3925 Chain Bridge Road

Suite 302

Fairfax, VA 22030


Our Staff

The McGruder Group is committed to our clients and to the accounting profession. We pride ourselves in selecting our staff on the basis of academic excellence, enthusiasm for accounting, and their ability to form professional relationships. All of our staff participates in training and continuing education programs that keep us up to date on changing accountings laws and practices. We look forward to having the opportunity to be a part of your future individual and/or business success.

Dawn McGruder, CPA

Dawn McGruder is a Certified Public Accountant and President of The McGruder Group. Dawn is responsible for the overall strategic planning and direction of the company including day-to-day administration and fiscal planning of the firm. Dawn founded the company in 1990 after working in both private industry and the federal government.

Dawn graduated from the University of Richmond in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia, member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member of the Tax Section of the AICPA and member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is currently serving on the board of the Greater DC Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners holding the position of Treasurer. She is active in community associations and organizations and is a frequent speaker on a variety of tax and accounting topics.

Richard McGruder

Richard McGruder has been with The McGruder Group since 2006 and is currently a Senior Manager. Richard has been involved in many aspects of client service in an array of industries throughout his years at TMG. Richard currently splits his time between the Fairfax and New York City offices of The McGruder Group, specializing in working with business owners and entrepreneurs in the areas of financial statement preparation, compilation reports and business advisory services.

Richard graduated from Elon University in North Carolina in 2005 with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining TMG, Richard worked for Capital Source at their headquarters office in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Lauren Ritzert McMinn

Lauren Ritzert McMinn joined The McGruder Group in 2013. Lauren is a Certified Public Accountant and works with individual, business and non-profit clients in the areas of tax preparation and planning. Lauren also represents clients before all federal and state tax agencies.

Lauren graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). Lauren has over 10 years of experience assisting clients with tax return preparation and planning.

Amanda McGruder

Amanda McGruder is a Senior Associate assisting clients with financial statement preparation, compilation reports, bill pay and payroll. She is also responsible for the day-to-day financial administration of The McGruder Group.

Amanda graduated from Christopher Newport University in Virginia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. After working with USI Insurance and Financial Services in Norfolk, Virginia, she joined The McGruder Group in 2010.

Brooke Moughon

Brooke Moughon graduated from Lynchburg College in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and is a CPA candidate. Her primary role at TMG is working with business owners helping with financial statement and compilation reports as well as preparation of business entity tax returns.

While at Lynchburg Brooke was the starting setter on the Women’s Volleyball team for all four seasons, helping them advance to the conference tournament finals twice; the best finish for Women’s Volleyball in Lynchburg College history. While in school Brooke interned at Douglas L. Thompson, CPA PLLC in Amherst, VA. Upon graduation in 2013 Brooke joined the McGruder Group.

Nathan Banks

Nathan Banks assists clients in the areas of financial reporting, budget reporting and comparative analysis reports to help them reach their long-term goals. He also provides day-to day support such as paying bills and payroll processing.

Nathan earned his Associates degree in General Studies from Northern Virginia Community College in 2013. He is currently studying towards his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from George Mason University and will sit for the CPA exam upon graduation. Nathan has been working in the accounting field since 2009 and joined The McGruder Group in 2014.

Kay Grady

Kay Grady has been with The McGruder Group CPAs since 2010. Serving first as receptionist, then Office Manager, Kay is currently serving as a “Tax Team” administrative assistant. Making sure the clients paperwork and documents are safeguarded throughout the tax process and safely returned to the client, she enjoys maintaining the organizational flow of the internal tax tracking system and assisting the tax preparers in the office.

Kay graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her varied career path has included being a budget analyst with the Federal government, a “stay at home” Mom and serving on numerous volunteer committees in the Fairfax City community.

Kacy Turner

Kacy Turner changed her career choice late in life from Civil Engineering Drafter to receptionist and joined The McGruder Group in January 2015. Her big smile and happy personality is very welcoming whether on the phone or in person. She is great at multitasking and is most helpful to our clients and staff. Her love of animals, photography and oil painting brings a creative and wonderful spark to our front office. Kacy is also a current Notary in the State of Virginia, should you need this service.

Michael McGruder

Michael McGruder is currently an administrative assistant who has been working for TMG since January 2014 providing support to staff as needed. Michael currently attends college in the area.