Dawn Buchanan, Principal, Pinion, LLC
Dawn Buchanan, Principal, KCoe Isom, LLP
With over 25 years of experience, Dawn Buchanan specializes in auditing and consulting services for manufacturing and supply companies, food processors, agricultural cooperatives, e-commerce organizations, California educational agencies, and other local governments.
She applies the Single Audit Act and Uniform Guidance in a practical manner for governmental, educational, and not-for-profit organizations, delivering worry-free financial reporting. Her clients consider her to play an integral role within their operations and look to her for sound financial counsel, resulting in:
- Guiding a charter school’s chief business official through stringent reporting processes and recommending new, yet initially unpopular, procedures—they warmed up to the changes upon realizing the benefit of solid advice.
- Fostering a long-lasting relationship with a chief business official, who relies on Dawn as a professional confidant both in the workplace and in her personal life.
- Performing assurance services for an on-line company later acquired by an international entity, Dawn was invited to perform the company’s tax work after the acquiring entity observed her exceptional service.
As chair of the firm’s audit and accounting committee, Dawn oversees independent technical and quality control reviews to ensure audit clients receive extraordinary assurance services. She develops and updates curriculum on implementing internal controls, maintaining general ledgers, preparing financial statements, and complying with governmental requirements.
Dawn Buchanan is passionate about supporting the success of those she works with. She enjoys the ability to impact the skills and careers of the firm’s staff through coaching, mentoring, and training. Her collaborative approach fosters excellent working relationships both inside and outside of the firm.