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About Our Firm

 

For years, Halley & Murray, CPAs, PC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Halley & Murray, CPAs, PC's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as financial reviews, financial statements, and financial planning.

 

Halley & Murray, CPAs, PC is one of the leading firms in Cheyenne. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that all our clients receive the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our client base returns year after year because of our firm'’s seasoned professionals and our dedication to high standards and work ethics.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Halley & Murray, CPAs, PC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Cheyenne's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the local business and financial community. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Halley & Murray, CPAs, PC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Terry P. Halley, CPA

Terry is a founding partner in the firm of Halley & Murray, CPAs, PC. Terry is a Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years of experience in accounting, tax, financial planning and consulting.

Terry moved to Cheyenne as a child and attended Nebraska Western College and Northwest Missouri State University where he completed a double major in Accounting and Communication. The degrees were conferred with honors.

Terry practiced financial planning for 20 years before entering the accounting field. Working as a financial planner provided him with specialized education and experience in fields that are important to any operating entity. He helped companies establish qualified retirement plans, group health plans, and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. He has an expert level understanding of life insurance and investments. Terry passed the CPA examination 22 years after completion of his accounting education.

Terry prepares individual, small business, trust and estate tax returns and he provides tax consulting in all of these areas. He also prepares financial plans, performs business valuations, and provides litigation support services including expert testimony. Terry has handled many IRS audits for taxpayers.

Terry is a board member of the Southeast Wyoming Estate Planning Council. He has previously served as a board member for several other non-profit organizations. Terry enjoys traveling the world, off-road exploring, artifact hunting, and spending time with his family.

Sandra L. Murray, CPA

Sandy is a founding partner in the firm of Halley & Murray, CPAs, PC. Sandy is a Certified Public Accountant with 30 years of experience in auditing, accounting, tax and consulting.

Sandy is a Wyoming native and has been a resident of Cheyenne since 1995. Sandy graduated from the University of Wyoming in December 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with honors.

Following college graduation, Sandy began her career at a national accounting firm in Denver, Colorado. She was an accountant in the audit department and gained extensive training and experience in auditing. Sandy currently oversees the accounting and review engagements within the firm. Sandy also has extensive experience in tax preparation, including individual, corporate, and non-profit tax returns.

Sandy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Wyoming Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce. Sandy is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce.

Sandy enjoys golfing, camping, four-wheeling, reading and especially spending time with her family.

Jennifer B. Roberts, CPA

Jenni has been with Halley & Murray since 2011. Jenni is a Certified Public Accountant, certified in Colorado since 2000 and Wyoming since 2012.

Jenni graduated from the University of Denver with her Bachelor of Science, Magna cum Laude, and Masters of Accountancy in 1994. While obtaining her degree, she interned with a national accounting firm in Denver, Colorado. After receiving her degrees, she interned with the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

In the summer of 1995, Jenni married an Air Force engineer officer who has taken her around the world. She worked cost accounting and tax in Texas, international fund accounting with dual currency in Germany, and audit in Virginia.

Jenni currently prepares business and individual tax returns for the firm. You won’t see her in the office as she works from abroad, first from the United Kingdom and currently from the Washington D.C. area.

Jenni enjoys being a soccer mom and a band mom. She loves spending time with her family and her book clubs.

Mike Scissons, CPA

Mike is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of accounting experience.

Mike is a Wyoming native and has been a resident of Cheyenne since 1985. Mike graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 1984, Mike was awarded a second Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Mike began his career with a regional accounting firm in Cheyenne. He worked in the audit department and gained extensive training and experience in auditing various types of entities in Wyoming. Mike has worked as a managerial accountant in not-for-profit entities and in construction companies for many years. He is currently the CFO for a large Wyoming corporation.

Mike has been associated with Halley & Murray since 2003. He works part time during tax season preparing tax returns and is a valuable member of our tax team.

Mike is a member of the Cheyenne Vocations Club. He enjoys watching local high school sports and attending University of Wyoming football and basketball games along with spending time with his family and friends.

Jennifer Ahern

Jennifer is the office manager at Halley & Murray, focusing on our bookkeeping and payroll clientele. She works closely with new business owners, and assists with applications, registrations, QuickBooks set-up and training.

Jennifer is a Wyoming native and earned both her undergraduate degree (Marketing) and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wyoming. Jennifer has expert knowledge in QuickBooks and has been doing bookkeeping and payroll for the past 10 years. She has prepared books/payroll for a broad scope of businesses.

Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer worked as an Employment Tax Auditor with the State of Wyoming. Using this experience, Jennifer now provides our clients with irreplaceable insight and guidance regarding Wyoming’s UI/WC statutes.

Jennifer has two sons who she loves to spend time with camping, fishing, hiking and bike riding.

Sara Dalton

Sara is the administrative assistant at Halley & Murray. Sara mans the front desk, schedules client meetings, assists with file management and e-file requirements among many other things.

Sara is a native of Wyoming and moved to Cheyenne in 2014. She graduated from Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs in 2002, just before marrying her husband, a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps and beginning their journey with the military. She has been a stay-at-home mom for the past 9 years and spent her time keeping everyone organized and volunteering with her children’s schools. She is enjoying getting back to working now that her children are growing up and in school full time. She has the best job, as she gets the summers off and gets to spend it with her family while her children are out of school.

Sara enjoys watching her children in soccer, wrestling and gymnastics, and taking full advantage of the great outdoors of Wyoming.

Kerry Quinn

Kerry is a bookkeeper at Halley & Murray, assisting with our clients’ payrolls, quarterly reports, and bookkeeping needs. Kerry also assists with the administrative assistant duties during the summer. Kerry has been a bookkeeper/administrative assistant/secretary in various capacities for the last 35 years.

Kerry is married with two adult children and she loves spending time with her parents on their ranch in Glendo Wyoming.

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