Dalby Wendland Accountants Awarded CPA Designations

Dalby Wendland Certified Public Accountants | Justine F. Arnold | Katie J. Thompson | Dillon D. Washburn | Dalby Wendland & Co | Glenwood Springs CO | Grand Junction CO | Montrose CO Dalby, Wendland & Co., P.C., is pleased to announce Glenwood Springs accountants Justine F. Arnold, Katie J. Thompson, and Dillon D. Washburn recently attained the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation after passing the Unified Certified Public Accountant Examination, which is set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The Uniform CPA Examination protects the public interest by helping to ensure that only qualified individuals become licensed as U.S. Certified Public Accountants.

Justine F. Arnold is a senior tax accountant and joined Dalby Wendland in August of 2015. Born and raised in France, Justine attended college in the U.S. and graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business administration from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. Justine specializes in income tax preparation for individuals and businesses. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Colorado Society of CPAs.

Katie J. Thompson grew up in Longmont, CO. She attended Western State Colorado University, graduating cum laude from the honors program with degrees in professional accounting and business administration with an emphasis in resort management. She joined Dalby Wendland in May of 2016 and as a staff accountant, provides general income tax preparation for individuals and businesses and has a special interest in working with small business owners. Katie is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Colorado Society of CPAs.

Dillon D. Washburn originally hails from Pinetop, AZ. He attended Ft. Lewis College in Durango playing collegiate golf for four years and attained a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Dillon is a staff accountant and provides general income tax preparation for individuals and businesses. He especially enjoys working with clients in the agricultural and not-for-profit industries. He’s a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Colorado Society of CPAs.

To attain a CPA license, qualified applicants must pass a four-part exam with 14 hours of testing in auditing and attestation, business environment and concepts, financial accounting and reporting, and regulation. The test is one of four requirements to attain CPA licensure in Colorado – education, ethics discipline, and experience is also needed. To maintain the CPA certification, licensees are required to take annual continuing professional education courses and other opportunities for professional development.

Dalby, Wendland & Co, P.C. (DWC) is a Colorado regional public accounting firm  with offices in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Montrose, Rifle, and Telluride.  DWC provides clients with tax prep/planning, audit, accounting, bookkeeping, business consulting, and other specialized services.



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