Our firm is owned by two brothers, Jaren and Mark Durham. Together we have over 50 years of tax and business experience. We also have a fabulous team of staff with expertise and years of additional experience. Our combined experience, dedication to high ethical standards, and personable tone will provide individuals and business owners with exceptional value in tax and business services.
Jaren L Durham, CPA
Jaren is a licensed CPA with the State of Utah, has a Masters of Science in Taxation, and has many years of tax and accounting experience. He has worked for one of the big four accounting firms, has managed the tax analyst team at TaxWorks, a major tax software provider, and has taught accounting classes at the University of Utah. He is also very knowledgeable in business systems and technology. Jaren is married with four children, loves to travel, read books, BBQ, enjoy the outdoors, and attend his children’s many extra-curricular activities. He is also actively involved in his church and community.
Masters of Science in Taxation – University of Illinios
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude – Utah State University
Self-Employed – Jaren has been providing tax, accounting, and other related services to individuals and small business owners since 2004 as an independent CPA.
Ernst & Young – Jaren worked for one of the Big Four accounting firms, E&Y. He prepared, reviewed, and signed complex individual and business returns. He was also heavily involved with the development of tools to aid in the preparation of tax returns.
RedGear Technologies Inc. – Jaren managed the tax QA and design efforts of professional tax software used by CPAs, CPA firms, and other tax professionals (TaxWorks). He was a key decision maker in the new features in the software. He also provided public speaking and training for TaxWorks customers and employees.
Mark T Durham, MBA, EA
Park City Office
Mark has his MBA and is an Enrolled Agent — enrolled to practice before the IRS. He has years of business management experience working for a corporate leader in financial and employer services. At Fidelity Investments he managed the department that provides services to small business owners. He has also been a successful small business entrepreneur. Mark is married with five children and loves spending time with his family in their music and sports activities. He is involved as a volunteer in his church and community.
Masters of Business Administration – Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science, Business Finance – University of Utah
Small business – Mark formed his first small business just after graduating from High School. He sold that successful business after graduating from the University of Utah and then went to work for Fidelity Investments.
Fidelity Investments – Mark worked for Fidelity Investments for 22 years in Salt Lake City and in Boston. He enjoyed progressive management responsibilities and gained valuable experience leading customer service, small business support, sales, relationship management, operations, and business development organizations. Most importantly in these roles, Mark gained a deep appreciation for the needs of each individual client.