Premier full service CPA firm in Northern Arizona
Slater & Rutherford, CPAs, serves individuals, for profit and not-for-profit businesses in Northern Arizona by providing accounting, audit and tax services with dedicated professionalism.
About Slater & Rutherford
Slater & Rutherford, PLLC (formerly Schutte & Hilgendorf) started operating under its new name on May 26, 2021 and has been an established local accounting firm serving its clients in Prescott since 2008.
Upholding the value of personal attention and accessibility, we are proud to continue serving the greater Prescott area with a full range of services (taxes, audits, reviews, financial statements, small business accounting, advisory services) to individuals, for-profit, non-profit organizations, and homeowner associations (HOA’s). Our staff has the experience of a national firm and the personality of a home-town office. We are always looking for savings for our clients and strive for efficiency by welcoming new technologies.
At Slater & Rutherford, we engage with our clients to address their business objectives.
Our accounting, audit, and tax professionals are trusted advisors to individuals, premier companies, and HOA’s in Northern Arizona. We focus on our clients’ success and secure growth in increasingly complex times. Given our firm’s small size, we are able to provide a personal touch with professional expertise. We take pride and are committed to delivering exceptional service and are known for our straightforward approach and customized solutions to meet the evolving issues that clients face.
We service all of Northern Arizona including Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey, Chino Valley, Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Sedona.
We have many clients that come from far away and some continue to use our services even after they have moved out of state.
CPA, Managing Partner
Gidget Slater brings to Slater & Rutherford over 30 years of experience as a CPA. She started her career at the international firm Deloitte & Touche where she was an auditor for 4 years in Orange County and San Francisco, obtaining her CPA certificate in 1992. For the next nine years in the San Francisco area, she worked in various accounting and financial management positions at public and pre-IPO companies in the medical distribution, software, and high-tech industries. Gidget graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics with Honors. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, and the Arizona Society of CPAs. She served on the Board of the Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity as Treasurer in 2001-2002. She currently serves as Treasurer for Northpoint Community Action Team, Prescott High School Basketball Boosters, Santa Fe Springs Office Park POA and the Greater Prescott Area Tax Credit Coalition. She has a daughter, Mackenzie, who is 18 and a son, Slater, who is 17. She enjoys hiking with her dog Bella, cooking, and glamping.
CPA, Tax Partner
Adam started at Slater & Rutherford in 2009. After graduating from Northern Arizona University with a BA in Accountancy in 2005, he moved back to Prescott and received his CPA license in 2008. Adam has experience in bookkeeping, accounting, auditing and tax preparation. A native of Prescott, Adam is married to wife Mary Ann and has two children, Jacob and Lillian. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Arizona Society of CPAs, and is the treasurer for several organizations, including Central Arizona Partnership. Adam enjoys traveling, watching movies, and going to Disneyland as often as possible.
E.A., Tax Manager
Kimala is an Enrolled Agent and Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She joined Slater & Rutherford, PLLC because she was impressed by the integrity and professionalism of the team and the flawless reputation of the firm. Kimala has over 33 years of experience in the accounting and tax industry, and a genuine desire to produce the best possible results for her clients. She is an Arizona native who moved to Prescott in 1997 from Crown King, Arizona. When she has free time, she loves cooking, reading, skiing, golfing, bowling, and watching sports of all kinds. She particularly loves watching grandchildren who play baseball, volleyball and various other sports.
CPA, Accounting Manager
CPA, Operations Manager/Tax/Accounting
E.A., Tax Accountant
Senior Staff Accountant
Senior Staff Accountant
Senior Staff Accountant
Elizabeth joined the Slater & Rutherford team in 2022. She was born in North Carolina to two active-duty Army personnel and, in consequence, moved frequently. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Master of Business Administration, with a focus in accounting, from the University of Montana. She has 10 years of experience in the accounting profession. She began preparing tax returns in 2012 for her grandmother’s tax firm (established in 1961). From there, she developed valuable skills working for several accounting firms while obtaining her degrees. Her career aspiration is to become a CPA and help clients leverage cloud technology to streamline processes and maximize growth potential. She loves animals of all kinds, especially cats. She enjoys traveling abroad, reading, writing, exercise, gaming, and cooking.
