the world at the time. He also worked another four years as a manager-in-charge of the Baton Rouge audit department for Seidman & Seidman, (now BDO Seidman), the 15th largest CPA firm in the United States. During this time, he was an audit instructor at several national level conferences and has since served on the audit quality control review team for the Society of Louisiana CPA’s.

Yvette Poret-Crochet, CPA  |  Partner

Yvette graduated Cum Laude from Louisiana State University in May of 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting where she was a member of such honor societies as Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Phi Kappa Phi. She began her career as a Staff Accountant for Ernst and Young and served previous stints with The Rehabilitation Hospital of Baton Rouge and the corporate office of McDonald’s in Baton Rouge, as well as a local CPA firm.

Jenni McFearin-Davis | Partner

Since 2008, Jenni McFearin-Davis has been pursuing her career in the accounting industry. After achieving a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University in May of 2013, she established her own practice. Looking to expand her firm and grow her expertise, Jenni merged with Latuso & Johnson, CPA, LLC, in January of 2015.

Heather Cannon Villenurve, EA | Senior Accountant

Heather has been a senior accountant in tax and accounting services with Latuso & Johnson since early 2009.  In February 2015, she obtained her Enrolled Agent credential, which provides her with the privilege of representing taxpayers before the IRS and is the highest credential the IRS awards .  She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University and has been working in public accounting since 1996.

Jennifer Johnson | Senior Accountant

Jennifer has been a senior accountant in tax and accounting services with Latuso & Johnson since January 2004. She was initially employed by Yvette Poret-Crochet, CPA in 2004 and remained with the firm during the merger with Latuso & Johnson. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has been working in public accounting since 2002.

Nicole Guilbeau | Staff Accountant

Nicole has been a staff accountant in tax and accounting services with Latuso & Johnson since 2005. She was employed by Yvette Poret-Crochet, CPA initially and remained with the firm during the merger with Latuso & Johnson. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2008.

David Holloway, CPA | Staff Accountant

David Holloway, CPA was born and raised in New Orleans. He came to Baton Rouge in August 2009 to study at LSU and finished his Bachelor’s in Accounting in December 2012 and a year later his Masters in Accounting. He started working his first full-time position at our firm in late May 2014.

Anita Guilott | Staff Accountant

Anita Guilott has been a staff accountant in tax and accounting services with Latuso & Johnson since December 2015. Anita graduated Magna Cum Laude – with great honors from Southeastern Louisiana University in May of 2006, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in management.

Rebecca McGinnis

With experience in management, Rebecca McGinnis looked to expand her knowledge and further her career in the business field. In August of 2016, Rebecca began working with Latuso & Johnson, while also continuing her education in accounting.