Denise Peterson, CPA, CGMA

Fun Facts

Ideal Escape: A cruise to anywhere

The Best Thing in the Whole Wide World: Everyone happy and healthy

My Guilty Pleasures: Reading and cards

My Favorites:
Sports Team or Athlete: Any team with one of my kids
Quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Areas of Concentration

Tax preparation and planning for individuals and businesses; Construction and Low Income Housing industries; Acquisition due diligence.


Bachelor of Arts in Economics - Business (Emphasis in Accounting), Bethany College (Lindsborg) 1985 (Summa Cum Laude); Masters in Accountancy, Kansas State University (Manhattan) 1986 (Summa Cum Laude).


Entered the accounting profession with Braunsdorf, Carlson & Clinkinbeard, Topeka in 1986, became shareholder in 1992; the firm became part of CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann in 1998; Denise became President and Managing Director of the Topeka CBIZ office in 2000; after moving to Lindsborg in 2011, she joined SJHL in early 2013.

Professional Affiliations

Member of AICPA; Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants; Central Kansas Chapter of KSCPA (former President of Northeast Chapter and KSCPA Board member); Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Community Involvement

KSU Accounting Advisory Council (not Alumni Council)
Smoky Valley Community Foundation Board Treasurer
Lindsborg Midsummer's Festival Committee Treasurer