I love to help taxpayers innovate, keep their hard earned money and improve their cash flow.

Steve Roark, CPA, leads Henry+Horne’s Research Tax Credit niche. With over 25 years of experience, Steve works with a variety of technology companies in the areas of engineering, software, manufacturing, electronics, life sciences, metals, plastics, systems and a whole host of technology-based fields. In his role as Director of Research and Development Tax Incentives, Steve will guide the Research + Development team to identify qualified activities and apply cost accounting techniques to support and quantify substantial federal and state research tax credit savings. Steve is also an expert at advising on cost segregation studies used in the real estate industry to accelerate tax savings and time value of money. Should an IRS or state controversy arise, the Henry+Horne team can specialize in assisting to resolve those tax positions taken in the most favorable manner possible, even when those positions were taken by others.

Steve graduated with a Bachelor’s in Management from Park University and a Master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University. He holds an active CPA license with the Washington State CPA Society and AICPA membership. He started working in the R & D field in 1994. He has worked with private business, governmental entities, contract law, ERP/accounting systems (e.g., Deltek, Spectrum®, Sage, Procore®, QuickBooks® and others), state, federal and local jurisdictions and leading technology firms across the country.

When he’s not working, you can find Steve enjoying time with family, riding bikes and exploring the great outdoors.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

Did you know?

If you could have any superpower, what ability would you want?
Not Invisibility…I’ve already got that. Can you see me now?!!

If you weren’t an accountant, what would you be?
A mechanic. I’m used to working with a few loose screws and wing nuts…oh wait, that’s me!

What is something very few people know about you?
I love Scottish Terriers.

Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
I’m actually only a few miles from where I grew up (doh!).

What’s the worst/most embarrassing CD/album you’ve ever owned, and do you still have it?
Billy Idol – it’s just such cheese. Yes I do…I love cheese.

Blog Posts by Steve

Plan ahead for unused and refundable Arizona research tax credits
Tax Insights
June 2022
New 2022 ruling for R+D expense amortization
Tax Insights
January 2022
Clarifying the 2021 changes to the R+D credit
Tax Insights
January 2022

Articles by Steve

R+D amortization - Myth or reality?
May 2022
2021 changes to the R+D Tax Credit
January 2022
Arizona refundable R&D credits
November 2021