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Meet Our Team

Tax and Business Consultants

The Watson CPA Group is not a group of tax preparers or number crunchers- we are tax and business consultants and our firm will take you through the cycles of your personal and business lives. Many 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. We want to ask the appropriate questions, listen, and develop a game plan that works for you. Topics such as health insurance, retirement planning, 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 the Watson CPA Group 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.

 

Client Portals

The Watson CPA Group also embraces technology by utilizing secure client portals and online submit forms to exchange documentation. However, we remain committed to direct delivery, face-to-face interactions and personal relationships with our clients. We are Colorado Springs CPAs but provide nationwide tax and accounting service.

 

Here’s the team-

Tina Watson, CPA, MBA
Senior Partner

Tina Watson became a Certified Public Accountant in 2003. Tina has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration and consults with a variety of small businesses including Defense Contractors.

 

Tina takes pride in helping her client understand how the numbers come together. She believes that the extra time spent with a client illustrating the mathematical nuances helps everyone better understand their business. As a mother of three and avid tennis player, Tina still finds time to enjoy traveling, exercise and the occasional moment of downtime (which is like a unicorn).

 

Jason Watson, EA, MBA
Senior Business Consultant

After an inside referral, Jason Watson was selected to head up the business consultation team within the Watson CPA Group. Jason has owned two small businesses in the past and holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also became an Enrolled Agent with the IRS in 2013.

 

His passion is speaking with small business owners and creating a map for the future. Jason enjoys (really!) talking about S Corps, self-employment taxes, health insurance issues and retirement planning. He is quick to point out that while some basics cover all situations, every business is truly unique.

 

Jason likes dirt biking, boating in Wisconsin, running and flying airplanes for United Express.

 

Nathan Bozung, CPA
Senior Tax Manager

Nathan is a 2008 graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Accountancy. He enjoys the logic and balance behind debits and credits. Nathan’s small business experience is specific to real estate, healthcare and investment management clients. In addition to that, he also is tech savvy and can chat about Cisco networking, web design and basic computer programming. Technical accounting expertise and practical nut and bolts of small business operations is a great combination.

 

While English is his primary language, Nathan is also fluent in Spanish and watched Spain win the 2010 World Cup in Plaça d’Espanya in Barcelona with 75,000 of his closest friends. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Taxation.

 

Babette Welmon, EA
Business Consultant

Babette has been performing tax and accounting for over three decades and specializes in sales tax, payroll tax and small business. Babette also earned her Enrolled Agent certificate in 2005 and a Bachelor’s in Business in 2008. She is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and can help small business owners start off on the right foot.

 

As a military wife and mother, Babette finds time to play with her three dogs, read books and do crafts. Interestingly, she also enjoys putting together puzzles as if the tax and accounting world isn’t puzzling enough.

 

Brooke Kimball, MBA, CPA in Process(Winter 2013)
Staff Accountant

According to Brooke, she likes to take raw data and turn it into usable and accurate financial reports that help people see what is happening in their business. She has been providing this type of service for over 10 years and has been focused on working with small businesses since 2007. In her current role, Brooke prepares financial statements and processes payroll for multiple clients.

 

The wife and mother of two daughters is expecting to sit for the CPA exam during the winter while spending time learning Kempo Karate. As a part of her upcoming black belt testing, Brooke is also dispatched to enforce our reasonable positions at all IRS meetings. And she loves anything to do with reading, animals, plants, nature, sports, and genealogy.

 

Barbara Olson
Staff Accountant

Barb enjoyed accounting classes in high school and her first job was in accounts payable. That was 35 years ago. During that time she has worked for a handful of tax and accounting firms expanding her perspective on small businesses and their financial reporting needs.

 

When Barb is not reminiscing about those accounting days in high school, she’s playing pool in a league with her husband for the past 14 years. Not sure if her favorite movie is the Color of Money but she likes the title. And Barb also likes to read and sew quilts in her spare time.

 

Donna Carter
Payroll Specialist

Donna has been a payroll specialist and accounting professional since 1980. Starting off as a cashier and liking to work with figures caused her to quickly move into bookkeeping. On the job training for over two decades has allowed Donna to have a wide exposure to the many nuances of payroll and the subsequent accounting.

 

Besides being the most popular person among our clients’ employees, she enjoys hanging out with her two cats, playing games and doing crafts. Donna also likes to needle point, crochet and make jewelry.

 

Angie Larabee
Office Manager

Angie has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Missouri State University. Since 2012, she has been the Office Manager setting up new clients for tax, accounting, payroll and business formation. Angie also does client billing and per diem calculations for our flight crew clients. Prior to the Watson CPA Group she worked in the Financial Banking and Environmental Cleanup fields as an accountant and accounting manager.

 

Three teenagers keep her busy with soccer, lacrosse and theatre. Apparently the kids are pretty good at faking lacrosse injuries to get out of chores. When Angie is not the Treasurer for the Patriot Lacrosse Club, she loves hiking anywhere in Colorado and going to concerts.

 

 

Location

Our address is 9475 Briar Village Point Suite 325, Colorado Springs, 80920 which is located in the Briargate area on the northeast corner of Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive. We understand that location can be very important to you- please know that we are dedicated to adding convenience to your tax and accounting needs and your busy life.

 

Parking

Since we share the building with physicians and dentists, parking can be a challenge. There is a parking garage on the north side of our building and there are spaces typically available in the overflow lot in front of Marco’s Pizza. Parking is free of course.

 

Convenience

As you make your trip to our offices, remember that we have 7-Eleven, Back East Bar and Grill, Salsa Brava,Marco’s Pizza and Lulu’s Yogurt all within a few feet of our building. In addition, there are physicians, dentists, massage therapists and chiropractors on the campus.

 

And don’t forget the Shoppes at Briargate just down the road. Make the Watson CPA Group your one-stop shop for your tax and accounting needs, your appetite and your errands.

 

We look forward to working with you!

 

The Watson CPA Group Team

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