Partners Profile

Heather LaBeau (Partner) Heather is a Certified Public Accountant and has recently been promoted to partner. She joined the firm in 2012. Prior to that, Heather worked with a corporation to develop tax software and worked for a Sarasota accounting firm. "It is so much nicer to network and provide tax help to friends and neighbors than strangers." Heather is active with Vineland PTO and has two young children who keep her busy.

Julia Mercier (Partner) Julia is a Certified Public Accountant and partner. Julia grew up in Englewood, Florida. She attended Florida State University and obtained a Bachelors of Science in two - Finance and Accounting and obtained her graduate level accounting classes at University of South Florida in Tampa. After college, Julia work for Bank of America for fifteen years in the metro Atlanta and Tampa Bay area. She spent a number of years in the bank's audit department and later transferred to the Private Bank Division where she administered Trusts, Guardianships and Estates.

Julia has been an active leader in the community. She is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota, chair of Florida Methodist Foundation, member of Englewood United Methodist Church and Rotary Club of Englewood. She is also a member of American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) and serves on FICPA's Common Interest Realty Association (CIRA) committee. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Julia is a licensed Community Association Manager (CAM). She owned and managed a separate association management firm for eight year. " This knowledge and training helps me in my role as CPA to advise my condominium and association clients in their financial planning."

Letetia Mercier (Partner) Tish is a Certified Public Accountant and founding partner with Mercier CPA Associates PA in Englewood, Florida. She attended the University of Georgia and obtained her Accounting degree from the University of South Florida. She moved to Englewood in the mid-1970s with a desire to become involved with the community and serve the tax and accounting needs of local business owners. Tish also has an extensive background in assisting clients with tax matters related to Trusts and Estates. She has assisted a number of international clients in navigating the requirements of US tax law affecting their business and real estate purchases in the Englewood area.

Tish is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) and has served as President of the Englewood-Cape Haze Chamber of Commerce. She has also been active with Business and Professional Womens Club (BPW), the Venice Estate Planning Council and other community organizations.

In addition to our partners, Mercier CPA Associates has a highly trained and experienced staff.