History

  • 1949

    • Alexander Postlethwaite opens the accounting practice that will become P&N
  • 1950

    • Cayce Lee joins Postlethwaite, creating Postlethwaite & Lee
  • 1967

    • The firm acquires a practice in Donaldsonville, La.
  • 1968

    • The firm name changes to Postlethwaite, Netterville, Evans and Major
  • 1977

    • Jake Netterville assumes the Managing Partner role from Postlethwaite
  • 1983

    • The firm shortens its name to Postlethwaite & Netterville
  • 1985

    • The St. Francisville office opens
  • 1986

    • The Baton Rouge office moves into its current location
  • 1990

    • P&N receives the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Company of the Year award
  • 1992

    • Jake Netterville serves as Chair of the AICPA, the premier organization for accounting professionals
  • 1996

    • A second accounting practice is acquired in the greater New Orleans area
  • 1998

    • Bill Potter assumes the Managing Director position
  • 1999

    • P&N joins the Leading Edge Alliance
  • 2000

    • The firm acquires a practice in Gonzales
  • 2001

    • P&N acquires a network integration company and forms P&N Tech
  • 2002

    • Bill Balhoff testifies before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday, March 14, 2002. He represented the AICPA PCPS membership on the “trickle down” effect of the pending Enron-related legislation on over 8,000 small to medium sized accounting firms. (photo from the testimony)
  • 2003

    • P&N adds a Northshore location
    • The firm receives the Greater Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics in Business.
    • The firm receives the Leading Edge Alliance’s 2003 Innovative Firm of the year award based on its work with the Stelly Plan online calculator
  • 2005

    • Hurricane Katrina strikes the Louisiana Gulf Coast on August 29. The P&N Metairie Office temporarily relocates to Baton Rouge. The office reopens on October 3, 2005
  • 2008

    • P&N acquires Legier and Materne in New Orleans
    • Bill Balhoff is named Managing Director and CEO
    • P&N is named one of the Top U.S. Accounting Firms (89th) by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine
  • 2009

    • P&N acquires a practice in Lafayette
    • P&N celebrates its 60th anniversary
    • P&N is again named one of the Top U.S. Accounting Firms (86th) by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine 
    • The firm is named one of the Best Places to Work by New Orleans CityBusiness
    • P&N is named one of the Top 100 Accounting Firms (92nd) by Accounting Today
  • 2010

    • P&N is named "Best CPA" by Jefferson Life magazine
    • The firm is again named one of the Top 100 U.S. Accounting Firms (77th)  by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine
    • P&N is named one of the Top 100 Accounting Firms (85th) by Accounting Today
  • 2011

    • P&N is again named one of the Top U.S. Accounting Firms (72nd) by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine
    • P&N is named one of the Top 100 Accounting Firms (74th) by Accounting Today
  • 2012

    • The Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) is named the second largest international association of independent accounting firms by the International Accounting Bulletin
    • P&N is again named one of the Top U.S. Accounting Firms (72nd) by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine for the fifth consecutive year
    • P&N is named one of the Top 100 Accounting Firms (76th) by Accounting Today
    • Bill Balhoff is elected Vice Chairman of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Board of Directors
    • The firm reaches the 500 employee milestone 
  • 2013

    • Bill Balhoff is inducted into the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction
    • P&N Tech adds Juniper Networks as Partner
    • Bill Balhoff  is named among the "Top 100 Most Influential People" in the accounting industry by Accounting Today
    • P&N is again named one of the Top U.S. Accounting Firms (69th) by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine
  • 2014

    • Bill Balhoff is named the 2014 Businessperson of the Year by the Baton Rouge Business Report

History