EKS&H, the largest Colorado-based accounting and consulting firm, announced today several certifications recently earned by employees. Consulting Senior Manager Lee Dorkin has earned the Six Sigma Black Belt certification and Audit Senior Manager Josh Billiard and Audit Manager Stephanie Gombos have both earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCFIP) designation.

"These achievements mark significant milestones in the professional development of these professionals," said Bob Hottman, CEO of EKS&H. "As a result, our clients benefit from an ever-expanding collection of technical capabilities from people like Lee, Josh, and Stephanie."

Six Sigma certification includes several dozen texts, deliverables, and a 5 part-6 hour exam. The training teaches practical, proven quality management principles that provide the tools, techniques, and methods to achieve efficient process improvement. This is accomplished by providing outstanding, consistent quality and reducing operational expenses by eliminating waste and inefficiencies.

Audit Partner and Manufacturing Industry leader at EKS&H, Kreg Brown said, "It was with hard work and commitment that Lee earned the Six Sigma Black Belt, and it is that same dedication we see him bringing to clients every day."

The CCFIP certification requires a construction industry finance-focused exam. The certification indicates a commitment to excellence and prepares both firms and individuals for meeting the challenges as the construction industry financial management becomes more complex. Most of all, it identifies individuals who can turn financial efficiencies into bottom-line results.

Audit Partner and Construction Industry leader at EKS&H, Shane Brown said, "Josh and Stephanie have long served the unique needs of our construction industry clients, and this certification is confirmation of their specialized skills and expertise. We are proud of what they have and continue to offer to these current and future clients."

About EKS&H

EKS&H is a Colorado-based public accounting firm providing audit, tax, and consulting services to clients locally, nationally, and internationally. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in sustained growth since we began 35 years ago. Currently, we have the largest number of CPAs of any firm in the Rocky Mountain region. We have almost 500 employees including 55 partners in three offices. We are ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. firms in Accounting Today's 2013 Top 100 Firms and we have been named a Best Place to Work by the Denver Business Journal, Great Places to Work Institute, and Fortune Magazine.