Matthew Blackburn, CPA, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in English, and from the University of Colorado at Denver with an MS in Accounting. (In other words, you can rely on Matt for clear, layman-friendly explanations of the most esoteric tax concepts.) Matt’s career has included stints at the global public accounting firm Ernst & Young, as well as US West, Comcast, and the City and County of Denver. These diverse environments deepened his understanding of best accounting practices for both the private and public sectors.
Over the years, Matt discovered that his heart lay in providing personalized service to individuals and small businesses and non-profits. That’s why he started The Sand Creek Company in 2013. A resident and unabashed fan of Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood, Matt is often found out and about with his wife and daughters, enjoying the pool, the parks, biking or walking his dog, a Chihuahua mix named Sugar.
Matt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
This non-profit organization promotes an inclusive art community with art shows, art education, workshops, programs and open studio events.
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I’ve been working with the Sand Creek Company for over a year now with 3 different businesses that I own and a non-profit that I volunteer for. Matt has been prompt, professional and patient while working through particulars that have been overlooked in the past. I highly recommend their services.
There is a lot to worry about when starting and running a new business, but thanks to Matt, I don't have to worry about my books or state and federal requirements. It is a HUGE relief to have that off my plate so I can focus on getting new customers through the door. His expertise extends past accounting, and I consider him to be an adviser for our music school.
At Sand Creek, our goal is to deliver an exceptional experience by engaging with clients at a personal level, understanding their financial goals, and effectively communicating the options, opportunities, and risks associated with their financial decisions. As whole-hearted advocates of our clients’ success, we maintain a mindset of independence, free of any influence which would put our own interests ahead of theirs. We always fully disclose our fees before accepting any engagement.
We also strive to anticipate and fulfill our clients’ needs and expectations at every stage of service, and to act as guardians against unforeseen adverse outcomes. We strive to educate and enlighten clients with the best, most relevant information available, to help them make important decisions about their financial futures.
At Sand Creek, we’re very grateful to live where we do, and eager to give back to the Northeast Denver community. We’re pleased to contribute our time and financial expertise to these very worthwhile organizations.
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Engaged parent volunteers that
help support the IB (International Baccalaureate) program, high academic standards, and positive learning environment at this
Stapleton elementary school.
The Sand Creek Company is an independent financial consulting service located in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver. After a decade of working at a global accounting firm and other large organizations like the City of Denver, founder Matthew Blackburn, CPA, established The Sand Creek Company to help individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their financial goals.
Our services are wide-ranging, and always tailored to clients’ unique needs. Income tax planning and compliance. Accounting and bookkeeping. Strategies for rental properties. Starting and growing a small business. Payroll, sales and use, and local taxes. Estates and trusts, retirement planning and much more. At Sand Creek, our expertise is always partnered with straightforward communication. And a true passion for seeing our community’s families and businesses thrive.
Westerly Creek PTA
This Stapleton elementary school’s robust PTA enriches lives in countless ways, providing resources such as a food pantry and critical educational funding raised by auctions, book fairs and more.
Our mission is to deliver an exceptional experience every day, to every one of Sand Creek’s clients. Pretty simple, really. But it’s a daily reminder to bring our best work to the table, because we fully understand the impact that sound financial guidance can have on our clients’ lives.
If you’d like to dig a little deeper into the Sand Creek philosophy, please read our mission statement below. Or better yet, call us. We’re always happy to discuss how we can best serve you.
Our Mission Statement