Butler Hansen, P.L.C. is in their third year of engagement with Desert Ridge Community Association (DRCA) and has been engaged to prepare the association’s 501(c)(4) tax exempt application to the IRS, annual audits, federal/state taxes, to serve as an Independent Inspector for the DRCA Annual Meeting and Election and to provide CPA consultant services relative to other matters involving the business of the association.
Butler Hansen’s expertise, experience, reputation, integrity and performance has been exemplary, as evident by the tremendous monetary value/benefit derived to the DRCA from their initial annual audit findings involving existing agreements yielding a substantial overpayment in excess of $700,000 that is being recovered by the DRCA. Successfully preparing the DRCA 501(c)(4) tax exempt application to the IRS that was approved and resulted in the association’s ability to amend previous year’s tax returns garnering over $50,000 in federal and state refunds. Butler Hansen also performed and provided a 501(c)(4) claim analysis that served as the basis of a $23,500 malpractice settlement to the DRCA.
Notwithstanding the above, Butler Hansen has a team of professionals at every level within their firm that have provided outstanding customer service in a timely manner, and they have consistently met and/or exceeded our business expectations. I have personally worked with a lot of CPA firms from California to Arizona… and hands down Butler Hansen is in a league of their own… they are truly a differentiator within their profession.
Terrance Smith, Community General Manager
Desert Ridge Community Association
FirstService Residential Arizona
Paul is definitely not your run-of-the-mill accountant. Being a portfolio community manager, I work with several accountants. They are all good, but Paul is exceptional and my personal favorite. When I met Paul in 2007, he was giving an informative yet humorous seminar. By the end of the seminar, I KNEW I wanted Paul and his firm to be my accountant for my portfolio, and since then he has never disappointed. He has always been timely and detailed in his communication, knowledgeable, upstanding, upbeat, personable, professional and passionate about what he does. He goes beyond the call of duty to protect his clients’ interests, because he actually cares about them – his integrity is faultless. Paul is a champion for his clients, because he wants to see them do well – like a great teacher. I’m sure it makes his job easier to have educated clients, and it makes clients more empowered to track the proper information to help him perform at his best. If anyone is looking for an accountant, I strongly consider that you set up an appointment with Paul. And for those of you lucky enough to already have Paul, pass it on. Someone this good at what they do shouldn’t be kept a secret!
Scott Ring, Area Manager
Associated Asset Management (AAM, LLC)
Butler Hansen has represented Whisper Rock Estates Community Association for several years. The board of directors has found their staff members to be professional and dedicated to providing the highest quality product for this association. Their process is thorough, questions are concise and the audit is prepared and delivered in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Butler Hansen without hesitation.
Anne Marie Fitness, Community Manager
Whisper Rock Estates Community Association
Capital Consultants Management Corporation (CCMC)
I wanted to take a moment to thank Tim Nitti and the rest of Butler Hansen. During my 9 years of working in the HOA industry I have had the opportunity to work with you and your team on multiple properties. The service that you provide has literally been unmatched. You have consistently exceeded the expectations of both myself and my Boards and, quite honestly, saved us when other firms had failed. I consider you a partner in my success as a manager and appreciate all the support you have provided over the years. I simply would not consider another firm to handle our audits and taxes. Thank you for superior customer service! My Board and I look forward to many more years of working with you, Paul and the rest of the team.
Chris Jenness, Community General Manager
Bridgeview at Hayden Ferry Lakeside Condominium Association
FirstService Residential Arizona
My business path requires contact with lots of accounting firms [ranging from] boutique shops up-to the Price Waterhouse size. What a positive and true pleasure to work with Butler Hansen and specifically the assigned team, Paul Hansen and Neal Butler. Both of you more than met the terms of the engagement agreement and more. I experienced prepared scheduled progress meetings, clear explanation of matters being reviewed and a finished product which achieved the professional presentation expectations of this Treasurer for my HOA. I found Neal exceptionally knowledgeable and patient in his dealings with me on the business of the audit. Clear communication and within allowable standards, amendments. Great Job! I will be encouraging that our Abralee Meadows Community Association, Inc. continues to use the services of the Butler Hansen firm for both required financial statement preparation and annual tax reporting. Thank you for a job well done.
Patrick McCoy, Treasurer
Abralee Meadows Community Association, Inc.
I am well acquainted with Butler Hansen, through my extensive involvement with the separate audit committees of the HOA and the private Country Club of our Community which have been their audit clients for several years. All of the Firm’s personnel assigned to these engagements have been knowledgeable of these respective industries and the related accounting and financial reporting requirements. Their unwavering dedication to prompt, efficient and courteous client service has been outstanding and is undoubtedly a reflection of the culture of the Firm.
Bob Holthe, Committee Member
Rio Verde Community Association & Rio Verde Country Club
Butler Hansen has prepared our audits and tax returns for the past 14 years. They are exceptionally thorough in gathering information and quickly respond to any questions we may have. We appreciate the excellent customer care and professionalism of their staff and will continue to utilize their services in the future.