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.

Partners


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 is a highly-skilled certified public accountant with over two decades of experience. He received his Masters of Accountancy from Brigham Young University in 1997 and has been providing top-notch accounting services since. Prior to starting The Accounting Guys with Mike in 2012, Ken ran Biesinger & Kofford, CPAs. He specializes in tax and accounting for small to medium businesses, and financial consulting. When he's not working, Ken enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, boating and spending quality time with his loved ones.

PHILLIP SWAN, CPA

Partner


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.

SPENCER BATES

Partner


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 LUCAS

Partner


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.

Dealership Specialists


ADAM SIPHERD, CPA

Accounting Manager


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.

BRETT SMITH, CPA

Accounting 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 five children.

SARAH HOBBS

Accounting Manager


Sarah is currently studying at WGU and has 8 years of accounting experience with 4 of those being with The Accounting Guys. Sarah is happiest outdoors riding her road or mountain bike, hiking, snowboarding, and camping. Sarah lives for all genres of live music, spending time with her son, and making memories while adventuring.

ANDREW ALE

Senior Accountant


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. He loves snowboarding, mountain biking, camping, and video games.

BLAKE DALLIN

Senior Accountant


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.

CASEY BRINGHURST, CPA

Senior Accountant


Casey grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Minneapolis. He earned his Bachelor's in Accounting in 2020 from Brigham Young University. After graduation, he joined PwC as a Tax Associate for two years before moving to The Accounting Guys as a senior accountant. Casey obtained his CPA in May 2022 and enjoys helping clients with accounting and finances. In his free time, he likes spending time with family, watching sports, movies, and reading..

CHELSY BULLOCK

Senior Accountant


Chelsy graduated with her Masters in Accountancy in 2019. Since then she has been working as a Property accountant in Real Estate. She has also been doing small business bookkeeping part time on the side. Chelsy is excited to be working with The Accounting Guys fulltime to assist other business owners with their accounting needs.

ERIN NIXON

Senior Accountant


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.

GEORGE PAPADAKIS

Senior Accountant


George has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and is currently working on his Master's. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar.

GORDON GYGI

Senior Accountant


Gordon is currently a student working on his bachelor’s degree, majoring in accounting with a minor in business management at Utah Valley University. Gordon has 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, hike, and read anything in the sci-fi/fantasy realm. 

JENNIFER WRIGHT

Senior Accountant


Jennifer graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master's degree in accounting and minor in Spanish. She come to us with 4 years tax experience with other CPA firms. When she's not enjoying the cozy glow of balanced transactions, she enjoys being with her husband and 5 children on a boat. Jennifer is a tournament waterskier and watersports instructor.

JERRAD SROUFE

Senior Accountant


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.

JOE LEVERING

Senior Accountant


Joe graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master's from WGU. 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.

KIMBERLY HENRY

Senior Accountant


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.

MCKAYD GORDON

Senior Accountant


McKayd Graduated from UVU in 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in accounting. Outside of accounting McKayd enjoys spending time with his family, going fishing, adventuring in the mountains, and playing sports especially old man softball where he can relive his college baseball glory day. When not outside McKayd can be found sitting on the couch watching whatever show his kids will let him put on the TV.

MELISSA BROWN

Senior Accountant


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.

MICHAEL DRAUT

Senior Accountant


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.

PATRICK WEEKS

Senior Accountant


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.

SARAH GRIFFETH

Senior Accountant


Sarah received her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 2022. Before working at the Accounting Guys, Sarah worked as a staff accountant for small businesses and gained experience in Quickbooks, Excel, and now Light Speed. Outside of work, Sarah loves spending time with her husband binge watching quality TV shows. She finds satisfaction in pushing herself to be better every day, learning knew things, reading and watching anything horror/thriller related, and Taco Bell. 

TYLER J. BROADHEAD SR, MBA

Senior Accountant


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.

ABIGAIL BROWN

Staff Accountant


Abigail is currently pursing a Bachelor's degree in Accounting at Brigham Young University and plans to become a CPA after graduating. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, playing pickle ball, and watching good movies.

