Christopher A. Lutes, CPA, CGMA

Chris Lutes is the Managing Principal of BeachFleischman’s Phoenix office and a member of the Accounting & Assurance Department. He has worked in public accounting since 1992 and his focus is providing value-added assurance, financial advisory, and consulting services to closely-held and family-owned enterprises. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in Arizona, California, and Hawaii, Chris is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Areas of Specialty

  • First-Time Audits
  • Merger & Acquisition Assistance (Including Due Diligence and Purchase Accounting)
  • Private Equity-Owned Company Audits

Industry Experience


  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee for the Arizona State Board of Accountancy (Current Chair)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Associations and Activities

  • Arizona Burn Foundation, Board Member (Past Chair)
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Northern Arizona University Accounting Advisory Council (Past Chair)
  • Ryan House, Finance Committee Member