About High Echelon

High Echelon, P.C. is a nationwide CPA firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded by CPA Michelle Frank, who built the type of firm she always wanted to work for herself—one focused on a great client experience. She maintains the highest standards and ethics as a CPA and values transparency, so clients always know exactly what they’re getting.

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The Story Behind the Firm

CPA work is in Michelle’s blood. She follows in the footsteps of her father, Robert 'Bob' Fendrick, who owned and managed his own public accounting firm, Fendrick & Associates, for 25 years.

Michelle named the company after her grandfather Jerry Fendrick's Thoroughbred horse, High Echelon. High Echelon won the 1970 Belmont Stakes, one-third of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.

Our Mission

High Echelon provides top-quality work with total transparency. We believe accounting doesn’t need to be complicated and that clients should get the experience they deserve, which includes:

The BEST accounting, tax, and payroll services

The BEST communication and data flow

The BEST automation and security

Why US?

We Care Deeply

We Care Deeply

Everything we do is done with heart and a strong belief in accuracy, fairness, and work that’s completed properly.

We Use The Best Technology

We Use The Best Technology

We’re a small business CPA firm that uses industry-leading security controls, automation, and financial reporting tools.

We Provide Predictable Billing

We Provide Predictable Billing

There are no surprises. You get predictable budgeting for your current and future accounting, payroll, and taxes.

Meet Michelle Frank

Michelle is sharp and fiercely determined, bringing those attributes to all elements of the firm and her life. Previously, she was a partner at Fendrick & Associates before joining the team at Peachtree Capital, then later starting her own business, High Echelon.

Michelle received her undergraduate degree at Emory and postgraduate at Georgia State University. When she isn’t being a top Atlanta CPA, she’s running marathons, hosting a podcast, and raising three girls.

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Meet Robert Fendrick

Robert Bob Fendrick comes to High Echelon with over 50 years of experience in the public accounting industry. He has a wide breadth of knowledge in all business matters, both nationally and internationally. He is a business consultant and an expert in payroll, accounting, and taxation matters. The majority of his career was spent as the founder and CEO of his own accounting firm, Fendrick & Associates. He joins High Echelon in an advisory role.

Bob is a 1970 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He was admitted to the State Board of Accountancy in New York in 1973 and has been an active CPA in Georgia since 1989. He spent the first part of his career in Manhattan working for Arthur Andersen. When he moved to Georgia, he went to work for an Atlanta-based chemical company as the European Controller and lived in Rome, Italy, for three years. Upon returning to Atlanta and prior to starting Fendrick & Associates, he was a founding member of Novartis (Ciba Vision Care), and then he helped start up an additional vision company. Bob founded Fendrick & Associates in 1987 and spent 30 years running his own public accounting firm before selling it.

When Bob isn t in a CPA role, he can be found either playing bridge or tennis. He is a national champion and Grand Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League and has won numerous city and state championships in his ALTA and USTA tennis leagues. Bob is a father to two daughters, Michelle and Laura, and grandfather to five granddaughters. He and his wife, Judy, have been married for 25 years and reside in Marietta, Georgia.

Our Clients Say It Best

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This is a high-quality, local Atlanta CPA that provides great service. The principals have been advising us and preparing tax returns for years. They have my complete endorsement. Before starting my own companies, I was a CPA with a major firm. I feel very qualified to evaluate them.