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Meet Our Team

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

CPA
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Pam Sherrill

CPA
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Vicki Lorge

CPA
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Marie McDougal

CPA
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Melissa Bender

CPA
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Jeena Vue

EA

About Us

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 specializing in tax law and tax reduction. He has experience in both large business, small business, and individuals as well as foreign tax law, a niche hard to find in the Fox Valley. He has a Masters 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. 

Caring Attitude

Caring – This is shown in multiple ways. Respecting the client comes first. Calls are answered by people, not machines.  Being responsive, returning phone calls, being ready when appointments arrive, all demonstrate a personal interest in our clients welfare.  Meeting the clients includes going to their office, being prepared, asking questions, and getting to know their needs and dreams. Competent advice and a timely response.  Finally, applying due care to your work and communicating what is being done.  This is how we show our clients we care.

 

Our clients are our primary source of referrals, and we are grateful that they care enough about us to send their friends and peers to our firm.  This requires trust, and we take our responsibility to do good work very seriously.

Professionalism

Small personal firms must have outstanding quality to survive.  Checklists are prepared by the preparer and checked by the reviewer for completeness and accuracy. 

 

Our high standards and experience are necessary for us to service our clients to the standards they require.  It is important that every client feels their questions are answered by experts.

Quality

No accounting firm can survive without a reputation for outstanding quality.  We have been fortunate to earn this respect from our clients, who have rewarded us with continued patronage and loyalty for many years.  Our firm’s reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves.

 

Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to be trusted.  Only by developing a close relationship with our clients, learning their needs and providing an excellent work product, can this trust grow.  As this trust grows, and we obtain their confidence, we are then able to provide insightful advice to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions. We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you.

 

It is easy to say you have quality, but quite another to prove it.  It is essential to have enough experience and skill to develop such a reputation.  Allow us to prove it to you – we will answer all of your questions, as they impact both your tax and financial situations. We welcome you to contact us anytime.