Meet The Team At Rickards & Company LLP


Jill Rickards

Jill Rickards, CPA

Jill Rickards is the Founder and Managing Partner of Rickards & Company, LLP. She has owned and operated an accounting practice in Fort Collins since 1983. Jill received her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Metro State. She oversees all areas of the firm’s work and has served many individuals and small to medium privately held businesses as well as non-profits in the area of taxation, accounting and auditing services and management advisory services.
Jill is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants for over 30 years. She has been serving on the AIPCA’s Peer Review Board in Colorado since 1996. She has also served on numerous non-profit boards in the community. Serving the non-profit community has been one of her passions along with working with businesses and individuals to help them grow and build wealth. Jill enjoys integrating her years of experience with people and their money realities by applying new ways of thinking that empower them to get what they want and what matters to them.
She enjoys spending time with her husband Karl, children Kari , Kari’s husband Matt, Tara and Keith and the lovely granddaughter Maya. She also likes traveling, playing golf, skiing, and outdoor activities as well as reading, being with friends, and doing transformational work.


Tanya Nikolov

Tanya Nikolov, EA

Tanya has over 15 years experience in accounting and tax preparation. She joined Rickards & Company LLP in 2001. Tanya has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of World Economics in Sofia, Bulgaria. She moved to Fort Collins with her family in 1991 and earned an Associate Degree in Accounting in 2000.
Tanya is an Enrolled Agent (EA) and specializes in all types of tax preparation and planning, including for individuals, businesses, estates and trusts, as well as non-profit organizations. With her vast knowledge and years of experience she has become an outstanding source of information for our clients and staff. She welcomes the opportunity to assist clients resolve unique tax issues, to help small business owners achieve their financial goals by offering tax saving strategies and knowledge of the latest tax law changes.





Pat and her family moved to Fort Collins in 1982. Pat has been with the firm since 2002 and had responsibilities as a front desk receptionist and in the payroll department. She received her Fundamental Payroll Certification in April of 2010, and is now a member of the American Payroll Association. Be sure to look for Pat’s friendly face at the front desk.







Anthony joined the firm in 2013. He graduated from Buena Vista University (Iowa), in 2004 with a BA in Accounting and concentrations in Management and Advertising. Anthony brings over ten years of experience to the team. He specializes in preparing personal and small to mid-size corporate tax returns. He is currently working towards his CPA designation.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons. He likes working on old vehicles, hiking, fishing, playing golf, and watching his kids play baseball.