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Bottom Line SLC

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Phone: 801-274-1100


Email: [email protected]

Hours: By appointment only, house calls available within service area!


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About Bottom Line SLC 


Bottom Line Bookkeeping & Tax provides tax preparation services to individuals, families, and small businesses, as well as small business accounting and payroll services. We also provide consultation for new business set up and assistance with state and federal tax matters.

William Brough, MBA, EA, came to the world of ledgers and tax returns by an unlikely route, which he

calls “my ricochet career.” He majored in music, and spent time as a songwriter in Los Angeles, even

landing a spot on a production team for a Stevie Wonder spin-off called Writer’s Quarters West. To help

make ends meet for his young family, Bill started a small business in 1988. “I envisioned doing it part

time, and still keeping a foot in the music industry. But it quickly consumed all my time and energy, and I

discovered — to my astonishment — that I enjoyed it.”

Running a business required learning how to keep the books, which led to an MBA in finance and

accounting. Eventually, Bill was hired by Universal Accounting Center in Salt Lake City to teach their

unique bookkeeping and tax preparation courses to students from all over the country. He also worked

several seasons as a tax professional for H&R Block.

In 2008, UAC completely revised their tax curriculum, The Professional Tax Preparer. Bill was the

principal author of the new course, meaning that when it comes to taxes, he can literally say he “wrote

the book.”

Today, Bill maintains a growing accounting practice while still writing and recording music on the side.

He is also a speaker on tax topics for Lorman Education Services, and a former adjunct instructor of

financial accounting at Salt Lake Community College. Bill is currently President of the Utah chapter of

NATP (National Association of Tax Professionals).

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