Welcome to Rickards & Company LLP

Your Trusted Advisors

Our services are tailored to the needs of each client, from small to mid-size businesses, non-profit organizations, to individuals who need tax and estate planning.

Our Services


  • Tax Planning
  • Income Tax Prep
  • IRS Guidance
  • Individual, Corporate, Partnership, Trust & Estate


  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Business Consultation
  • Accounting Systems
  • Quickbooks
  • Audits & Reviews


  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Audits & Reviews
  • Management Advisory
  • Accounting Architecture


  • Leadership & Executive Coaching
  • Change Coaching
  • Business Acumen
  • Business Coaching
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Tax Services

At Rickards & Company, we go beyond tax compliance and offer tax preparation assistance as a valuable tool to minimize current and future tax liabilities, maximize after-tax cash flow and wealth, and keep you on track to your financial goals.

Changes to the tax laws are constant and our tax professionals work full time to stay up to date with the new laws and legislation. Using our extensive knowledge, experience and a proactive approach, we are able provide you with tax saving strategies throughout the year. We evaluate various scenarios to keep our clients aware of their tax saving options.

Tax Planning

Our tax planning advice and strategies, will help you legally maximize your income and your assets today and for the future.

Income Tax Prep

Expertise in every area of federal & state taxation. We offer a wide variety of tax assistance for individuals, businesses & more.

IRS Resolutions

We help you understand your tax obligation and provide IRS audit representation & communication.

Individual & Family Taxes

We deliver personalized, proactive tax planning ideas, along with the highest quality tax return preparation.

Corporate & Business Taxes

From start-ups to enterprises, we can help you with tax savings strategies that ensure the growth and profitability of your business.

Trust & Estate Taxes

Let us handle your trust and estate tax preparation. We'll help you achieve your long term goals for transferring assets.

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Accounting Services

Accurate record-keeping is essential to a successful business yet can also be complicated and time consuming. With the help of our seasoned accounting professionals and QuickBooks ProAdvisors, you can focus on your core business and let us do the rest. We can be your accounting department handling everything from bill payment and payroll processing to compiling financial statements.

We participate in the QuickBooks ProAdvisor program and can assist you with QuickBooks setup, training and support. Our participation in the program allows us to offer 20% to 30% discounts on QuickBooks software.

& Bookkeeping

  • Bookkeeping (monthly, quarterly, or annual)
  • Accounting system setup and support
  • Cash flow budgeting and forecasting

Business Consultation

  • New business formation
  • Choice of business entity
  • Business plans
  • Cash flow management and budgeting
  • Pension and profit-sharing plans
  • Succession planning for family-owned business
  • Buying or selling of a business

Desktop & Online Accounting

We support both Quickbooks Desktop & Quickbooks Online.

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Non-Profit Services

Working with tax exempt organizations has been one of the passions of the managing partner of our company, Jill Rickards. She has served on numerous non-profit boards in the community and has extensive experience and understanding of the unique challenges and compliance issues faced by the non-profit sector.

While your organization may be a tax exempt non-profit, it is subject to the same risks and rewards that for profit businesses face every day. In the ever changing and complex business environment, you need the tools and resources necessary to ensure your organization complies with the various rules and regulations that govern the non-profit sector.

& Bookkeeping

  • Bookkeeping (monthly, quarterly, or annual)
  • Accounting system setup and support
  • Cash flow budgeting and forecasting

Management Advisory

Our team offers internal controls & business process review. Strategic planning, board training on governance issues. Succession planning & benchmarking.

Audits & Reviews

At Rickards & Company LLP we provide financial reporting on various levels of assurance depending on your company's needs.

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Coaching & Advising Services

Jill Rickards, CPA, is a Leadership and Business Coach. The skills of business acumen, entrepreneurial experience, coaches training and leading transformative programs makes her uniquely qualified to serve organizations such as yours.

Mrs. Rickards develops and leads transformative programs in the area of finances and human performance throughout the US and Europe. She has a passion for transforming the relationship business owners and individuals have to money and help them achieve what they want in life.

Mrs. Rickards brings over 40 years' experience to her speaking engagements. She has owned and operated three accounting and business advising firms, in three cities, and has employed over 35 professionals. She specialized in privately held middlemarket companies, their owners, and their executive management teams. Mrs. Rickards has continuously performed attestation engagements primarily for the non-profit sector.

Leadership &
Executive Training

Accurate self-awareness in leaders is highly correlated with organization effectiveness and profitability. Leverage existing strengths, build more productive relationships, increase performance and achieve your goals through quality coaching. 

Change Coaching

Jill's coaching helps you move forward and set personal and professional goals geared towards achieving the life you really want. Rediscover your life passions and improve personal relationships.

Business Acumen

We work with individuals in your organization that are entering the business world or a new position to increase their ability to understand financial metrics and cope with different business situations successfully.

Business Coaching

Coaching will guide business owners through growth strategies by helping clarify business vision and goals. Individuals, teams, and businesses included.

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Our Core Values

Deeply rooted in our local Fort Collins, Colorado community for over 30 years, Rickards & Company is dedicated to supporting you with a full spectrum of professional services designed to create a solid financial base on which to build your business and reach your financial goals. We strive to ensure that our clients achieve success in their financial affairs, and that all their accounting and business needs are met. Our goal is to help you reach your goals.