Karen Stephens, CPA, MBA/MS


Karen Stephens, CPA, MBA/MS

Karen Stephens, a certified public accountant since 1987, graduated magna cum laude from Chadron State College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and management. Before joining Wipfli/Bauerle, she worked at CPA firms specializing in professional service corporations, retirement benefits and wealth management.  She joined Wipfli/Bauerle in 1990 while attending the University of Colorado at Denver MBA program where she earned a Master of Science in Finance.

Karen left Wipfli/Bauerle in 1994 taking on the roles of Chief Financial Officer for a Denver-based architectural/engineering firm and Chief Financial Officer for a front-range based General Contractor. Karen rejoined Wipfli/Bauerle in 2010 bringing a wealth of knowledge for both businesses and individuals in finance, tax, management and controllership. She has an impressive range of experience working with privately owned businesses. Karen uses that knowledge to assist colleagues and the clients she serves.

Professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.  “My philosophy is to provide excellent service to businesses and individuals and provide them with resources and knowledge to advance their continued growth and success.”

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