About Us

Ernest D. Kelly, LLC is a small, experienced, and dependable accounting firm specializing in accounting systems for small businesses and taxation for Individuals, Partnerships, and Corporations. Consultation, preparation, and representation services are also available. Since the company started in 1980, we have represented over 500 businesses and have served over 10,000 individuals in 36 states and overseas. One of the keys to our success is the personal attention we give to each account.

We are always looking for new ways to be of service to our clients. The key to all successful businesses is a good foundation. With over 90% of all businesses classified as a small business, and with 4 out of every 5 of these businesses failing within two years, we believe good, sound accounting advice is necessary for new businesses to succeed.

Mission Statement: Our goal is to provide quality accounting services to all of our clients. We take pride in saying, “No one will out work us.” This is the Ernest D. Kelly, LLC company promise.

Staff Profiles

Ernest D. Kelly




A native of New Orleans and educated in New Orleans Public Schools, a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Ernest D. Kelly began his entrepreneurship, specializing in Small Business Development and the practice of taxation in 1980. He formed Ernest Kelly Accounting/Business Consultant and works with small businesses in helping them develop accounting systems, filing taxes, and consulting with their business affairs. “We’re proud of the economic development within the community especially in the minority business market. We’ve helped many businesses market themselves to the community and stand ready to provide whatever support might be necessary,” states Kelly. He has been the owner and operator of Ernest D. Kelly, LLC Accounting Firm for over 40 years and continues to grow his brand and business.

Tameka Parker
Individual Account Manager

Tameka R. Parker, a New Orleans native, was born on March 25, 1987. Tameka has graduated from West Jefferson High School in 2005 and has an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree in Accounting as well as an Accounting Clerk Certificate. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Tameka has plans to receive a Master’s Degree in Accounting and to become a Certified Public Accountant. Tameka has several years of experience in accounting and customer service and can assist with scheduling appointments, guide you to the proper authority regarding any issues or concerns you may have, and assist in the preparation of your individual tax returns.

Brandon Barnes
Accounting Clerk

Brandon C. Barnes is a New Orleans native. Brandon is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting while contributing to the success of Ernest D. Kelly, LLC. In the past few years at Ernest D. Kelly, LLC, Brandon has faced many obstacles while going the length to insure the satisfaction of our clients. He is trained and experienced in multiple areas at our firm’s practice. Brandon has attended recent IRS forums as well as Louisiana Department of Revenue Updates Course. Also, he has attended a quickbooks workshop to better prepare for upcoming task. Brandon insures that all clients’ work is performed in a professional and timely manner. He has 7 years of tax preparation experience. Brandon can guide you to the proper authority regarding any issues or concerns you may have; receive correspondence; and assist in the preparation of your tax returns.

Sherill Hadrick
Executive Assistant

Sherill Hadrick is originally from New Orleans but has resided in Houston since 2002. As a graduate of Warren Easton Sr. High School, Sherill received an athletic scholarship to Houston Baptist University. While at Houston Baptist University she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Business Administration.
Sherill adds valuable knowledge and experience to our team. Bringing forth 10 years of administrative and direct customer support, she will prove to be more than capable of assisting clients as needed.

Nancy Byrd

Nancy Byrd a New Orleans native, retired after 36 years of government service. With her experience in customer service, she will be able to assist with scheduling appointments and directing you to the right Tax Associate.