An accountant does your taxes…
Founded in 1981, and still the only full service accounting firm in Central Utah, Hallows & Company has been providing accounting, tax, and business advisory services for over 30 years. Our goal has always been to be more than just a traditional accountant that does bookwork and taxes. We work with our clients in a capacity we refer to as a “strategic partner”. Because of this philosophy, there is a noticeable difference between us and the rest.
We have worked with large accounting firms and individuals working from their home, and know where both fall short. As for the huge accounting firm, you’re not important enough to just stop in or call with a question unless you’re one of their premier clients. As for the tax mills like H&R Block or Liberty Tax Service, you’re number 2,163,479 of 22,000,000. The individual you meet with that had a couple weeks of training doesn’t understand your situation, all they can do is ask the question that shows up on their computer screen. As for the part-time individual preparing a few tax returns on the side, it’s not possible to stay current with tax law working part-time. Part-time means partially reduced taxes, partially done right, and partially on time. And if you need help with anything, they usually can’t find the time to get around to it.
Ted founded Hallows & Company in 1981, and for decades now has been working with small businesses, agriculture and individuals to improve their financial positions. After realizing there was such a need for a professional full service firm in Central Utah, he went on to become an enrolled agent, CFP-Certified Financial Planner. Ted loves his job but equates the stress of tax season to the loss of his hair (Kade has followed in his footsteps here as well). Ted has five sons who are all grown and none of which can challenge him when it comes to the racquetball court. He loves to garden, play with his grand kids, fish, and sometimes struggles to stay awake in church. Ted has always been a pillar of character to look up to, serving in a variety of church and civic positions within the community. Ted has embraced the emergence of technology and the ability it has to benefit his business and his clients.
Personal Motto: “Do it right, and you will only do it once.”
Secondary Motto: “Throw it away, you will never use it again.”
While growing up Kade was the shy one of the five boys. If you have met him you know how times have changed—just ask him about his stand-up comedy routine of “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey”. He has always been good with business, numbers and people which is a rare breed of personality. He figured some kind of “numbers” business would be a good fit for him. After finishing his accounting degree at BYU, he moved to Missouri and ran his own resort business for three years. He then earned his master’s degree in accounting and went to work with one of Utah’s largest regional accounting firms and received his CPA license. After realizing this fulfilled his numbers need but not his people need, he returned to his roots in central Utah and began working with his dad, Ted, at Hallows & Company. Kade’s first passion is his four boys and his wife. He absolutely loves doing anything outdoors or that involves adventure. Kades passion to help other businesses succeed is second only to his need to be clean and thrifty. ie – He drove a 1992 Volkswagon Jetta (That appeared to have just come off the lot) and went one month with the gas light on before filling up. Kade’s most recent accomplishment was receiving his securities license so he can continue with our financial services for decades more.
Personal Motto: “Never Stop Improving”
Secondary Motto: “When in doubt, check the left couch cushion, it’s usually there.”
Ladd is a man with many talents. In first grade he won the water colors contest with his drawing of a purple brontosaurs. His third grade teacher told his mom he was a bit too social in class, if only there was a career he could be in that would reward him for talking to people. Hence, Ladd worked in sales marketing and management for six years during and after college. He received his degree in business management/marketing from Southern Utah University. He is known around the office as the “fun-guy”, pronounced the same as fungi but smells a whole lot better! Ladd lives in Ephraim Utah with his wife and three kids, has wicked good ping pong skills and still loves easy cheese! Ladd makes sure every client who interacts with Hallows & Company feels like you did in 1st grade when your mom showed up to school unannounced and took you out of class just to go to lunch. His sole responsibility is to help businesses improve their operation and make sure our clients have a great experience. No firm has a position dedicated to client experience, except us of course.
Personal Motto: “Look at everybody else, and do it different”
Secondary Motto: “Big Gulps hu, well, see ya later”
Janet has had an affinity for numbers her entire life, starting by graduating with an accounting degree. She found herself learning a variety of industries: real estate, insurance and accounting. She fulfilled her lifelong dream of being a stay at home mom for 10 years while her three kids were young. Janet has been with Hallows & Company since 1994, keeping Ted in line all those years wasn’t easy. Janet is our “jack of all trades”, from new hire reports to payroll to completing tax returns at 2 am! Even though she competed in multiple beauty pageants and was even crowned Miss Sevier County, she is one of the smartest people you will meet. When she isn’t keeping us all in line she is probably riding her razor, buried in book or relaxing after a hard day enjoying one of her favorite shows.
Personal Motto: “Be kind to and accept everyone for who they are”
Secondary motto: “Don’t touch my chocolate & give me a diet coke”
Like few people, Adam knew his calling early in life. From his junior year in high school he knew he wanted to work in the accounting field. He received his bachelors and masters degree in accounting from Southern Utah University. During school he worked for a firm locally in Cedar City. He then went on to earn his CPA license and for 5 years worked in the tax department of a well known regional firm. Adam is our newest team member and definitely the hairiest. In his spare time he enjoys puzzles and helping out on his father-in-laws cattle ranch; moving water, feeding cows, and mowing and stacking hay.
