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About Us

About Our Firm

For over 25 years, Munson, Cronick & Associates, LLP has been providing financial guidance to individuals and businesses.  Our expertise includes tax planning and compliance, certified audits, overall accounting, financial planning and business advisory services in the following general areas:

  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale
  • Retail
  • Service
  • Transportation
  • Not-for-profit
  • Professional sports
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Real estate
  • Construction
  • Land development
  • Medical
  • Educational planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Restaurants
  • Fiduciary Accounting
  • Foundations

 

Munson, Cronick & Associates, LLP is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our firm participates in the California Peer Review program.  Our most recent report was accepted on December 2018. 

We look forward to assisting you on your journey to success.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Munson, Cronick & Associates, LLP is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Munson, Cronick & Associates, LLP receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Chuck Munson, CPA
Managing Partner - Audit, Tax and Business Advisory Services

Over forty years public accounting experience. Ten years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Has directed numerous business consulting and litigation support engagements of varying size and complexity. Has overall responsibility of technical expertise for the firm’s consulting services. Functions as financial advisor for small to medium size companies.

Affiliations (past and present) – California Society of CPA’s, American Institute of CPA’s, Fullerton Rotary, North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Fullerton Railway Plaza Association, Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton Business Council, YMCA, Orange County Sports Hall of Fame, Titan Athletic Foundation (CSUF), Quarterback Club Foundation (NFL), Fullerton Planning Commission, Fullerton Transportation and Circulation Commission, Cystic Fibrosis, Walk Among The Stars (St. Jude Foundation), Treasurer various political campaigns.

Ellie Eisenman, CPA, MST
Partner - Tax, Accounting and Business Advisory Services

More than twenty five years overall experience in administration, accounting and taxation. Joined the firm February 2005, promoted to partner January 1, 2019.

Primary emphasis is taxation and business advisory services as well as tax planning and compliance for individuals.

Ellie graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting. She received her Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University in December, 2008. She is a member of California Society of CPA’s.

Outside interests include cooking/baking, hiking, home DIYing and traveling.

Mike Giangrande J.D., LL.M
Partner - Tax and Business Advisory Services

Mike is an attorney with a master of laws in taxation.

Mike graduated from Chapman University with a B.S. in Accounting, Whittier Law School with a J.D. with a certificate of concentration in business law and Chapman University School of Law with an LL.M. in Taxation.

Using his legal background, Mike has spent over 20 years in the tax and accounting industry.

Mike also serves as the federal tax editor for Spidell Publishing, Inc., a leader in continuing education research materials and seminars. Mike presents dozens of seminars each year to other tax professionals throughout California.

Terri Grassi, CPA, EA
Senior Professional Associate

More than thirty years of experience in accounting and taxation. Merged with MCA, LLP in November 2019.

Primary emphasis is individual and small business taxation and accounting.

Terri graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, concentration in Accounting.

Outside interests include walking/hiking, traveling and music.

Affiliations (past and present): California Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, Fullerton Rotary, North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, YWCA, Beta Gamma Sigma, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and St. Jude Circle of Advisors.

Andrew Waring, CPA
Senior Professional Associate

Andrew Waring is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in public accounting for over 25 years.

He has a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton.

He specializes in corporate and individual taxation as well as accounting.

Patty Mosino, EA
Professional Associate

Lorna Dertadian, CRTP, EA
Professional Associate

More than thirty years experience in tax and accounting. Joined MCA, LLP September 2019.

Lorna attended California State University, Fullerton when she attained a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting. Following graduation, Lorna worked at various tax and accounting firms when she gained experience in both accounting and tax compliance.

Outside interests include music, dancing, movies, crafting and cooking.

Sherry Moffett, CPA
Professional Associate

More than thirty five years experience in accounting and taxation. Joined the firm July 2018.

Primary emphasis is accounting, taxation and assisting clients using QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online (Certified).

Sherry graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

Outside interests include enjoying movies and Disneyland.

Matt Meehan, Accountant
Professional Associate

Matt has worked in the public and private sides of accounting and tax since 2007. He has been available to the firm part-time since 2017.

Outside interests include restoring hot rods, playing golf and watching racing and baseball.

Priya Kale-Sprenger, Accountant
Professional Associate

Jen Meehan
Senior Administrative Assistant

Prior to joining MCA, six years experience in administration in the fashion industry. Joined MCA, LLP September 2006.

Primary emphasis is administrative support of the firm including coordination of firm, process invoicing and customer support.

Outside interests include crafting, antique shopping/collecting, swimming and hanging out with family.

Emily Burton
Administrative Assistant

Prior experiences include customer service and bookkeeping. Emily is currently attending Arizona State University Online for her Bachelors in Accounting Degree. Joined the firm in February 2020.

Primary emphasis on administration and client relations for the firm.

Outside interests include crafting, traveling and Disneyland.