About TREU

Treu was founded on the belief that accounting needs to be proactive in order to position businesses for success. Accounting isn't just a series of transactions, it's an ongoing conversation that helps you fine tune the performance of your business, take advantage of opportunities, and keeps you in compliance with regulations.

Optimizing results requires results requires that all of the parts of the process need to work in concert with each other, and too frequently there are gaps in service. Bookkeepers usually don't have the skills or knowledge necessary to provide detailed information for responsive forecasting and tax planning. Accountants and CPA's often don't want to be bogged down by monthly bookkeeping, and many lack experience representing before the IRS. Enrolled Agents may represent you before the IRS and have extensive tax knowledge, but their world revolves around taxes and in many cases they don't have the background in accounting.

To be successful, the accounting process must work forward from the individual transactions, backward from the desired end result, and responsive to change along the way. With accounting, tax, and representation knowledge, Treu puts it all together.

 

Our Principles

Honesty

&

Integrity

We believe in doing what is right, and adhere to our professional guidelines

Relentless

Self

Development

We relentlessly pursue learning and holistic development

Go-getting

&

Go-giving

We stand up and step forward for the tough jobs, and we look for opportunities to give back to the world around us.

Client

Empathy

We insist on viewing the World through our client's eyes

Intelligent

Urgency

We intelligently prioritize and move with speed to create value for our company, community, and the world.

 
 

Hi, I'm Megan, the founder of Treu Accounting. I am an Enrolled Agent (EA), and have a BA in Accounting. I have always been an accounting nerd. I spent a period each day in high school working through as many accounting courses as I could fit in. While enlisted in the Navy, I participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on base and fell in love with taxes. Once back on dry land, I earned by BA and continued working under the EA's who had trained me for VITA.

A move to Colorado and several more years preparing taxes led me to become an EA. I didn't want to just prepare taxes seasonally, I wanted to be able to help clients throughout the year when they had tax problems. I've represented clients on a wide range of issues, and enjoy relieving clients of the stress they feel when dealing with the IRS. 

That same desire to help has led me to found Treu Accounting. My experience in representation gives me a perspective different than that of most accounts, and through Treu I am better able to serve my clients and community with their business accounting needs.

Megan Austin

Founder | Accountant | Enrolled Agent

Frequently asked questions

FAQ

What's an Enrolled Agent (EA)?


Simply put, it’s that rare breed of finance geek that loves helping clients with tax issues.

It is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels – examination, collection, and appeals – of the Internal Revenue Service. It is the highest credential the IRS awards.




Difference between EA and CPA?


The difference between a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and an EA can be prepared to the differences between physicians. A physician may know a bit about each specialty but limit their practice to one area. Just because someone’s a physician doesn’t mean you’d want them operating on your heart. They may be a podiatrist. A CPA is allowed to prepare taxes and represent clients, but may not specialize in it. An EA only deals with taxes. A CPA can be an EA, and an EA can be an accountant and/or a CPA, but they do not necessarily have the same knowledge and expertise.

Another difference is that CPA is licensed at the state level and can only practice in the state they are licensed, whereas an EA is a federally licensed tax specialist. In this role, they have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS in any situation.





 

Contact Us

Treu Accounting

PO Box 7229

Golden, CO 80403

Tel: 720-730-4838

megan@treuaccounting.com 

© 2023 by Treu Accounting Inc. 

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