Squire Announces Exciting Changes to Kick Off the New Decade
Squire, the state’s largest locally-owned full-service accounting firm, welcomed three new partners at its annual retreat: Megan Bronson of the technology and business advisory department, Nathan Larsen of the wealth management and tax departments, and Doug Wilkins of the tax department.
“Career growth opportunities are something that Squire makes a priority,” said Jonyce Bullock, CEO of Squire. “We strive to foster a culture that allows our employees to develop their professional portfolios and take their career in the direction they so choose. I am looking forward to working side-by-side with our new partners.”
Megan Bronson, Certified Public Accountant, joined Squire in 2006. She has more than 14 years of experience working with businesses across several industries, specializing in QuickBooks consulting and Outsourced Accounting Services for Manufacturing and Wholesale/Distribution clients. She is nationally recognized for her early adoption and expertise in QuickBooks Online and leads our unique team of QuickBooks experts. Megan also enjoys consulting with technology companies to enhance their applications’ integrations with QuickBooks.
Doug Wilkins has been with Squire for 13 years and has extensive expertise in corporate, partner, and individual tax. Doug currently leads Squire’s Business Valuation Group and Manufacturing and Distribution Industry Group. Doug is a proud member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Nathan Larsen is a Certified Public Account and Personal Financial Specialist who started with Squire in 2008. Currently serving as the Secretary Treasurer for the Financial Planning Association of Utah, Nathan is passionate about helping his clients with financial planning, retirement planning, investment management, tax compliance, Social Security, and Medicare. He specializes in manufacturing & distribution, non-profit organizations, mining & energy, and oil & gas.
With the ever-growing, progressive nature of Squire, transition in roles of leadership is encouraged. After 37 years as part of the Squire team, partner in the audit practice area, Ray Bartholomew, has declared his retirement. Ray is a member of the Accounting and Reporting Practices Committee of Utah Association of School Business Officials, as well as the Special Review Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association. He has spent his career specializing in local governments, school districts, nonprofit organizations mortgage bankers and small business.
“I want to thank Ray for all he has given to Squire – he’s been a mentor to many and has made an indelible impact on our firm,” said Bullock. “We look forward to seeing others in the firm follow Ray’s footsteps in becoming key players in our organization.”
Squire also announced changes to their Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee, made up of four partners and the CEO, introduced its newest member, Wade Watkins. Wade is a business advisory and audit partner specializing in providing business advisory, assurance and sales and use tax services. Wade also serves on the Utah Board of Accountancy and is a past President of the Utah Association of CPAs (UACPA). Each member of the Executive Committee serves a four-year term and new members are voted in by their partner peers. The four-year cycle allows new partners to bring fresh ideas and opinions to the table ensuring the firm stays at the forefront of the industry.