Chandler, AZ

Gilbert, AZ

About our Accountants

Schneider & Stone PLC was formed as a combination of Dawn Schneider & Ryan Stone’s accounting practices. In order to better serve the community, Dawn & Ryan decided to team up to provide a comprehensive set of skills to the Phoenix area, including Ocotillo, Chandler, and Gilbert

We believe in the value of relationships. We strive to form a long-term relationship with our clients, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success. We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients in Chandler and the surrounding areas. We take pride in providing valley residents with exceptional income tax and accounting service from our training, experience and financial knowledge.

We provide a variety of services including:

Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, top of the line computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

Schneider & Stone is a registered firm with the Arizona Board of Accountancy.

About Dawn Schneider, CPA

Dawn Schneider has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for over 20 years. She was originally licensed in Florida, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Accounting. Dawn began her career with an international accounting firm in Orlando. She worked as an auditor on large publicly held companies in manufacturing, healthcare, publishing and other industries.

From there, she returned to her roots in Iowa and continued to practice accounting and tax for another International accounting firm. Dawn thoroughly enjoyed her early years in public accounting and while working with this firm, she met her husband and took a break to have three children but never completely left the accounting industry.

During this time, she maintained her CPA with continuing education, and graduate course work. She also did temporary work such as teaching accounting at a community college and assuming controller responsibilities during a controller’s leave. She also enjoyed volunteering as Treasurer for a Parent teacher organization.

In 2000, Dawn began working with Individual and small business tax and accounting for a small local firm in Iowa. This is the area that she has found a true passion for. She enjoys providing top notch service to small businesses and individuals in the Chandler, Gilbert area. Dawn has worked with small businesses and individuals in Iowa, Kansas and Arizona as she followed her husband’s career moves.

Dawn is fascinated by the entrepreneurs that she has met throughout her career. She enjoys providing excellent accounting, tax, software and planning services to these clients so that they can do what they do best, which is grow their businesses. Dawn enjoys meeting new individual clients during tax season and continuing to provide advice and support throughout the year. She takes pride in the fact that she is always available for her clients.

Dawn currently resides in Gilbert, AZ with her husband. She is the proud mother of three children and has one grandson. Her oldest son is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in accounting. In 2016 he sat for the CPA exam and received the highest score in the state of Arizona. He enjoys his career with Deloitte in Phoenix. Dawn’s daughter is a mother to a wonderful little boy. She is presently working on her accounting degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU), working at Schneider & Stone and enjoying motherhood. Dawn’s youngest son attends GCU and is working on a finance and economics degree. His true passion is baseball and he is proud to be a pitcher for the GCU baseball team. Dawn and her husband enjoy family time, staying active and supporting their favorite sports teams including the Irish and the GCU Lopes.

About Ryan Stone, CPA

Ryan began his career in restaurant management before moving into banking. These experiences helped Ryan realize how important financial accounting and tax is to individuals and businesses. This led Ryan to make the decision to go back to school and earn a masters in accountancy.

Upon receiving his masters degree, Ryan began working for a Chandler CPA firm while also providing tax software support for Intuit. Although Ryan enjoyed these positions, his goal was always to be an entrepreneur. It was during this time that Ryan and Dawn met. They shared a common goal of owning their own firm, similar work ethic and business values and felt they would work well as a team. Ryan started in the field of accounting and tax during a rough economic time. He found it rewarding to support clients in their accounting and tax as they made the best of difficult situations. It has been a positive experience to support these clients as they entered new careers, started new business and recovered the difficult economy.

Ryan currently resides in Ahwatukee with his wife, daughter and son. Ryan’s wife works part-time at a preschool that his youngest son attends. Ryan’s daughter attends elementary school in Ahwatukee. Family takes top priority so Ryan spends his free time with his wife and children hiking and supporting his children in their activities. Ryan and his wife were both raised in Ahwatukee and they enjoy being a part of this community.