At Grady CPA, Our Single Focus is to Serve Our Clients

Why work with Grady CPA?

Our experienced staff, combined with our range of services, allow us to provide the level of support you want or need — wherever you need it. We are unique in that we are a boutique-size firm with four in-house CPAs. Our clients benefit from their proficiency. Furthermore, in NY State, only CPAs are authorized to provide audits and reviews.

In 2019, Grady CPA moved to new, larger offices – still located in the quaint historic village of Rhinebeck, New York, which has become a cultural, culinary, lifestyle and recreational destination for residents throughout the Hudson Valley, tourists, weekenders, and visitors from all over the world. Many of our clients are local or regional, yet we also serve individuals and businesses in many other states around the country, including Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C.

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Our Staff

All of our accounting staff stays current via Continuing Education every year.

You can rely on the dedication and experience of Grady Staff Accountants, in support of your personal or business accounting requirements:

  • Auditing and accounting services for:
    • Condominiums
    • Cooperatives
    • Homeowners associations
    • Corporations
    • Not-for-profits
  • Tax preparation
  • Estates and trusts
  • Write-up and bookkeeping services

John A. Grady, CPA

President & CEO, Chief Accountant

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John Grady co-founded Bogush & Grady, CPAs, LLP in 2002. In 2020, the firm rebranded and embarked on its next chapter as Grady CPA, PC.

John Grady holds a master’s degree in Taxation, which focused on Fortune 500 corporate-level experience and training, and he brings that expertise and insight to managing the unique requirements of every client, large or small. He specializes in tax preparation, planning and consulting as well as auditing not-for-profits, condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations.

John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants, Treasurer of the Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce and member of Northern Dutchess BNI (Business Network International), where he has held numerous leadership positions over the years.

He is the Treasurer of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (“CAI” – which is a national organization devoted to condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations).  He is an active parishioner at St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook and a member, past secretary, past treasurer and past trustee of the Hyde Park Council of the Knights of Columbus.

John resides in Milan, New York with his wife Lauren and their two sons.

Education:

  • 1995 – M.S. in Taxation, University at Albany
  • 1993 – B.S. in Accounting, St. John’s University, summa cum laude

Anne Kief

Staff Auditor

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Anne Kief has been with Grady CPA, PC for 14 years. She brings her expertise to work primarily on homeowners’ association and nonprofit audits.

Sandy Rancich

Administrative Assistant to Pres.

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Sandy Ranich has been with the firm since September 2014. She holds an AAS Accounting degree. As Sandy says, her main focus is: “Keepin’ it real @Grady CPA.”

Sandy was the owner/operator of two businesses (a fuel oil company and a garden design & maintenance company), which gave her valuable experience and the various skills required to be the office manager at Grady, CPA. She is the first person to greet you as you enter the Grady offices, and is responsible for scheduling appointments, assisting in compiling tax input for clients, and organizing returns for the firm’s CPAs’ final review. 

In addition to client services and assisting Mr. Grady in numerous capacities, Sandy handles billing and AR, assists the auditors, with the banks and attorneys, collecting the information for the homeowners’ and condominium associations and not-for-profit organizations’ annual financial reviews, and she updates and maintains the firm’s databases.  Yes, just “keepin’ it real.”

Craig Francis

CPA

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Craig-John Francis has been a Senior Accountant at Grady CPA, PC since 2016. Craig specializes in tax preparation for individuals, sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and tax-exempt organizations. He has led audit teams in the planning, scheduling and completion of homeowners’ association, condominium, and not-for-profit audits.

Craig stays up to date on the latest advancements in QuickBooks, BNA Tax Planner, ProSystem Fx Fixed Assets, AdvanceFlow, Lacerte, and GoFileRoom, to the great benefit of the firm’s clients.

Craig resides in Poughkeepsie, New York with his family and their precious dog, Willow. He volunteers at the Faith Assembly of God Children’s Ministries Outreach Program, and enjoys watching his favorite football team, the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Education:

  • Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude; Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Cum Laude; Dean’s List; President’s List – Siena College, AACSB Accredited
  • Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration – Dutchess Community College.
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma, academic honor society
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa

Lindsay Harder

Staff Accountant

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Lindsay Harder joined the firm in August 2020, and specializes in auditing homeowners’ associations, condominiums, and not-for-profit organizations.

Lindsay is also an adjunct professor at SUNY Ulster Community College, where she began her college education, teaching Principles of Accounting. 

Throughout her life, Lindsay has always been active in scouting. While in college, she spent her free time taking part in re-establishing BSA Sea Scout Ship 609 at the Hudson River maritime Museum in Kingston, NY, to open opportunities for local youth to learn water safety, navigation, and sailing. Lindsay resides in Stone Ridge, New York.

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration: Bachelor’s degree in Public Accountancy – 2020 SUNY New Paltz

Emily Braun

CPA

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Emily T. Braun, CPA started with Grady CPA, P.C in August 2021. She began her professional career in Public Accounting in 2014, becoming a licensed CPA in New York in 2018.

Public Accounting has afforded Emily the opportunity to gain experience in Not-for-Profit, For-Profit and Homeowners Associations Audits, as well as Tax preparation of Personal, C Corporation, S Corporation, Partnership, Not-for-Profit, Trust and Estate returns, payroll and sales tax return preparation, and bookkeeping services.

She maintains a membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is the Treasurer for the Taconic Resources of Independence. Emily has a cat named King and two dogs named Sophie and Penny to keep her company.

Wendy Santiago

Staff Bookkeeper

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Wendy Santiago brings many years of experience to Grady CPA, PC, guiding, teaching, and helping clients with their day-to-day work processes.  She is a 1099 expert with proven workflows to make this annual year-end process a breeze.  Should you have any questions with your technology platform, be it QuickBooks, Sage or Intacct, Wendy is able to help you.