Your company needs more from its accounting firm than
financial statements and tax returns. You need a firm that will help
Your next accounting firm should be a strategic partner, whose
experience and mission-specific guidance can help you achieve your important
business objectives, minimize your tax burden, attract the capital you need in order to grow, and maximize
The Walker & Armstrong Difference
We do not simply help you comply.
We help you succeed.
Walker & Armstrong was established in 1971 on a
simple premise: To help our clients enhance their success and achieve their
goals. The importance of delivering uncompromising client service – as you
define it – and exceeding your expectations is instilled at all levels of our
firm, and it is fundamental to our core values of:
The “Walker & Armstrong Difference” is
evident to the hundreds of business owners with whom we
have served as partners in planning and progress.
We Are Easy to Work With. You will appreciate
our experience with companies like yours, our consistency in staffing from
year to year, and our emphasis on careful planning, hands-on partner involvement
and effective communication. Our ability to anticipate the course of your
engagement protects you from unwanted surprises and unnecessary disruptions to
We Honor Our Commitments. We understand the
frustration and risk stemming from missed deadlines and broken promises. That is
why, at every step in the process, from staffing your engagement and calendaring
our target dates to delivering the finished product, our focus is on meeting
your expectations for timeliness, accuracy and thoroughness.
We Add Value to Your Company. Every
dollar your organization spends on administrative requirements is a dollar
diverted from profitability and reinvestment. Maximizing the return on your professional fees is an absolute
Our four-decade tradition of austerity in managing
our firm has consistently yielded savings that benefit our not-for-profit and
commercial clients. Our fee structure is competitive with firms of comparable
quality; we are faithful to our quoted fees; and we are vigilant in seeking
opportunities to add value to our services and to your business.
We Look Out for Your Interests. In addition to
offering technical expertise, research tools and other resources that rival the
qualities of a national firm, we are alert to emerging regulatory requirements
and opportunities for administrative and operational improvements.
Backed by our extensive resources and network of
technical experts, we add value to many of our business clients by
advising them in areas such as:
Sales and property tax
Employee benefit plan
Company governance and
With respect to helping you meet your tax
reporting requirements, our approach is consistent with our overall philosophy
of effective planning, communication and quality.
We Help You Fulfill Your Mission. Your
relationship with Walker & Armstrong means far more than mere compliance with
requirements placed on you by lenders, investors and the government. We carefully tailor our
services to your mission, objectives, and service needs, and
everything we do for you is shaped by our “big picture” understanding of what
you are striving to achieve.
Your next accounting firm should be Walker & Armstrong.
Walker & Armstrong is a leader in providing professional audit,
tax and consulting services to companies in major Arizona industries.
To meet your changing needs, we strive to understand and continually monitor the tax, regulatory and economic trends
and developments that affect your industry.
Health Care. We have a staff of dedicated individuals who
understand the complex, constantly changing requirements and profitability
challenges that confront health care providers and administrators. From
receiving and allocating federal and state monies to correctly reporting revenue
recognition, our staff has the experience and knowledge to guide any health care
provider through the maze of analyses and reporting.
Manufacturing. Since our inception, our clientele has
included manufacturing companies and accordingly, we have extensive knowledge of
cost accounting concepts and can assist our clients with the unique aspects of
inventory costing including IRC 263A compliance. Our experience with this
industry includes plastic manufacturing, precision machining and metal
fabrication, printing and graphic arts, modular homes, agribusiness and
Agriculture. Our experience in the agriculture business
includes farming and cattle operations and accordingly, we understand the unique
aspects of this industry including cost accounting and unique inventory
Real Estate. Since our inception, we have provided our
professional services to the real estate industry. Our experience includes land
developers, condominiums, homebuilders, hotels and resorts, associations and
clubs, property and asset managers, commercial office and retail.
Construction. Our experience in the construction industry
provides us with the ability to understand the unique aspects of your business
including job costing and cost revenue recognition matters. We are committed to
serving this industry through continued training in matters affecting your
Wholesale and Retail. Our staff are dedicated to
providing effective and timely accounting and tax compliance services for our
wholesale and retail industry clients, including cost analyses and tax planning
Professional Service Providers. At Walker & Armstrong,
our experienced staff provide professional service providers with access to
outstanding resources and hands-on involvement. Attorneys, physicians,
consultants, architects, engineers and advertising professionals are examples of
professional groups we have served. These professional groups depend on our
industry specialists for updated information regarding new legislation and
industry trends that directly affect each professional group.
Golf Courses. We have provided audit, review and tax
compliance services to this industry for more than a decade. In addition to the
accounting and reporting matters that are specific to this industry, we also
understand the economic trends and unique areas affecting the industry.
Restaurants. Our professionals have been involved in
traditional compliance engagements applicable to restaurants as well as unique
engagements specific to the industry. Our experience includes accounting and
consulting services including assisting with due diligence matters in connection
with the sale of restaurant businesses. In the course of these unique
engagements, we have developed an extensive understanding of our client’s point
of sales systems, inventory control and asset capitalization considerations and
other matters that are specific to the restaurant industry.
Resorts. Walker & Armstrong provides services to the
hospitality industry with an expertise in all aspects of a resort business
model. From the restaurant operation to the concierge service, we strive to help
our clients evaluate the overall impact of strategic decisions in various
operations. Our resort specialists work one-on-one with our clients to
understand the business and provide individualized service for each client.
Oil and Gas. We have had extensive experience in the oil & gas
industry, from the individual investor to the operation and ownership of various
wells. Our experienced staff not only has knowledge of financial considerations
relating to oil & gas, but also a true understanding of the tax consequences of
oil and gas activities.
Tax. We understand the unique tax rules that govern
for-profit businesses. In addition to tax preparation services, our tax professionals
are available to provide tax advice to
closely held companies on matters such as the following:
Audits, Reviews and Compilations. Walker & Armstrong is a leader in performing quality
and timely audits for clients in all major economic sectors. An audit is a
review and objective examination of the financial statements, including the
verification of specific information as determined by the auditor or as
established by general practice. An audit provides the highest level of
assurance and is often required by lenders, funding agencies and other
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We perform compilation and review engagements for not-for-profit
entities, privately held companies, and county, municipal and tribal
Pre-Audit. By paving the way for your annual audit, an
pre-audit facilitates a smoother, quicker, less disruptive and less expensive
annual audit. Our valuable “pre-audit” services, which make up the first step in
the process of an audit, include project management and staff training in audit
During a pre-audit, we assist our clients in the preparation of audit schedules
and supporting documentation necessary to facilitate a more timely and efficient
audit process. We also will prepare financial statements and supporting
Accounting and Advisory. We provide accounting and consulting
services to our non-attest clients, including audit preparation, financial
statement preparation, and advising on QuickBooks.
Forensic Accounting and Financial Investigations. Clients have called on Walker & Armstrong to ensure the integrity of
their internal controls, investigate suspected fraud or misappropriation of
funds, and produce reports on matters of interest to governing bodies,
management and funding agencies.