Hope Pendergrass, CPA
Senior Manager

Mauldin & Jenkins

Hope Pendergrass is a manager and a certified public accountant with Mauldin & Jenkins. Her experience covers a variety of state and local governmental organizations, and non-profit organizations. Hope spends 100% of her time serving state and local governments. Hope has over 15 years of experience in public accounting and has spent all of that time serving both large and small governmental units. She is directly involved in serving approximately 50 such governmental entities.

Most recently, Hope was awarded the AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certificate after passing the AICPA Advanced Single Audit Exam, which requires the ability to evaluate and analyze core concepts related to client acceptance, engagement planning & analysis, and concluding an engagement, as well as guiding principles for single audits at an advanced level as outlined in the AICPA Competency Framework: Governmental Auditing.

Hope graduated from Wesleyan College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She has been a featured speaker at various workshops and at Mauldin & Jenkins’ quarterly training events. She serves as the editor of the Mauldin and Jenkins governmental practice newsletter and coordinates the firm’s governmental quarterly continuing education events.

Hope is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA). She also serves on the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Special Review Committee and performs reviews of CAFRs as part of GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program.

Hope enjoys community service work and has volunteered with various organization in the middle Georgia area including United Way of Central Georgia, Distinguished Young Women of Monroe and Bibb Counties, and Wesleyan College.