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For years, the partners of Trader Roberts & Spangler, CPAs have been providing quality, personalized Tax, Accounting, and Consulting services. Trader Roberts & Spangler, CPAs expertise ranges from basic tax return preparation and accounting services to more in-depth services such as strategic, operational and transactional tax planning, preparation of financial statements, and CFO advisory services.

Trader Roberts & Spangler, CPAs is located in Bountiful, Utah however our clients are located world-wide. We have secure, encrypted capabilities and can send or receive documents from anywhere in the world.

By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is one of the reasons that we are now serving the third generation of some of our original clients after 30 years in practice.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Bountiful. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Trader Roberts & Spangler, CPA receive competent and timely advice.

Our Partners

Our Team

Curtis Trader, CPA, CFP

Curtis worked for 11 years for the international accounting firm of KPMG in Salt Lake City, UT before leaving to start his own private practice in 2006. At KPMG, Curtis was a senior manager and led their Personal Financial Planning (PFP) practice and was the Pacific Northwest's area Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Specialist.

Curtis joined Dave Roberts in 2009 to form the firm Trader Roberts & Associates.He has served many years on various tax review sub-committees for the State of Utah and was recently nominated by Utah's governor to serve on Utah's Tax Review Committee. Curtis is a past president of the Salt Lake Estate Planning Council. Curtis routinely serves large nationally recognized companies and family held businesses, and is recognized as an industry leader in trust and individual taxation.

Curtis is a graduate with a Masters of Accounting in Taxation of Brigham Young University.

Phone: (801) 335-0353

Dave Roberts, CPA

Before founding Roberts & Associates in 1988, Dave Roberts worked for the International accounting firm KPMG in the tax department for several years. In addition, he worked as international tax manager for a publicly held high technology corporation, after which he taught at the college level for five years.

Dave's practice focus is the taxation of small and closely held businesses and coordination of tax issues between owners and their business. He is recognized for his experience in Partnerships, LLC's, and S Corporation taxation. His areas of expertise include manufacturing, construction and real estate development, mergers and acquisitions, and medical devices and OTC products.

Dave graduated from the University of Utah where he obtained a Master's of Professional Accountancy degree.

Phone: (801) 335-0336

Robert Spangler, CPA

Rob started his career working for "Big 4" accounting firms including KPMG in Salt Lake City and Deloitte in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. During his 11 years with these industry leaders, Rob gained expertise in tax planning and preparation for individuals, corporations and partnerships. Rob is licensed as a CPA in Utah and California.

For 6 years prior to joining the firm in September 2011, Rob worked for the international direct selling giant XanGo as the VP of Finance and Tax and as Chief Financial Officer. Rob's leadership and strategic vision helped XanGo refine its US business operations and expand into over 20 new international markets spanning 6 continents. This experience makes him an invaluable resource to companies and individuals doing business both domestically and internationally.

Rob enjoys working with his clients to solve business and individual tax problems. Rob also provides outsourced tax director and CFO-related services to emerging and mature companies.

Rob graduated from Brigham Young University with a Masters of Accounting in Taxation.

Phone: (801) 335-0356

  • Trader Roberts & Spangler, PLLC
  • 3263 South Highway 89
  • Bountiful 84010
  • Telephone: (801) 298-2190
  • Fax: (801) 335-0351

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