Steve Barkmeier

Steve’s thirty years of leadership experience in corporate tax departments at billion dollar companies culminated with his time as Vice President of Tax at the second largest newspaper group in the United States. In 2015, he brought his expertise to public accounting and is currently the Director of the Tax Service Area at Denver’s WhippleWood CPAs. He has extensive experience with tax planning, FAS 109, and M&A for partnerships and corporations. His areas of expertise include tax research and planning, mergers and acquisitions, 1031 exchanges, entity selection, tax compliance, bankruptcy taxation, state and local taxes, and corporate consolidations. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Regis University with triple majors in Accounting, Math, and Business Administration.

Steve is a board member of Future Tax Leaders Denver Chapter and is a former Chairman of the Denver Chapter. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has also served on the Tax Committee of the Newspaper Association of America.