About Us

In 1984 Michael Johnston established a public accounting firm providing tax and accounting services to Baton Rouge and the surrounding area.

Beginning as a sole practitioner with a staff of one paraprofessional the firm expanded services to include business consulting, auditing and unique skills in the Student Financial Assistance field. The firm continued expansion and increased staffing resulting in the full service firm that extended services to Southeast United States in 1992, when Richard Hayden joined the firm with over ten years experience in governmental auditing and public accounting. In May 1997 the firm of Johnston & Hayden was formed and in December 1997 the firm established offices in its current location, at 13360 Coursey Boulevard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The current firm employees four Certified Public Accountants in a total staff of six individuals qualified and dedicated to serve our clients accounting needs. Our entire staff has developed and is devoted to our mission.


Firm Philosophy

To provide the finest possible services to our clients whether it be in the area of accounting, auditing, tax or other special work.
To search beyond the normal scope of an engagement to find ways to help clients improve their operations and reach their maximum potential.
To be a firm that is enjoyable to work for and rewarding to work with.
To aid in the personal development of our staff members in order for them to develop into their maximum potential as professionals.

Mission Statement

Our firm was conceived from a dream to apply Christian principles to provide the best possible professional services to our clients. Through honesty and integrity we will work, keeping a firm grasp upon the present with a steady eye focused on the future, to provide a positive, mutual relationship with our clients.