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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Munson, Cronick & Associates, LLP has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

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 tax 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

Charles A. Munson, CPA
Tax and Business Consulting Partner

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.

Business and tax planning expertise 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

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

Ellie Eisenman, CPA, MST
Partner - Business Advisor

(Joined the firm February, 2005)

More than twenty five years overall experience in administration, accounting and taxation.

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.

Terri Grassi, CPA, EA

(Merged with MCA, LLP in November 2019)

More than thirty years of experience in accounting and taxation.

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.

Sherry Moffett, CPA
Professional Associate

(Joined the firm July 2018)

More than thirty five years experience in accounting and taxation.

Primary emphasis is taxation, tax planning, accounting 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.

Patricia Mosino, EA

Lorna Dertadian, CRTP, EA
Professional Associate

More than thirty years experience in tax and accounting.

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.

Priya Kale-Sprenger, Accountant

Lori Barnett, Accountant

Jen Meehan
Senior Administrative Assistant

(Joined the firm September, 2006)

Prior to joining MCA, six years experience in administration in the fashion industry.

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.

Cara Maguire
Administrative Assistant

(Joined the firm in September 2017)

Over 10 years experience in the administrative and hospitality industries.

Primary emphasis on administration and client relations for the firm.

Outside interests include camping, live music/concerts, roller coaster/theme parks, surfing and geocaching.