C. Stephen Crandall is the founder and owner of SCAA and has been serving local government, non-profit entities and small business for over ten years. He is a Certified Public Accountant and his company is a registered CPA firm in the State of Arizona.
He began his career in public accounting with an entry level position at a well-known CPA firm located in downtown Phoenix. His job included audit of local government entities, non-profit organizations and privately-held companies. In addition to his auditing function, he was appointed to prepare tax returns. His extensive experience in the field of auditing led him to a job with a Big Four CPA firm, PwC. His engagement at PwC enabled him to enrich his public accounting practice and taught him a great deal about big business, diversity and culture. As a Big Four Auditor, he worked with some of the largest entities throughout Arizona. His dedication and commitment to deliver excellent service in every engagement is incomparable. He is well-known for his business expertise and leadership in the accounting industry. In 2013, he decided that the best way to serve his clients is to establish his own independent company. He founded SC Audit & Accounting Solutions, LLC in March 2014.
Stephen holds an Associate degree from Yavapai College. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University (Yavapai College Distance Campus).
The lack of job opportunities for a new graduate like him around Prescott and the nearby cities led him to move to the big city where he started his career in the accounting industry. Now, as a business owner, he made a commitment to offer job opportunities to local college graduates and new professionals. He offers internship programs for college students as well as in-house training for new hires to equip them with the knowledge and expertise to do the job and to ensure they are ready to exceed clients’ expectations.
Stephen continues to find ways to help clients make sound financial decisions and maximize their resources. His vision and core strategy is to supplement and optimize clients’ available resources through careful evaluation of needs and implementation of clear and efficient solutions so that they can take advantage of every opportunity to grow their business. He is dedicated to deliver excellent service to his clients and committed to turn a good business to a great business.
When he is not helping with his clients grow their business, he volunteers his time with several local organizations and service clubs and help further their mission.
Stephen is a family man. He has been married to his wife, Kendra, for ten years and together they have five beautiful children to keep them on their toes. Stephen loves to spend time with his family in the great Arizona outdoors. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking and camping with his boys. He also loves sports. He is an avid fan of Arizona sports teams, Suns and Arizona Cardinals.