For Russ Bradshaw, CPA he’s gone from one to many – building a successful accounting firm


Russ Bradshaw, CPA, knew from an early age that accounting was the profession for him. He followed the traditional path of college, receiving his master’s degree in accounting to becoming a CPA. Russ found employment and then the opportunity came to start and build his own firm.

Hear Russ share his story, thoughts, and suggestions to start your own firm.

Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center, and Russ Bradshaw CPA of Anderson Bradshaw CPA discuss current business best practices as well the future of accounting.

Anderson Bradshaw is one of the largest CPA firms in Utah serving a variety of industries.

As part of this discussion, the following was offered to those that listened in:

J. Russ Bradshaw is the Chief Tax Partner of Anderson Bradshaw PLLC.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and his Masters of Accounting with an emphasis in Tax at Brigham Young University.
His expertise is in the tax field, he specializes in the construction industry and real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, small business planning, trust and estate taxation, and high net worth individuals.

Russ worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP for 7 years in both the Salt Lake City and Reno offices, where he specialized in trust and estate taxation, bankruptcy taxation, and real estate transactions. Russ left their employ to begin his own firm in 1994 and built that practice until merging with the current firm in 2006.

Russ has served on many boards of public and tax-exempt organizations.

  • Past Board Member of Nevada District Export Council
    Past President of Reno Chapter of Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants
    Past President Reno Chapter Marriott School of Management
    Board Member of Nevada World Trade Council
    Member Nevada Bankruptcy Bar Association
    Board Member of the Great Salt Lake Council Endowment
    Recipient of Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Beaver Award in 2009
    Board Member of Hale Center Theatre
    Chair of the Finance Committee for Hale Center Theatre

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