Theresa McDowell, CPA

Theresa McDowell
Location: Denver Office
Phone: (303) 740-9400

Audit Partner

Theresa has more than 15 years of public accounting experience and leads the Employee Benefit Plan practice for the firm. She works exclusively with clients to bring their employee benefit plans into compliance with plan documents and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ERISA requirements. She works with clients through their compliance audits with the IRS and DOL. Theresa assists more than 100 client groups to address benefit plan compliance and business issues.


  • Western Pension Benefits Plan Council


Employee benefit plans
Defined contributions
Defined benefits
Health and welfare


BS, Accounting
Metropolitan State University of Denver


  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Finance Committee
  • Castle Pines Storm Swim Team, President
  • Mountain High Swim Leagues, Awards
  • Veteran’s Passport for Hope, Treasurer

Personal activities

Thought Leadership

IRS Announces 2017 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits and Pension Plan Limitations

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EBP Compliance: Preventing Audit Deficiencies

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EBP Compliance: 5 Strategies to Stay Complaint - and Avoid a DOL Audit

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