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.

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.

Leah Rosson
Administrative Assistant

Leah Rosson, a native Louisianian, was born in Slidell during 1981. She graduated from Slidell High school and moved to the Westbank shortly after. After spending time raising her son, Leah gained clerical administrative experience while working in the Automotive Industry. She brings five years of customer service experience and a sunny personality. Leah will be attending the University of Holy Cross in 2023 to obtain her baccalaureate degree in Business Administration.

Jasmine Buckhalter
Individual Account Manager

Jasmine Buckhalter is a native of New Orleans, La. While currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in forensic accounting with plans to become a CPA, Jasmine is enthusiastically navigating the intricacies of financial management and analysis. She is eager to apply her academic foundation in practical settings. Ms.Buckhalter brings a fresh perspective, strong analytical skills, and a commitment to delivering precise and accurate financial insights. She is ready to contribute effectively in the world of accounting with her passion for continuous learning and growth.