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 has 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.
Zeeshan, is a professional in the field of Accounting, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). With over a decade of expertise encompassing Accounting, Internal Auditing, Costing, and Taxation, Zeeshan brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Staff Accountant at HQ Tax & Financial. His extensive career includes valuable contributions to a Multinational Company based in the UAE, where he honed his skills in navigating the complexities of international financial landscapes. Zeeshan’s proficiency extends beyond traditional accounting as he actively engages in Internal Auditing, ensuring the financial health and integrity of the organizations he serves.
Currently pursuing further professional development, Zeeshan is on the path to obtaining his Enrolled Agent license, showcasing his commitment to staying abreast of the latest regulations and best practices in the field. His multifaceted skill set, combined with a solid educational background and international experience, positions Zeeshan as a valuable asset in the dynamic realm of financial management at HQ Tax & Financial.
BS Media & Art
Evelyn joined HQ Tax & Financial as an Office Manager and performs an administrative role for smooth operations. She also handles client inquiries to mitigate communication gaps in order to solve clients’ issues with the IRS and States. Evelyn Garcia has a professional background in Media and Advertisement, holding a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago. With a passion for storytelling and a solid understanding of the media landscape, she excelled academically and actively applied her knowledge to real-world projects during her time at the college.
Evelyn combines creativity with strategic thinking, demonstrating proficiency in media production and advertising strategies. Known for her collaborative spirit and effective communication skills, she thrives in team-oriented environments. Committed to staying updated on industry trends, Evelyn is poised to make a lasting impact in the dynamic field of media and advertising.
Maureen, a 2015 graduate of Aurora University with a BA in Accounting, holds the distinction of being issued an IRS PTIN in 2009. Bringing her extensive expertise to HQ Tax & Financial as an Authorized Tax Preparer (ATP), Maureen most recently excelled in her role as the Manager of Regulatory Compliance. In her capacity as the Regulatory Compliance Manager, Maureen played a pivotal role in ensuring strict adherence to IRS information filing regulations. Her focus included overseeing compliance for retirement income contributions, distributions, and tax exclusion ratios for annuity income. This experience reflects Maureen’s meticulous attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of the intricate landscape of tax regulations.
With her educational background, years of experience, and a keen understanding of IRS guidelines, Maureen is a valuable contributor to HQ Tax. Her commitment to excellence and compliance underscores her role as a trusted professional in the ever-evolving realm of tax preparation.
Business Development Manager, Brazil
Certified Financial Accountant
Beatriz, a Certified Financial Accountant holding a BS in Accounting, brings over six years of expertise to the financial realm. Graduating with high honors from The Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil, she has cultivated a strong foundation in accounting principles. Currently serving as the Business Development Manager at HQ Tax & Financial, Beatriz is instrumental in steering the organization’s growth. Renowned for her commitment to delivering top-notch work and providing exceptional assistance, she plays a pivotal role in enhancing the company’s overall performance.
Beatriz’s academic excellence and practical experience position her as a valuable contributor to the dynamic landscape of financial management. With a proactive approach and a dedication to excellence, she continues to make significant contributions to the success of HQ Tax & Financial.