Thomas L. Friend

CPA | Principal & Practice Leader, Advisory & Accounting



Total Experience




Specializing In:

  • Tribal Nations
  • State & Local Government
  • Mid-Market Businesses



Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University

Meet Tom

Tom has devoted his career to providing audit and accounting services to tribal, public government, and commercial clients. An expert in accounting and financial reporting for both governmental and commercial entities, he has been instrumental in building REDW’s Advisory & Accounting practice. 

Dedicated to bringing high-quality, high-value financial services to Native American communities, Tom is one of REDW’s most experienced Principals serving tribes and their enterprises, which range from governmental departments to economic development corporations and casinos.

He also brings a wealth of experience as an engagement principal on consulting projects for large government agencies, municipalities, counties, community colleges, and school districts. He has served the accounting/consulting needs of clients across a variety of industries, including hospitality, agricultural and farming operations, retail, and construction. Tom also has experience providing investigative and analysis assistance to buyers for the acquisition of multi-million-dollar property interests.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

A Certified Public Accountant, Tom is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA).

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Community Involvement

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