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Team

Our business and high net worth individual clients turn to us for help navigating their toughest tax and financial challenges. We offer big firm expertise and knowledge with a level of highly personalized service only specialized firms like ours can deliver.

Bill Loutos
Owner, CPA

Bill Loutos is the big-picture guy. He brings more than three decades of professional tax and financial experience to the complex challenges clients face. He specializes in serving high-net-worth individuals and closely-held businesses at every cycle of their business – from start-ups to multinational operations across the industry spectrum. Prior to forming Loutos Consulting PC in 1992, he spent 10 years as a senior tax manager with Deloitte and Touche. Bill’s consulting expertise ranges from strategic and financial planning, to reorganization and restructuring of corporate operations, and purchase and sale of businesses, including ownership transition and estate planning for business owners. Above all, Bill has a great sense of humor and is a good listener. Did we mention he dances a mean tango? Whether it’s helping to develop a roadmap for the effective transfer of wealth, or developing result-driven solutions that accelerate business growth, Bill’s legal and tax expertise bridge insight and foresight to help clients achieve measurable results. Bill graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and holds a law degree from DePaul University and is a member of both the Illinois and Arizona Bar Associations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Barbara Loutos
Owner, CPA

Barbara Loutos has your back. A practicing CPA in Arizona for over 30 years, Barbara has extensive experience in both tax and financial reporting for both individuals and small businesses. Barbara is a detail-oriented professional dedicated to providing responsive service and straightforward information. She’s also one of the most fun and well-read accountants you’ll ever meet. After graduating from the University of Arizona, she started her career at Deloitte and Touche before moving on to work as an internal accountant in the insurance and real estate industries. She started her own public accounting practice in 1989, focusing on accounting and financial reporting systems for small businesses. That experience gives her a deep understanding of their many challenges and shortcomings. Barbara is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor (both desktop and online) who provides support with accounting system set-up, cost-containment, and tax planning. She can help you stay on the right track, but most importantly, she’ll help you make sense of the numbers. Barbara serves as Treasurer for and is a member of the Board of Directors for Community Food Connections (CFC), the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that runs the Phoenix Public Market. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Julie Ferrell
Tax Researcher

A seasoned accounting professional, Julie became a licensed CPA soon after graduating from Arizona State University in 1979. After nearly 10 years with Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young), where she served as audit manager, she balanced a consulting practice while raising a family. Her long-term assignments with Bank of America and Thunderbird School of Global Management encompassed a range of accounting and payroll systems projects. She also served as an expert witness on four trials for Gammage & Burnham in Phoenix. Julie specializes in small-business tax and bookkeeping challenges and has worked with Loutos Consulting since 2001. She serves as a volunteer for William E. Morris Institute for Justice, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of low-income Arizonans.

Andrea (Andy) Madden
Administration

Born and raised in Arizona, Andy graduated from the University of Arizona in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in finance. After college, she worked in finance and accounting-related positions for the restaurant industry for 14 years.  For the next 20 years, Andy raised her three children while managing the financial aspects of her husband’s small business.  She joined Loutos Consulting in January 2013 and plays an integral role on the Loutos Team assisting Bill, Barbara and Julie with tax preparation and administrative work.   Andy has an extensive knowledge of QuickBooks and does bookkeeping for many of our clients.  She is an excellent resource for our clients throughout the year.  She enjoys reading, decorating and gardening and recently has become an avid fan of hot yoga.