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Partner, CPA

Embodying Drive and Innovation in Accounting

Austin Graff isn’t just a Partner and Certified Public Accountant at Southwest Tax Strategies, PLLC; he is a visionary redefining the world of accounting with a blend of fervent drive and cutting-edge strategies.


His journey began when he traded the bustling streets of New York for the sun-kissed landscapes of Arizona in 1998, a move that not only introduced him to the captivating charm of the Grand Canyon State but also paved the way for a flourishing career rooted deeply in the community he adores.

A proud University of Arizona Wildcat, Austin's academic prowess shone brightly as he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. His career trajectory soared from the outset, beginning with a promising start at AXA Advisors, LLC in Scottsdale right after his collegiate chapter closed in 2012. Two years later, Austin's expertise was recognized by Southwest Wealth Strategies, LLC, where, as Director of Retirement Strategies, he crafted financial blueprints that transformed his clients' fiscal health and futures.


The year 2015 marked a pivotal moment when Austin's ambition steered him towards his CPA licensure—a testament to his relentless pursuit of professional excellence. This ambition was not just about personal growth; it was about building a legacy. Southwest Tax Strategies, PLLC was the dream he aimed to realize. In the meantime, his tenure at Schwartzer Tax and Accounting, PLLC, refined his proficiency in a spectrum of services, from tax preparation to intricate payroll management and comprehensive bookkeeping for diverse businesses.


By 2018, in a synergistic partnership with Leonard Sanchez CPA, Southwest Tax Strategies, PLLC became a reality—a modern, paperless firm where traditional accounting meets the digital age. The firm is a beacon of innovation, offering smart, streamlined solutions for today's dynamic financial landscape.

Austin's credentials extend beyond his CPA license. He is a multifaceted financial expert with FINRA series 7 and 66 registrations, Life & Health insurance licensure, and investment registrations across various states.


Outside the realm of numbers and strategies, Austin is a testament to balance. Whether he's basking in the tranquility of Chaparral Park with his loyal dog Simba or rekindling his basketball prowess on local courts, he embodies a lifestyle that harmonizes professional fervor with personal wellness.

Austin Graff is more than a CPA—he is a catalyst for change in the accounting industry, an advocate for modernized, eco-conscious business practices, and a paragon of the vigor and vitality that defines Southwest Tax Strategies, PLLC

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