Phoenix, AZ   - BeachFleischman PC announces that Christopher A. Lutes, CPA, CGMA has been appointed Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Phoenix office, effective June 28th. Lutes succeeds Philip W. Taylor, CPA, who led the firm’s Phoenix office since 2013 and announced his retirement after a long and distinguished 45-year career. Lutes will lead BeachFleischman’s Phoenix market operations and expansion and will continue to serve his clients while also focusing on business development.  The transition of Lutes into his new role is part of the firm’s strategic succession plan.


Lutes is an Accounting & Assurance Shareholder and provides audit and consulting services to closely-held and family-owned enterprises. He helped open the firm’s Phoenix office in 2012 and he was BeachFleischman’s first Phoenix-based employee. He is an Arizona State University graduate, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is active with numerous professional associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Construction Financial Management Association. He is Past Chair of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee for the Arizona State Board of Accountancy and Past Chair of the Northern Arizona University Accounting Advisory Council.


Active in the community, Chris is a Board Member and Treasurer for Arizona Business Leadership, Arizona Burn Foundation and Arizona Soccer Club.


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BeachFleischman PC is one of Arizona’s largest locally-owned CPA firms and a Top 200 largest CPA firm in the United States. BeachFleischman provides accounting, assurance, tax and advisory services to businesses (U.S. and foreign-based), organizations, and individuals. The firm serves clients doing business domestically and internationally and specializes in a variety of practice areas, including healthcare, construction, real estate, manufacturing, hospitality, high-tech, not-for-profit and professional services organizations. Offices are in Tucson, AZ (headquarters) and Phoenix, AZ. Visit for more information.