Hassan Abbas, EA

Founder - President

CREDENTIALS

IRS Enrolled Agent
IRS Certifying Acceptance Agent
Notary Public IL
QuickBooks Online/Desktop Premier Pro Advisor
Certified Oracle Financial R12
Certified MS Dynamics GP
Certified Forensic Accountant

As a Licensed IRS Enrolled Agent and a Professional Tax Practitioner, Hassan has been in the tax and accounting profession for more than eight years. Hassan’s mission is to provide top-notch services to small businesses in order to help clients attain their financial goals. He holds several diplomas and certifications in various disciplines, double baccalaureates with cum laude, and is pursuing his second Masters in Taxation from UIC. He recently acquired his Certificate in Disruptive Business Strategies from Harvard Business School in 2018 and continuously been engaged in his professional educational development.

Hassan is very self-motivated and has an entrepreneurial mindset. He has provided consulting services to more than a hundred entrepreneurs from outside the United States and helped them in their startups. He feels proud to acquire more than 500 clients, including 80 business clients, in his third year of doing business.

Hassan takes interest in reading tech blogs, adventure trips, and hiking. At home, he enjoys his family time with his two beautiful kids.

Chuck Sikorski, CPA

Accounting Consultant

CREDENTIALS

CPA, IL
QuickBooks Online/Desktop Premier Pro Advisor

Chuck graduated with a BS degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University. He then passed the CPA exam and obtained an MBA in Corporate Finance from DePaul University. He, also, is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor for Online and Desktop versions. Chuck has over 40 years of experience with 30+ of those as a controller with several companies. These firms range in size from a startup in the trade show industry to a $110 million confectionary division of a Fortune 500 firm.

Chuck has been self-employed for a few years prior to joining this firm as an Accounting Consultant, where he provides outstanding services to the company clients. He is very passionate about his work and has a great understanding of implementing and structuring chart of accounts for all type of entities in almost all industries. On the side, he has been engaged in real estate activities for many years.

Chuck enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife. He often visits his grandkids in D.C. to secure memorable moments.

John McCarthy, CPA, JD, LL.M

Consultant for International Taxation

CREDENTIALS

CPA, IL
Juris Doctor
LL.M

John McCarthy joined the firm in 2018 as a Consultant for International Taxation for Corporations., Inpatriates, and Expatriates. John has been working as an accountant for over five years, most recently as a tax manager of a local public accounting firm. He started his career in the tax department of KPMG, LLP.

He is a registered CPA in Illinois and has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exam. He holds an LL.M from Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE) in Madrid, Spain; a JD from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and a BBA in Accounting from Emory University in Atlanta GA. He graduated first in the class in the LL.M program and Cum Laude in the JD program. He focuses his tax work on Individual tax planning and compliance.

Gary Crawford, EA

Tax Audit Consultant

CREDENTIALS

IRS Enrolled Agent

Gary Crawford joined our firm as a Senior Tax & IRS Audit Consultant. Gary brings with him more than 20 years of tax experience in preparing individual, small business, and corporate tax returns. Gary is an Enrolled Agent and has worked for the Internal Revenue Service. He has earned Bachelors degree in Business Administration with emphasis on accounting from National University, San Diego CA.

Gary has been engaged in teaching federal and state tax laws to many tax franchises in Calfornia for several years. Prior to his involvement in taxes and accounting, Gary has served more than 20 years in the military and has some international experience having lived and worked overseas. Gary has numerous awards and medals from his time in service.

Gary takes interest in current affairs, museums, news and anything tech related. In addition, he enjoys spending time with his granddaughter whenever he can. Some of his hobbies include drone flying and surfing the internet.

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