Clayton E. Darnall


A sharp, results-oriented outlook on his clients’ personal finance and business needs characterizes Clay’s core values as a shareholder with Darnall, Sikes & Frederick. In addition to being a shareholder with the firm, Clay also serves as the Chairman of the Management Advisory Committee and on the Financial Services Committee. A skilled general accountant, Clay specializes in income taxation and auditing.

Since graduating from University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1981, Clay has belonged to the AICPA and the SLCPA. Additionally:

  • Clay is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, a designation which indicates a high level of expertise and experience in business valuation which he has used to serve clients in industries ranging from retail to chemical distributors.
  • A licensed financial advisor who has earned the NASD Series 7 and NASAA series 66 certifications, Clay possesses the kind of in-depth knowledge needed to provide his clients with the very best financial and investing advice.
  • Clay is also a registered representative of 1st Global Capital Corporation.*

Clay derives serious professional satisfaction from seeing the growth and development of a new business, from starting small to reaching a point of consistent financial stability.

*Securities offered through 1st Global Capital Corp, Member FINRA/SIPC.  Investment Advisory services offered through 1st Global Advisors, Inc.  Registered representatives may only conduct business with residents of the states in which they are properly registered.  This is not an offer to sell securities in any other jurisdiction.




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Established in 1950, Darnall, Sikes & Frederick is a Louisiana based CPA firm with offices presently located in Lafayette, Eunice, Morgan City and Abbeville, Louisiana.

The partners in the firm, a progressive group in tune with today's needs, are dedicated to providing quality services that keep pace with a rapidly changing society and business environment. Today, the public and private sector and individuals must deal with changes resulting from constant technological advances and the globalization of the marketplace. The firm is committed to providing cutting-edge services that allow clients not only to adjust to the ongoing changes, but also to achieve financial benefit from them.