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Our Firm

About Our Firm

Since 1985, Ratcliff CPA and Consultants LLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses in many states. Ratcliff CPA and Consultants LLC's expertise ranges from basic tax management, accounting services and payroll, estate and trust planning, accounting software selection, debt and finance advisement, and cash flow and budget analysis, to more in-depth business services such as financial statement preparation and financial planning.

Our team of financial consultants are here to help you. We work hard to meet deadlines, explain things in language that's comfortable to you, and serve as a team member in your business' financial success. Contact us at the office nearest you, in Covington, Louisiana or in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to speak with a certified public accountant today.

Our Mission

At Ratcliff CPAs and Consultants LLC, our mission is to assist clients with their financial, tax and accounting needs in order to achieve their long-term financial goals. We take a proactive approach to achieve these goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis of your company and personal finances. Ratcliff CPA and Consultants LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. Our goal is to become part of your team. We strive to assist you in managing the financial side of your business while you concentrate on the operational side. We have helped hundreds of businesses to maximize their potential. Call us today for a free consultation to see if we're a good fit for your needs.

Our Team

Timothy L. Ratcliff, CPA (985) 674-3455

Tim is originally from Port Sulphur, LA. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA in May of 1980. In August of 1985, he opened his CPA firm in Mandeville, Louisiana.

Tim's focus has always been to help small business owners manage their businesses better and break down accounting terms and concepts that may not be familiar.

Many small business owners bring technical knowledge of their industry to the table. Tim helps them manage the financial side.

Tim has prepared almost 10,000 tax returns in his career and has consulted with almost 300 firms on their accounting software needs. Tim is also a Certified Quickbooks Professional Advisor.

Phillip Radcliff (505) 514-0425 QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Phillip joined his brother Tim full-time in January 2013 as a small-business consultant in the Albuquerque, NM office of Ratcliff CPAs and Consultants. Phillip has resided in New Mexico with his family for 24 years. Phillip’s background includes service in the U.S. Air Force, studies focusing on mathematics at Hinds Junior College in Raymond, MS, then later at LSU in Baton Rouge. After working in the chemical industry for five years, Phillip pursued his interest in automobiles, working in the auto industry for 35 years, mostly managing service and parts departments. Phillip’s knowledge of business management, expense control, and business accounting, combined with his inter-personal skills, helped him hire and train the right people, and ultimately convert dealerships with struggling service and parts departments to thrive and become profitable, often exceeding the expectations of both the business owners, and his clients. Phillip is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Diana Zerbe (505) 514-0421

Diana is a staff accountant with more than 30 years of experience performing bookkeeping, financial accounting and tax return preparation for small businesses. She initially began her career as a full charge bookkeeper for small companies and later working for a Certified Public Accountant, she has a broad view of accounting and the needs of businesses. Prior to joining Ratcliff CPA and Consultants LLC, Diana was the office manager and accountant for Donald P. Sorensen, CPA in Albuquerque, where she enhanced her skills in the areas of bookkeeping and tax preparation, both for individual as well as business tax returns. Working with small businesses has become Diana's passion as she enjoys assisting business owners and bookkeepers with services which increase their organizational skills, enables efficient data entry of day-to-day operations and compliance with State and Federal fillings. Focused on services for small to medium sized businesses, she is committed to delivering tax and financial services that meet each clients unique objectives.

Dawn Melerine (985) 327-1737

Jenna Thompson (985) 327-1735

Brittany Tanner 985-674-3455

Reachable and Reliable

At Ratcliff CPA and Consultants LLC, we believe in treating clients how we'd like to be treated. We work to be prompt and reliable, friendly and reachable. Maybe we're just the type of accounting practice that you've been looking for.