Name: Dave Iaconis
Company/Position: BeachFleischman PC, 1 of 5 Founding Shareholders & COO of Accounting & Assurance
As COO of A&A, I am in charge of the financial statement side of the practice – audits, reviews, compilations, agreed-upon procedures engagements, internal control studies, etc. I also consult with clients on a variety of accounting, tax, operational and organizational issues. Some of these services include cash flow analysis, forecasting, buy-sell agreements, succession planning, mergers, acquisitions, due diligence, loan negotiations and strategic planning. The favorite part of my role is helping people grow within our organization. It is wonderful to see people take on new challenges and succeed.
I’ve been involved in the ABA since 1995 and have been servicing the construction industry as a main focus since 1987. I was also one of the original members of the Tucson Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association.
Being a member of the ABA enables me to stay in touch with all the issues the construction industry faces and helps me understand the construction owners and managers. This helps me be a better advisor to my clients. I also get to meet and work with a great bunch of people. As an ABA member, I have been lucky enough to service several new clients that have trusted me to help them and their organizations and created several new friendships along the way.
My biggest professional achievement has been the recognition I received this year as the Jerry Wyatt Community Service Award winner. That was something I was very shocked by and I am very proud of it. I was so shocked that in my acceptance speech, I forgot to thank my wife of 31 years, Lori, who allows me the time to invest in various community endeavors. She’s a rock. I am also proud that BeachFleischman has won the Cornerstone Professional Service Firm Award twice since its inception. That’s a testament to all the great people we have at BeachFleischman.
Personally, I am also very proud of my two sons Josh and Justin. They are great kids and one day will be leaders in whatever they do. My main hobby is golf, which I get to play about 8 months of the year – not between January 1 and April 15th.
I think every business person has several personal philosophies. I guess the one most pertinent is “helping people”. This is why I chose public accounting to be able to help business people achieve their objectives. It also applies to the community. I feel as business people we benefit a lot from our community and have a responsibility to give back in any way we can. This enables us to grow both personally and professionally.
I have really truly enjoyed my association with the ABA and hope to be able to contribute for years to come.