Ryan W. Shirley, CPA


Ryan W. Shirley

Client service is about being proactive to client needs, bringing timely solutions and serving as a trusted business advisor.


Ryan helps businesses and associations keep up with their financial reporting and organizational needs. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and serves as the assurance department head of the firm's Colorado offices.

When you work with Ryan, you can expect a proactive partner who will help you navigate requirements and plan ahead. He's a recognized leader who can help you achieve your goals and find new opportunities.

When he's not at work, Ryan likes skiing, hiking, climbing and soccer. And yeah, he is serious – he's heard just about every ''Don't call me Shirley'' joke out there thanks to his last name.



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


  • Certified Public Accountant, Colorado (Certificate No. 21603)


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting – University of Colorado, Boulder


Client Work

  • Helped public and private clients in many industries, with a focus on manufacturing, software, retail/wholesale, dealerships, extraction, franchises, employee benefit plans and software development.
  • Worked frequently with SEC filings, including registration statements, annual reports and periodic filings.
  • Advised clients on complex debt and equity type instruments.
  • Spoke at regional conferences on a variety of accounting and auditing matters.
  • Assisted with recruitment of audit staff and audit practice development as audit department head of the firm's offices in Colorado.


Community Involvement

  • Appointed by the governor of Colorado as the CPA representative to the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission
  • Treasurer, nonprofit organization in Boulder, Colo.