MEREDITH RENNIE, CPA, CGMA
DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE ACCOUNTING
Meredith Rennie has been practicing in public accounting since 1997. Before joining Mengali Accountancy, Meredith’s breadth of experience included working for Moss Adams, LLP as an Assurance Services Senior Manager as well as spending nearly 20 years with Zainer Rinehart Clarke CPAs, earning her way to Partner during her tenure. Meredith has also provided interim CFO support as well as internal control evaluations for both for-profit and not‐for‐profit entities. She feels that this experience helps bring an understanding of how businesses operate from various perspectives.
Meredith loves the dynamic aspect of the accounting field and that it fills her need for lifelong learning. Through the depth of her experience and creativity, she works hard to find solutions to best meet the client’s needs. “I like knowing that I can make a difference for our clients. That is my bottom line... to make a difference for our clients.”
Meredith not only practices public accounting but she contributes to the profession, as well. She has spent time as a professor at the local university both teaching and
mentoring future accountants. “I feel it is important to help in the development of the accounting leaders of tomorrow,” she explains.
Meredith is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She a member of AICPA and CalCPA and is a past recipient of the North Bay Business Journal Forty Under 40 award and Women in Business - Leaders and Innovators award. Meredith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with distinction in Business Administration with Concentration in Accounting from Sonoma State University.
THE REAL MEREDITH
Meredith grew up in Petaluma and remains in Sonoma County, currently residing in Windsor.
“I love Sonoma County and small town living,” she affirms.
Meredith particularly enjoys being active and spending her spare time with family and
friends outdoors. She participates in ‘Soccer Sundays’ every week with either indoor
or outdoor leagues year-round. If it’s not soccer, then it’s a run or bike through town or
at various race events. Now and then, you can spot her hitting the county parks for a
Meredith admits she just learned how to swim a few years ago. “I was encouraged to
try a triathlon and, even though I didn't know how to swim, I signed up,” she confesses.
Meredith had just six weeks to learn how to go from swimming a half-lap to a half-mile!
“I certainly wasn't the fastest, but I did it!” Additionally, not many know that Meredith
was a teen mom. “Going from teen mom to accounting professional is a pretty
awesome achievement. I think my achievement demonstrates my tenacity and determination
to work hard,” she expresses. Her current motto is: “Work hard, play harder!”
Meredith greatly values her time spent out of the office as well as her focused career efforts.
Being an engaged parent, an active member in her community, and chronic volunteer
are top priorities for her, which she also finds quite rewarding. Meredith supports
many charities in the spirit of raising awareness and to support fundraising to find a
cure. She often runs or bikes for charities in honor of her dear family and friends.
Some of the organizations and/or events include: Avon 39 - Walk for Breast Cancer,
American Diabetes Tour de Cure, Walk MS, Autism Speaks, North Bay Down Syndrome
Association, American Heart Walk, and Sonoma County Human Race… just to name a few.
Meredith also holds current volunteer/board positions with the Town of Windsor as the Parks and Recreation Commissioner and with Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center as an Audit Committee Member. Some of her past volunteer board positions included working with the Extended Childcare Coalition as a board member (15 years), as the Windsor Schools PTA Secretary (2 years), and the Golden State Land Conservancy (7 years).