Firm Profile

Draper & McGinley, PA is a certified public accounting firm dedicated to providing full service tax and accounting services. We are designed to meet the needs of individuals and closely held businesses.

We believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success. Our goal is to be your, and your family's, advisor for life.

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. We have qualified individuals with diverse areas of specialization, as well as general accounting backgrounds. We have Certified Public Accountants (CPA) on staff, who are all members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence. Our partners have over 150 years of combined experience in public accounting and we strive to keep that experience updated to serve your needs.

James A. Draper, CPA, MBA, Principal

Jim Draper has practiced public accounting in Frederick, MD for 47 years. Formerly a member of the faculty at Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD (as well as a graduate of their accounting program), he has broad experience in the field of taxation with concentrations in real estate, start-ups and land preservation. As an active member of the business community, he has chaired the Boards of Heartly House and YMCA of Frederick County, is a past President of the Rotary Club of Fredericktowne and has served as an officer in the Frederick Jaycees, the Monocacy Aquatic Club and the Catoctin Land Trust. Jim is a member of the AICPA and MACPA.

Michael A. McGinley, CPA, Principal

Michael McGinley has practiced public accounting in Frederick and Hagerstown for over 48 years. While providing tax planning and accounting services, his speciality is in estate planning and administration. Michael is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, licensed through the National Institute for Excellence in Professional Education. Michael is a member of the AICPA and the MACPA. Michael graduated from Mount St. Mary's University with an accounting degree. He serves as a member of the Mount St. Mary's Seminary Rector's Council.

Joyce A. Draper, CPA, Principal

Joyce Draper has 45 years experience in providing accounting and tax services to businesses and individuals, including consulting with new businesses. She also prepares tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships and not-for-profit organizations. Ms.Draper is a 1978  graduate of Mount St. Mary's University where she received an accounting degree.  Ms. Draper is a member of the Rotary Club of Frederick and served on its board of directors. She has served on the Hood College Board of Associates, the Maryland Shakespeare Festival and the President's Council at Mount St. Mary's University. She is a past treasurer of the Frederick Business and Professional Women's Club and CFO of the Foundation of the Maryland Business and Professional Women's Club. Ms. Draper is a member of the AICPA and the MACPA.

Mike McGinley, CPA/ABV, Principal

Mike McGinley, CPA/ABV has been with the firm since 2007.   Prior to joining Draper & McGinley, he was in the audit practice with Deloitte & Touche for five years. He has broad cross-functional experience with Business and Individual Taxation, Attest Services including implementing International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS), and Business Valuation Services (AICPA Accredited in Business Valuation). He is a member of the AICPA and VSCPA and a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University. Mike has served as the Board Treasurer for the Parent-Child Center of Hagerstown and is on the finance committees of Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg and St. Ann's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.  He is collaboratively trained as a financial neutral in divorce matters and has been qualified as an expert witness in Washington County, MD, Allegany County, MD and Montgomery County, MD.

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