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Meet Lynn McRea Woodson and Alexandra McGraw of McRea Woodson & Associates

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lynn McRea Woodson and Alexandra McGraw.

McRea Woodson & Associates was founded by Lynn R. McRea Woodson, a Certified Public Accountant in 1992. Lynn is a proud San Diego County resident. Her business partner, Alexandra McGraw, co-founded Accounting Made Easy, a division of McRea Woodson & Associates.

With more than 30 years of experience, Lynn takes a unique and creative approach to accounting and tax services. Her vast knowledge and quick problem-solving abilities enable her to offer clients effective solutions and strategic planning for all of their accounting and tax needs.

Prior to MWA, Lynn was CFO at McCalif Grower Supplies, Inc. and Controller at the San Diego Aerospace Museum. Lynn developed an extensive working background in all areas of tax through her work at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Lynn graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Accounting in 1984 and an MS in Taxation in 1987. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA).

Lynn’s and the company’s recent name change was initiated when she and her husband adopted three amazing children. It was the perfect time to all become Woodson together!

Alexandra is a native San Diegan with an extensive background in accounting and has used those talents for the past eight years in the firm. Alexandra excels at breaking down and simplifying processes to streamline accounting procedures and improving bottom lines for our customers.

Alexandra is the team leader that ensures that all team members collaborate to make accounting and tax preparation easy and painless for our clients. She is married and has two young children, Zac and Zoei, who keep her busy outside of work. She does find time to enjoy scrapbooking and spending time at the desert with her family.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
We have been blessed with long-term and loyal clients for years. Our biggest transition we are making is expanding our client accounting services. We are focused on hiring long-term employees who are looking to grow with our firm which isn’t always easy because of the nature of the tax industry.

The challenge with being exclusively tax based is the seasonality and quality team member retention. Focusing on business development in the accounting services allows us to stay busy year-round and keeps our team members engaged with our clients twelve months of the year instead of once a year.

We recently created a division in our company, called Accounting Made Easy. This division is razor focused on providing full-service accounting solutions to businesses of all types. Small and large. For-profit and not-for-profit. It is a perfect complement to our firm as we work to build closer relationships with our client base.

Being much more involved with our client’s businesses allows us to become an indirect part of the management team and problem solvers. Thanks to our dedicated staff, our clients come to our company with a problem and leave with a solution.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with McRea Woodson & Associates, Inc. – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
At McRea Woodson & Associates (MWA), we understand small business. MWA offers financial strategies to reduce expenses, streamline operations, improve internal controls, minimize tax liability, and increase profitability and net worth.

We prepare tax returns for individuals and all business types along with tax planning, consulting, and tax representation before the government. We have significant experience with non-profits, real estate professionals and medical practices. We are able to provide financial Reviews and Compilations as we are a licensed Accountancy Corporation with the State of California.

Accounting Made Easy (AME), a division of McRea Woodson & Associates, focuses on the specific needs of your business. Clients may choose full-service accounting solutions or from an array of separate services. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services but small enough to provide the attention you deserve.

We see beyond numbers and know the importance of accurate and timely bookkeeping to your business success. Our talented team makes it a priority to learn your goals and operations quickly so we can hit the ground running.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our big plans center around dramatically expanding our customer accounting services and acquiring more quality clients to serve. Along with these exciting plans will be an ongoing effort to develop our current and future team members.

Part of these plans includes heightening the customer experience by analyzing customer surveys and interviewing our current clients on how we can improve and add value to the services we already provide.

Since we’ve started Accounting Made Easy, we have been focused on working with small businesses and nonprofits to help them reach their financial goals. We look forward to working with new clients and making a difference for each and every one of them.


  • We prefer providing Up-front pricing. However, we do have hourly rates that range from $50-295 per hour depending on the team member.

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