About Ricks & Company, LLC
Ricks & Company, LLC has continued to serve the accounting and tax needs of an increasing number of dental industry professionals including family dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, dental contractors, and many others. We believe that industry experience coupled with accurate recordkeeping, strategic tax planning, and frequent communications are the key to sound financial management of a dental practice.
When you choose us as your dental CPA firm, we do more than accounting and bookkeeping, we become your trusted business advisor. We’ll use benchmarking to evaluate and improve the health of your dental practice and we’ll design an aggressive tax planning strategy to legally minimize taxes and maximize profits.
At Ricks & Company, LLC, we’re the best choice for dental practice accounting and tax services because we understand each practice is unique and approach every client as a new opportunity to develop a longstanding professional relationship. Call us now at 801-943-9191 to learn more or request your free consultation online.
Mike Ricks CPA, MBA
Mike has experience in accounting in dentist practices, real estate (wholesalers, rehab, flips, rent for commercial and residential), construction, landscaping, law practices, manufacturing, mortgage brokers and software development (internet web pages, game software development, mobile phone applications, etc.).
In addition to public accounting, he has served as the CFO for Saffire, Inc. a software development studio from 2001 to 2008. With Saffire, Mr. Ricks provided financial and legal services to the company as well as working with the executive management team to provide strategic direction and business development.
Mr. Ricks received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Ricks served as Treasurer of the Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation, Utah Chapter, and served as a board member for 3 years from 2002 to 2005.
David Ricks CPA, MBA
David has over 25 years of tax and accounting experience. David has been the Chief Financial Officer of a number of businesses and has served business clients as their CPA and trusted advisor. David has deep experience in serving medical and dental clients and is aware of the special requirements imposed by the government and the insurance industry on these practices. David has experience with a wide variety of business situations and industries and is attuned to the needs of business owners.
The key to providing the correct approaches is based in the understanding of the particular and unique aspects of the practice. David is willing to spend the time and ask the questions that provide the understanding.
David received his Masters degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University where he also received his MBA. He is a committed lifelong learner and continues to spend significant time in his study and reading as well as taking update classes.
Yang Zhang CPA
Yang is a staff accountant in Ricks and Company. She keeps providing our clients with professional services, including tax estimate and preparation, business consulting, bookkeeping, since December 2014.
Yang received her B.S. in Accounting from Utah State University in 2011 and Master of Accounting from University of Utah in 2014. She became a certified public accountant in November 2015 and continued to provide more variety of accounting services. Yang is a quick learner and detail oriented profession. She will keep continued education in multiple aspects and extend her professional knowledge.