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About Us

About Our Firm

GLS Certified Public Accountants, P.C. (GLS) is a full-service accounting firm comprised of dynamic business professionals located in Salt Lake City, Utah. We offer a variety of assurance services (i.e. audit, review, and compilation), accounting, consulting, and tax services, to clients in many industries. We serve for-profit clients in many industries, including retail, service, manufacturing, and construction industries as well as clients in the not-for-profit and benefit plan industries.

Our Mission

it is our goal to exceed client expectations by adding value to their company as they leverage our knowledge and expertise. With nearly 40 years of combined experience, our business professionals have an in depth understanding of the intricacies involved with operating, reporting, complying, and succeeding in the industries we serve. Our knowledge and experience has helped our clients in a variety of ways, whether by saving money through tax planning and compliance or fulfilling reporting requirements for banks, bonding companies, and other financial statement users.

Our Team

Robert D. Gregory, CPA, Tax Partner

  • Bachelors and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Utah
  • Member of the UACPA and AICPA
  • Over 20 years of public accounting experience in both tax and audit with emphasis in taxation and business structure
  • Extensive experience with the complex filing requirements for individual, partnership, corporate, trust and tax exempt entities including those operating in multi-state jurisdictions as well as clients living abroad
  • Representing clients before the IRS and state taxing authorities

Matthew J. Layton, CPA, Audit & Tax Partner

  • Bachelors and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Utah
  • Member of the UACPA and AICPA
  • 19 years of public accounting experience in both tax and audit
  • Individual and corporate tax return preparation as well as representing such clients before the IRS and state taxing authorities
  • Audit and related assurance services in retail, construction, and manufacturing as well as not-for-profit organizations and benefit plans

Brigham L. Stinebaugh, CPA, Audit Partner

  • Bachelors and Masters of Accountancy from Utah State University
  • Member of the UACPA and AICPA
  • 15 years of experience in providing assurance and related services for for-profit-clients in retail, construction, and manufacturing as well as not-for-profit organizations and benefit plans

Gregory P. Shipley, CPA, Audit Manager

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from Utah State University
  • Masters of Accountancy from Utah State University
  • Member of the UACPA and AICPA
  • 10 years of experience in audit and assurance services for for-profit-clients in construction, manufacturing, e-commerce, and other miscellaneous business as well as not-for-profit organizations, benefit plans, and governmental entities.

Margi Turner, Office Manager

  • Associates of Arts at the University of Phoenix 2014
  • Bachelors in Accounting at the Western Governors University 2016
  • Masters in Accounting at Western Governors 2017
  • Over 30 years experience in office management, customer service and bookkeeping

Jake Layton, Audit Senior

  • Bachelor of Accountancy from Utah Valley University
  • Masters of Accountancy from Weber State University
  • Over 3 years of experience in audit and assurance services for for-profit-clients in construction, manufacturing, software development, and other miscellaneous business as well as benefit plans.
  • 1.5 years experience as a senior accountant/controller