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Tax Consultants

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2020

WCG is not just a group of Colorado Springs CPAs or number crunchers- we are tax consultants and business advisors, and our firm will take you through the financial cycles of your personal and business lives. Many tax accountants are only compliance oriented, and while IRS compliance is critical, being proactive is equally important. Not every business runs the same or has the same needs. As business advisors, we want to ask the appropriate questions, listen, and develop a game plan that works for you.

Topics such as entity selection, business structure and multi-entity arrangements, operating agreements, structuring deals with investors, health insurance, retirement planning, small business tax deductions, executive fringe benefits, 401k and profit sharing plans, educational assistance programs, health reimbursement arrangements and accountable plans are just some of the areas that define the form and function of today’s business. Square pegs don’t go in round holes- we’ll find the right solution for you and your business.

Moreover, our goal at WCG is to always prepare comprehensive and accurate financial reports, filings and tax returns, but equally important is your understanding of how this stuff “works”. To the extent necessary, we want you to be comfortable with your tax and accounting world so together we can successfully plan for your future.

Nationwide Business Advisors

Yes, we are CPAs based in Colorado Springs and Denver (Englewood) but we do most of our business (over 80% in fact) outside of Colorado. How? WCG embraces technology to provide tax consultation and business advisory services by utilizing secure client portals and online digital forms to exchange documentation, and we use email, text, telephones (yeah, really), push notifications through customized phone apps, and GotoMeetings (sure, Zoom is all hip right now, but we’ve been using GotoMeeting long before COVID and telework were Wheel of Fortune riddles).

Having said all this, we remain committed to direct delivery, face-to-face interactions and personal relationships with our clients. While most of our clients are primarily in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, the Midwest, Florida and New England, we currently serve business owners in 47 states including Washington D.C.

Join Our Team

WCG is continuously looking for professionals to join our team of tax consultants, business advisors and tax return preparers. We offer benefits such as flexible work hours (including work from home), group health insurance, 401k, disability insurance, cell phone reimbursement, among others. We have a work hard play harder atmosphere and are min-staffed on Fridays from mid-April thru mid-August, and mid-October thru Thanksgiving. Here is a link to our current positions and associated riveting job descriptions, plus other interesting things-

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Your Team

We have over 40 people working for you; not too big, not too small. Goldilocks would be happy. Additionally, we chop ourselves up into points of contact with Tax Managers running point so that each service team is functioning as a mini firm within a firm. This allows more intimacy of each client’s unique needs. On the outside, your house is just like anyone else’s house; four walls and a roof. But the colors, floor coverings, furnishes, beer selection, etc. is what makes you unique.

We have firm-wide systems and procedures to ensure quality and accuracy, but that is simply the foundation for us to build upon. Relationships, closeness, understanding, communication, seeing clients as people, etc. are the things that we remain focused on and dedicated to. We also try to let loose a bit here and there. On Fridays, we have 405’s since drinking before 4:05PM is frowned upon by Tina. We used to shoot dart guns, but that just got out of control. Maybe our 405’s will have to be called “tastings” so we remain classy, like San Diego.

WCG also requires all tax consultants and business advisors to either be on the CPA track, or obtain the Enrolled Agent (EA) credential within 6 months. We believe this enhances the client’s experience and also shows a commitment of our staff to the accounting industry.

Hiring Alert! Because of WCG’s growth we need to hire 2-3 people over the next several weeks, with one being a senior to mid-level tax professional (Tax Manager or Tax Supervisor). Wait! There’s more! Because of our expected growth and one retirement, we need another round of 2-3 people next year… but we’d like to get people spooled up in the WCG way before we are in crisis mode.

