Barry Friefield, CPA, CGMA
Barry Friefield brings nearly three decades of successful public accounting experience to REDW’s tax practice. He specializes in providing tax and business planning services, including preparation and review of individual and business tax returns, estate and business succession planning, partnership and S Corporation taxation strategies, as well as technology planning for privately held businesses. He also advises clients on process improvement strategies, customer relationship strategies, and software evaluation and implementation. He was named a certified financial applications specialist (CFAS) for Microsoft Dynamics software in 1999.
Prior to joining REDW as a Principal in 2012, he was a tax partner at Abalos & Associates, an awarding winning CPA firm in Phoenix, consistently recognized as one of the top accounting firms in Arizona.
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois (summa cum laude)
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Barry is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Barry has authored articles that have appeared in Taxation for Accountants and Arizona Business Magazine.
A Chicago native, Barry is a former treasurer of The Presidents Club and the Maricopa County Bar Foundation.
SERVICES AND INDUSTRIES
Tax Planning and Consulting
Business and Technology Consulting
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary International Award recipient