About Steven Olson
Steven D. Olson, CPA, has extensive experience in a wide range of leadership, management and advisory positions. In the role of Chief Financial Officer, he provides executives with timely and accurate financial statements, ongoing cash flow projections, oversight over accounting and finance operations, as well as design and maintenance of the financial reporting structures.
In addition to his accounting and finance oversight responsibilities, Steven offers broad management, internal control and strategic advice to management. His Total Quality Management experience can greatly accelerated a company’s effort to document business policies and procedures as well as improve manufacturing processes.
His proficiency relative to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 benefits companies in a wide range of industries by evaluating all aspects of their internal control systems. He typically assists with the identification of key risks and design of mitigating controls, documentation of principle procedures and performing pre-audit testing to evaluate existing compliance.
Companies that Steven has previously helped represent a variety of industries including Internet communications, precious metals mining, agriculture, computer hardware manufacturing, and industrial equipment manufacturing. Proficient in general management, business principles and essential business practices, he has advised companies representing several industries including aggregates, publishing, aerospace, automotive parts distribution, information technology and others.
As an experienced project manager, Steven assists companies making the transition from basic accounting systems to wholly integrated business and financial information systems. His role as the project manager ensures rapid conversion to the new software and timely implementation with minimal disruption to operations. For project management engagements, Steven facilitates the documentation of various business processes, addresses relevant internal risks and controls, and performs initial compliance testing as part of the internal review process.
His success as an advisor to business is built on a foundation of considerable leadership and management experience obtained while serving in the U.S. Navy. As a Naval Officer, he held a wide array of leadership positions in the health care delivery field. He possesses a wealth of experience in health care including budgeting, operations, system design, data base management, financial management and others. Steven is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He has taught a wide range of business and accounting subjects as an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix, the Monfort School of Business at the University of Northern Colorado and Front Range Community College in Northern Colorado. His University teaching experience enables him to continually bring added value to his business and financial consulting.
- Bachelor of Science, Health Care Administration, George Washington University, Washington DC
- Master of Science, Financial Management, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA
Certificates & Licenses:
- Certified Public Accountant – Colorado
- Certified Public Accountant – Florida (Currently Inactive)
- Colorado Society of CPAs
- American Society for Quality
- Financial Executives Networking Group
- Sage Group (Business Incubator Advisors)
- Executive Board, Northern Colorado Red Cross
- Executive Board, Loveland Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member, Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance
- Active member and chair Loveland Rotary
Articles by Steven Olson
- Internal Controls 101
- Assessing Risk
- Creating A Success Team
- Which Way Should I Go?
- Looking Through The Windshield
- Bubble, Bubble, The Economy Is In Trouble
- More Lessons from the Richest Man in Babylon – Part 3
- Fiscal Cliff? What About The Bubbles?
- More Lessons from The Richest Man In Babylon – Part 2
- More Lessons from The Richest Man In Babylon – Part 1
- Lessons from The Richest Man In Babylon
- Bucket List
- Business Vital Signs – Number 2
- Business Vital Signs
- Lifestyle or Legacy – What kind of business are you building?
- Measuring Performance
- Being Intentional About Your Buisiness
- Welcome to my website
- What’s More Important, Where You’re Going or Where You’ve Been?
- Is There Really “Good Debt”
- Avoiding Financial Suicide
- Boots First Exit Strategy
- 5 Tips to Stop Employee Theft
- Employees Steal From Me? What’s the Risk
- 3 Cash Flow Tips
- Ten Tips to Sell Your Business – Tip 1
- Nah, I Don’t Need an Exit Plan Now!
- Why Do I Need A Plan For Exiting My Business?
- Are You Ready to Exit Your Business?
- Why Attend An Exit Planning Seminar?
- Why I choose to be a CFO in Loveland Colorado
- Is There Value in Having a CFO
- You Built It, But Can You Sell It?
- Cooking the Books
- Experience Counts!