Colleen joined Spectrum CPA Partners in 2014. As a Staff Accountant she monthly bookkeeping services, payroll, sales tax processing, as well as prepares individual tax returns. With her older brother being a CPA, Colleen decided to try accounting classes in high school and decided at a young age, that accounting was the career for her. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in 1986 and graduated with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration. Prior to joining Spectrum, she worked as an accountant and office manager for a local corporation for 26 years. Colleen, a lifetime resident of Great Bend, is married and has two adult children. She and her husband reside in the country with their golden retriever, Ralph. They enjoy outdoor activities, particularly those that involve lakes and boats and love playing and watching sporting events of all kinds.
Compared to private accounting, public accounting offers the opportunity to meet new people and become more aware of what is going on in the community. Central Kansas has a wide variety of businesses and I enjoy the diversity of the projects I get to work on.
– Colleen Burton