Our Team

CPA Associates PC is a full-service CPA firm licensed in Iowa.

All our CPAs hold valid Iowa CPA certificates.

Meet Our Owners:

Sarah H. Beckman, CPA

beckman.sarah@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Taxation – Business, individual and non-profit

Audit and accounting – manufacturing, government, non-profit, construction, agriculture,

employee benefit plans and insurance

Consulting – Business process improvement and internal control environment design

Peer reviews

Professional Associations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Licensed to practice in Iowa

Community Involvement:

Board Member - Iowa Society of Certified Public Accounts

Board Member - Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Education University of Northern Iowa – Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting

Sarah has been working in public accounting since 2001 and is married to Danny.


Michael W. Dick, CPA, CGMA

mdick@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Taxation – Corporate, partnership, individual, payroll, sales/use, estate, trust and gift, non-profit, 

and employee benefit plans

Extensive experience in construction, agri-business and manufacturing industries

Mike has over 32 years experience in both the public accounting and private sectors

Professional Associations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Chartered Global Management

Accountant

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement:

Past Chairman and Treasurer – Burlington/West Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Past Chairman – Junior Achievement of Des Moines County

Treasurer – Southeastern Community College Athletic Booster Club

Treasurer - Burlington Notre Dame Education Foundation

Past President and Treasurer – Burlington Golf Club

Past Treasurer – Burlington Steamboat Days Inc.

Education – Western Illinois University – Bachelor of Business – Accounting

Mike is married to Cindy and they have two children.


MEET OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF:

Kim Hunsaker, CPA

khunsaker@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Director of Quality Control

Peer reviews

Over 30 years experience in audit, accounting and tax

Professional Associations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Peer Review Alliance Peer Review Report Acceptance Committee

Community Involvement:

Race Director – Snake Alley Criterium

Past Board Chairman – Burlington/West Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Past Treasurer – Grow Greater Burlington, Inc., Burlington/West Burlington Chamber of 

Commerce and Downtown Partners, Inc, Capitol Theater Foundation

Education:

California State University, Fresno – Bachelor of Science, Business Administration –  Accounting

St Ambrose University – Master of Business Administration

Kim has been in public practice since 1989 and is married to John.


Joe Cochran, CPA, CGMA

jcochran@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Taxation

Over 30 years experience in audit, accounting, and tax solutions for businesses

Professional Associations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education – Truman State University – Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Joe is married to Linda, and they have two children and four grandchildren.


Tracy Floyd

tfloyd@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Accounting Services Manager – Payroll and payroll tax return preparation

Audits of governmental entities, manufacturing and construction companies

Experience – Tracy has been employed in public accounting since 2007

Education – Western Illinois University – Bachelor of Business Administration –  Accounting

Tracy is married to George, and they enjoy spending time with their sons.


Jessica McCane

jmccane@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Accounting and financial reporting for small businesses

Audits of various industries

Payroll and payroll tax return preparation

Income and sales/use taxes

Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor

Experience – Jessica has over 20 years experience in the accounting field

EducationMetropolitan State University of Denver – Bachelor of Science – Accounting

Jessica is married to Ben and they have three children.


Justin Petersen, CPA

jpetersen@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Tax return preparation for individuals and business entities

Audits of small businesses, employee benefit plans, and local governments

Business accounting and small business financial report preparations

Experience  Prior to studying accounting and finance, Justin gained valuable experience as a

commissioned salesman and sales trainer. Justin started at CPA Associates as an intern in

December 2019 preparing tax returns and assisting in financial statement audits before accepting

a full-time offer in April 2020.

Professional Associations: 

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education:

Southeastern Community College – Associate of Arts

Culver-Stock College – Bachelor of Science  Accounting and Finance

Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, and he is looking forward to finishing the CPA Exam journey soon.


Ryan Bigger

rbigger@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Accounting and financial reporting for small businesses

Audits of governmental entities, employee benefit plans, and not-for-profit entities.

Experience  Ryan began working in public accounting in 2016 and began his career with

CPA Associates in September 2020.

Professional Associations: 

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education:

Greenville Universtiy  Bachelor of Science  Accounting

Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and french bulldog.


James Boyles 

jboyles@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Bookkeeping & payroll for small businesses

Sales tax returns

Tax returns for individuals and entities

Experience  James has over 10 years of experience in the United State Air Force and

the Illinois Air National Guard Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) program as

a tax preparer.  He began his career at CPA Associates with a summer internship

in 2019 before joinging the team full-time December 2020.

Education:

Carl Sandburg College  Associates in Arts

Community College of the Air Force  Associates in Applied Science

Western Illinois University  Bachelor of Business – Accountancy

James enjoys spending time with his wife and children.


Jacob Scheitlin

jscheitlin@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Payroll and payroll tax return preparation

Experience  Prior to studying accounting, Jacob worked for 5 years in golf course management in 

Duluth, Minnesota.  He began preparing tax returns in 2018, and he started his career with CPA 

Associates in July of 2020 while working towards his CPA accreditation.

Professional Associations: 

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education:

Western Illinois University  Bachelor of Science  Recreation,  Park and Tourism Administration

Western Illinois University – Masters of Science  Sport Management

Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife Kelli and dog Lester, golfing, and watching college wrestling.


Nikki Housewright

nhousewright@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Business accounting and small business financial reporting

Payroll and payroll tax return preparation

Sales/use tax return preparation

Certified ProAdvisor in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, and QuickBooks Point of Sale

Experience Nikki has over 25 years experience in the business management and accounting field.

Education Carl Sandberg College

Nikki is married to Gary and has a son.


Margaret Wagner

mwagner@cpaapc.com

Specializing In:

Payroll and payroll tax return preparation

Experience – Margaret has over 26 years of payroll processing experience

Education – Southeastern Community College – Associate in Arts and Sciences

Margaret is married has three children.


MEET OUR OFFICE STAFF:

Sara Beckman

sbeckman@cpaapc.com

Sara has been with the firm for 35 years.  She is responsible for the printing, proofing, collation and assembly of all financial reports and tax returns.  Sara values her time spent with friends and family, especially her three sons.  She is currently a member of the board of directors for the Greater Burlington Area Crime Stoppers. She enjoys boating on the Mississippi River, traveling to Kansas City to visit her sons and attend Chiefs and Royals games. She is also a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the St Louis Cardinals!


Susan Gerst

sgerst@cpaapc.com

Susan is the office manager and has been with the firm for over 45 years.  She is the glue that holds the office together, and keeps the owners and staff on task.


Angie Raid

araid@cpaapc.com

Angie has been with the firm since December 2019.  Prior to joining the team at CPA Associates, Angie was a West Burlington police officer and retired from the force in 2013.  She has also worked in retail and banking.  Angie enjoys assisting the clients and staff of CPA Associates.  In her free time, Angie also enjoys watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball, camping, traveling, and spending time with her son, Quentin, and her two dogs, Frankie and Murry.

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