We Are Colorado Certified Public Accountants
We are dedicated to listening to you so that we can build a better financial management system for your business. We know we can make your business more profitable by simplifying your workload, saving you money, and helping you make the best financial decisions for your business. We are confident we can do it because we have done it for so many small businesses in Northern Colorado.
Local Colorado Accountants
In addition to being located in Fort Collins, we’re also a community-oriented business. As your local Colorado certified public accountants we give back to the community by helping the businesses in it streamline their work. If businesses win, then everyone wins! Contributing to a vibrant business community is one of the great goals of our work.
Listening Leads to Innovative Solutions
NoCo CPAs consists of two dynamic women. Leasa runs the front office and Sharla runs the back office. We pride ourselves on our ability to hear what the client is saying and then come back with a great financial solution that fits them to a T.
Smart, Fun Women
As Colorado accountants, we have a high level of technical expertise from our years of experience in all the accounting disciplines including tax preparation, financial reporting, software consulting, and bookkeeping.
We also bring a relaxed and informal culture to the relationship. We are plain-spoken , reality-based, and very innovative when it comes to devising financial solutions.
We’re also cool people. Nothing gets us too exercised or sweaty. We take everything in perspective and help our clients stay calm as cucumbers.
And we like to have fun, it’s amazing that we think numbers are a blast, but that’s us. Clients enjoy visiting with us bean counters and taking a hard look at their numbers, but doing it in a relaxed atmosphere.
Contact us for a complimentary 30-minute consultation on how to make your business more profitable, and more fun.
Sharla Vega CPA
Favorite quote: “You must pay taxes. But there’s no law saying you gotta leave a tip.” – Morgan Stanley
Sharla Vega is a native of Kansas and got her BBA degree in Finance from Washburn University in Topeka in 1991. She and her husband moved to Loveland after her graduation.
Neither one of them had jobs in Colorado but she eventually began working for an insurance agent in Longmont and later for one in Fort Collins. Knowing insurance wasn’t her thing she decided to go back to college and graduated with a Masters of Science in Taxation from Colorado State University in 1998. She began working for a CPA firm in Greeley in September 1998 which later merged with the firm Leasa worked with, Kennedy & Coe, so they became office mates! Sharla left in 2002 to work for one of the partners who started her own CPA firm in Greeley.
Sharla received her CPA certification 2003 and also that year, her husband had the opportunity to transfer to Corvallis, OR so they moved but she continued to telecommute to Greeley until 2014. She specializes in tax preparation of Partnership, LLC, S-Corporation, C-Corporation and fiduciary returns for estates and trusts as well as individual returns. She is licensed in both Colorado and Oregon and is a member of the Oregon Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
In her spare time Sharla enjoys traveling, making beaded jewelry, photography, hiking and spending time with her husband and their two very spoiled cats.
Leasa Magnuson CPA
Favorite quote: “The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” – Will Rogers
Leasa Magnuson is a native of Colorado. She grew up in a small town in Northern Colorado and went to Aims Community College while her children were in elementary school. When she transferred to University of North Colorado with an old lady scholarship (actually referred to as the non-traditional minority scholarship) she had to get serious about carrying a full load. She received a BS Degree with an Emphasis in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado in December of 1998.
She continued to balance work life with family life by working for Kennedy & Coe in Greeley from September to May in the tax department of their Greeley office. She earned her CPA certificate in 2003 and is now a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, serves on the finance committee and board of a couple local non-profit organizations.
After three years at Kennedy & Coe she moved to Sample & Bailey CPAs in Fort Collins. She kept the same cushy work schedule until her kids grew up and had jobs of their own and then she moved to a full time work schedule and became a supervisor and then a tax manager. In April of 2009 she left Sample & Bailey, CPAs to start her own CPA firm with Shannon Spangler and Jackie Signorelli. Shannon and Jackie soon discovered they hated tax preparation and have moved on to greener pastures in the accounting profession.
Leasa specializes in tax preparation of Partnership, LLC, S-Corporations and C-Corporations as well as individuals. She has experience with family owned businesses with a fondness for Real Estate Rentals and Property Management. She has assisted clients understand several 1031 exchanges. She also has experience with manufacturing , doctors offices, and consulting firms.
Leasa has two children. Her son is in the Navy based out of Virginia. Her daughter is an RN and she and her husband live in Northern Colorado. She enjoys traveling, usually to a warm water beach, but has been known to spend time in the beautiful Colorado Rockies hiking.