Personal Motto: “When you take care of things (friends, possessions, etc.) you don’t have to replace them.”
Secondary Motto: “In life, look up, because there are a lot of things you can hit your head on.”
Amber Smith is our customer service extraordinaire! She spent 8 years helping people meet their needs, listening to customer concerns and solving important, highly time sensitive issues. She has worked in the business industry in accounts receivable and payable for 2 years. Her aspirations have changed somewhat from when she was 3 and wanted to be a dump truck driver. She is pursuing higher education in the business field with an emphasis in agriculture, but still hopes to drive that dump truck someday. Her favorite season of the year is hay season, she could live off chips, salsa and cookie dough. Her 3 passions besides anything outdoors: Star Wars, Seinfeld and the Utes.
Motto: “You get out, what you put in”
Secondary Motto: “Boy, these pretzels are makin’ me thirsty”
Jennifer was born and raised in Utah County. She loves living in Utah, especially because her family and the mountains are never too far away. She and her husband have two energetic little boys. Jennifer graduated with a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of Utah. While finishing school she began working for a large regional CPA firm. After graduating she continued working for the same firm, specializing in taxes and advisory services. She also received her CPA license. She now works remotely from her home office, but will also be spending some time in the Ephraim office. With two young boys, she thinks it is the best of both worlds. Above all, she loves spending time with her family. They enjoy traveling, road biking, camping, and just being in the outdoors. She also enjoys a good book and a delicious meal.
Personal motto: Time is precious. Waste it wisely.
Secondary motto: Dance like no one is watching…because they’re not. They’re checking their phones.
Nanette is a classic perfectionist that doesn’t know it! She was always the kid in school that turned in assignments before they were due. She has worked in the accounting field in multiple industries; construction, private education and retail. If there is a QuickBooks issue that’s needs to be delved into, she is your “DELVER”. She loves being active and outdoors. Loves to run, read, garden and would like to invent disposable clothing so she doesn’t have to do laundry for her 4 kids!
Motto: “Work now, procrastinate later”
Secondary Motto: “Yes I really am this short”
Misty Graduated from SUU with a bachelors and masters in accounting. She was later licensed as a CPA in 2010 and worked as a tax advisor and accountant at a large regional accounting firm for 8 years. She loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and two boys doing activities such as swimming, hiking, four-wheeling, and camping. She loves the thrill of rollercoaster’s but is terrified of heights.
Personal Motto: If you can dream it, you can do it.
Secondary Motto: Life is better when you are laughing.
Heather was born and raised in Northern California. She moved to Utah for college, where she received her Bachelors and Masters of Accountancy degrees from Brigham Young University. After graduation, she decided to stay in Utah for the mountains, four seasons, and non-exorbitant housing prices. She earned her CPA license and worked in the tax department of a large regional CPA firm for 8 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, and most outdoor activities that don’t require coordination.
Personal motto: A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Secondary motto: A Diet Dr. Pepper a day keeps the grumpy away.
Heather graduated from Snow college and then when to work for a home automation business for 8 years in a variety of roles including executive assistant and sales management. She hails from the booming metropolis of Gunnison Utah. She has made her way back home because she couldn’t stand the thought of wasting another minute stuck in traffic. She has several loves which include, her son and husband, the family dog and riding her dirt bike. She is obsessed with the outdoors, sunshine, and being barefoot in the grass. Which is probably why her dream job would be a sod farmer.
Personal motto: If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.
Secondary motto: When in doubt…THROTTLE OUT!!!
When it comes to tax and accounting, our goal is to save our clients much more than our overall fee. We don’t charge for client phone calls and consultations. That way our clients don’t have to worry about what it will cost to call us during the year with questions. We review financial statements with our clients each quarter and conduct mid-year and fourth-quarter tax planning to help minimize, reduce, or eliminate taxes. This and our other services are all part of being a strategic business partner with our clients instead of just their accountant.
Even though Hallows & Company was founded in 1981, we aren’t stuck in the 80’s. We use the best technology available for the benefit of our clients and to make communicating for them a convenience instead of a nuisance.
We utilize myHALLpass that allows our clients to always have access to information such as prior year tax returns and financial statements through any desktop or mobile device.
Our approach to being a strategic business partner has brought us to the point we are now working with people and businesses from New York to California.
An accountant does your taxes…
An accountant gives you paper…
An accountant gives you the time you paid for…
An accountant doesn’t help you plan for and set up your retirement…
We work with you to understand your situation and reduce your taxes.
We give you advice.
We give you the time you need.
We understand our clients financial situation and have spent 30 years building retirement plans.