Our Staff

David ButerbaughDavid L. Buterbaugh, CPA

Dave Buterbaugh established his own CPA firm in 1991 after working as a senior accountant for Max Strom, CPA 1981-1985 and then as a tax manager for Virchow, Krause & Company from 1985 - 1991. His vision was and remains assisting the sector of business that allows him to give his clients personalized attention and resounding results. Dave continues to specialize in tax planning for small businesses and individuals, optimizing every opportunity for their financial success and minimizing tax liabilities.

A graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Dave resides in Scottsdale with his wife Trish and their 3 daughters. They are all active and successful tennis players; Dave is a ranked tennis player in the Southwest Section. He is a member of the IRS and Arizona Liaison committees of Arizona Society of CPAs, a member of the Tax Practice division of American Institute of CPA's, and a Board member of the Phoenix District Tennis Association.


Certified Public Accountant - Arizona
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants


Arizona State University Bachelor of Science Degree (Accounting major) in 1981


David L. Buterbaugh, P.C. - August 1, 1991 to Present
Owner and founder of my own CPA practice

Virchow, Krause & Company - February 1985 through July 31, 1991
Tax manager, responsible for the operation of tax-department for the Scottsdale office of the 42nd largest CPA firm in the nation

Max Strom, CPA - May 1981 through January 1985
Senior accountant for local CPA firm


Member of IRS & Arizona Tax Liaison committees of Arizona Society of CPA's
Member of the Tax Practice division of American Institute of CPA's
Former staff Instructor at Arizona School of Real Estate
Board Member of Phoenix District Tennis Association

Successful compliance with AICPA peer review standards
Various public speaking engagements in the tax field
Author of various tax-related articles
Ranked tennis player in Southwest Section

Email David Buterbaugh directly at dave@buterbaughcpa.com

Steve ButerbaughSteve Buterbaugh, Enrolled Agent

Member NAEA
Member Arizona Society of Enrolled Agents
Member Central Arizona Chapter of Enrolled Agents

Fellow National Tax Practice Institute

What is an Enrolled Agent?
An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections, and appeals.

Alumni Arizona State University Tempe, AZ BS Marketing

Email Steve directly at steve@buterbaughcpa.com

Jerry Lewis, Staff Accountant

Jerry plays an integral part in meeting our clients' accurate bookkeeping and preliminary tax preparation needs.

Jon Aussenberg, CPA


Merran Terrani, CPA