The Audit Experts
FJ & Associates Team

About The Audit Experts

When you need a trusted audit firm you can rely on, let The Audit Experts help you succeed in a changing marketplace. We are a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm  that provides outstanding service to our clients.

Our mission is to provide clients with superior personalized auditing and consulting services for our clients’ diverse needs. Our dedication to three underlying principles—professionalism, responsiveness and quality—is the secret to our years of success in the industry.

Meet Our Team

Working as a team, The Audit Experts brings a wealth of talents that fulfill each client’s unique auditing needs. The accumulation of many years of experience makes our team one of the best in the business.

Scott L. Farnes, CPA, CFE

Scott L. Farnes

Scott started his career as a small business tax auditor for the IRS for three years. After that, he was employed by Price Waterhouse (Coopers) in their small business tax department in the Los Angeles area. Scott then moved back to Utah and worked for a small CPA firm in Ogden, where he prepared and consulted for small businesses and individuals in tax and accounting matters. In 1993, he joined a CPA firm specializing in the subsidized housing industry, which eventually he became a partner and is now The Audit Experts.

Professional organizations:

  • Member, Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA)
  • Member, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
  • Member, Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants (AHACPA)
  • Member, Utah Housing Coalition (UHC)

Gayland Jones, CPA, CFE

Gayland Jones, CPA, CFE

Gayland worked for over four years with the Utah State Auditor’s Office where he audited state departments, agencies, and colleges and universities. Subsequently, he worked for over seven years with a Regional CPA firm in Salt Lake City, and then for four years with an International CPA firm in Salt Lake City. He is now excited to be a Partner in The Audit Experts and to provide quality services to clients.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA)
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)


Missy Dennis, CPA

Tax Supervisor
Missy is a senior accountant at The Audit Experts.  She has over nine years of public accounting experience. Her public accounting experience has included tax, consulting and audit, with experience in a variety of industries such as low-income housing tax credits and non-profit accounting and small tax preparation. Missy is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of Utah.


Natalia Jones, CPA

Audit Supervisor
Natalia is a staff auditor in the government and assisted housing division of The Audit Experts. She began her auditing career in January 2011. She specializes in conducting audits of public housing authorities, multi-family organizations, and not-for-profit entities. She has extensive experience with entities that receive funding from HUD and Rural Development and conducts.

Jamie Reynolds

Jamie Bowman

Office Manager
Jamie has more than 11 years of experience working with accounting professionals. Her responsibilities—besides keeping the office running smoothly—include assembling all tax returns, audits, and other documents and information to ensure the correct forms are organized and ready to be presented to the client. Jamie’s other duties include electronically filing responsibilities for business and individual tax returns, managing the accounts receivable, client invoicing, and entry of client HUD REAC submissions. Her friendly personality and efficient management style ensures that both employees and clients receive outstanding customer service.

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