About Cannabis CPA Online

Cannabis CPA Online is a Massachusetts cannabis CPA firm working with all types of marijuana businesses. Our clients don't suffer from the weak accounting practices, lack of established financial controls, and confusing government regulations that plague many businesses in the cannabis industry. We show business owners how to implement effective accounting and tax strategies designed to optimize profitability, improve workflow, and manage risk. From implementing controls and finding efficient ways to account for inventory to minimizing 280E tax issues and CFO services, we meet all the accounting needs of the cannabis industry. We also monitor the changing tax landscape to keep our clients in compliance with federal and state laws and make sure their financials are always ready for an audit.

To learn more about how our accounting solutions can benefit your marijuana business, call 866-895-1614 now or request your free consultation online. We serve all types of cannabis industry businesses.

Meet Our Team

Brenda J. McGivern, CPA

brenda mcgivern cpaA CPA and active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Brenda McGivern launched her own public accounting and management consulting firm in 2001. Since then, the company has grown to be one of Boston’s most trusted sources for financial and tax advising.

Before starting the company, Brenda worked as an accountant for 8 years – 5 of which were at a large international CPA firm. As a result, Brenda has extensive experience in federal, state, and local tax planning, as well as international tax planning, estate and succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, capital retention, and IRS representation. She has also coordinated assurance engagements, such as financial statement audits and reviews, and compilations (from the planning through reporting phases). Additionally, Brenda has prepared and reviewed filings for numerous regulatory agencies, including the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Before beginning her career, Brenda was selected from over 2,000 candidates to participate in an 8-person intensive financial management program at Bull HN Information Systems. This program consisted of graduate-level classroom study and 2, 6-month rotational assignments in financial operations. In her course of study, Brenda graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S in business administration with an accounting concentration.

Currently, Brenda sits on the boards of 2 local organizations. She resides in Stoughton, MA, along with her husband Brian, and their sons, Sean, Ryan, and Conor and their retired service dog, Davis.

Brian J. McGivern, CFP®, MBA, EA

Brian McGivern CFPBrian McGivern joined Brenda J. McGivern, P.C. in 2002 after working in financial systems design, integration, and implementation with such powerhouses as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Stride Rite, and Keane, Inc. As a former systems analyst, developer, and project manager, Brian boasts significant expertise in audit, financial, and operational accounting, as well as tax preparation and planning.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Brian earned his B.A. in sociology with a minor in political science before going on to attend the Cooperative Masters of Business program at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. After completing his MBA with a concentration in accounting, Brian went on to participate in several internships with such companies as Lockheed Sanders, and Coopers & Lybrand.

Brian is an Enrolled Agent. EAs are federally licensed tax practitioner who can represent taxpayers before the IRS when it comes to collections, audits and appeals.

Currently, Brian resides in Stoughton, MA with his wife Brenda and their sons, Sean, Ryan, and Conor and their retired service dog, Davis.