WHAT INSPIRES YOU, INSPIRES US.

Brenda A. Blunt, CPA, CGMA

Partner

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"I enjoy helping people and organizations put their best foot forward to the public and accomplish their goals – financial and otherwise – within the tax and reporting rules applicable to their situation. I work collaboratively with our clients and their staff and advisors to not only deliver a quality product, but one our clients can use to make decisions for themselves."

OVERVIEW

Brenda provides services to nonprofit organizations, closely-held business and their stakeholders. She represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service. She works with the preparation of individual, business, investment and nonprofit returns and assists with tax planning when moving into new lines of business, starting an enterprise or closing a line of operation or the entire organization. She is experienced in planning and minimization of unrelated business income tax for nonprofit organizations.

Making complex information and rules understandable and accessible, providing advice and direction (including saying “yes” when at all possible and “no” when necessary), and staying calm when things are tough are what Brenda’s clients say they appreciate about working with her.

Brenda loves to read history, historical fiction, science fiction and trivia. She gets her fresh air and exercise growing flowers and flowering bushes, along with general yard work. She loves nature’s beauty, whether in her own yard or in the variety of towns and ecosystems in the great state of Arizona. She also travels to see major sights in the United States and has begun expanding into international travel. Her hobbies share the common thread of connecting with the earth and humanity in ways that expand her perspective and world view.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
ASCPA Board Member; Former Chair and Current Member of the Not-For-Profit Section Steering Committee and the Not-For-Profit Conference Planning Committees

Designations/Licensures

Certified Public Accountant, Arizona
Chartered Global Management Accountant

Education

Bachelor of Science, Accounting – Arizona State University, Tempe

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

Represents 200 nonprofits ranging in size from formation-stage organizations to multi-million dollar organizations with international reach.

Client base includes public charities, private foundations, trade associations, social welfare organizations, cooperatives and unions.

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation Nonprofit Management Institute Instructor 
Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, School of Accountancy Professional Advisory Board Member 
Valley of the Sun United Way Finance & Audit and Investment Committees 
Grand Canyon University Colangelo College of Business Accounting Department Professional Advisory Board 
Valley of the Sun United Way Audit and Finance Committee 
Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation Nonprofit Management Institute Instructor 
Susan G. Komen Arizona Treasurer and Board member 
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants Board member 
Pacific Coast Region Exempt Organization TE/GE Council Member 
Streetlight USA Board