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At 1st Chicago Accounting, a Chicago accounting firm, we focus on developing a strong, personal relationship with all our clients. We have a reputation for providing financial guidance and strategic support to help your business improve productivity, increase profitability and minimize taxes. But we think we are more than the average accounting firm. We are also your neighbors in Chicago and we care about our community as much as you do.

We’re glad you stopped by to learn more about our accounting firm and the accounting, tax and financial consulting services we provide to help your business grow and succeed. We look forward to talking with you. Give Brad Filmanowicz a call at 312-887-1040 and let us know how we can help you. There is no cost or obligation for the introductory consultation.

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Brad Filmanowicz, CPA

Brad Filmanowicz, CPA, MBA has been practicing as a tax accountant and small business advisor since 2001.

Brad earned his CPA in 1994 and a Masters Degree in Finance from Saint Xavier University in 1997. Prior to starting his own firm he was an accounting manager for Telular Corporation a publicly traded firm, a financial planning accountant for Sara Lee Corporation, and a controller for Moran Industries.

His experience at Sara Lee taught him how to take Fortune 500 companies financial management skills down to the small divisional level, and later how to apply to small businesses.

He also built and sold an accounting firm in the past. He created Pro Accounting, Inc and built it to 120 corporate clients and over 700 individual clients. At Pro Accounting we focused on planning to achieve the lowest possible tax liability, incorporating Fortune 500 tactics to maximize corporate profit, and stream-lining accounting tasks for clients.