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Northrop Financial Group was founded in 2011 by Shane Northrop, CPA, MST, IAR, PFS, CGMA. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Taxation at the University of Central Florida, Shane gained a wealth of experience in accountancy, taxation, and business advisory services before setting up his own company.
At Northrop Financial Group, we believe that your financial affairs should not be dealt with in isolation. Instead, we take a whole-picture point of view, recognizing that all of your financial matters are intertwined.
Because we take time to get to know our clients, we gain an insight into their priorities and goals. We pride ourselves on our client satisfaction ratings. Many of our new clients are referred to us by existing customers who are delighted with the service that they have received.
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We at Northrop Financial Group know that finding the right CPA firm to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
President and CEO
Shane Northrop, CPA, MST, IAR, PFS, CGMA
Shane Northrop is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he received both his Bachelors Degree in Accounting and his Master's Degree in Taxation. Shane is both FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Series 7 (General Securities Representative) examination qualified and a FINRA Series 65 (Uniform Investment Advisor Law Exam) Investment Advisor Representative and owner of a Registered Investment Advisory firm in the State of Florida. Shane Northrop holds a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation and has also been recognized as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a globally recognized professional designation. Shane Northrop is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), the AICPA Personal Financial Planning (PFP) industry, the AICPA Taxation industry, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA's National CPA Financial Planning Insights Panel. Shane Northrop has had his work published in a National Acclaimed Book focusing on how to successfully market a small business through Social Media.
Prior to starting his own firm, Shane worked with several different industries ranging in size from small business to public companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), with revenues stretching from $10,000 to $1 Billion +, and industries spanning from real estate, to insurance to hedge funds.
Shane Northrop has a vast amount of education and experience related to the financial industry environment. Shane served as managing member for a hedge fund utilizing a proprietary system developed with expert knowledge of the equity, index and option markets and Assets Under Management (AUM) in excess of $10 Million. With his experience in managing investments and expertise in the field of accounting and taxation, Shane is able to provide his clients with a wide array of financial management by merging the benefits of above-average returns with tax savings strategies.
Shane Northrop brings the services of a CPA and RIA together. Often viewed as two separate services, Shane believes that these two industry sectors are often intertwined and should not be viewed as separate and apart from one another. With a whole picture point of view, whether it be accounting for individuals and businesses, providing tax planning and preparation and/or management of investments and portfolios, Shane can provide his clients with the financial services they desire.
Meghan Maynard is our Senior Accountant. She has a vast amount of experience in the business tax and accounting industry. She is experienced with auditing, tax return preparation, payroll services, budgeting, consulting and small business administration. Through her honesty, integrity, professionalism and dedication, she has helped many clients achieve their short-term and long-term business goals. Meghan is fluent in both Spanish and English which has allowed our firm to serve a diverse group of clients.
As a professional, Meghan is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), AICPA Women in the Profession and the National Association of Enrolled Agents.
Meghan has a passion to serve people and enjoys learning new things while increasing her education. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a subsequent goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
Steffanny Golding is a staff accountant and handles the bookkeeping for our accounting clients. Prior to this position, she served as a staff accountant at Waterman Broadcasting Corporation in Fort Myers, Florida.
Steffanny was born in Caracas, Venezuela and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is a graduate from Hodges University in Naples, Florida, where she received both a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor Degree in Management. Steffanny also holds a Bachelor degree in Business/Accounting from Universidad de Oriente, in Venezuela. Steffany also spends some of her free time serving as a Professors Assistant in the accounting department at Hodges University. She is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors. Steffanny is currently working on her CPA and CIA designations.