Gayland is a CPA and has been the managing partner of FJ & Associates for 6 years. Prior to FJ & Associates Gayland was with an international CPA firm for 4 years, where he worked with clients in the U.S. and international clients in China and Canada. He performed audits on both private, and public companies in accordance with PCAOB and SEC standards and regulations. Prior to that, Gayland worked for a regional CPA firm for over 7 years. He audited various private companies and industries. He also specialized in governmental and single audits of counties, cities and towns, school districts, conservancy districts, not-for-profit entities, HUD entities, and various other special districts. Gayland also worked for over 4 years in governmental auditing with the Utah State Auditor’s Office where he audited various State departments, agencies, courts, and colleges and universities.

Gayland is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Gayland has served on the UACPA’s State and Local Government, Nonprofit, and Governmental Issues committees.

Gayland has served on 4 non-profit boards and has been the treasurer of a non-profit entity.

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Masters of Accountancy- Southern Utah University and B.A. Accounting- Southern Utah University

Short background of pertinent work experience:  
Prior To Fj & Associates, 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. As a Partner in FJ & Associates, he is excited to provide quality services to clients.

Areas of Expertise / Specialization:  
Gayland’s expertise has been in auditing private companies, small businesses, non-profit entities, performing HUD audits, and auditing governmental organizations.

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)