About Hunter Hagan & Company, Ltd.

Since 1985, Hunter Hagan & Company, Ltd. has been dedicated to personalized, quality, and timely tax consulting and financial services. As trusted advisors to our clients, we pride ourselves on being responsive to their needs as we provide accounting, tax, and business services to assist them in achieving their professional and personal goals.

Leveraging available technologies and educational opportunities enables us to provide effective and efficient advice to our clients.  We strive to maintain the best practices of our industry while accommodating our clients preferred method of engagement.

However, it’s our amazing team that really makes the difference. That’s why we are committed to their professional development and education. All professional team members meet or exceed their continuing education requirements and are encouraged to support community, professional, and philanthropic endeavors to further their individual growth.

We believe that a team approach serves the best interest of our clients. By emphasizing communication within the firm, and with the client’s other professional advisors, each of our clients can receive a timely response to any of their concerns.

While it is true that, “Two plus two equals four” for all Certified Public Accounting firms, it is our “Service Beyond the Numbers”® that makes the difference to our clients. We are guided by integrity, honesty, and a deep respect for our profession, our clients, and our firm members. Our bottom line: we care. 

We are grateful for the trust of our clients, colleagues, and other professionals, and will endeavor to deserve their continued loyalty as we grow into the future together.


Darlene Hagan and Debra Hunter met while studying accounting at ASU and then began their careers at the same accounting firm in the late 70’s. In 1985, they created Hunter Hagan & Company, Ltd., with the goal of creating a firm where women could manage a successful professional accounting career while raising a family.  Thirty-five years later their hard work and commitment to that goal helped them build a firm that far exceeded their original dreams.  No longer known as “that all woman firm” we now maintain a varied and diverse staff servicing a wide variety of clients.   The flexibility and care they provided to their staff during the growth of the firm is evidenced by the long tenure of many of the current team. Having now passed the baton to the next generation of shareholders, we shall be forever grateful to Darlene and Debra for their vision and leadership and wish them the best in their future endeavors. 


At Hunter Hagan & Company, Ltd. the philosophy of giving back to the community is an important part of our company culture. Our team members lend their valuable time to a variety of professional, charitable, and civic organizations. These include:

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Arizona Society of CPAs
  • Arizona State Board of Accountancy Peer Review Oversight & Advisory Committee
  • ASU Alumni Association
  • Arizona State Board of Accountancy
  • Arizona State Board of Accountancy Certification Committee
  • ASCPA Tax Legislation Committee
  • ASU – Master of Tax Advisory Committee
  • Board of Directors – Jewish Community Foundation
  • Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • East Valley Estate Planners
  • Estate Tax Planning Study Group
  • National  Association of Women in Construction
  • Phoenix Tax Discussion Group
  • Professional Advisory Committee – Arizona Community Foundation
  • Professional Advisory Committee – Jewish Community Foundation
  • Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Scottsdale Estate Planners
  • Valley Estate Planners
  • Valley Leadership – alumni
  • WP Carey School of Business Alumni Association