Master of Accounting | University of Utah
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting | Utah State University
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor
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AARON R. BURGOYNE
MAcc, CPA, CFE | Principal
Aaron springs from a family line of entrepreneurism. He followed that heritage by establishing his own business, Spotlight Accounting, and he loves using his skills and training to benefit other entrepreneurs and small businesses in an essential way. Aaron knows that accurate financial recordkeeping is important for business decision making, as well as to help protect a business from fraud.
Speaking of fraud, you never see a TV show about forensic accountants. However, Aaron’s ears perked up the first time he heard TV show investigators mention their forensic accountants. Aaron immediately wanted to follow a path toward the field, which is why Aaron is not only a CPA, but a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). Aaron is devoted to truth, which is what motivates him to keep accurate accounting records for businesses he serves, and is also what excites him in performing financial investigations and data analyses.
Aaron is extremely skilled at analysis, computing, and projecting. He has an incredible work ethic and is also very personable and authentic.
In his free time, Aaron enjoys playing racquetball, singing in small ensembles (particularly barbershop), keeping up with the MCU, and making his wife and kids laugh.
Sandi Rytting is a staff accountant at Spotlight Accounting. She has three years of experience as a bookkeeper, tax assistant, and accountant, as well as assisting small businesses with a wide range of needs covering everything from creating policies & procedures and employee manuals to assisting a forensic accounting firm in an alleged embezzlement case.
Sandi has a bachelor’s degree in business administration- accounting and is a QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor.
Rita has a history of small business bookkeeping experience, as well as her own entrepreneurial adventures. She has been prized and sought after for her organizational and creative skills that have been of great benefit to businesses as well as in her volunteer functions.
Rita is a delightful character, even earning the nickname of "Mrs. Santa Claus." She adores--and is adored by--her husband of 40 years, three children and their spouses, and six grand-children. She loves sewing, knitting, Hershey's kisses, old movies, and family history.
Spot was hand-made in Spring 2019 and immediately joined the Spotlight Accounting team as mascot. He is a functioning light.
Marketing and Creative Director, Website Producer
Megan is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the marketing efforts of Spotlight Accounting including the development of the SpotlightCPA.com website.
Besides her work in behalf of Spotlight Accounting, Megan works for her local WIC clinic as a breastfeeding peer counselor, is developing her own business, and is raising four children alongside Aaron.
Megan enjoys sewing and crocheting, binge-watching favorite tv shows and YouTube channels, and having great discussions and/or great laughs with Aaron.
IT Specialist Consultant
Randy is an entrepreneur and ardent supporter of other business-makers—see where Aaron gets it? Randy is a self-proclaimed “geek” following his long history working with and loving technology and IT. FarGeek offers 100% remote tech support and is Spotlight Accounting’s go-to for all IT support.
Photographer, Social Media Consultant
Erin is a long-time family friend, a photographer, and an entrepreneur. Among her services she offers business branding photography which she provided for Spotlight Accounting using our very own Spot and a Burgoyne family heirloom bookkeeping record.