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Who We Are

OUR TEAM OF “ACCOUNTING GUYS”

Our firm believes in empowering individuals, as well as small to medium-sized companies, to succeed in their business pursuits.

We do this by offering a wide range of accounting services: from tax filing, to in-depth financial planning.

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MIKE COLLETT, CPA

Managing Partner, Founder

Mike has been with The Accounting Guys since the beginning. He received a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University with a minor in information systems. He works mainly with small businesses and individuals with tax preparation and financial statements. He enjoys the outdoors, rec-league softball, and spending time with his wife and three children.

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BILL REYNOLDS, MBA

Managing Partner, Founder

Bill has been building successful businesses both online and off for over 20 years. He has an engineering degree from BYU and earned his MBA with an emphasis in marketing at Clemson University. In 1996, Bill started up his own software company and sold it 6 years later. He has been involved in several successful start-ups since then and knows how to quickly get a business off the ground. If you’re looking for someone to help you understand how to best run and even market your business, Bill is ready to guide you. Bill’s favorite hobbies are hiking, biking, camping and enjoying time with his family.

KENNETH W. BIESINGER, CPA

Managing Partner, Founder

Ken has been a certified public accountant since the summer of 1998, just a year after he graduated from Brigham Young University with his Master of Accountancy degree. In 2006, Ken started The Accounting Guys with Bill and Mike. Ken specializes in tax and accounting for small to medium sized businesses as well as governmental audits, financial consulting, and fraud examination. Ken’s favorite hobbies are camping, boating, and spending time with his wife and four beautiful children.

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CAROL COLLETT, CPA

Managing Partner

Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and her Master of Accounting from Weber State University. Prior to becoming a CPA in 2008, she spent several years performing payroll and accounting functions and participating in management decisions for a medium sized retail store, so she is very familiar with running a business. She and her husband Jim have six children and an ever increasing number of grandchildren. She enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, shopping, and planning home improvement projects.

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DENISE NIELSEN

Accounting Manager

Denise has worked in accounting for over 20 years. She works directly with a variety of clients to track and analyzes their company’s financial information. She also has extensive experience working in Quick Books. She manages the payroll department where she oversees and personally runs multi-state payrolls and is responsible for payroll taxes, and quarter- and year-end payroll reports. She is currently pursuing her MBA while working full-time. She received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in General Psychology with a Business Management Minor. She enjoys activities with her family, working around the house and yard, and boating.

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BRETT SMITH, CPA

Senior Accountant/Project Manager

Brett joined The Accounting Guys as a Senior Accountant in October 2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Utah Valley University and a Master of Accounting from Weber State University. He is a CPA with experience in the financial services industry, as well as corporate accounting and small business consulting. Outside the office Brett is an avid sports fan, likes golfing, and enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children.

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DAVID TIMPSON

Bookkeeper

David has worked as a full-time bookkeeper since 2002 and a loan processor since 2008 working for companies such as Full Moon, Inc., Megastar Financial, and Primary Residential Mortgage. He joined the team at The Accounting Guys in 2013. His hobbies include singing, acting, and dancing on stage. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids.

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SHERI BUTALA

Administrative Assistant

Sheri started working for The Accounting Guys in January, 2015 and absolutely loves what she does.  She has worked as an administrative assistant and secretary for 20+ years.  Her hobbies include playing the piano, scrapbooking and spending time with her husband and four children. 

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SPENCER BATES

Senior Accountant

Spencer graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  He worked as a corporate accountant for 3 years before joining The Accounting Guys.  During his time as a corporate accountant, he earned a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Utah.  Spencer is a Microsoft Excel wizard, and a master of database technology.  He enjoys board games, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

PHILLIP SWAN

Tax Accountant

Phillip received Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Economics through Utah State University, and his Masters of Accounting from Western Governors University. He is currently a CPA Candidate. He was married in October of 2014. He and his wife, Erin, reside in Spanish Fork along with their daughter. He is a competitive ultimate frisbee player and played for USU during his time there. 

HAYES THOMAS

Senior Accountant

Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Utah Valley University and a masters degree in accounting from Westminster College. He has a broad range of experience providing accounting services to large world-wide corporations as well as small and local businesses. His favorite things to do outside of the office are snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking. 

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