About Us

Your future is important to us.

Tax planning is an important part of your “Complete Financial Wellbeing.”

At Arete, we care about your future. We understand how overwhelming tax planning can be. Our goal is to guide you through this process as one component of your total financial picture.

We are committed to helping you take care of your financial wellbeing, so that you can do what you do best; take care of yourself, your family, and your business.

Tax Accountant Arizona
Business Commercial Law Arizona

Why Us?

Arete is different from your average financial services organization. At Arete, we work with you to create a customized plan to target your individual situation and goals. Whether you’re a business owner who needs help with bookkeeping or an individual seeking assistance with tax returns, we take a look at the complete picture and always keep your best interests in mind.
We want to see our clients succeed. When you’re winning, we’re winning!

“Arete strives for excellence in customer service while committing to the success of our clients and their financial goals”

Mary Reha AZ Financial Expert

Mary L. Reha, EA


Mary and her family have lived in the West Valley of Phoenix for almost 20 years. When Mary isn’t spending time with her husband, two daughters, son in law and grandson, she is cooking or traveling (mainly to Disneyland.)

Tax Manager AZ

Stephanie Ware

Tax Manager

Stephanie has more than 15 years of experience preparing taxes. She takes care of the highest volume of tax clients in our firm and manages all tax preparation and audit assistance cases. Since joining our firm in 2017, Stephanie has been put in charge of our entire tax department. She is highly experienced in OIC tax submission and IRS representation.

Tax Preparer in Arizona

Alicia Gutierrez, EA

Tax Preparer

Alicia started with us in 2018 after 10 years managing an H&R Block location. Since her employment began with Arete’s predecessor, MLR, she gained her Enrolled Agent certification and is now a Certifying Acceptance Agent with the IRS for ITIN applications. Alicia also is the lead instructor for our continued education classes for tax preparers.