Kimberley K. Higgins, CPA

Partner

Kimberley K. Higgins

Client service is being available when my clients need me and being seen as their trusted advisor—someone able to help find answers and solutions to issues, and someone able to help them sleep better at night.

OVERVIEW

Since 1979, Kim has been providing public accounting services to a variety of clients, including governmental and quasi-governmental entities, nonprofits and state agencies. She performs audits for some of the largest counties and cities in Colorado. As a widely respected leader in her field, Kim also serves on several local and national conference planning committees, and is a frequent speaker and trainer on governmental and nonprofit topics.

When working with Kim, clients can expect a trusted advisor who is able to break down high-level financial information into digestible content that anyone can understand. Serving on boards of directors also gives Kim a unique perspective to governance that she shares with her clients. Kim believes finding solutions is a crucial part of client service, and is something she enjoys doing with both staff and clients.

Aside from her career, Kim loves to walk, golf, play pickle ball and spend time outdoors tending her herb garden which fuels her passion for cooking. Now an empty nester, Kim looks forward to watching her sons grow and thrive as they launch their professional careers—one in NYC and the other in Chicago.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, Governmental Issues Committee Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Colorado Government Finance Officers Association, Member
  • Government Finance Officers Association (SRC), Member
  • Special District Association of Colorado, Member

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant, Colorado (Certificate No. 7950)

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting – Murray State University, Ky.
  • Associate in Arts – University of Kentucky, HCC

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Performs audits of some of the largest Colorado counties, cities and sizeable state agencies/departments.
  • Conducts audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), GAGAS (the Yellow Book) and Uniform Guidance.
  • Serves on Eide Bailly's Governmental Executive Committee, which guides the firm's practice goals in the governmental industry, as well as the Internal Audit Executive Committee, which guides the firm's internal audit practice goals.
  • Conducts consulting and internal audit engagements of governmental entities.

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Race for the Cure and 3-Day/60 Mile team member and team captain
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation board member, executive committee member and NBDC chair
  • Father Woody committee member, serving the homeless