Joanne Hill, CPA, MBA
Joanne offers over 30 years of accounting experience, including substantial work in both financial and performance audits of colleges and universities, foundations, grant management, and internal controls. She has served as Colorado’s State Auditor and the Department of Energy’s Director of the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Energy Audits Divisions. Joanne holds an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a graduate of Rutgers University.
Brian Hill, CPA, MBA, CFE
Brian is passionate about working with small businesses on topics ranging from accounting systems to tax to long term business strategy. He began his career with almost a decade of strategic and operations management experience in a Fortune 100 company. He was involved in several start-up ventures in the technology, real estate, and golfing industries. Brian obtained his MBA from Duke University in 2008 with a focus in entrepreneurial management and strategy. He co-founded the practice in 2010 to focus exclusively on financial and tax assistance for small business and government clients.
Cassandra Kolenda, JD, EA
Cassandra brings a wealth of experience in tax planning, tax preparation, and tax resolution to Two Hills. She has worked with a variety of individuals and owners of closely held small businesses to help them understand how their personal, business, and investment income will impact their taxes. She has worked with many clients to prepare tax planning strategies and estimate their quarterly taxes. Cassandra spends most of tax season preparing and then meeting with clients to discuss their annual returns. Cassandra is a J.D. and E.A. and is currently working toward her CPA license.
Lynn has over 40 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience across a wide range of industries, including, but not limited to Real Estate, Title Insurance, Manufacturing, and Foundations. She graduated from Ferris State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Lynn uses her vast experience to help clients account for and research complex financial transactions. Lynn has been with the firm since the beginning of 2015 and has been a valuable bookkeeping and accounting resource for our clients.
Frankie has over 5 years of accounting and tax experience across a wide range of industries, including restaurants, retail, and oil and gas. He graduated from Metro State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Frankie uses his accounting knowledge and experience to help clients with general accounting, sales tax, and income tax. Frankie has met the education and experience requirements and is currently working toward passing the CPA exam.
Kenneth has over 11 years’ experience of accounting and tax. While his previous focus was primarily in the hospitality industry, he has obtained a wide variety of knowledge and business acumen across a diverse background of industries. He has extensive knowledge and experience with sales and payroll-based taxes in almost every state and uses this knowledge to assist clients with research, filing, and tax resolutions. Kenneth graduated with dual majors in Accounting and Computer Information Systems, in addition to obtaining his Master of Accountancy at Metropolitan State University. He has met the education requirements for the CPA license and is working toward obtaining licensure.
Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support – Betzer Call Lausten & Schwartz, LLP
BCLS LLP ( https://www.bcls-cpa.com ) is one of the premier forensic accounting and consulting firms in the Rocky Mountain region. Two Hills has worked with BCLS for nearly a decade on a variety of audit and forensic analysis engagements. BCLS also complements Two Hills by providing business valuation, fraud investigations, and litigation support. Partner Gary Schwartz explains, “What gives us our strength is our ability to not only collect vast quantities of data, but to distill it, take it apart, and draw from it information that is accurate and relevant. This is what separates us from others.”