Gary Petersen

Gary Petersen
Executive Board
Executive Board
Phone: (801) 776-5241

Gary is a founding partner in the firm Adams & Petersen CPA's LLC in the Clearfield/Layton area. He has been in public accounting for 23 years and enjoys the connection that accounting has to every aspect of our lives. The firm is a full service accounting firm for individuals and businesses from start up to very large corporations. The firm has a very comfortable but professional atmosphere designed to allow employees to thrive and clients to receive excellent service.

Gary has experience with a large Salt Lake firm and a small Ogden firm prior to becoming a founding partner of the firm Adams and Petersen CPA’s LLC in 2001. He was educated at Weber State University and continues a relationship with the accounting school and currently has two children that are students at WSU.

Gary has special expertise as a Certified Public Accountant in entity selection, taxation, high net worth individuals, and estate planning. He also has expertise in specific industries such as construction, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, restaurants, real estate sales and development, governmental grants and municipalities, and a wide variety of the professional services industry including legal, and many aspects of the medical including general practice, dental, anesthesiologist, physical therapists etc.

In addition to taxation, Gary has professional expertise is the financial reporting and compliance area as well. He oversees all compilation, review, and audit, financial reporting in the firm and has a strong background in that area. He has experience with auditing, reviews, and compilations for small to large entities over $100 million annually. Included in that expertise is determining proper internal control structure and consulting regarding management effectiveness and efficiency analysis.

He values the relationships of other professionals in the legal, finance, banking and insurance industries that become team members as they work together to accomplish the goals of their mutual clients.

He is very involved in the community and believes everyone should “give back” to the community in an appropriate manner and at some point in their lives. Gary is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. While serving in the chamber he has been involved in everything from Legacy Highway to Hill AFB spending, creating UBIDS a liaison program for government contracting, creating Davis Cable 17, a PEG cable channel owned by the Davis Chamber, and recent past chairman of the Transportation Committee.

Gary was recently reelected for another four year term to the West Point City council after already serving ten years. As a Councilman he has enjoyed shaping the future of a fast growing community and solving issues related to West Point’s growing pains. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the North Davis Fire District Control Board, a special district that provides fire protection and ambulance service to the communities of Clearfield and West Point. He serves on the board of a nonprofit organization called Smiles for a Lifetime that provides orthodontics to underprivileged individuals and he has been appointed by the Davis County Commissioners to the Tourism Tax Advisory Board and is currently the Chairman of that board.

Gary’s hobbies are spending time with his wife Carolyn and four kids and new granddaughter, and to spend time gardening and to occasionally spend a few minutes cycling on the quiet rural roads of West Point. He recently completed the LOTOJA bike race for the fourth time. It is a bicycle race that goes from Logan Utah to Jackson Wyoming climbing almost 10,000 feet and covering 206 miles in one day.

Gary's Chamber Testimonial

As a Partner in a CPA firm it is difficult to find time to spend out of the office. So when I do it, it needs to be quality time spent. That’s why I’m a member of the Davis Chamber and involved on committees and boards. It is valuable to meet new people and organizations and to learn more about what effects our community, especially the business community. The Chamber is an enabling force that allows me to make a difference in effecting the future of Davis County.

Lastly, I personally have benefitted by learning from those I have connected with and from opportunities to lead committees, boards, and special functions. The Davis Chamber has helped mold me into the person that I am today.

Gary Petersen
Adams & Petersen CPA's LLC