Ask Jim about scuba diving with sharks, time spent watching his son play college baseball or his wakeboarding and waterskiing skills.

James Andrus was a Principal with PBTK in Las Vegas before moving to Utah in 1998 to develop a franchised food operation. Jim returned to public accounting in Salt Lake City in 2000 where he has developed a diversified practice with client concentrations in local governments and family-owned businesses. He returned to PBTK as a Shareholder in 2010 to lead the Firm's Salt Lake office. The Salt Lake office has grown significantly over the past 5 years to include the following services and specialties: Forensic accounting, Trustee & Receiverships, Bankruptcy, IT Governance, Risk Advisory, Internal Audit, Compliance, Taxation, Attestation, Accounting and Consulting services.

Jim specializes in performing attestation and consulting services for local governments, non-profit organizations, family-owned businesses, casino resorts and allied industries, and SEC companies. He especially enjoys assisting clients with operational and internal control recommendations and improvements.


Local governments, non-profit organizations, casino resorts, family-owned businesses, construction, manufacturing and technology.


Public (governmental and SEC registered) and private company auditing; consulting services

Other Experience

Bachelor of Accounting, Southern Utah University
CPA, Certifications, Permits

Nevada and Utah


American Institute of Certified Public Accounting, Nevada Society of Certified Public Accounting, Utah Association of Certified Public Accounting


Member of the Small Business Committee for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce; Treasurer of Associated Builders & Contractors, Utah Chapter; Treasurer of Lone Peak Football Club; SUU Alumni Association

Community Involvement

Past Treasurer of Associated Builders & Contractors, Utah Chapter; Courage Reins Board member, UACPA Local Government Advisory Committee Utah Valley University Internal Audit Advisory Board, SUU Alumni Association

Representative Clients

Park City Municipal Corporation, City of Orem, Utah, Sandy City, Utah, Unified Fire Authority, Granger Hunter Improvement District, Intermountain Employment Services, Pine Valley Power, Pine Valley Electric, Intermountain Plantings, Ascend HR Solutions.