Claudia A StrawA partner of FRSCPA, PLLC, Claudia is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a BS Degree in Business Administration.  She has been a Florida Certified Public Accountant since 1983 and a North Carolina Certified Public Accountant since 2005.

Prior to public accounting, she obtained practical experience in franchising as an accountant with McDonald’s Corporation.  In addition to franchise operations, Claudia has a special interest in taxation.  She has attended numerous seminars on federal taxation and valuations and is frequently consulted on tax planning and compliance.  She was a contributor to BVR’S Guide to Restaurant Valuations authored by Edward Moran 2010©.   Claudia has been a frequent speaker for various McDonald’s National and Regional events.  She has facilitated numerous regional seminars on Tax Planning and Succession Planning for McDonald’s Owner/Operators.  Claudia is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), and the National Franchise Consultants + Accountants (NFCA).

Claudia devotes much of her practice to the niche that she developed for the firm, providing services to McDonald’s franchisees. Currently the firm represents approximately 140 owner/operators owning in excess of 650 restaurants in twelve states. The firm also provides services to a variety of other franchises and small business clients, as well as tax services to high-net-worth individuals.

In 2015, Claudia received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal for Outstanding Director for her continued involvement and support as a Board of Trustee member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, Inc. She was also honored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, Inc. when a floor of the Tampa house was named in her honor in 2012.

She currently serves as Treasurer and Chairman of the Investment Committee.  She also serves on the board of the National Franchise Consultants + Accountants. She lives in Clearwater with her husband, Michael.

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