Our Company


Peterson Shafer Inc strives to provide fast and professional business services. Whether you are in need of tax consulting or are just unsure if you received your full refund from past tax years, we are your best choice. Peterson Shafer specializes in everything from tax work to business consulting. You will find we have a great reputation and offer a broad range of services.

Layne R. Peterson originally started with Ernst and Young in Los Angeles during the mid 1980’s with a CPA auditing background. Eventually, Layne came back to Utah and became a partner with Hawkins, Cloward, and Simister.  From there, Layne opened his own accounting and tax practice, bringing with him many clients and a solid reputation.

Desiree Shafer joined the firm in 2012, bringing with her over 10 years of corporate accounting experience.  Desiree graduated from Brigham Young University and is an EA. In 2023, Desiree became a partner of the company and the company name changed from Peterson & Associates CPA, Inc. to Peterson Shafer Inc.

Over the years, the company has built strong relationships with many business owners throughout Utah County. Although we are based in Orem, Peterson Shafer Inc has clients from all over the United States. We are experts in assessing tax needs for both individuals and business entities with hundreds of clients from all types of industries and entity types.