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About Our Firm

Background

Since 1976, we have been providing personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from tax planning and consulting, tax preparation, accounting services, auditing and other assurance services, and business consulting. We serve clients in Nevada, California, and many other states and countries.

Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP is licensed by the Nevada State Board of Accountancy and the California Board of Accountancy.

Our Mission

 

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs, thorough research, and sound analysis. Our firm is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

At Bradshaw, Smith & Co. we strive to perform with excellence, while providing the most comprehensive service possible. Nothing less will complete the winning formula for you, for your business, and for your financial success.

 

Areas of Emphasis

 

Our firm provides professional services to a wide range of clients in a variety of industries including casinos, construction, broadcasting, manufacturing, printing, medical services, distribution, real estate development.

We also are also frequently involved in providing expert witness and forensic accounting services in connection with divorces, civil litigation and criminal investigations.

Our professional staff has a broad range of experience and capability to assist in meeting our clients every changing needs.

 

Our Team

Mark A. Jolley

jolley@bradshawsmith.com (702) 878-9788

Mark A. Jolley, CPA graduated from the University of Utah in 1974 with a degree in Accounting. Mark received his CPA certification in September, 1976 and joined the firm in September, 1978. He is currently serving as a tax partner as well as providing accounting, auditing and consultation services.

Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is active in his church and serves as a leader in the youth programs in his church.

Mark has developed expertise in taxation and accounting for contractors, real estate developers, broadcasters, wholesalers and retailers. He spends much of his time consulting with closely-held business owners and investors in a wide range of tax and financial areas.

Jeffrey M. Cooper

jcooper@bradshawsmith.com (702) 878-9788

Jeffrey M. Cooper, CPA is a 1975 summa cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He received his CPA certificate in 1977 and joined Bradshaw, Smith & Company, LLP in 1980, where he has been a partner since 1987. He served as President of the Nevada State Board of Accounting during 1990-1992 and currently serves as chairman of the Nevada Society of CPAs.

Mr. Cooper is experienced in auditing, income taxation, small business accounting, litigation support, and consulting services. Presently his areas of concentration are high net worth individuals along with small and medium-sized businesses.

His experience in the gaming industry is extensive. He held gaming licenses in Nevada and Mississippi while serving as a trustee for two major hotel-casinos. For his leadership in rebuilding and operating the Mississippi hotel-casino following Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Cooper was recognized as the IMGL Co-Executive of 2006. He has also worked as the engagement partner of numerous casino audits and projects,, represented clients on gaming matters before the IRS, regulators and other taxing authorities, prepared casino accounting and internal control systems, and trained other CPA firms on casino audits.

An active member the Nevada Society of CPAs, Mr. Cooper has chaired the Legislation, Gaming, and Continuing Education committees. He has also served on the Business & Economic Development , Accounting Principles & Auditing Standards, and the Professional Ethics committees. He also served as the president of the LV chapter of the International Association of Hospitality Accountants.

He also serves his church, Engelstad Family Foundation (trustee), Opportunity Village Foundation board (past chairman and capital campaign chairman), College of Southern Nevada Foundation (treasurer), Boy Scouts-LV Area Council (Endowment V-P), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Ralph Engelstad Arena (board chairman-Grand Forks, ND).

Michael P. Dobbins

mdobbins@bradshawsmith.com (702) 878-9788

Michael P. Dobbins, CPA, is a 1981 graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. In 1983, he earned his Masters of Business Administration from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his CPA certificate in 1984 and became a partner at Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP in 1990. Mr. Dobbins received his CVA certificate in 1997.

Mr. Dobbins is experienced in accounting and auditing, computer systems, income taxation, litigation support and business consulting services. Presently, his areas of concentration include all aspects of the construction and real estate industries, retail and service business, and high net worth individuals. Mike is also a frequent expert witness in civil litigation proceedings in Southern Nevada. Mr. Dobbins is the current Managing Partner of Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants (NSCPA). He is a past chairman of the NSCPA Ethics Committee and the NSCPA Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee.

Mike is active in church, scouting, and other community activities.

Douglas S. Winters

dwinters@bradshawsmith.com (702) 878-9788

Douglas S. Winters, CPA, utilizes his experience to assist clients in a wide variety of industries with their audit, accounting, tax and business strategy needs. He frequently provides litigation support services, including forensic accounting, involving lost-profits damages, fraud and embezzlement investigations, unraveling byzantine accounting records, as well as reconstruction of accounting records from source documents. Mr. Winters served as a court appointed special master and has been certified as an expert witness in the State of Nevada District Court and U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

A 1982 cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University, Mr. Winters joined Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP in 1988, became a partner in 1995 and has served as the firm's managing partner since January 2011. He is licensed in Nevada and Utah and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accounts (NSCPA). He served on the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants Audit Accounting Standards Committee for three years including one year as vice-chairman. This committee, under the auspices of the Nevada State Board of Accountancy, reviewed CPA prepared financial statements as part of the State Board's practice monitoring program. The review of the financials was performed to test the level of quality control and compliance with generally accepted auditing and accounting standards. His other activities include serving and supporting the Boy Scouts of America, BYU Management Society, Las Vegas Chapter, Works for Vegas, his church and community projects.

Heather R. Grech

hgrech@bradshawsmith.com (702) 878-9788

Heather R. Grech, CPA graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

Ms. Grech has planned and performed financial statement engagements in various industries including construction and real estate development, mortgage banking, retail, and not-for-profit companies and pension plans. She has performed agreed-upon procedure engagements on internal controls. She has also planned and performed all aspects of an audit under governmental auditing standards including tests on the internal control structure and tests of compliance with laws and regulations. Ms. Grech has participated in litigation support for real estate development and home builders, leasing companies, retail and convenience stores.

Ms. Grech is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jeffery S. Pero

jpero@bradshawsmith.com (702) 878-9788

Jeffery S. Pero, CPA, is a 1990 cum laude graduate from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He received his CPA certificate in 1994 and joined Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP in 1995, where he has been a partner since 2000.

Prior to joining Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP in 1995, he was an audit manager for an international CPA firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Pero has extensive experience in the gaming industry and has worked in various jurisdictions including Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, California, New Mexico, Illinois, Louisiana, Caribbean Islands (Aruba and Puerto Rico), Russia and a major cruise line casino operation. He has also been an instructor at various gaming industry professional education seminars addressing both operational and internal control related issues in the industry.

His experience in the gaming industry includes the following:

  • Preparation of casino accounting and internal control systems.
  • Engagement manager on numerous large and small casino audits.
  • Numerous consulting and non-audit engagements including due diligence procedures for potential acquisitions and internal control reviews.

Mr. Pero also has significant experience in the textile rental, real estate, health care, and professional sports franchises. He has worked with clients in sizes ranging from large SEC registrants to privately held, start-up organizations.

Mr. Pero is a licensed CPA in California, Nevada, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He serves on the WestStar Credit Union Board of Directors (past Chairman) and on its Audit Committee, and as a Board Member of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Christy Lou Andersen

(702) 878-9788

Christy Lou Andersen, CPA received her undergraduate degree in accounting summa cum laude from Southern Utah University and then went on to receive a master of accountancy degree with high distinction. She joined Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP in 2002 and obtained her CPA license in 2004. Christy became a partner at Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP in 2017. Christy is a member of the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Throughout Christy’s accounting career she has served private, governmental, and non-profit clients in accounting, auditing, taxation, and litigation support with an emphasis in accounting and auditing. She has experience in a wide variety of industries including construction, printing, medical, real estate, broadcasting, and pension plans.

Christy enjoys staying active in her free time; hiking, water skiing, and working out lifting weights.