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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. In December of 2014 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.
Meet Our Team
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.
Ryan joined Ellsworth Stauffer in 2013. Ryan is an Enrolled Agent, a federally-licensed tax practitioner who specializes in taxation with unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Ryan is personable and quick to respond to any questions or concerns that you have and is well versed in all aspects of the accounting world. 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 abatement’s 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, including Trusts and Non-Profit Foundations. When not in the office Ryan loves to spend time with his family consisting of his wife, Casi, daughter Dani, and son Canyon as well as his Akita Ruca and you can always catch them outside on another adventure. 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.
Brittany joined our team in 2018 and is the face of the office as our receptionist and manager. Her primary focus is payroll preparation and reporting, bookkeeping, client relations as well as delivery and filing tax returns. Brittany holds a Bachelor or Science degree from Brigham Young University and enjoys continually learning through her work here at Ellsworth Stauffer. She loves spending her time outside the office with her two young children, son Liam and daughter Sophie. Any free moment she has is spent hiking, reading, and attending yoga and dance classes.