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The Firm

Established in 2004.

At Scottsdale CPAs we implement our core values every day to carry out our mission, To provide the best customer experience possible!  Delivering "WOW" through our tax and accounting services.

We provide our clients with proactive strategies and concepts that will save them money in taxes. It's simple and it works. Over the years, our high-quality work and customer service speaks for itself. We now employ 2 full-time CPAs, an accounting manager, and a full-time office administrator. We are a technology driven firm with an emphasis on going green. We provide secure client portals, electronic signatures, and secure online payment options. 

Darren Roberts, CPA | Managing Partner 

Education: B.S. Accountancy, Arizona State University 

Areas of ExpertiseBusiness Taxes | Individual Taxes | Tax Planning | Real Estate 

Interests: Golf | Cars | Music | Outdoor Activities | Traveling 

"As Managing Partner of Scottsdale CPAs, PLLC it is my job to ensure our clients receive the same level of service we would expect, while giving them respect, care, and the undivided attention they deserve. I work to ensure I accomplish this through my industry expertise, attention to detail, and accessibility. At the end of the day, it's about honesty, integrity and knowing you've done your part to help your client succeed." 

Blake Koolick, CPA | Partner

Education: Masters of Taxation, Arizona State University | B.S. Accountancy, Arizona State University - Cum Laude | B.S. Computer Information Systems, Arizona State University - Cum Laude 

Areas of Expertise: Business Taxes | Individual Taxes | Tax Planning | Consulting | Real Estate 

Interests: Family | Traveling | Golf | Sports | Movies | Concerts | Animals

"As a Partner of Scottsdale CPAs, PLLC I do what it takes to ensure that our clients receive exceptional service that is accurate, timely, and complete. It is essential that clients know I will do whatever it takes to meet their needs. I value hard work, honesty, and integrity and will handle each client engagement to the best of my ability. The firms culture allows me the opportunity to use a plethora of resources to ensure that all work completed is of the highest quality."

Keestan Willes | Accounting Manager

Education: B.S. Business Management - Finance, Brigham Young University-Idaho - Magna Cum Laude |  Masters of Accountancy, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 

Areas of Expertise: Bookkeeping | Payroll | Quickbooks 

Interests: Yoga | Tennis | Sports | Traveling | Trader Joes 

"Being the Accounting Manager of Scottsdale CPAs, PLLC I ensure that our clients receive the best service for all of their accounting needs. I love to work with clients to ensure that they are getting quality financial reporting for their companies. We are a technology driven firm with the goal to make things simple and seamless for our clients so they can focus on doing what they do best - running their company. My daily goal is to ensure that the office is running effectively so our clients have a great experience with our staff."

Nicole Koolick | Senior Accounting Specialist

Education: MBA with an emphasis in Data Analytics and Accounting, University of Wisconsin - Summa Cum Laude | B.S. Marketing and Minor in Justice Studies, Arizona State University

Areas of Expertise: Data Analytics | Bookkeeping | Finance | Payroll/HR

Interests: Movies/TV Shows | Animal Rescues | Cooking/Baking | Target

"As the Senior Accounting Specialist for Scottsdale CPAs PLLC, I help service our client's bookkeeping, payroll, and state sales tax needs by utilizing my vast and diversified experience spent over the last 10 years in the corporate and civil service worlds of HR, Finance, and Data Analytics. In addition, my other deliverables include assisting with our firm's recruitment efforts, internship program, and other Human Resources related responsibilities.

Our firm strives each day to get to know our clientele's needs and desires to better assist them in making the right decisions for their businesses, personal, and unique tax situations. 

My husband, Blake, and I recently welcomed our first child, so I'll be working part-time for the firm while we care for her."

Amber Stricklin | Office Manager 

Areas of Expertise: Customer Service | Administrative Management  

Interests: Disney | Thrifting | Game Nights | Family | Animals 

"As Office Manager I have a wide range of responsibilities in overseeing the day-to-day activities in the office. Being the first point of contact to clients, I strive to always give the best customer service and treat each individual with the respect they deserve. My daily goal is to make sure that everyone is taken care of, both clients and colleagues."

Kaisha Desmarais | Bookkeeper 

Areas of Expertise: Customer Service | Bookkeeping 

Interests: Traveling | Hiking | Game Nights | Movies | Reading 

"I have a variety of responsibilities in the office, all of which relate to the serving our client's needs. I strive every day to give our clients the first class service that they deserve."

We take care of your books for you, so you can get back to the job of running your business and generating profits.
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We offer payroll solutions that meet your business's needs and enable you to spend time doing what you do best--running your company.
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We offer a variety of services to help make sure that you are taking full advantage of Quickbooks' many features.
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We're here to help you resolve your tax problems and put an end to the misery that the IRS can put you through.
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We offer one-on-one guidance and a comprehensive financial plan that helps manage risk, improve performance, and ensure the growth and longevity of your wealth.
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