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.
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.
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 Masters of Accountancy. Before Ken and Mike started The Accounting Guys in 2012, Ken was operating Biesinger & Kofford, CPAs. He 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 family.
PHILLIP SWAN, CPA
Phillip received bachelor’s degrees in accounting and economics through Utah State University, and his Master of Accounting from Western Governors University. 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.
BRETT SMITH, CPA
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 five children.
Spencer graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He worked as a corporate accountant for three 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.
Brian worked as a loan officer and branch manager in the banking industry for six years prior to joining The Accounting Guys team at the start of 2018. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Western Governors University and is currently working towards his master’s in accounting. Brian enjoys getting to know the clients he works with and looks for ways to make processes more efficient for them. Outside of work, he enjoys playing the trumpet, watching movies, and spending time with his beautiful wife and two kids.
Sarah is an aspiring CPA currently studying at Western Governors University. She has over five years of experience in accounting and inventory management. In her free time Sarah enjoys longboarding, hiking, camping, and mountain biking.
Andrew graduated from Rowan University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He worked in New Jersey as a staff accountant at Inspira Health Network for four years. While working with The Accounting Guys, he plans on pursuing the CPA license. Andrew moved to Utah to adventure and learn how to snowboard and mountain bike. He enjoys spending time outdoors and loves playing soccer.
Erin graduated from Colorado State University-Global in 2019 with a Master of Professional Accountancy. She has experience in small business bookkeeping, as well as helping companies prepare financials for SEC filings. Erin is halfway through the CPA exams. Outside of work, she enjoys crafting, baking, music, and spending time with her family.
Robert graduated from Southern Utah University with a Master of Accountancy degree in 2018. He has two years of tax preparation experience and a year of bookkeeping experience. Robert is currently studying for the CPA exam. Outside of work he enjoys canyoneering, mountaineering, photography, and camping with his family.
Jerrad is a lifelong resident of Salt Lake County. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in business, then transferred to Western Governors University, where he graduated with an MBA. He has worked almost exclusively with small businesses and understands the value a good set of books has for a business to make smart decisions. Outside of work you will probably find him fishing out on one of our beautiful local lakes.
Adam is a CPA with “Big Four” accounting experience in addition to serving high net-worth individuals and advisors in the wealth management space. Adam graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in accounting. Adam grew up in Utah and Idaho and lives in Orem with his wife and three kids. When it comes to entertainment, Adam’s tastes are eclectic, ranging from Taylor Swift to Tupac and The Bachelor/Bachelorette to Marcus Aurelius. Adam finds great satisfaction in his family, helping others achieve their goals, debits equaling credits, and tacos al pastor.
Blake is currently working on his bachelor’s degree majoring in accounting at Utah Valley University with plans to pursue a master’s of accounting and attaining his CPA. With his dad being a CPA, Blake grew up helping his dad file taxes. Outside of work and school he spends most of his time watching movies or playing board games with family and friends.
McKayd graduated from Utah Valley University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a minor in business management. While working for The Accounting Guys, he plans on getting his master’s degree in accounting, as well as his CPA license. McKayd lives in Payson with his wife and two kids. When not working, McKayd enjoys playing any sport, especially baseball, and doing anything outdoors.
Casey grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Minneapolis. He earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting in the spring of 2020 from Brigham Young University. After graduation he joined PwC and worked as a Tax Associate for two years before joining The Accounting Guys as a senior accountant. Casey obtained his CPA in May of 2022 and looks forward to helping his clients understand their accounting and finances. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. His hobbies include watching sports and movies as well as reading a variety of books.
Gordon is currently working on a bachelor’s degree majoring in accounting with a minor in business management at Utah Valley University with plans to move on to a master’s of accounting and becoming a CPA. Outside of work and pursuing his education, He loves to ski, and read books.
Joe graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and is currently planning on graduating with his master’s degree. He has management and bookkeeping experience in small business. In addition to spending every minute he can with his wife and two small children, he enjoys all things fiction, from movies to games and books.
Zach is currently working on a bachelor’s degree majoring in accounting with a minor in business management at Utah Valley University with plans to move on to a master’s of accounting and becoming a CPA. Outside of work and pursuing his education, He enjoys camping, swimming, and doing anything to relax.
Michael graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting with plans to work towards his master’s degree. He has over two years of experience of bookkeeping and tax preparation. He enjoys spending his time with his wife and family, camping outdoors, and enjoying movies and games with family and friends.
