Kirsten’s experience working with various industries and size of clients has given her a unique perspective on business operations. She is consistently pulling experience from all of her knowledge base to address any questions or issues encountered, to provide great client services. Kirsten has more than 8 years of experience providing external audit services. She primarily works with clients in the mortgage banking industry, but has experience working with other industries including governmental, not-for-profit, construction, manufacturing, and employee benefit plans. Kirsten decided on the career of accounting at age 14, with the narrowing of being an external auditor during college, knowing that she wanted to use her skills to help guide individuals and companies.
Prior to joining Richey May, Kirsten worked as a Supervisor for a regional accounting firm based in Kansas, where she managed the audits of various sizes, ranging from county courts to county governmental entities to infrastructure construction companies to not for profit organizations.
Her work was instrumental in helping to have successful audit engagement, with meeting both client and external deadlines or requirements, and continuing to develop great client relationships. In her capacity as a Manager at Richey May, Kirsten primarily serves closely held companies in the mortgage industry via annual audits for licensure, consulting, and employee benefit plan audits. She also supports helping to develop a strong mortgage banking audit department by providing job and industry specific training to various levels of employee, and assisting in the project management portion of new initiatives. Kirsten was drawn to a career in accounting starting with a life skills and career guidance class as a freshman in high school, as well as the extended family members that were CPAs in various industries. With each successive accounting class and jobs, Kirsten has found a perfect fit for her detail-oriented personality and her need to always be learning something new.
Kirsten was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas and now resides in Castle Rock, Colorado. In her free time, Kirsten enjoys crafting projects, exploring new opportunities for adventures, and spending time with family and friends. Having grown up as a daughter of a third generation funeral director and a sole proprietor bookkeeper, she attributes the majority of her success to the values of hard work and finding a career that she is passionate about that were shown through example.