Jeanette T. Townsend, CPA


As the manager in charge of the tax department, Jeanette has over 20 years of experience with small to medium size companies. She has extensive knowledge of estate and trusts and also specializes in individual taxation.

Jeanette focuses on team approach to accomplish her clients’ goals and utilizes her experience, knowledge and the firm’s wide variety of specialties to obtain the best outcome for them. She believes that this approach, when working with various attorneys, executors and trustees, creates the most beneficial results.

Jeanette began her career as an accountant in 1995. She worked with a variety of companies allowing her to gain a vast knowledge base in order to best serve her clients’ needs. Jeanette is a graduate of Alfred State College and SUNY Brockport. She is on the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning Council and has presented at the Rochester Tax Institute and various other seminars and training programs.

Get to know the "real me"...

Away from the office, Jeanette enjoys traveling, outdoor activities (camping, hiking and flower gardening) and listening to live music. Jeanette and her husband are proud parents of two boys who are now young adults. They love spending time together, especially traveling. They have visited many national parks but would also like to travel internationally. Her most memorable travel experiences include backpacking to Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon and hiking in Glacier National Park.

Something you may not know about Jeanette:

Every so often, Jeanette likes to get in touch with her creative side. She has been known to dabble in watercolor painting and pottery. Most recently, she has been creating images using structured drawing techniques.