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REDW promotes Christina Roderick to principal

REDW LLC, one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Southwest, is pleased to announce the promotion of Christina Roderick, CPA, to Principal in its Phoenix office.
She leads REDW’s privately held business practice.“Christina’s promotion to Principal acknowledges her talent, hard work and commitment to both her co-workers and her clients,” said Sandy Abalos, REDW’s Principal-in-Charge of the Phoenix office.  “Christina excels in working   closely with privately held business owners to help them plan for succession and preserve their wealth by utilizing the best available tax structures, credits, incentives and tax planning.”“I’m honored that REDW has recognized my contributions to the organization as I’ve enjoyed working with this talented team and our many clients,” said Roderick.  “While REDW is known nationally for its skill assisting tribes and tribal enterprises, I’m thrilled to work for a growing firm that shares my commitment and passion for helping owners privately held businesses of all sizes and maturity to protect their wealth and investments.”

Christina Roderick has over 17 years of experience in public accounting and leads REDW’s privately held business practice as a Principal in the firm’s Phoenix office. She works closely with business owners in planning for succession, along with preserving wealth by utilizing the best available tax structures, credits and incentives, and tax planning.

She has significant expertise working hand-in-hand with small businesses and multi-national companies in the manufacturing, distribution, real estate, technology and healthcare industries. She also has considerable experience assisting publicly traded companies in matters regarding tax compliance, structuring, planning and tax provisions.

Roderick is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA). She is advance-level certified by the Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (MANEX) in helping small and mid-sized businesses with strategic planning and growth. She enjoys speaking with local business associations and clients on topics including structuring, taxation and business succession.  She is currently the Vice Chair of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy Tax Practice Committee and is a member of the ASCPA’s Legislative Committee.

REDW, Comerica Host Succession Planning Seminar

Research shows that 70% of family businesses will not make it to the second generation, and that 90% will not make it to the third.  Yet most family and privately held businesses do not have a leadership and capital succession plan in place.

REDWLLC, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Southwest, is teaming up with Comerica Bank to host a series of complimentary seminars designed to provide practical guidance and answers to many tough questions about succession planning that business owners need to face.

The first session of the series will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Speakers Sandy Abalos, CPA and Principal in Charge of REDW’s Phoenix office, and Joe Maturo of Rivers & Moorehead PLLC will address the key roadblocks to successful planning and create a framework in which business owners and top leaders can effectively turn talk into action.

“Many business owners are so focused on day-to-day operations that they often neglect to think about planning for their future. It is totally understandable, but very risky,” said Christina Roderick, Senior Manager in REDW’s Phoenix Tax Department. “Our goal is to help business owners understand those risks and what proactive steps they can take to make succession planning not only a top priority but also an evolving, dynamic and productive process.”

“This seminar series will provide business owners with the opportunity to learn about various succession plans and show them what steps they can put in place now to maximize the value of their business in the future,” added Kevin Draper, Vice President, Relationship Manager, Comerica Bank.

Session topics will include:

• The top 5 myths about succession planning
• The risks of delaying succession planning
• The options available for structuring a plan
• Critical elements of succession planning, and how to apply them to your organization

For details or to reserve your seat, email Christine Egter or call her at 602-730-1150.

REDW Principal-in-charge of the Phoenix office Sandy Abalos

REDW ranked among U.S.’ biggest accounting firms

REDW LLC, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Southwest with offices in Albuquerque and Phoenix, is pleased to announce that Inside Public Accounting (IPA) has named it the 115th largest U.S. Accounting firm in 2014, up from its ranking of 146 in 2013.

IPA released its annual 200 largest public accounting firms ranking on August 21, 2014. The rankings were compiled by net revenues, using data gathered by IPA’s survey and analysis of firms, which attracted a record number of participants, at more than 540 firms. “This prestigious group joins the IPA 100 as the definitive ranking of the nation’s largest public accounting firms,” says Kelly Platt, principal of The Platt Group, the publisher of IPA.

“Similar to their IPA 100 peers, the IPA 200 are also engaged in acquisitions to grow in size, scope and capability, with 21 mergers reported for the group last year, pulling more than 200 staff and more than $22 million into the aggregate numbers of the group,” says Kelly Platt. Additional information on the IPA 200 ranking is available on www.insidepublicaccounting.com.

“Recognition for our size is nice but we’re much more focused and excited about what our strategic growth of REDW during the last several years represents to our client and team members,” said Ron Rivera, Managing Principal of REDW. “A client that once only looked to us for primarily tax or audit services in Albuquerque can now utilize REDW in Phoenix and other markets for a wide range of additional services including valuation, forensic accounting, HR consulting, wealth management and even accounting software. Our strategic growth is also excellent for our talented staff as it provides greater stability and internal career growth opportunities, which only further benefit our clients.”

“Our clients view our growth as an expansion of the ways we can serve them,” said Sandy Abalos, Principal-in-Charge of the Phoenix office. “As our clients continue to grow and their needs expand and evolve, REDW has grown in concert to ensure that our capabilities and expertise continue to meet all their needs and exceed their expectations.”

Earlier in the year, Accounting Today announced that REDW was the fifth largest regional firm in the Southwestern U.S., and the fourth fastest growing firm nationally. In recent months, REDW was ranked the #2 accounting firm in Arizona by Who’s Who in Business in the category accounting firms with 29 or fewer CPAs.


REDW Among Fastest-Growing Accounting Firms

REDW LLC, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Southwest, announced that AccountingToday.com named the company the fourth fastest-growing accounting firm in the U.S. during 2013. REDW was also recognized as the fifth largest accounting firm in the southwestern United States.

AccountingToday.com , is a leading provider of online business news for the tax and accounting community. The ranking follows Albuquerque-based REDW’s merger with Phoenix based firms Abalos & Associates PLLC, and Miller, Allen & Co., P.C. in late 2012. The combined firm, showed a 33.52% growth in 2013 with revenues of $26.45 million.

“Our Phoenix operations continue to grow following the successful mergers to create one great team of like-minded professionals,” said Sandy Abalos, Principal-in-Charge of the Phoenix office.. “Year one of the merger we focused on a seamless transition into a single entity, and with that overwhelmingly successful effort we expect even stronger benefits in 2014 as we focus on strategic organic growth and increased efficiencies between our Phoenix and Albuquerque offices.”

“REDW’s growth into Phoenix catapulted us to being ranked the fifth largest accounting firm in the southwestern United States and the fourth fastest growing accounting firm in the entire United States,” said Ron Rivera, REDW’s Managing Principal. “The talented team in Phoenix and the synergies and opportunities that the Phoenix office provides REDW as a whole will benefit our ability to continue our organic growth and will serve as a growth model as we look to expand into new markets. Ultimately, our growth is all about our clients as we strive to ensure we maintain the level of forward-thinking business advice that our clients expect from us to meet and exceed their ever-evolving needs.

The AccountingToday.com ranking is based on the percentage increase in income- not dollar amounts- to determine which firms experienced the greatest growth. To view the AccountingToday.com rankings, click here.