ALY EARL

Staff Accountant


Aly is a current student at Utah Valley University pursuing her bachelor's degree in Accounting with a minor in Business Management. Outside of work she loves to be with her husband and family, popcorn, pasta, romcoms, and old movies.

CAMI THOMAS

Staff Accountant


Currently, Cami is working towards her Bachelor's in Accounting at Utah Valley University. Preceding her time at The Accounting Guys, Cami worked in AP/AR at a contracting company. In her free time, Cami enjoys hiking, paddleboarding and baking the best ginger cookies anyone has ever tried.

DAYTON DEMPSEY

Staff Accountant


Dayton is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in accounting with a minor in business at Brigham Young University. He plans on getting a Master's degree upon graduation and becoming a CPA. Outside of work and school, Dayton enjoys playing baseball and pickleball, fishing, and spending quality time with friends and family.

DEVIN SAM

Staff Accountant


Devin is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree from Western Governors University majoring in accounting. Upon graduating, he plans to continue his education and obtain his Master’s degree in accounting as well as his CPA license. In his free time, Devin enjoys mountain biking, hiking, golfing and watching sports.

KENNETH MERRELL

Staff Accountant


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. 

MADISON FURNISS

Staff Accountant


Madison graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Utah Valley University in fall of 2021. She majored in accounting and minored in business management. She is about to finish her Master's of Accounting degree through Western Governors University, and plans on getting her CPA after that. She lives in Pleasant Grove with her family, and enjoys reading, and watching YouTube videos on maritime disasters in her free time.

TAYLOR JACKSON

Staff Accountant


Taylor graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2022. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter.

QuickBooks Specialists


Denise Neilsen

DENISE NEILSEN

Accounting Manager


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 Brooks

ANDREA BROOKS

Payroll Specialist


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.

David Timpson

DAVID TIMPSON

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.

Tax Specialists


KAYE PALMER, CPA

Tax Associate


Kaye holds a degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. Since 2007, Kaye has been a valuable member of the B&K/TAG team, with a brief hiatus to serve a mission with her husband for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Indiana. Throughout her career, Kaye has primarily focused on taxation, both at her current firm and at previous CPA firms. Outside of work, Kaye cherishes time with her family, which includes four children and five grandchildren. When she's not with her loved ones, Kaye indulges in a variety of hobbies such as reading, gardening, hiking, playing pickleball, and hosting delightful barbecues at her home.

RYAN W. BEAL

Tax Associate


Ryan received a Bachelor of Business Management with an additional Certificate in Accounting from Utah Valley University. He is currently working on a Master of Taxation from Weber State University and aspires to become a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. Outside of work Ryan enjoys renovating basements, serving his community, and pursuing other business and financial avenues.

ROBERT STEVENS

Tax Senior


Robert graduated from Southern Utah University with a Master of Accountancy degree in 2018. He has four years of tax preparation experience and three years of bookkeeping experience. Robert is currently studying for the CPA exam. Outside of work he enjoys canyoneering, mountaineering, photography, and camping with his family.

Administrative Team


AUBRIE HARTVIGSEN

Administrative Manager


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 Goddard

CASANDRA GODDARD

Office Administrator


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.

NATE MCGRIFF

Office Administrator


Nate graduated from Utah Valley University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Nate is always up for learning something new or solving complex problems.  During his free time Nate loves spending time with his family and enjoys good stories in all forms of media including books, movies, and games.

BOB SMITH

Software Systems Manager


Bob has been programming professionally for 15 years, and as a hobbyist, even longer.  He has worked on software in the manufacturing and medical industries and now works on the Interactive Reporting product and other technical needs. Bob enjoys board games, video games, and spending time with his family.

Brent Butler

IT Manager


Brent is a veteran IT Profession, spending the last 30 years with technology. He has worked in technical support for software and retail, sales, internal IT support and management. He is married, with one daughter. Enjoys hockey, off-roading, and family history.