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Jan Blue, CPA

Jan Blue, CPA

CPA Extraordinaire, Yogi, Colorado Ski Wonder

CPA License#: Colorado #7693

Credentials and Experience

I received my bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1979 and received my Colorado CPA certification in 1983.

I started my path in accounting with a small public practice run from my home. I soon realized that it taking over the first floor, with employees, did not compliment starting a family and raising my children.

In 1996, I purchased a custom home in Arvada to use as an office. I worked diligently to rezone this property and transform it into the “Blue Accounting House.” 

Thanks to this great location, the practice grew quickly. More employees were hired to keep up with the growing demands. Along with the business success, however, came a new level of personal challenge. My life began to feel unbalanced. I found myself moving away from the one-on-one contact with clients—which I loved—and stepping fully into the role of managing a larger business.  Late in 2000, the time had come for me to make a change that was sorely needed, and I sold my interest in the practice and the “Blue Accounting House.”


In the years following, I wanted to explore the different facets of accounting. I worked as a CFO, gaining experience in the deeply challenging aspects of workers compensation, employee benefits, Enterprise Zone credits, property, and sales tax. I also worked with Litigation Support CPA organizations and various CPA firms during tax seasons to ensure I kept up with ever-evolving tax law changes.

In addition, I studied in the field of Retirement Planning. I received a new credential known as “Accredited Retirement Advisor,” or ARA.

In 2012, I started preparing tax returns and providing CFO small business consulting, accounting, and payroll services part-time for clients. I decided to take my diverse tax experience and apply it to a more “client-centered” one-on-one environment, choosing to operate back in the comforts of my home.

Core Values

I lead a balanced life now. I work a flexible schedule and I have no employees.

Health, family, and home are extremely important to me. I enjoy working from my “house on the hill” while relishing the views.

What these values translate into for my business is personalized attention. When I work with a client, it is me who is doing the work. It is not passed off to a less-experienced staff member.

My value of balance also helps me to gain a better focus more on the scope of my work. I feel that I am being called to help clients not only with tax preparation and accounting but also with taking a deeper look at the real issues that will impact you substantially in your life. I find it very important to spend time with you so we can discuss all topics and issues, in turn, allowing you to make sound, informed decisions. I have the luxury of devoting this time to my practice, and it is this time and careful attention that you will receive in our work together.


Happy Customers

Skill, Expertise and Execution

Jan was called in to help me sort out my business affairs after a consultant botched the changeover of our bookkeeping system from Peachtree to QuickBooks. Jan stepped in on short notice and took over the accounting of the company. She was able to perform some forensic bookkeeping to recreate QuickBooks from scratch. Jan reviewed the income and expenses of the company over several years to calculate the stock value, satisfy the creditors, and eventually wind down the company.

Dave Baumann
Engineered Products Company

Heidi Boucher

JAN BLUE is a real life saver. Jan saved my aging parents from disaster. It was pretty scary, they had 5 years’ of back taxes that needed filing and a large lien from the IRS.  Jan helped us get caught up, clear up the lien, and my parents even got refunds!  Jan is an amazing financial adviser. Jan will tell you what you “need” to hear and what you need to do to get things “on track” and D.O.N.E. so you can get on with your life.  My parents are now enjoying living at a retirement center debt free and up-to-date with the IRS.

Heidi B., Westminster, CO

Dianne Fresquez

Jan Blue has been my CPA and business consultant for the past 6 years. She has helped my business triple is size and profitability as a direct result of her personal interest in my success. Her hands on approach is key to our operation cash flow and tax planning decisions. She’s always available by text or call to answer all my working questions prior to tax time so that there are no surprises during tax season.  Frankly, I don’t know what I would do without her and I recommend her to all of my friends and colleagues.

Dianne Fresquez

On track to a more profitable year!

Jan helped our small company find so many errors that I was clueless to and included me in the process of going forward.  We are now on track to a more profitable year.   Jan uses Intuit Payroll Online.  It had streamlined the process of doing payroll and I get an automatic email reminding me when the deposits will be electronically taken from our account and when it is time to do payroll and make tax deposits.  It is such a better system than what we were using before.  Jan is diligent in her tax estimating making sure that we take adequate payroll but not so much that we over pay payroll tax.   She is truly knowledgeable and a great teacher.  I can’t thank her enough!!

Lori Winslow, BIX, LLC

Well Organized & Knowledgeable

Jan Blue has prepared our taxes for the last 6 years and has played a major role in helping myself and my family with tax returns and other financial matters.  Jan has been a very positive, upbeat, and helpful person, just the kind I like working with.  She has a great communication style that is not intimidating.  I really wish I had been working with her 10 years ago, when I made the decision to file for Social Security Benefits, I could have gotten a lot more.  Jan has many talents and is well organized and knowledgeable. I would recommend Jan for all your tax and retirement planning, and other accounting needs.

Lou Abeyta

Jan Blue, CPA

CPA License#: Colorado #7693

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