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Meet the Faces of the Firm

Posted by Admin Posted on July 01 2015

At The Jones CPA Group, we believe in offering our customers service that is both personalized and personable. That means getting to know each of our customers on an individual basis, and letting them get to know us as well. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to the faces behind The Jones CPA Group.

Clyde Jones

Clyde is the founder and owner of The Jones CPA Group. He is a licensed CPA with nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting, and specializes in preparing income taxes for both businesses and individuals. In addition to tax prep, he has experience in developing tax strategies, structuring businesses, and other accounting and payroll services.

Before starting The Jones CPA Group, Clyde worked at Larson & Company, CPAs in Spanish Fork, where he was a partner for 10 years. Prior to this, he worked at Peterson & Associates, CPAs in Spanish Fork, which is where he initially began his public accounting career.

Clyde received his education at Utah State University, where he received both his Bachelor and Masters of Accounting. He has also been trained in preparing business valuations through the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Outside of his work and education, Clyde has been a proud member of the Rotary Club for 15 years, where he has been able to participate in many community projects. He is married to Jennifer, and they reside in Mapleton with their 5 children. Clyde also enjoys softball, and has a passion for motorcycles and golf.

Jennifer Jones

Jen is our office manager, and she is the friendly face that you will see when you first walk through the doors of The Jones CPA Group. She keeps things running smoothly throughout the office, and has over 10 years of experience as an office manager.

Jen graduated from Utah Valley Community College (now Utah Valley University).

She is married to Clyde, and spends most of her days working with him and spending time at home with her children. When she has free time, she enjoys reading or going to the movies.

Phillip Swan

Phillip is The Jones CPA Group’s resident tax professional, and he primarily focuses on preparing taxes for both individuals and businesses. He worked at Larson & Company, CPAs with Clyde before joining him at his new firm.

Phillip also attended Utah State University, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Economics. He is currently working on his Masters of Accounting through Western Governors University.

Phillip married his wife, Erin, in October 2014. They make their home in Spanish Fork. He enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, and has recently taken up golfing in his spare time.

Michelle Harward

Michelle also worked with Clyde before joining him at The Jones CPA Group. She has 2 years of experience doing bookkeeping, payroll, and other accounting services, and specializes in these services for our firm.

She has 4 children and 3 stepchildren with her husband, John. She is an avid crafter, and enjoys interior designing and cooking for her family. When she has the time, she loves to travel and see new places.

Carrie Knapp

Carrie is the Accounting Services Manager at The Jones CPA Group. She has been providing accounting services to a variety of businesses for over 13 years. Prior to joining our firm, Carrie owned her own businesses providing payroll and bookkeeping services to other companies.

Carrie received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Utah State University in 1998, and she is also a certified ProAdvisor for Quickbooks.

She has been married to her husband for almost 18 years, and they have 4 children—2 boys and 2 girls—between the ages of 16 and 8. They have also recently added a new member to their family—a puppy named Leo.

Carrie’s family loves the outdoors. They enjoy spending time together in the mountains, camping and hiking as a family.

Bryce Broadhead

Bryce is a Senior Accountant at our firm. He has been an accountant since 2003; 5 of those years were spent working in public accounting, with the remaining years working in industry. This has given him broad exposure to accounting rules, and tax laws and regulations.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Utah Valley University, and his Masters of Accounting from Utah State University. At both schools, he graduated Cum Laude.

He married his sweetheart, Cami, in 1995 and they have 3 children—Danica, Devin, and Naomi. There’s nothing Bryce loves more than just spending time with his family. He is a very active individual, and enjoys running and, more recently, road biking. He has completed several half marathons as well.

 

We’re proud of each member of our team and the skills that they bring to our firm. We invite you to get to know us a little better by giving us a call or stopping by our offices. We look forward to speaking to you!