Roy C. Thornton, better known as Chuck, started his practice because he wanted to be able to work with smaller clients and create a higher level of personal satisfaction with each one. In 30-plus years, he’s built the firm into a stable and specialized position, working closely with businesses and individuals that are guided by an entrepreneurial spirit and foundation.
Chuck has gone well beyond the standard scope of education and training to be a CPA, giving him the ability to look at any business with more insight than most. His abilities to think creatively are what clients love about working with our firm. Within moments of meeting with the firm’s associates, it’s obvious that the firm has the knowledge and specialized expertise to operate in their best interest, however complicated their circumstances may be.
Chuck’s diverse areas of specialty include strategic tax planning, estate planning and resolving tax controversies for all entities. His professional designations include:
- Certified Public Accountant, CPA
- Certified College Planning Specialist, CCPS
- Certified Financial Planner, CFP®
- Certified Life Underwriter, CLU
- Certified Long Term Care Specialist, CLTU
- Personal Financial Specialist, PFS
Chuck wrote the CPA’s practice management handbook and co-authored, Hard-Hitting Tax Savings for Corporations, published by the American Association of Certified Public Accountants. He was also selected as Executive of the Year by the Valley Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals. Chuck has lectured locally and nationally on topics such as tax law, management, business valuations and strategic tax planning. Both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants have honored Chuck as the Speaker of the Year.
Chuck holds an accounting degree from the University of Delaware and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in taxation from New York University. Upon graduating, Chuck worked for the Internal Revenue Service and then with a major accounting firm. Led by his own entrepreneurial spirit, Chuck began his practice in Delaware and later moved to Arizona.
Chuck’s mission and values guide the firm’s daily activity, the treatment of each of his associates and their interactions with clients. Since the beginning, he has set a tone of balance between work, family and community.