I’ve wanted to be an accountant since I was in high school and now I enjoy working with my clients – helping them manage their businesses and save taxes.

About Rick

Rick Schultz comes to work every day with the goal of making his clients happy. To accommodate his clients, Rick splits his time between the Scottsdale and Tempe offices.

He specializes in individual and partnership tax planning, preparation and compliance; tax planning and reporting for real estate transactions and contractors; and small business consulting. Rick also has a knack for helping his clients with cash flow planning. His areas of specialization include closely-held businesses, doctors, attorneys, flow-through entities and more.

Rick joined Henry+Horne in 2011 as part of the merger with his firm Mazza, Spero, Hougham and Schultz where he was a Partner for 22 years. Rick’s accounting career started at a firm in Milwaukee where he worked his way up from Staff Accountant to Audit Manager. When the firm merged with a Phoenix firm, he volunteered to transfer to get away from the snow.

When he’s not working, you can find Rick spending time with his family, including the grandkids that bring out his silly side. He also loves to golf and hike in his free time.


University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Firm Roles

Real Estate Group


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

Did You Know?

What big dream or goal do you still want to accomplish?

See the world! My wife and I both enjoy traveling so whenever we have the time, we plan a trip.

What’s something very few people know about you?

I played on a state championship basketball team in high school.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

To the White House.

What traits in others are you attracted to?

Common sense.

Blog Posts by Rick

Built-In Gains Tax
Tax Insights
June 2016
IRS Changes Partnership Audit Rules
Tax Insights
June 2016
Bonus Depreciation Changes
Tax Insights
May 2016
Deducting Bonus Payments
Tax Insights
March 2016
Avoiding the Underpayment Penalty
Tax Insights
December 2015
Abandonment May Be A Good Thing – Get Rid of Capital Call Payments
Tax Insights
November 2013

Articles by Rick

IRS audit missteps: Don't get tripped up by surprises
April 2018
Home sweet savings: How your home can help you save tax
May 2017
The Truth about Taxes: Tackling the Myths
August 2016
The Tax Man Cometh: How to Survive Communication from the IRS
October 2015
I'm Being Audited! Don't Panic: How to Deal with a Tax Audit
April 2015
Commercial Real Estate Market Heats Up
June 2014
Personal Exemptions: New Rules May Affect 2013 Returns
March 2014
Compare the Two Types of IRAs
February 2013
Plugging in Tax Breaks for Home Computers
November 2012
Keeping Records to Protect Travel and Expense Deductions
September 2012