Matt Leach, PAFM, Firm Administrator | Dalby Wendland & Co. | CPAs & Business Advisors | Grand Junction CO | Glenwood Springs CO | Montrose CO Dalby, Wendland & Co., P.C., (DWC) is pleased to announce Matt Leach, PAFM, Firm Administrator, has been awarded the Association-designation Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM) by the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA). This prominent designation recognizes Leach’s knowledge and professional experience in accounting practice management.

The CPAFMA’s voluntary Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM) certification program joins a growing trend within accounting and other professions to recognize and create value for those individuals who have achieved a high level of competency within the Firm Manager community. Certification is the recognition and designation that the professional managing the firm has reached a level of expertise within the profession of Firm Management that exemplifies both their professional capabilities and experience. The credential demonstrates mastery of skill sets necessary to qualify a PAFM as an individual who has attained an unparalleled level of competence.

Matt brings several years of experience in the accounting industry, including time as a financial statement auditor, client accounting services director, and firm administrator for a rural accounting firm in south-central Colorado. His administrative background includes human resources, IT, and business management. Matt grew up in Grand Junction. He attained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Adams State University in Alamosa, CO, and is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs and CPA Firm Management Association.

“Matt has been an integral part of our operation’s leadership team,” says Chris West, CEO. “Obtaining accreditation as a PAFM provides Matt inclusion with the most accomplished firm managers in our industry.”

Matt resides in the Grand Junction office and can be reached at, or 970-243-1921.


The CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA) is a recognized leader in CPA firm practice management delivering valuable education and collaboration opportunities for those interested in elevating their practice and strategically growing their firms. CPAFMA will be a strategic enabler of relationships and provider of valuable connections, resources and education to support holistic CPA firm practice management in areas such as strategy/partner issues, human resources, technology, finance, marketing and business development, in-firm communications, client service, operations and facilities.