Jon Shaw, EA
Jon Shaw is a principal in the public accounting firm of Shaw & Nielsen, P.C. and a founding partner. Jon has over seventeen years of experience providing consulting, tax, accounting and payroll service to his clients.
Jon has had extensive experience in tax compliance and planning for companies that reside in multiple states. His experience includes corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, and individuals. Jon also many years of experience doing payroll, sales tax and other local tax issues with clients. He has represented clients before the IRS and state authorities and successfully advocated for the clients resulting in good outcomes for the taxpayers involved.
Jon graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and then later graduated from Weber State University with a Master of Professional Accountancy degree specializing in Tax. Jon specializes in small businesses taxation, accounting, QuickBooks consulting and payroll. Jon has particularly worked closely in the following industries: automobile dealerships, recreation vehicle dealerships, trade contractors, construction, medical professionals, and real estate professionals.
Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, playing indoor soccer, basketball, traveling and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.
Reed Nielsen, CPA
Reed Nielsen is a certified public accountant and partner at Shaw & Nielsen, PC. He has eleven years of experience and provides his clients with accounting, tax, and consulting services.
Reed enjoys working closely with his clients as an accounting and financial consultant. Many of his clients rely on him for not only traditional accounting and tax services but also be involved with various financial decisions. He appreciates being a part of his clients’ businesses, getting to know their management team and employees, and being available to work through opportunities and solve problems.
Reed specializes in working with auto dealers in Utah and the surrounding states. He is familiar with their business including working with flooring lenders, monthly closes, year-end procedures, and applicable partnership and corporate annual income tax filings. He attends the New Car Dealers of Utah annual conference and is familiar with various industry-specific tax and accounting matters.
He provides other small and medium-sized businesses with various services including payroll processing, monthly accounting, entity selection and tax classification, resolving IRS and state tax issues, tax planning and strategy, and annual income tax filings. He frequently prepares and reviews individual, partnership, corporate, and trust income tax returns.
Reed graduated with his Bachelors in Accounting and Master of Taxation from Weber State University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and one-year-old son, playing golf, and traveling with family and friends.
Jeff Shaw, CPA
Jeff Shaw has worked in the public accounting industry for over 40 years, is a certified public accountant, and has extensive experience dealing with a variety of industries. Jeff started his own public accounting firm 30 years ago and spent his career assisting his client with accounting, tax, and consulting services.
Jeff has invaluable experience working with the auto industry. He worked as a CFO and general manager in a dealership for 10 years in his early career. He has worked through buy-sell transactions, dealership valuations, controller training, and various other projects and situations with auto dealer clients over the years. Jeff enjoys being involved in these types of projects with the firm’s various auto dealer clients.
In 2013, Jeff and his wife served an LDS mission in Manchester, England, and at that time, he transitioned his accounting practice to Jon Shaw and Reed Nielsen. Upon returning from his LDS mission and until the present, Jeff is still involved with the firm on a part-time basis. He still enjoys working with clients he has assisted for dozens of years.
Carleen Seljaas – Accounting & Payroll Manager
Carleen joined the Shaw & Nielsen team in 2017. She brings over 30 years of business and accounting experience. Prior to working in the accounting field, she owned and operated her own medical transcription business. Tripling the size of the business over six years. After studying accounting at BYU and University of Utah, she began working as a Controller contracting services for multiple companies, including both service-based and product-based companies ranging from 1-300+ employees. Her experience in organizing a business from the ground up and through growth is very beneficial in helping businesses understand their accounting practices and needs. With this experience she brings a knowledge of multiple accounting software, is proficient in QuickBooks accounting products, and knowledgeable in payroll management.
Carleen enjoys the accounting field and organizing information to help businesses succeed and grow. With a great attention to detail, she is able to organize and plan in an effective manner.
Carleen is married with four children, two son in-laws and one daughter-in-law, seven grandchildren, and loves spending time with her husband and family.
Katie Pugmire – Accounting & Payroll Manager
Katie joined the Shaw & Nielsen team in May of 2019. Katie gradated from Weber State University with a Masters in Taxation and Audit in 2002 and has a bachelor of Science in Accounting from Weber State University and graduated in 2001. She brings fifteen years of accounting and payroll experience. She has managed over various clients a every month doing accounting/bookkeeping and processed payroll for numerous amounts of clients as well. She has also been an in house controller for ten years. Katie is familiar with all aspects of accounting and can help problem solve with clients to produce accurate financial statements. Katie is married and has three boys and loves to recreate with them.
Cheyenne Green – Office Manager
Cheyenne joined the Shaw & Nielsen in January of 2020. She brings 20 years of experience of managing businesses. She is very personable and handles all aspects of our business and client relations. Cheyenne is married and has 4 children. We are excited to have her on our team.
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