Sally joined Slater & Rutherford at the start of 2023. She is a Prescott, Arizona native who, after spending 13 years in the Valley, returned to her hometown with her husband and two boys. In 2007, she graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. After college, she began her career in project management, but decided she ultimately wanted to pursue a career in Accounting, so she obtained her Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Grand Canyon University in 2010. Shortly after receiving her degree, she was offered a position as a Communications Manager, for the company that served the healthcare needs of military service members and Veterans. After nearly 15 years in the fields of project management and communications, Sally began bookkeeping for a small Prescott company, which reinvigorated her desire to make a career in Accounting. She is excited to have the opportunity to learn from the best of the best at Slater & Rutherford! In her spare time, Sally enjoys singing, dancing, and traveling.
We could not ask for a more professional team to manage our CPA and Tax needs. Our year end Audited Statement is completed in a timely manner - and without our having to get into the arcane details of accounting practices; Adam does a super job of presenting tax options which integrate our corporate options with our personal returns (we are a Sub-S). We appreciate eight years of professional support!
Wilson and Stephenie O.
The ladies and gentlemen that run Schutte & Hilgendorf are always helpful and on time with anything you throw at them. I have dealt with several CPA firms over the years since my husband and I have owned a couple of business's and we have found that Schutte & Hilgendorf have been the absolute best! Many thanks to each and everyone of them!
My partner and I interviewed a few businesses to do our business and personal taxes. S & H won hands down. They are knowledgeable and personable, and deal with our quirky ways with grace! Love that we can email and get answers back quickly. We are so glad we chose S&H!
Cathy Kamper. PLLC
I really appreciate Schutte & Hilgendorf, PLLC- CPA's because they are courteous, friendly and always do a job well done! They submit everything needed in a timely matter and, they truly "look out" for those of us who just can't digest the 'accounting thing.' Their staff always makes you feel like you're the only one they working with. A sincere and grateful thank you!
Diversified Concrete Crafters, Inc P
After many years with another CPA, we were very frustrated with the level of service we were receiving. Being self-employed, has it's unique obstacles that can be overwhelming at tax time. Slater and Rutherford (Adam & Gidget) sat with my husband and I for nearly 2 hours, answering our questions, and taking the time to explain our best course of action. We really appreciate the time they took with us, and I just feel better not having to panic over taxes!
Terri Marotto Atkins
I really enjoyed work with Schutte & Hilgendorf, PLLC for our annual financial review and 990 tax preparations. Great communication, quick turn around time once we got started and an overall great experience. Looking forward to working with them next year.
Schutte & Hilgendorg have provided professional services and advice for us since we incorporated our non-profit over 10 years ago. They are excellent to work with and always respond to our needs and questions in a timely manner with professional answers. I particularly recommend them for any non-profit tax and accounting work and they have served those I recommended with excellent service.
Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering J
Slater & Rutherford process my payroll, business taxes, and personal taxes, and they do so in a consistently professional manner. If I ever have a question (for example, depreciation on a rental property) they have a prompt and thorough answer. I am very happy with their service and will continue to work with them for the foreseeable future!
We specialize in audit, accounting and taxes for individuals, companies, non-profit entities, and homeowner's associations.
We are known for a straightforward personal approach and customized solutions to meet the evolving issues clients face.
Licensed & Insured
8 CPAs and 2 EAs on staff
We are part of the successor to a long established local accounting firm which has served its clients in Prescott for more than 35 years.
We service all of Yavapai County including Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey, Chino Valley, Verde Valley, Flagstaff and Sedona.