about us

Client Driven Services

To reach your dreams you must know what they are, plan how to reach them, and lastly, check your results. In short, you need to know what your score is.


We show we care by giving you proactive advice from reliable scoresheets based on simple systems. 


We help setup and/or fine tune your system. We teach you how to use it. 

Our Firm

We have four professional CPAs with over 100 years of experience.  Genaro Cardaropoli is the owner after merging his firm with Hjortness CPAs. He has dedicated his career to public accounting and specializes in tax law and tax reduction. He has experience in both large businesses, small businesses, and individuals as well as foreign tax law, a niche hard to find in the Fox Valley. He has a Master’s in Professional Accountancy and is Quickbooks certified. Pam Sherrill has been in Public and Private Accounting for 25 years. Vicki Lorge has been a CPA in both public and private accounting for 25 years and is also certified in Quickbooks. 

Our firm prides itself on providing outstanding service to our clients.  This means phone calls are returned within 24-48 hours, usually the same day.  We are dedicated to three underlying principles – A Caring Attitude, Professionalism, and Quality.

Our Staff

Pam Sherrill
Vicki Lorge
Melissa Bender
Genaro Cardaropoli, CPA

What our clients have to say

We love working with Genaro at Hjortness CPA. He’s been doing our taxes for a few years and has been very helpful. We are small business owners and one of us is from another country, so it’s not easy to do ourselves. We always have great meetings and he’s very responsive and have great advice.

We have come to count on Eric and staff for good, sound business and personal advice regarding accounting matters, always handled with the utmost discretion and respect.

- Kathy and Ron
Retail Store Owners

What has always been especially beneficial to us is that Hjortness & Associates has not been just an accounting firm, but also our controller, CFO and CEO.

- Mike
Construction Company

We have had the pleasure of doing business with Hjortness & Associates for over 10 years. We have personally known the Hjortness family for over 20 years. They are diligent, ethical, and extremely detail oriented. Eric has also served us in a consulting role on various busi:ness opportunities that we have encountered. We would highly recommend their accounting and payroll services.

- Doug and Renae
Marketing Services Company


The perfect solution for small businesses, the self-employed, and others who need accurate, efficient bookkeeping and financial direction at a reasonable cost.