Georgia CPA Firm Team

Rhonda McClendon - Founder and Partner

Rhonda D. McClendon earned bachelors degrees in both Business Administration and Accounting at West Georgia College in 1980 and has been a practicing CPA in Georgia since 1984.

She has extensive experience in many different areas of accounting including but not limited to teaching, professional consultingforensic accounting, and tax preparation.  She is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

She started her career at what was then Williams & Murphy, PC and now is the managing and controlling partner of The McClendon Group, CPA, PC.

Rhonda has served on numerous boards and committees for various local establishments such as banks, churches, and hospitals.

Rhonda is a member of the following accounting organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Private Companies Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Jean Lawrence – Accountant

Jean began her accounting career in the private sector working with a local manufacturing company in Newnan. She was employed there for twenty years and was involved in many various areas of accounting. She began working with The McClendon Group, CPA, PC in 2005.

In 2007, Jean received her Associates degree in Accounting from West Central Technical College, and in 2009 she received her Bachelor’s degree in General Technical Management with Emphasis in Accounting from DeVry University.

Jean is currently pursuing her Masters in Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management and is a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor.

Paula Hooks
Administrative Assistant

After receiving her undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Paula Hooks worked for two Fortune 500 companies before joining the The McClendon Group, CPA, PC firm in 2005.

Kelly Bollinger – CPA

Kelly Bollinger began her accounting career with a local accounting firm in Peachtree City where she worked for nine years and quickly became the head of the accounting department.

In 1993, Kelly graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After graduation, Kelly became a controller for a local law firm in Peachtree City and simultaneously studied for and passed the CPA exam.

Kelly began working with Rhonda McClendon in 2005 and has been with The McClendon Group, CPA, PC since our inception. Kelly is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.