Shortly after graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Melissa joined The Accounting Guys in February of 2022. She comes to us with over two years of accounting experience. She’s excited to see where her career takes her as she continues to grow and learn within the company. When she isn’t in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. You can find them soaking up the sun at the lake, camping, grilling, riding quads, and just about anything else that gets them out and about in nature.
Patrick graduated as Salutatorian from Utah Valley University in 2022 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. While working for The Accounting Guys, he plans on returning to school for a second bachelor’s in finance in addition to working towards his CPA license. Patrick lives in Orem with his loyal cat, Thunder, and enjoys reading and translating foreign novels in his spare time.
TYLER J. BROADHEAD SR, MBA
Tyler graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with an Associates Degree in General Studies, from Brigham Young University (Provo) with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Business Minor, and from Western Governors University with his MBA where he received many awards for his writings on Ethical Leadership. He grew up in Las Vegas around accounting, as his father was an accountant all his life, and has spent a great deal of time in the insurance industry. Tyler married in 2018 to his amazing wife, and they have a beautiful 7-month baby boy! Tyler watches WAY too much TV, but loves watching movies and TV shows. He loves a good story, and is excited to hear the stories of those around him.
Kimberly graduated with her Masters of Accountancy degree in 2018 from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. Before joining The Accounting Guys, Kimberly worked as a staff accountant where she focused on all aspects of accounting for small businesses. She also has experience in preparing tax returns for both businesses and individuals, including quarterly and annual payroll tax filings. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys solving puzzles and spending time with her family.
Kenneth graduated from The College of Southern Idaho with an associates degree in Spanish and in General Business. He likes working with numbers and making a difference. He also ran on the cross country and track team at The College of Southern Idaho during his time there. Kenneth is working towards his bachelor’s degree in accounting. He enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
Denise has worked in accounting for over twenty years. She works directly with a variety of clients to track and analyze their company’s financial information. She also has extensive experience working in QuickBooks. 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.
Andrea joined The Accounting Guys in 2013, and has worked in the accounting field for over twenty years. She works as our payroll specialist and helps a variety of clients set up and process their payrolls. She also helps with preparing and filing quarterly payroll reports and annual W-2s. She married her husband in April of 1996 and currently resides in Salem, Utah. Her hobbies include teaching ballet and watching her girls compete and perform throughout the state. In her spare time, she loves spending every moment with her husband and four children.
Staff Accountant & Bookkeeper
David began his career working as a bookkeeper from the summer of 2002 to the end of 2008, before deciding to begin a new venture working as a loan processor from 2008 to 2013. David joined our team at The Accounting Guys in the fall of 2013 as our Junior Bookkeeper and has since worked his way to becoming our staff accountant. His hobbies and passion include singing and acting on the big stage, but he also enjoys his simple life living in Eagle Mountain with his wife and four children.
Sam came from a small farming town in Kansas to study Spanish and play rugby at BYU. Before discovering accounting as a profession, he worked in business development for cyber security and data backup. When he isn’t in the office, he enjoys being with his family, attending church, building Legos, watching good movies, snorkeling among other water activities, trying new restaurants and new foods, growing fresh produce, playing spikeball, Ultimate Frisbee and Kickball, playing board games like Settlers of Catan, Risk, or Chess, playing night games, and just playing in general!
Ryan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Utah Valley University in 1998 and with an MBA from Utah State University in 2004. He has over 20 years of experience working with various small businesses in various industries to help with their accounting needs. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. They especially enjoy family vacations to Disneyland together.
Senior Tax Accountant
Nathan graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He worked for two years in public accounting while earning his MBA at Utah Valley University. He joined The Accounting Guys in 2020 as part of the tax team. Nathan enjoys all things sports and spends his free time playing basketball, golf, softball, volleyball, and pickleball.
Senior Tax Accountant
Aubrie has worked in administration and HR for over fifteen years. She joined the team in 2019. She loves working with the clients and the great team at The Accounting Guys. When not working, she loves anything outdoors—especially backpacking and fishing. Aubrie also loves spending time with her family.
Casandra is an Office Administrator with over fifteen years of combined experience in operations administration and bookkeeping. Since joining the team in February 2020, she has enjoyed getting to know the clients and working with the wonderful staff. Between working and spending time with her husband and four children, she enjoys crafts, sewing and reading. As a family they enjoy riding bikes, attending Mountain Man Rendezvous, and visiting Disneyland.