Bend, Oregon – Jennifer Cranford, CPA, has been promoted to partner at Kernutt Stokes, an Oregon-based accounting firm with an office in Bend . Cranford joined Kernutt Stokes’ Eugene team in 2013. In 2019, she relocated to the firm’s Bend office after being promoted to senior tax manager. Cranford specializes in real estate, and privately held business accounting, and provides in-depth tax and accounting services to Central Oregon businesses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Westminster College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA).

Before joining Kernutt Stokes, Cranford worked for eight years as the chief financial officer at Ridgeline Management Company, where she managed the accounting department and prepared financial statements for numerous assisted living communities across the United States. Cranford’s experience in the industry and exposure to various business structures provided her a strong foundation for working with Kernutt Stokes’ diverse client base.

Kernutt Stokes, the sixth largest CPA firm in Oregon, is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm established in 1945 with offices in Eugene, Bend, Corvallis, and Lake Oswego. The firm has  14 partners, 68 CPAs, and 93 total employees, specializing in privately held and family-owned companies in construction, health care, manufacturing, transportation, and professional services. In addition to core accounting services, the firm provides accounting software consulting, 401(k) plan administration, business valuation, retirement planning, business consulting and other services. Kernutt Stokes is a member of AGN International, an association of independent accounting and advisory businesses. For more information, visit

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