Craig Auer, Principal.  What makes Craig stand out in the realm of CPA’s is that he shares many commonalities with his clients and that he treats everyone like family.  He has been an employee, a corporate executive, owned and operated a retail store, was a sole proprietor, and is currently a service business owner and employer. 

With over 30 years’ experience and an extensive background in information systems, Craig has helped significantly lower overhead for hundreds of businesses.  Although Auer CPA CO is based in Fort Collins, CO, Craig’s clients are in all parts of Colorado, nationwide, and even Hawaii!   It’s Craig’s passion for his work and his clients that helps him make organizations successful through planning, budgeting, financial reporting, systems, and controls. 

At one point in his career Craig bought and sold a commercial and residential flooring company, As CFO for a Nebraska cable company, he guided the company in acquiring five other cable companies and the procurement of a $5,000,000 jet so that the executives had easy access to transportation to vet their acquisitions throughout the U.S. In Fort Collins, he recently helped sell a trampoline entertainment facility; then subsequently worked with the owners on the purchase an adventure park in Estes Park as well as expanding their business into “Extreme Interactive Entertainment, Activities, and Amusement Rentals.”

When it comes to his private life Craig is a risk taker.  He has bungee jumped in Mexico, enjoys riding on zip lines whenever he can, and has taken up the sport of wakeboarding. 

Craig was born and raised in Billings, MT.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Montana State University – Billings.  He moved to Fort Collins, CO in 1998 to start his own accounting firm and raise his two children. His son is married; he and his wife are the parents of Craig’s adorable two-year-old granddaughter.