About Us

Built on a proud tradition of professional service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking.


Our Mission

While others many have long, complicated mission statements, at Burkhardt & Dawson, CPAs, our mission is clear: We provide the highest quality long term professional services to our individual clients.

The responsive, personal attention we provide for each client, regardless how large or small, is key to our approach. Each member of our highly trained and experienced staff works face-to-face with clients. This approach is centered on meeting your needs and helping you plan for your future success.


Our Team

Our experienced team consists of four CPA's, five accountants, and administrative staff.

Donna Burkhardt

Donna Burkhardt

Partner, CPA

Donna became a Certified Public Accountant in 1991. She joined our firm in 1982, was promoted and became a partner in 1995. As a trusted business advisor she focuses on building long-term relationships.

donnacpa@burkhardtdawsoncpas.com

Laura Dawson

Laura Dawson

Partner, CPA

Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1983. She joined our firm in 1992 and became a partner in 1996.

lauracpa@burkhardtdawsoncpas.com

Morgan Gravenish

Morgan Gravenish

Accountant, CPA

Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2012 and joined our firm the same year.

morgancpa@burkhardtdawsoncpas.com

Brandon Henke

Brandon Henke

Accountant, CPA

Brandon graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2012. He joined our firm in 2014.

brandoncpa@burkhardtdawsoncpas.com

Chris Elliot

Chris Elliott

Accountant

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Buena Vista University. She joined our firm in 2006.

chris@burkhardtdawsoncpas.com

ReNae Smith

ReNae Smith

Accountant

ReNae graduated from AIB College of Business with a degree in Business Management. She joined our firm in 2016. She previously worked in the banking and legal industries.

renae@burkhardtdawsoncpas.com

Jamie Waterman

Jamie Waterman

Accountant

Jamie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Buena Vista University. She joined our firm in 2016. She manages our payroll department.

jamie@burkhardtdawsoncpas.com

Elizabeth Dawson

Elizabeth Dawson

Accountant

Liz graduated from Iowa State with degrees in Accounting & Business Management. She joined our firm in 2019. She previously worked for the Iowa Auditor of State’s office performing financial statement audits across Iowa.

liz@burkhardtdawsoncpas.com

Donise Raper

Donise Raper

Administrative Assistant

Donise joined our firm in 2007. She is one of the friendly voices when you contact our office. She is critical to keeping our extensive paperless storage system organized.

donise@burkhardtdawsoncpas.com


Our History

We're a local CPA firm established in 1967.

Owners, Donna R. Burkhardt, CPA & Laura M. Dawson, CPA have grown the local CPA firm into a recognized leader in Northwest Iowa over the past two decades. Our client growth is accelerated by outstanding referrals from many long-term clients.

With strategic planning and investments in training and technology, our professional staff has continued to expand. We have been fortunate to recruit and hire outstanding individuals to return to our community as part of our professional team.

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