Christopher A. Lutes, CPA, CGMA

Chris Lutes is Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Phoenix office. His focus is providing value-added assurance, financial advisory and consulting services to closely-held and family-owned enterprises.

Areas of Specialty

  • First-Time Audits
  • Merger & Acquisition Assistance – Including Due Diligence and Purchase Accounting
  • Private Equity-Owned Company Audits
  • Public Offering Assistance

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 (Past Chair)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Associations and Activities

  • Arizona Burn Foundation, Chairman of the Board
  • Blue Blazer
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Northern Arizona University Accounting Advisory Council (Past Chair)
  • Ryan House, Finance Committee