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About Incline Accounting

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Meet our founder.

Hey! I'm Cathy McDonough, EA. I started Incline Accounting in 2014 to help business owners grow financially healthy businesses and avoid overpaying in taxes.

Aside from my background in corporate accounting, I'm also an Enrolled Agent (EA) which means I'm authorized by the federal government to represent taxpayers in matters involving the IRS (like audits and other "fun" stuff).

When I'm not helping business owners transform their businesses and lives, you'll find me exploring Colorado with my husband and five kids.

The Story (and Stats) Behind Our Name

The Manitou Incline (a.k.a "The Incline") is a popular hiking trail just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It's a steep climb up more than 2,700 steps along an old inclined railway route. It's roughly 0.88 miles in length and gains just over 2,000 ft. of altitude from bottom to top.

The climb can be grueling. Even brutal. But you don't want to take the "bail trail" and give up just past the halfway point. That defeats the whole purpose.

Your focus — what keeps you going — is reaching the top. The views and bragging rights are legendary. Not to mention the cardiovascular benefits if you don't have a heart attack before reaching the end.

Sounds a lot like running a business, doesn't it?

Our passion — and the promise behind our name — is helping you "reach the top" and see the payoff for all your hard work.
Photo taken on the Manitou Incline, taken about 2/3 of the way up, facing down towards the bottom. Some mountains and a little bit of Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs are visible in the background.

A Financial Team for Growing Businesses

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Our team of Virtual CFOs, accountants, bookkeepers, and tax professionals helps growing businesses tap into the same resources and expertise the big companies have but at a fraction of the cost.

We especially ❤️ helping local businesses in the greater Colorado Springs region.