Our firm is proud of the fact that our team of five professionals has
an average of over 32 years each of professional tax and accounting experience serving
Stevenson G. Smith, CPA
Steve is the
owner of Stevenson Smith, Certified Public Accountants, LLC. Prior to forming our firm, he was a partner
with Grant Thornton, LLP were he held a variety of leadership positions, including serving as the West
Cluster Tax Partner wherein he was responsible for the Grant Thornton tax consulting services in the
western United States.
Steve began his career in
1977 with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Los Angeles. In 1983, he founded Smith, Livingston & Company and
served as its managing partner until 1990 when that firm merged with Grant Thornton.
As a Certified Public
Accountant, Steve has 35 years of experience in public accounting. He graduated from Brigham Young University
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public
Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves on the board of the
Heritage Schools, Inc. and has previously served on the boards of the Utah Association of CPA’s, the Mental
Health Association of Utah, and the Provo Rotary Club.
Frank H. Gardner, CPA
Frank is a partner emeritus at Stevenson Smith, Certified Public
Accountants, LLC. Frank works at the firm on a contract basis. Prior to this position, Frank
was a partner at Grant Thornton, LLP and its predecessor firms. Frank held several leadership positions
while at Grant Thornton, including that of managing partner of the Provo, Utah office for several
Frank has a broad range of
experience and expertise with individuals and businesses. Two of his areas of specialization are with clients
in the financial institution and automotive retailing industries.
He served as President of the
Central Utah Chapter and Vice President of the UACPA and was a member of the Committee on Federal Taxation and
Regional Chairman of the Trial Board of the Ethics Committee of the AICPA.
Frank began his career as a
CPA in 1951 and has over 58 years of experience in public accounting. He is a graduate of Brigham Young
University and of the Harvard Business School. Frank is a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public
Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Roxane Wells, CPA
Roxane Wells is a senior manager at Stevenson Smith, Certified Public
Accountants, LLC. Prior to joining that firm, she was a tax manager at Grant Thornton,
Roxane began her career in
private industry. While in private industry, she gained expertise in all areas of accounting. In 1990, Roxane
joined the firm of Smith, Livingston & Company and began to specialize in taxation. She has serviced
clients in manufacturing and distribution, multi-level marketing, construction, agriculture, and retail,
including many publicly traded companies.
One of Roxane’s areas of
specialization has been in the preparation and review of tax accrual computations as required by FAS 109 for
both public and private companies. She has also worked extensively with companies with issues in international
Roxane has over 25 years of
experience in public and private accounting. She graduated from the University of Utah with Bachelor of Science
degrees in Accounting and Finance. She is a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants and
the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Kathleen Sanders, CPA
Kathleen Sanders is a senior manager at Stevenson Smith, Certified
Public Accountants, LLC. She worked for ten years for Grant Thornton LLP in the Utah
Kathy has extensive
experience in tax compliance and consulting. She specializes in serving clients in the community financial
institution industry and has helped 20 community banks with their SFAS 109 calculations. She has had
specialized training in bank tax compliance through the Bank Tax Institute conference held annually.
Kathy has practiced in
California, Texas and Utah. Most recently she has practiced in Utah for the past twelve years.
She is a graduate of Brigham
Young University. Kathy is a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jan Bowls has been a manager at Stevenson Smith Certified Public
Accountants, LLC for over six years. Prior to joining the firm she was an accountant with Grant Thornton,
LLP and their predecessor firms for 25 years.
Jan graduated from the
University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and began her career working with Peat,
Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) in Salt Lake City and Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition to the international
CPA firms she has worked for, she has experience with a local CPA firm in Kennewick, Washington and one in Salt
Lake City, Utah. Her sole private industry employer was United Nuclear Industries in Richland, Washington as
the tax and insurance specialist.
She has specialized in
taxation, accounting and payroll services and preparation of compilation statements for small businesses She
has worked extensively with the agriculture industries, real estate industries, professional corporations and
employee retirement plans, and in the preparation of individual, partnership and S corporation tax returns.