Gerry Henderson, CPA
Gerald (Gerry) A. Henderson specializes in taxation, business planning, financial services and mergers & acquisitions. He has extensive experience with companies in the real estate, construction, food service, health service and other service industries. His broad based background includes several years with an international CPA firm, large local firms and as an entrepreneur owning and running several businesses. Having operated his own businesses, he has dealt with the challenges that his business clients confront on a daily basis. This gives him a unique perspective on serving the clients of Henderson Willis Jorgensen PLC.
Gerry’s tax expertise was honored by the fact that he was the only CPA in Arizona that was invited by the Arizona House of Representatives to completely rewrite the Arizona income tax law and the related regulations when the legislature concluded that it was inefficient to have a tax code that was not in compliance with the Federal Tax Code. The bill he drafted is the foundation of the current Arizona income tax law. Gerry, a graduate of Brigham Young University, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountant.
With 13 children and 48 grandchildren, Gerry’s personal calendar is filled with baseball & soccer games, plays, concerts and similar family events.
Scott Willis, CPA
Scott was born and raised in Mesa, AZ, where he still lives with his wife and four sons. He went to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers after graduating from Arizona State University in 2001. Later, he earned his Masters in Taxation from Arizona State. Over the course of his career, Scott has developed expertise in various areas of taxation, including state and local taxation, sales tax, taxation of closely held businesses, as well as developed expertise in the area of business management and consulting. Scott is a founding member of the firm.
Ryan is a founding member of Henderson Willis Jorgensen. With more than 10 years of public accounting experience, Ryan has been fortunate to work with some of the most prestigious companies and successful entrepreneurs. Ryan has extensive experience in the areas of partnership taxation, specifically working in the Real Estate industry and closely-held (family) businesses, as well as, trust accounting and taxation. Ryan also assists clients with liquidations, ownership transitions, audit representation, and estate planning. He is a former tax manager at one of the top 5 largest international certified public accounting firms.
Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University (Go Devils!), and is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. When not at the office, Ryan enjoys coaching his boys in youth sports, and listening to his daughter play the piano.