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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP 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.

Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP 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.

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 through research and sound analysis. Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

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 Brigham Young University
CPA

I enjoy utilizing my experience to assist clients with their audit, accounting, tax and business strategy needs. I frequently provide litigation support services, including forensic accounting, lost-profits damage calculations, fraud and embezzlement investigations, and unraveling byzantine accounting records.

I have served as a court appointed special master and have 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, I joined Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP in 1988 and have served as the firm's managing partner since January 2011.

I am licensed in Nevada and Utah and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accounts (NSCPA). I 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.

I enjoy hiking, biking, serving and supporting the Boy Scouts of America, BYU Management Society, Las Vegas Chapter, my church and other community organizations.

Heather R. Grech

hgrech@bradshawsmith.com 702-878-9788 California State University, Sacramento
CPA

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 Bucknell University
CPA

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

candersen@bradshawsmith.com 702-878-9788 Southern Utah University
CPA

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.