Here is your WCG team (what a good looking bunch!)-

Amazing Team Members

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Reaves Arnold

Tax Accountant

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Joseph Bassett, EA

Tax Supervisor

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Roberta Bertrand, EA

Tax Supervisor

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Hannah Bruce

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Jose Castro-Antunez

Tax Accountant

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Nate Cockle, CPA

Tax Accountant

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Amy Cooley

Client Support

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Michelle Day, CPA, CFE

Tax Partner

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Jill Geist

Client Support Manager

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Kelli Harless

Tax Support Supervisor

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Kimber Hershey

Operations

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Brittany Johnson

Accounting Services

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Bethany Lescher

Client Support

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Amanda Leyba

Tax Accountant

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Matthew Mackoul

Tax Support

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Christi Norman

Payroll Processing

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Megan Oeltjenbruns, CPA

Tax Manager

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Amanda Patten, EA

Biz Dev Manager

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Jolene Pike

Payroll Processing

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Terra Plamp, CPA

Tax Manager

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Sally Rhoades, CPA, CFP

Partner

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Tim Richardson

Accounting Services

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Rylee Ries

Tax Accountant

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Sadie Rigdon, CPA

Tax Supervisor

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Emily Roberts, EA

Tax Accountant

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Lana Rollins

Tax Accountant

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Chelsea Ryan

Tax Accountant

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Jason Schneider, CPA

Managing Partner

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Philip Schreifels

Accounting Supervisor

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Judy Schroyer

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Ethan Summers, EA

Tax Support

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Julie Terrell, CPA

Tax Manager

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Karlee Tiesler

Accounting Manager

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Stephanie Torgerson, EA

Tax Accountant

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Jen Waldera

Operations Manager

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Jason Watson, CPA

Senior Partner

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Tina Watson, CPA, CFP

Senior Partner

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Rachael Weber, CPA

Tax Manager

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Accounting Services

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Rock Star, CPA

Tax Manager

Location

Our Colorado Springs address is 2393 Flying Horse Club Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80921 which is located on the southwest corner of Highway 83 and the entrance into The Club at Flying Horse. This office is a 6,500 square foot single-user building designed and owned by Jason and Tina Watson, and leased back to WCG Inc. Come on by… we have a wine refrigerator located in our social lounge and a heated back patio. A Pac-Man / Galaga machine is “saved for later” in Jason’s Amazon shopping cart. He asked Tina back in September, the crazy idea hasn’t seasoned yet enough for Tina to say OK.

Our Englewood address is 9777 Pyramid Court Suite 240, Englewood, CO, 80112 which is located on the south side of Denver just east of I-25, between E470 and Lincoln Avenue. This office is a 4,100 square foot suite in your typical sprawl of office spaces in a pretty building. Pop in for a bit… always hot coffee and cold beer await!

Interestingly enough, both offices are on a golf course. Just an observation; it was not intentional. The founding partners of WCG are beer drinkers with a dirtbike riding problem… not golfers.

Exciting News! WCG recently opened an office in Mitchell, South Dakota. There is a good story there of course… Terra Plamp, one of our wonderful Tax Managers, lives in Mitchell and works remotely. She recommended two more people to join the WCG team, and boom! Moreover, all three want an actual office space versus working from home. As such, our South Dakota office is located at 300 North Main Street (sounds fun!), Mitchell, SD 57301.

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Our Expectations of Clients

It might seem a bit audacious that this section is titled Our Expectations of Clients. However, we don’t believe the customer is always right (there are plenty of grumpy people out there). Our current clients demand our full attention (and they get it); therefore they do not want us distracted with bad relationships. Globally, we select our clients on two important criteria. First, we expect our clients to be open, honest and responsive in communication.

Second, we only accept clients who view our partnership as a collaboration, where our challenges and successes are shared. But! We fully understand that taxes and consulting are a people business, and two people at times are not a good fit. As such, we have moved clients to other tax consultants in search of the right interpersonal connection. Click on the button below to learn more about our client reviews and how we define ideal client relationships.

WCG is a tax consultation and business advisory firm in beautiful Colorado Springs and bustling Denver serving clients around the globe. Over 80% of our clients are outside of Colorado!