Our two generation CPA firm began in the late 1990's, when I first joined my father Richard S. Kendig in partnership as the former Kendig & Miano, LLC based in Lexington, Massachusetts. My father — who I had the good fortune of working beside and learning from for many years, from my early years of training during college to my later years as his partner -- enjoyed a successful career of 45+ years in public accounting. My father was highly skilled, thorough, conscientious and genuine, and he always strived to assist and nurture his clients’ business and individual accounting needs. He was a man of strong character and ethics, with a great ease of communication, and a little bit of humor. He was a great example to me in every way. After his passing, I moved the business to Medfield, MA (formerly Lisa Miano, CPA, LLC) where I currently maintain a wide client base from the North Shore to the South Shore of Massachusetts, to Rhode Island and Connecticut, and locally in Medfield and the surrounding area.
My own career began at Price Waterhouse in Boston, MA in 1987, where I stayed for several years, during which I obtained my CPA license and began pursuing a Masters of Taxation at Bryant University. I went on to work at Continental Cablevision in Boston, MA, where I had the opportunity to strengthen my business, financial and tax skills (both federal and multistate). I then returned to public accounting at Gately & Associates in Wellesley, MA and continued on with one of their partners -- another valuable mentor, Michael Cunningham — and his firm Cunningham, Macey & Heshion, who I have continued to work and maintain a professional affiliation with since. I am a 1987 graduate of Bryant University in Rhode Island, a Massachusetts Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPA's and the MSCPA Small Firms Committee, the American Institute of CPA's, the National Registry of Tax Professionals, and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.