Meet Dawn Brolin, CPA, CFE, 
CEO The Designated Motivator, Inc., & Powerful Accounting, Inc.

Named by Accounting Today a 2023 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting

Dawn Brolin is The Designated Motivator for Accounting Professionals and the CEO of Powerful Accounting, Inc.

For more than two decades, Dawn has been a well-known and respected educator and motivator for her clients, other accounting professionals, and technology solution providers. She is known for innovative collaborations within the accounting profession including with her technology ecosystem partners which are included in her Team Brolin Starting Lineup.

Dawn is a member of the Intuit Tax Council, the ADP Advisory Board, and the Avalara QuickBooks Advisory Board. She has also received many designations and recognitions throughout her career including the most recent “The 2023 Top Presenters Awards“ by as well as Insightful Accountant’s 2020 Top Niche Practice ProAdvisor: Forensics” and one of  Accounting Today’s “2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2023 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.”

As an in-demand thought leader, speaker, and the author of The Designated Motivator and The Designated Motivator for Accounting Professionals, Dawn believes that motivation and strategic planning is not a one-time event, it is a critical part of being able to achieve the success you want for yourself and your team.

Dawn has appeared on many top-rated news programs and is consistently recognized with awards of distinction in the accounting profession. She has delivered hundreds of webinars and keynote speeches and works with many technology solution providers to help them better understand how to create and market their solutions. She is also a Designated Motivator to her peers and the collegiate softball team she is the assistant coach of at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Dawn's podcast, The DM Disruption podcast can be listened to on Apple, Spotify, as well as on the Podcast page.

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Accounting Industry Thought Leader

Dawn partners with prestigious technology solutions providers to help them educate other business owners including Fundera, Intuit, TSheets by QuickBooks, AbacusNext, ADP, MineralTree and many more.
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Fraud Fighter & Entrepreneur

Dawn W. Brolin, CPA, CFE is the founder of Team Brolin an organization dedicated to helping accounting professionals and small businesses optimize their operations and reduce their fraud risks. She is also the owner of Connecticut-based CPA firm, Powerful Accounting Inc.
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Technology Solutions Partner

Dawn’s extensive accounting expertise and personal entrepreneurial experiences fuel her passion for helping other business owners succeed through the application of smart technology solutions, effective financial management, and comprehensive business continuity and fraud mitigation strategies.
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