Cindy Ash, CPA

Senior Accountant

Cindy Ash is a Senior Accountant with Lanigan Ryan who brings over 13 years of accounting experience, specializing in the needs of high-net-worth individuals and with planning opportunities including gifting, trusts, and estates.

Cindy has proven to be a reliable asset for the firm and is highly knowledgeable and accurate in the estates and trusts industry. Her industry expertise paired with her strong communication skills helps her bring clarity to her clients, focusing on what’s important while giving them the information they need to make decisions that bring them closer to their goals. In the estates and trusts industry, no two scenarios are the same. Laws and regulations are constantly changing, and some can be subject to extraneous legislation. However, Cindy uses her unique professional background to help her understand estate and succession planning to help clients maximize their financial success in the current year.

Cindy’s ability to empathize with her clients and their specific situations creates an environment that moves beyond a transactional relationship with her clients to a relational one. Whether it is a surviving spouse, friend, or attorney, the client can trust that Cindy will be sure to understand the technical as well as the personal circumstances that make each client’s needs unique.

It’s my job to understand what is possible and what is necessary when preparing estate and trust returns. That means asking questions that get all the facts from a client that could impact their return. Clear communication with the client and a focus on preparing their documents accurately and with an eye toward maximizing their opportunities are essential, especially in an area in which the representative, executor, or trustee may have limited experience.

When not in the office, if she isn’t enjoying the outdoors hiking with her family, you can find her stretched out on the weekends, reading a book.

Professional Memberships

AGN International
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
Women’s Business Network

Leadership Positions

AGN International, Women’s Professional Development Core Team leader
Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Treasurer 2017-2022, Current Board Member