Stephen J. Rodis, CPA

Partner
Year Joined
2002
Services

Business tax planning
International tax
Interest Change - Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC)
Income and estate tax treaties
Mergers and acquisitions
Ownership transition and succession planning
Strategic planning

Education

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Industries
Manufacturing, Distribution, Technology, Real Estate, Construction
Professional Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant - State of Arizona
ASCPA, Phoenix Tax Workshop – Co-Chairperson, Advisory Committee
Arizona State Board of Accountancy – Chairperson, Tax Practice Committee
CPAmerica, Inc. – Tax Executive Committee

Awards & Recognition
AZBusiness Leaders 2018
Civic & Charitable Affiliations
Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR), Board Member
U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), Arizona Advisory Committee
U.S. Department of Commerce, Arizona District Export Council, Treasurer
Speaking Engagements
Speaker: Making Exports to Mexico Simple. Why You Need to Export to Mexico, Learn Your Tax Benefit Options, Arizona District Export Council (DEC), September 2020
Speaker: Export Essentials, Growing Business on a Global Scale, October 2014
Personal Interests
Traveling, building furniture, spending time with 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 Labradors; experimenting with new grilling recipes
About Steve

With more than 30 years of public accounting experience, Steve leads the Firm’s tax practice and provides planning and consulting to individuals and corporations in manufacturing, distribution, technology, real estate, and construction. Specializing in international tax, he helps U.S. businesses with structuring and global expansions. Working with Arizona-based, privately-held companies, he develops tax strategies for maximizing cash flow and minimizing tax liabilities.
Steve understands Arizona’s professional and business community. He guided businesses and individuals through the Great Recession and counsels current clients on COVID-19 tax-related issues.
From startup to maturity, he gives advice to entrepreneurs starting their first business, family-owners transitioning leadership, and companies purchasing and selling their businesses. Recognizing each client’s goals and objectives are unique, he incorporates industry knowledge and tax reduction strategies into business planning. Focused on long-term client relationships, many of Steve’s clients span his entire career.
Steve’s involvement in professional, business, and industry organizations keeps him informed of economic and political developments impacting Arizona’s businesses and professional community. Dedicated to educating his peers and supporting the next generation of accounting professionals, he is a frequent speaker on business and income tax matters.

Need Guidance and Help?
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