Find a CPA on Illinois CPA Society Site

Jan 22, 2010, 15:14 ET from Illinois CPA Society

New online feature makes it easy to find an area CPA for taxes, financial planning and more

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for a tax season that might be a little more complicated than usual, the Illinois CPA Society is introducing a new easy-to-use online feature, "Find a CPA," which allows individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations to do a simple search through a directory of member CPAs. The feature can be found in the Consumer section of the Society's site,

With "Find a CPA" your search can be narrowed down by location, the type of services needed, industries served and the need to work with someone who speaks a language other than English. There's even a Quick Search to find a CPA who prepares individual income tax returns or one who works with non-profit organizations. The "Find a CPA" section also includes helpful information on choosing and using a CPA.

The services CPAs provide range from those needed by businesses of all sizes - like auditing, bookkeeping, budgeting, and payroll - to more personal matters like Elder Care and investment advice. As you would before hiring any professional, take steps to make sure you find the right CPA. Interview a few candidates, ask about fees upfront, get references and check them out, and ask how they keep current on issues important to you and your finances.

If you're dealing with life changes like marriage, divorce, retirement or a job change, the many credits offered this year for home improvement, home buyers or car buyers, or starting a business of your own, it may be a good time to start working with a CPA on your taxes and financial planning for your future.

About the Illinois CPA Society

The Illinois CPA Society, founded in 1903, is the fifth largest state CPA Society in the nation, with more than 24,000 members. It is the premier professional organization that represents CPAs in Illinois. During its over 100 years of existence, the Society has advanced the highest ethical and financial standards of the profession, and has been a leader in educating the public on financial issues.

SOURCE Illinois CPA Society