Dawn Buchanan, CPA


Loveland, CO

6125 Sky Pond Drive Suite 200 Loveland, Colorado 80538

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With over 25 years of experience, Dawn specializes in auditing and consulting services for manufacturing and supply companies, food processors, agricultural cooperatives, e-commerce organizations, California educational agencies, and other local governments.

She applies the Single Audit Act and Uniform Guidance in a practical manner for governmental, educational, and not-for-profit organizations, delivering worry-free financial reporting. Her clients consider her to play an integral role within their operations and look to her for sound financial counsel, resulting in:

  • Guiding a charter school’s chief business official through stringent reporting processes and recommending new, yet initially unpopular, procedures—they warmed up to the changes upon realizing the benefit of solid advice.
  • Fostering a long-lasting relationship with a chief business official, who relies on Dawn as a professional confidant both in the workplace and in her personal life.
  • Performing assurance services for an on-line company later acquired by an international entity, Dawn was invited to perform the company’s tax work after the acquiring entity observed her exceptional service.

As chair of the firm’s audit and accounting committee, Dawn oversees independent technical and quality control reviews to ensure K·Coe Isom’s audit clients receive extraordinary assurance services. She develops and updates curriculum on implementing internal controls, maintaining general ledgers, preparing financial statements, and complying with governmental requirements.

Dawn is passionate about supporting the success of those she works with. She enjoys the ability to impact the skills and careers of the firm’s staff through coaching, mentoring, and training. Her collaborative approach fosters excellent working relationships both inside and outside of the firm.


  • B.S. with honors, accounting, California State University, Chico


  • Licensed CPA in California

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Running, family time, reading, traveling

Mentions and articles by Dawn

How Safe is Your Financial Data?

K·Coe Editoral | October 3, 2018

At-Risk Businesses Exposed to Catastrophic Consequences Recent national cybercrime headlines: “Cybercriminals Obtain Employee Credentials to Conduct Payroll Diversion” “Business Email Compromises Business Data” “Increase in W-2 Phishing Campaigns” Imagine if you lost access to a year’s worth of financial information […]

K·Coe Isom Introduces New Board Members

K·Coe Editorial | July 20, 2017

Chairperson Kathleen Walton Brings Multi-Faceted Expertise to Her Leadership Role July 20, 2017 – At the firm’s recent annual meeting, CEO Jeff Wald introduced the newly-elected and returning members of the K·Coe Isom Board of Partners, the governing body responsible […]