Business Financial Help Related to Covid-19

Abacus can help you plan and prepare for your company's future.

  • SBA loan questions
  • Getting books up-to-date
  • Accurate Financials
  • Help filling out applications
  • Finding Resources 
  • Monthly forecasting

Personal Finance Tips During Covid-19

    • Go through your budget.  You’ll be surprised at what you are not spending money on right now if you are staying in.  Cancel memberships and unnecessary expenses.
    • Contact your lenders, ie. Mortgages, automobiles, credit cards.  See what the options are as far as putting payments on hold.
    • Hold on to your cash.  You don’t know for how long you are going to need it.

Why Use a Bookkeeper?

Small business owners often take care of everything from sales, production and billing to taking out the trash. The best businesses are lead by people who learn to delegate and focus their time on what they do best. Outside bookkeepers can get your accounting needs met at a third of the time and a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself. Most small businesses accounting records can be reconciled with only a couple of hours a week. No need to hire a person full time OR do it all yourself. Call us for a free consultation to see how we can help you!

What Makes Us Different?

Abacus accountants are here to meet your needs. We come to you. Whether you need us to pick up paperwork on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis; have in-house meetings; keep your file safe on our server or access your file remotely, we will take care of you. We can do your work remotely, come into your office to do it, train your employees, and/or do periodic audits on your in-house bookkeeper. We customize our services to whatever your needs are.

Experience Our Accurate Reporting

One of the most important assets to a business owner is accurate information. Our team will provide you with current reports on anything you might possibly need. Whether you need to know your profit margins or any outstanding invoices, our team can help. We’ll help you understand what is normal and what should be paid attention to. Abacus is dedicated to helping companies grow through proper data collection!

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Our Management Team

Shellee Spafford

President & CEO

Shellee started her accounting career at Merrill Lynch National Financial in 1992.  She worked here for 6 years as a credit analyst and a loan manager while getting her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.  In 1996, Shellee started doing bookkeeping for a small business part time and opened up Abacus Accounting & Bookkeeping in 1998. Since then, Shellee has developed the expertise to learn and set up bookkeeping and administration processes for companies in many different industries.

When she is not working, Shellee enjoys raising and spending time with her two daughters.  She loves to travel, golf, ski and listen to live music, especially in the beautiful outdoors of Park City.

Shellee prides herself in only employing account specialists who are experienced and qualified enough to “calculate your peace of mind”. “In our profession, we must be very organized, efficient, and most importantly, always looking out for our client’s best interest.”  She has been very fortunate to develop an amazing team who is committed to this.

Heather Staley

Vice President of Operations

Heather graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Health Promotion/Education and minor in Biology in 2004. Professionally, she has worked as a consultant for medical providers providing accounts receivable/payable, bookkeeping and administrative management services since 1998.  Hired by Abacus Accounting & Bookkeeping in 2014, she expanded her skills and experience in small business bookkeeping/payroll, specializing in clients with multiple companies in varied business ventures.  

Her dedication to community service extends into religious affiliations. As a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she has served in various callings. Family is her greatest accomplishment. She and her husband have four children and reside in Hoytsville, Utah.

Laura Hansen

Senior Account Analyst

Laura has worked in the accounting profession since 1991. Prior to Abacus, she gained a varied skill set from her time at: Bottom Line Management as a full-charge Bookkeeper for over 50 different types of industries; WellPoint as an Account Analysist; Countrywide in Accounts Payable; Albertsons as an Office Coordinator; and Hales Engineering as an Office Manager & Full Charge bookkeeper, where for over ten years she managed Human Resources, Safety Management, Time Management, Contract Reviews and Audits.

Outside of the office, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, teaching dance and traveling.

Christy Koger

Account Analyst

Christy graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Mathematics.  She has been in the accounting profession since 2001 and has been a licensed CPA since 2002.  She has auditing and accounting experience with governmental, private, and public companies across many industries such as casino accounting including several years with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Since then, Christy opened her own private practice specializing in bookkeeping, personal and business tax preparation, and consulting.  Hired by Abacus in 2019, she enjoys being part of a team committed to superior customer service.

When not working, Christy loves spending time with her family and friends and traveling to new places.