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Paul W. Saunders, CPA | Jeffrey R. Wangsgard, CPA | David R. Saunders, CPA | Nathan T. Nydegger, CPA
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We bet you thought SWAT stood for “Special Weapons and Tactics” an elite tactical unit in law enforcement.
Well, the Saunders, Wangsgard, & Associates Team is our version of SWAT… an elite tactical unit of specialists that are willing and ready to listen and provide you with the highest level of accounting and tax services you deserve. Our team is committed to one basic principle; our clients are our most important assets. So don’t be afraid to call your SWAT specialists.

Paul W. Saunders, CPA

Paul is a Partner at SWA where he focuses on financial and tax planning as well as tax compliance issues facing individuals and private companies today. As a tax specialist, with experience across a broad range of industries, he is well known for his analytical insight and problem solving ability.

As a previous small business owner of a custom furniture manufacturing business servicing Jackson Hole, Sun Valley, and Park City, Paul brings a far-reaching, client-side perspective to the installation and use of internal financial control systems for budgeting, planning, business management, and tax management.

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Jeffrey R. Wangsgard, CPA

Jeff is a partner at SWA where he focuses on individual and business tax preparation as well as tax compliance issues. As a CPA, with experience across a broad range of industries, he is well known for his ability to help his clients, while maintaining a personal relationship with them.

Jeff has been involved in public accounting since 1992. He enjoys working hard and has a love/hate relationship with tax season. He loves the opportunity it gives him to serve many clients and help them in their tax and accounting needs, but hates the long hours it requires. However, he is willing to do what it takes to make sure all of his clients are cared for during the season.

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David R. Saunders, CPA

Dave is the founder of Saunders, Wangsgard & Associates and is a Certified Public Accountant at SWA where he spends most of his time in tax return preparation, advanced tax planning, financial statement preparation and analysis, issue resolution and financial statement review engagements. Dave began his career with a national firm GrantThornton. Following several years of intense training and on-the-job experience with companies like Saddleman and Icon Health & Fitness, Dave started his grassroots CPA practice in 1993 in Cache Valley. He eventually merged with Jeff Wangsgard in 2000.

With over 30 years of experience preparing client tax work, Dave is well versed in the tax code and able to efficiently minimize tax liabilities. Dave loves to work, and works hard for the client.

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Nathan T. Nydegger, CPA

Nate is a Certified Public Accountant at SWA where he spends most of his time in tax return preparation, tax planning, financial statement preparation and analysis, issue resolution and financial statement review engagements. With over ten years of experience preparing client tax filings, Nate is well versed in the tax code and able to efficiently minimize tax liabilities. Nate specializes in small business tax applications in a wide variety of industries. His favorite part of tax and accounting is working with clients towards a common goal.

Previous to joining the SWA team in October 2010, Nate worked for a tax and accounting firm in Salt Lake City. While there, he gained extensive experience working directly with small business owners to manage there businesses and tax filings. Additionally, Nate consulted regularly with individuals regarding their tax situations.

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Firm Profile

The firm of Saunders, Wangsgard & Associates (SWA) began as a grass roots operation in 1984 providing tax assistance and compliance services as well as accounting and financial services. It’s strategic intent is to become a values driven, comprehensive tax, accounting, and financial planning organization dedicated to developing strong relationships and adding unique value to small and medium business owners, families, and individuals.

Located in Logan, Utah, SWA grew quickly due to its commitment to the client promulgated by its original founder, David Saunders, CPA. From these humble beginnings, working from a small office in the basement of David’s home, that commitment began and still exists today and is the driving force behind the primary focus of the firm to answer the needs of the client and to help them become successful.

In January 2000, David merged his practice with Jeffrey Wangsgard’s practice. Over time the firm acquired other small tax practices and has evolved into a team of experienced and enthusiastic professionals who pride themselves on their dedication towards education. One of the primary core values of the firm is to educate the client, to help them learn and grow with their business.

The SWA firm’s team of tax specialists wants to be your partners in success. The Firm serves clients in Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado and California in the preparation of financial statements (reviews, compilations, and analytics), tax returns (individual, partnership, LLC, corporate, non-profit, trusts, estates, etc.) and financial and tax planning strategies. The firm also provides most ancillary business and financial service commonly needed to operate a small or medium sized business.

SWA, in an effort to add value to its clients, is securities and insurance licensed and can provide additional financial services that most CPA Firms cannot. Among these services are securities investment consulting, mutual funds, health & life insurance, annuities, employee benefit planning, and employer retirement planning. Let us help you today increase your profits for tomorrow.

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286 N. Gateway Dr. Ste. 202
Providence, UT 84332

435-752-9700

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