Hassan Abbas, EA
Founder - President
IRS Enrolled Agent
IRS Certifying Acceptance Agent
Notary Public IL
QuickBooks Online/Desktop Premier Pro Advisor
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.
Mohammad Mannan, CPA
Partner - Accounitng Consultant
Certified Public Accountant, IL
QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor
With over 16 years of experience in the field of accounting, finance and tax, Mohammad is an expert in providing exceptional services to his clients. Throughout his career he worked with individuals as well as corporations for their accounting and tax needs. He started his career as an accountant and worked hard, eventually becoming a CFO of a midsize firm before deciding to establish his own firm so that he can do what he does best, that is providing complete accounting/tax services to his clients. He enjoys working with people and loves to share knowledge. He received his B.S. in Computer Information Systems and M.S. in Accountancy, both from DePaul University. He is a registered and licensed CPA with the State of Illinois.
Mohammad loves spending quality time with his family, enjoys cycling and playing sports with his two children.
John McCarthy, CPA, JD, LL.M
Consultant for International Taxation
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
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.