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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Skipworth & Associates, LLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Skipworth & Associates, LLC's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting, and financial planning.

Skipworth & Associates, LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout Anchorage. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Skipworth & Associates, LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Anchorage's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Anchorage. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Skipworth & Associates, LLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Daniel L. Skipworth, CPA/CVA 907-561-2238 University of Alaska Anchorage
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Daniel is the sole owner and managing member of the firm. He began his public accounting career in 1993 working part-time as a bookkeeper and tax preparer while attending the University of Alaska Anchorage. After graduating from UAA in 1997 Daniel worked for a local CPA firm before leaving in September 1999 to lay the foundation for establishing his own firm. After working for his father's accounting practice he established Skipworth & Associates LLC in December 2000.

Daniel specializes in providing tax compliance and planning services to our individual and business clientele. Additionally he provides extensive consulting services which include litigation support and business valuation. Daniel is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) which is a valuation credential issued by the NACVA.

Daniel is a member of the Alaska Society of CPAs (ASCPA) and National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). Daniel is licensed to practice as a CPA in the state of Alaska and Texas.

Deb Bronson (907) 561-2248 CPA

Deb joined S&A in December 2010. She previously worked for a national CPA firm before taking time off to raise and home school her two children. Deb and her husband Dave have called Anchorage home for many years.

With her wealth of expertise and experience, Deb is a very welcome addition to our team!

Candice DeGraaf 907-561-2268

Candice joins Skipworth & Associates in 2015 as our new office manager. We are thankful and very grateful to have her around to guide us and keep things under control. You may notice some decorative changes throughout the office and she will undoubtedly deserve all of the credit!

Lori Bankhead

Lori began her career with a national firm in Dallas, Texas after graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a CPA, she moved to a regional firm as Audit Manager, specializing in governmental and not-for-profit auditing and accounting. Next she took on the role of IT Project Manager with a major automobile finance company and a large community college district. Lori then stepped away to move to her dream home in the mountains, raise 3 children and become a full-time volunteer. She returned to public accounting in 2016, primarily focusing on bookkeeping, accounting, and tax preparation. Lori joins the team as a Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor to assist with bookkeeping, tax preparation and special projects. She works virtually from her hometown of Paris, Texas.

Paul Yves Castro

Paul joins the team as our first full time remote employee. Paul has a background in auditing and is eager to learn the tax side of the profession.