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Grennan Fender merges with McCrady Hess

Grennan Fender, one of Orlando’s fastest growing Certified Public Accounting firms, is merging McCrady Hess Certified Public Accountants of Maitland, Florida into their firm.

 New company will be one of Orlando’s largest local accounting firms

Grennan Fender, one of Orlando’s fastest growing Certified Public Accounting firms, is merging McCrady Hess Certified Public Accountants of Maitland, Florida into their firm.

The new firm will officially be Grennan Fender McCrady Hess & Poparad. Jed Grennan will be the managing partner. David Poparad will be joining Grennan as an equity partner.

The full-service Certified Public Accounting firm, with specialties in charter schools and outsourced cloud-based accounting, will operate under the brand name Grennan Fender.

Jed Grennan explained the merger will bring more auditing and assurance experience to the company. New partners, Stacy McCrady and Mike Hess will benefit from the depth of the Grennan Fender team.

“This merger enhances our capabilities. We are excited to continue to serve businesses of all sizes and bring in the dynamic practice of audit and accounting services for charter schools which McCrady Hess is known for,’’ said Grennan, who has served Central Florida for more than 40 years. The Grennan Fender firm dates back to 1975 when it was founded by John Ruta, Dan Koivu, and David Milhausen.

Partner David Poparad, who heads the tax division, is honored to take on more responsibility in the firm. “Our dedication to our core values of being pro-active, collaborative, respectful and fun help propel us forward.”

The merger is expected to generate even more growth for accounting jobs. Grennan Fender anticipates adding up to 10 new jobs in the coming year.

The firm is expanding its office space at the Gateway Center in downtown Orlando. It currently employs over 30 professionals. Grennan Fender has doubled in size in the past two years.

McCrady Hess will remain a trusted name for charter school audit and accounting services

Partner Stacy McCrady noted the merger works because, “Jed and his partners share our commitment to provide clients with a high level of quality professional accounting services within the spirit of ongoing, open and clear communication throughout the year.’’

Partner Mike Hess said the firm’s community roots and values match his beliefs. “We may be one of the largest local firms in Central Florida – but what matters to us is continuing to give the best service to our growing client base across Florida and the Southeast.’’

Both McCrady and Hess are extremely proud that their original firm name will remain to serve dozens of charter schools throughout Florida. McCrady Hess provides a number of services for schools including: audit, accounting, tax and consulting services.

About Grennan Fender

Grennan Fender has been a leading Orlando CPA and business financial solutions firm for more than 40 years. The firm provides a wide array of innovative services for clients, including tax, audit, consulting, outsourced accounting, cloud accounting and tax planning to meet both individual and business needs. The company, through the McCrady Hess division is also a leader in audit and accounting services to charter schools. For more information visit www.grennanfender.com.

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