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About Us

About Our Firm

Since 1991 our firm has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as litigation consulting, tax planning, tax audit representation, business operations consulting, and financial planning.

In 1988, after eight years of successfully operating a mid-sized local accounting practice, Dennis R. Abold, CPA (retired) joined Laventhol & Horwath through merger. Laventhol & Horwath was a national accounting and business consulting firm with specialized services in the hospitality, real estate, and health care industries. Laventhol & Horwath also provided litigation consulting services nationally. Laventhol & Horwath had offices in more than 50 U.S. cities and was a member of Horwath International with affiliated offices worldwide. As a Partner with Laventhol & Horwath, Mr. Abold established the Litigation Department for the greater Phoenix area and provided tax and litigation consulting services. After a successful term with Laventhol & Horwath, Mr. Abold formed Dennis R. Abold CPA, PC in 1991.

John Back, CPA served as a partner at KPMG, a global accounting firm, and left to start a very successful home building company. In 2006 he purchased JJ Swart & Co, a local tax accounting services firm. He joined Dennis Abold to form Abold & Back LLC in 2019. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs, thorough research, and sound analysis. Our firm is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

Our Team

Dennis Abold (602)274-7217 CPA (retired), CVA

Mr. Abold has more than 40 years experience in providing accounting, tax and business consulting services to clients in various industries and professions. In addition to his regular practice Mr. Abold has practiced as a litigation consultant since 1988. During this time he has been involved in a myriad of litigation cases, including patent infringement, marital dissolution’s, personal injury, breach of contract, professional malpractice, lender liability, breech of fiduciary duty, tax fraud and many others. Mr. Abold has been called upon on numerous occasions to testified in court as an expert witness.

From 1973 through 1976, Mr. Abold was an employee of the United States Government, Treasury Department as a Internal Revenue Agent. During this time, among other accomplishments, Mr. Abold Completed 1200 hours of Governmental Training Courses involving personal, corporate and partnership income taxation.

In 1974, Mr. Abold graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. During 1974 to 1977 Mr. Abold completed graduate work in taxation at Arizona State University.

Mr. Abold passed the CPA exam in 1978 and in 1998 passed the CVA exam.

Mr. Abold was a member of the American Institute of CPA's & the Arizona Society of CPA's for over 40 years and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts for over 20 years. During his career, Mr. Abold has attended over 1600 hours of continuing professional education courses involving Corporations, Partnerships, Trusts and Individuals regarding business, taxation and litigation Issues.

John Back (602) 274-7217 CPA, CFF

Mr. Back has more than 35 years experience in providing accounting, auditing, reporting, tax and business consulting services. In addition, Mr. Back has practiced forensic auditing to determine whether fraud and misappropriation of assets occurred.

Mr. Back holds his BS & MS Accountancy degrees from Arizona State University. He has also completed the Harvard University Management Training Residency.