For years, Child Richards CPAs & Advisors has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.
Child Richards CPAs & Advisors is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.
Royce received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Professional Accounting degrees (MPAcc) from Weber State University and his Law degree from the University of Utah School of Law (JD). He has been with the firm since 1995. He focuses on all aspects of taxation for individual, businesses, trusts, and estates. He has extensive experience in matters related to estate planning, business succession, tax planning, asset protection, real estate and corporate legal matters. He has few hobbies that he enjoys as much as work, however if you want to talk about travel, military history or his grandkids, he is interested.
Ryan Child leads the audit and assurance services at the firm and manages a portion of the tax practice. Ryan is from the Ogden area and received both his Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degrees from Weber State University.
When you work with Ryan, you can expect an experienced professional with the necessary skills to help your organization, whatever its size. Having provided hands-on accounting for businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations, Ryan understands the intricacies and challenges in accounting, reporting and taxation.
In his spare time, Ryan spends as much time as he can with his wife and children, and occasionally sneaks out for a hunting trip.
Lynn received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in CIS from Weber State University. He has been with the firm since 1975. He has served on the committee for the Utah Association of CPAs for governmental accounting and auditing. Lynn has worked extensively in non-profit and governmental accounting and auditing for more than 45 years. Now Lynn enjoys more down time during the summer and fall fishing, golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and her Master of Accounting degree from Weber State University. While still in school she joined our firm in 2006. She is the manager of our small business practice. Her main areas of focus are income tax returns for individuals and businesses, financial statement preparation and QuickBooks consulting. She loves helping new clients with setting up their business and getting started on the right foot. When Jennifer isn’t at work you can find her cheering on her kids in whatever activity they are doing, working on projects at home with her husband or finding a quiet spot to read a good book.
Angie received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix, joining our firm in 2016. She is also QuickBooks certified. Her main focus is small business accounting, along with the preparation of individual and business income tax returns and QuickBooks training. She comes with over 25 years of experience from her family business. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, boating and spending time with family and friends.
Jake received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Utah State University in 2011 and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Utah University in 2017, after joining our firm in 2016. His work experience includes accounting for nonprofits and specialized advisory work in the dental industry. Jake is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by helping them establish practical, legal and sound financial processes. He also specializes in the preparation of tax returns for private foundations, pension plans and charities in addition to income tax returns for individuals and businesses. In his free time (when Jake isn’t chasing cattle with his dad) he loves to camp, snowmobile, ride ATVs, watch sports and is a buffet enthusiast.
Chatana received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Weber State University and Masters of Science in Accounting from Western Governors University, starting her journey with our firm in 2016. Her main areas of focus are the preparation of financial statements, income tax returns for businesses and individuals, as well as the quarterly processing of payroll and sales tax returns. She enjoys spending her down time with her husband and cutest little girl ever. (Totally unbiased opinion!)
Amy previously worked for the Office of the State Auditor for about eight years. Her time there included financial audits, single audits, and special projects. She led audit teams in completing audits of State Departments, State Agencies, and Utah Colleges and Universities. With our firm Amy has worked with a variety of clients, providing both accounting and auditing services. She has a strong knowledge of internal control and works closely with clients to improve their processes and controls over financial reporting. Amy is experienced with all audit stages from planning to financial statement preparation and believes in maintaining strong client relations and providing quality work.
Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accounting from Weber State University. She primarily works in auditing for governmental and non-profit entities. She also enjoys translating her experience as a small business owner and auditor to assist businesses and government entities in establishing sound accounting and internal control policies and procedures. Erin has also served as Treasurer for a non-profit. In her spare time, Erin enjoys camping and traveling with her husband and their four sons, trapshooting, reading, biking, and online shopping.
Haley is new to our firm and is a junior at Weber State University majoring in Accounting, taxation being her favorite. She is a Pleasant View native and enjoys baking (especially bread), playing soccer and skiing with her husband.
Nicole received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Taxation degrees from Weber State University. She has been with the firm since 2017. Prior to public accounting, she worked in banking and in private industry accounting for small businesses using Quickbooks and Quickbooks Online. She works on audits and reviews, as well as tax returns for both personal and business clients. She enjoys working directly with clients to help them better understand their accounting processes. She is married with 3 children. Her favorite thing to do outside of work is travel to see new places and eat new foods. Her favorite places to visit have been Rome and Beijing.
Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Taxation degrees from Weber State University, joining our firm in 2019. She works primarily auditing non-profits and governmental entities as well as preparation of income tax returns for businesses and individuals. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Tonya received her Associates in Accounting in 2007, when she started as a payroll processor with Wood Richards & Associates, prior to Capitol Payroll branching off to its own entity. She is currently the manager of Capitol Payroll, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the payroll department, which includes accurate calculations of wages, tax withholdings and company deductions. She also ensures proper governmental reporting and compliance. Outside of work, she does a lot of DIY projects, making home improvement stores her favorite places to shop!
Jamie received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in December 2013. She joined Capitol Payroll in 2014. Her current focus is to assist in the day-to-day operations of the payroll department, which includes coordination with third party service providers and tackling some of the more complex tasks within payroll processing. Outside of work, you will find her nose in a book or painting ceramics.
Georgia received an Applied Science Degree with an emphasis in Business from Utah State University in 2003, joining the firm in 2004. Her experience as the Office Manager includes employee relations, billing and accounts receivable. Georgia also assists clients with recording receipts and disbursements from QuickBooks for individual and businesses, including several CAM & HOA clients. She has adult twin boys (one with twin girls!), and her favorite movie is Mamma Mia.
Heidi is our Director of Client Services and began working at our firm in 2013. She will do all she can to make sure you are well taken care of in your interactions with our firm. She also handles the marketing for the firm and for our sister company, Capitol Payroll. Heidi enjoys baseball, traveling (especially when it involves baseball) and teaches group fitness and nutrition classes, but most of all she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids.
Jackie received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood from Weber State University, and has been with our firm since 2016. Her main responsibility is to keep the front office running smoothly. When walking into our office, she is often the first employee you will meet. When you have questions, she will connect you with the person to best answer your questions. She is currently attending Ogden Weber Technical College studying business. Outside of work Jackie enjoys cooking, baking, camping, fishing, and riding horses with her husband. She also loves competing in CrossFit.
Mari received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Utah State University in 2007. Mari joined our firm in 2021 and is part of the team that manages the front office and keeps everything running smoothly. She brings with her a successful background in customer service and a very positive perspective. Mari enjoys giving back to the community and is currently serving on multiple Boards and volunteer committees. One of her favorites is greeting guests every two years in the VIP area for Utah Air Show. In her spare time, Mari enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, golfing, gardening and traveling.