Jennifer L. Cranford, CPA


(541) 749-4020
Westminster College Bachelor of Arts, Accounting
"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak."
- Epictetus, Greek Philosopher

Growing up in a military family with an Army father, Jennifer lived all over the world, including four years in Germany and four years in Turkey. She initially began in public accounting after graduating from college, and then moved into industry accounting for 15 years as an assistant controller and later as a chief financial officer. She returned to public accounting when she joined Kernutt Stokes in 2013.

Jennifer’s experience and leadership in industry accounting provides tremendous benefit in working with her virtual accounting clients. Having been on their side for so many years allows her to provide acute value and understanding of their business needs.

Jennifer and her husband, along with their boxer husky mix rescue dog Nelly, live in Redmond. She loves Central Oregon and enjoys traveling, cooking, trail bike riding, snow shoeing, reading, wine tasting, and hiking with her outdoor buddy, Nelly.

Professional Designations and Licenses

Certified Public Accountant, Oregon


Community Service

  • 100+ Women Who Care Central Oregon, member
  • Community Veterinary Center, board of directors (past)
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, finance advisor (past)

Primary Services

Primary Industries

Commercial Real Estate
Professional Services

Five Key Philosophies to Having a Successful Career

by Jennifer Cranford |
As one of the newest partners at Kernutt Stokes, I recently reflected on some of the key notions that I’ve learned throughout my career. Here are five philosophies that helped guide my work style and helped me become a better leader.