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


Juris Doctor

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.

Arsalan Hussain

Tax Associate


MS Accounting

Arsalan joined HQ Tax & Financial as a Tax Associate with more than five years of experience as an accounting professional. He has completed his first M.S. degree in Business Management and pursuing his second M.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His organized and detail-oriented approach gives clients peace of mind.
He is focused, diligent, and his attentive traits translate directly into his work ethic. In addition to his management skills, he paves the way to ensure that clients can rely on him.
Arsalan takes interest in reading books, visiting new places, and spending quality time with his wife.


Zeeshan Khurram

Staff Accountant


BS Accounting

Zeeshan joined HQ Tax & Financial as a Staff Accountant. He has over ten years of experience in Accounting, Internal Auditing, Costing, and Taxation. Zeeshan has served in a Multinational Company based in UAE. He is currently working on his Enrolled Agent license.

Evelyn Garcia

Office Manager


BS Media & Art

She 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.


Beatriz Almeida

Business Development Manager, Brazil


BS Accounting
Certified Financial Accountant

Beatriz has more than six years of experience in the accounting field. She graduated from The Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil, with high honors.

She joined HQ Tax & Financial as Business Development Manager and always provides high-quality work and great assistance.