Fran co-owned Coet 2 CPAs, PC with her husband John Coet, which prepared more than 1,100 business and personal returns annually, for thirty-three years. After her husband’s death in 2019, she became a partner with the successor firm, ATLAS Advisors & CPAs, a regional CPA firm. Fran has left the Front Range area of Colorado and relocated to the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay in Alabama. She is licensed as a CPA in Colorado and Alabama, and since April of 2021, she is growing her boutique tax planning and preparation firm, A Dollar Here, A Dollar There, PC.
Fran worked for the IRS early in her professional career, assisting taxpayers through the then Problem Resolution Office, and was trained as an instructor. Leaving the IRS, Fran worked at a downtown Denver CPA firm, specializing in high-income and complex tax returns and litigation support. In addition to her tax knowledge and experience in estate planning, Fran has qualified as an expert witness regarding business valuations, professional ethics, and income tax issues in litigation environments. She was also an instructor and author of tax law topics for Gear-Up, owned by Thomson-Reuters, and has been providing similar services to PTI since 2018.
She graduated from Regis University, magna cum laude, with a major in business administration and a minor in economics. Fran was married to John, a CPA and CFP, for more than 35 years before his death. Between them, they have five children, a total of eighteen grand- and step-grandchildren, and one great-grand-daughter.
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