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Tom Frazier, CPA, has been a Partner since 2013 when his Phoenix area tax and accounting firm merged with ATLAS CPAs & Advisors PLLC. He brings more than 50 years of experience to ATLAS, which includes his time as a controller, CFO, and VP of Finance in the private sector, along with more than 40 years in public accounting.

Following graduation from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelors in Business Administration, Tom worked with two large, regional CPA firms in Idaho and his home state of Washington. He later moved to Arizona as the CFO of a large real estate developer. In 1993, Tom started his own CPA firm in Mesa, AZ, and spent the next 20 years building this well-respected business.

“I most enjoy helping clients minimize state and federal taxes by using planning opportunities that are unique to their individual circumstances.” Tom’s experience in private accounting put him in the position of the client, giving him a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each client and their needs.

Tom’s long history in public accounting has taught him the ins and outs of numerous matters relevant to his clients, while establishing the importance of always staying up-to-date with the latest tax law changes from the IRS and states. Through all of this, Tom gained expert knowledge in income tax planning and compliance, with the specific purpose of helping individual clients and business owners in the areas of taxation, estate planning, business mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions.

With Tom’s personalized, comprehensive approach for tailored tax savings suggestions, it is no wonder he has developed so many close working relationships over the years. Merging with ATLAS has benefited Tom, his team, and his clients. While Tom’s primary areas of practice continue to be high-level taxation, accounting, and advisory, he appreciates being able to tap into the expertise of the other ATLAS Partners and their teams. This has allowed Tom to assist his clients with those matters that typically fall outside the realm of traditional accounting, such as financial planning services, business valuation, risk management, and more.

Fun fact! Tom spent 15 years in the Big Sky Conference as an on-field referee for college football. He also spent six years as an instant-replay official, and two years in the instant-replay booth for Arizona Cardinals games. Outside of work, Tom enjoys traveling, boating, and sports.