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The Ellsworth Stauffer Commitment

Ellsworth Stauffer, P.C. has been in existence since 1990. Previously named Kent Ellsworth & Company, P.C. we strive to provide the highest quality of service. We specialize in professional companies, i.e. dental, medical, and legal companies. Although we specialize in those fields, we do provide a completely wide range of services to any individual or company. We have clients across the United States from Michigan to Texas, from Connecticut to California.

We work tirelessly to save our clients as much as we possibly can. Our services include bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, and the preparation of tax returns including estate taxes, corporate taxes, and personal taxes. We will review any tax return for no fee. Many times we can find credits or benefits that were not taken or notice another evident error.

We began operations in 1990 in Prescott, Arizona where we had an office for nine years. We moved down to the Phoenix area in 1999 and have been here ever since. Just this year we moved out to Mesa at 2500 S. Power Road Suite 113.

Our emphasis is long term business relationships and our staff is well versed in all aspects of tax and accounting. Whatever you situation is, we can provide a quality solution to your problem. We pride ourselves in the creative manner in which we solve our clients’ problems.

Business Accounting

Ellsworth Stauffer, P.C. provides a wide range of customizable accounting options to suit each of our client’s individual needs.

Tax Consulting

We are happy to sit down with our clients to consult and discuss their individual or business tax and accounting situations.

Tax Preparation

We prepare individual, corporate, partnership and trust returns. We will also review any previously prepared return at no charge.

Meet Our Team

Kent Ellsworth

Kent has owned and operated his own accounting firm in Arizona for over 25 years. Kent is an enrolled agent, a federally licensed tax practitioner who specializes in taxation and has unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Prior to founding his own firm, Kent worked as an operative for the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1976 through 1982. During his service, Kent was decorated several times and held top secret clearance. Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in both Accounting and Political Science from Northern Arizona University. He has learned to speak Russian, Spanish, Czech and German as well as the U.S. Tax Code. Kent was born and raised in Arizona where his family has lived for generations. When he isn’t in the office, Kent spends his time with his wife, four grown children, and five beautiful grandchildren. He is a huge hockey enthusiast and an avid reader.

Phone: 480-968-9077

Ryan Stauffer

Ryan joined Ellsworth Stauffer in 2013. Ryan’s educational background in accounting made him a perfect fit. Ryan is personable and quick to respond to any questions or concerns that you have. He has helped numerous clients resolve their issues with the Internal Revenue Service and other state taxing agencies. He is well versed in IRS correspondence, and has successfully obtained favorable results such as penalty abatements and offers in compromise. Ryan also manages the corporate filings with the state and assists our clients in deciding what entity best suites their unique tax situation. When not in the office Ryan loves to spend time with his wife and daughter and loves being outside. He is very competitive and enjoys playing sports like basketball and golf but in the winter you can always find him heading north to the mountains to snowboard.

Phone: 480-968-9077

Cori Contreras

Cori has been a permanent part of our team since 2013, she is the face of the office as our receptionist and manager. Her primary focus is on payroll preparation and reporting, monthly accounting, client relations, and delivery and electronic filing of tax returns.

Cori holds a BA degree from Arizona State University and enjoys continually learning more through her work here at Ellsworth Stauffer. She keeps herself more than busy outside of the office with her four active sons. She enjoys camping with her family, trying out new restaurants, going to the movies, and attending her boys’ sporting events.

Phone: 480-968-9077

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