ROBERT M. SEMPLE, CPA, CFE

Semple, Marchal & Cooper, LLP
Phoenix, Arizona
Office: 602-241-1500
rms@semplecpa.com


Management Advisory and Litigation Support Services Practice Section Partner.  Mr. Semple is the founding and managing partner of Semple, Marchal & Cooper, LLP. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Myers College in Cleveland, Ohio and obtained his certificates as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio, and in the state of Arizona through reciprocity. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Mr. Semple has over forty years of public and private industry accounting and auditing experience. After a very successful career with Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, a national accounting firm, he joined with Mr. William Cooper, CPA to form the partnership of Semple & Cooper, Certified Public Accountants in 1982. He has been the managing Partner of the certified public accounting firm of Semple, Marchal & Cooper, LLP since its inception.

Mr. Semple is responsible for the Management Advisory and Litigation Support Services Practice Sections of Semple, Marchal & Cooper, LLP. He has extensive experience in providing forensic accounting and litigation support services, and management advisory services in the area of mergers and acquisitions to clients in a myriad of industries. Mr. Semple has substantial experience in providing financial consulting services for review of complex financial transactions. He was the liaison partner for the Firm for the forensic financial services performed for the Resolution Trust Corporation (“RTC”).

Mr. Semple has been a board member of a number of Not-for-Profit organizations. These include the Chief Financial Officer of the Board of Directors for The Arizona Children’s Legacy, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Christian Family Care Agency, and an Advisory Board Member of Need International and BridgeBuilders International. Mr. Semple is also a Senior Council Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix.