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South Suburban College scholarship recipient joins John Kasperek Co., Inc. as Accounting Assistant

IMG 6816Pictured: South Suburban College student Alison Dolbeer (middle), of Midlothian, accepts the John Kasperek Co., Inc. Scholarship award last week from SSC’s president elect Dr. Lynette Stokes (Vice President of Academic Services), and current president Don Manning at the college’s 2018 Academic Achievement Reception last week. A part-time student nearing her Associate Degree in Accounting, Dolbeer also began working as a full-time employee at JJKCPA on May 15th.

CALUMET CITY, IL – John Kasperek Co., Inc., a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm in Calumet City, Illinois, announced the addition of Alison Dolbeer, of Midlothian, as Accounting Assistant on May 15th. Dolbeer had received the John Kasperek Co., Inc. Scholarship for consecutive years through the South Suburban College Foundation.

In her role as Accounting Assistant, Dolbeer will primarily support the professional staff in tax and auditing services, along with assisting in the administrative functions of the firm. She previously spent six years in administrative and financial services roles, most recently as a National Appraisal Account Manager, and Dolbeer is also currently serving her second term on the Midlothian School District 143 Board of Education. A part-time student nearing her Associate Degree in Accounting at SSC, Dolbeer has remained on the Dean’s list since 2016 and has experience with QuickBooks and other accounting software.

“We are so happy to see Alison grow from our firm’s first scholarship recipient two years ago into a full-time role with us that she is very well equipped for,” said John Kasperek, Jr., Managing Partner. “We have been a partner of South Suburban College for many years and it’s a pleasure to hire one of their best and brightest. This is also another example of the continued growth that John Kasperek Co., Inc. is experiencing in the Chicago Southland region.”

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John Kasperek Co., Inc. was founded in 1989 to serve the financial needs of the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Led by founder and company president John Kasperek, Jr., CPA – the firm’s talented team of Certified Public Accountants and professional staff is dedicated to providing customized services to local units of government, nonprofit organizations, corporations and individuals at an affordable rate.

Stephanie Blanco, CPA, named partner at John Kasperek Co., Inc.

sbCALUMET CITY, IL – John Kasperek Co., Inc., a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm in Calumet City, Illinois, announces Stephanie Blanco, CPA, as partner. Blanco (41, Crown Point, IN) becomes only the second partner named in company history, joining managing partner and company founder John Kasperek, Jr.

“It is a great day for our entire firm to announce Stephanie as a partner,” said Kasperek. “Stephanie has been with us for 20 years—her knowledge and technical skills are unparalleled. She is a true expert in all areas of auditing and accounting, and she is an even better person.”

Blanco is John Kasperek Co., Inc.’s longest tenured employee with extensive experience in governmental, educational and nonprofit work. She has provided oversight for all staff in the auditing and consulting functions of the firm. Blanco’s responsibilities have included quality control and staff training. She has also been responsible for ensuring that the accounting reporting systems and procedures are compliant with federal and state laws, and coordinates the firm’s peer review process. Blanco was recently re-elected chairperson of Government Report Review Committee (GRRC) by her peers at the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) for a second term. A licensed CPA, Stephanie earned her Bachelor's Degree from Davenport University. 

Blanco’s partnership announcement comes on the heels of the firm’s addition of Timothy J. Gavin, CPA, as Senior Manager on Feb. 12th. Gavin will primarily be responsible for the firm’s governmental audits, including municipalities, villages, park districts, school districts, and other special districts. He brings 12 years of experience leading staff and performing audits, accounting services, financial reporting, agreed-upon procedures, and other consulting engagements for a wide range of clients in the Chicagoland area.

Kasperek stated that recent additions and changes are critical milestones in John Kasperek Co., Inc.’s strategic plans for growth and will be well received by the firm’s extensive governmental client base. For more information, visit www.kasperekcpa.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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John Kasperek Co., Inc. was founded in 1989 to serve the financial needs of the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Led by founder and company president John Kasperek, Jr., CPA – the firm’s talented team of Certified Public Accountants and professional staff are dedicated to providing customized services to local units of government, nonprofit organizations, corporations and individuals at an affordable rate.

Tim Gavin, CPA, joins John Kasperek Co., Inc. as Senior Audit Manager

GavinCALUMET CITY, IL – John Kasperek Co., Inc., a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm in Calumet City, Illinois, announced the addition of Timothy J. Gavin, CPA, as Senior Audit Manager on Feb. 12th. Gavin will primarily be responsible for the firm’s governmental audits, including municipalities villages, park districts, school districts, and other special districts.

Gavin is both an expert auditor and consultant, with 12 years of experience (formerly with Sikich and Klein Hall CPAs) leading staff and performing audits, accounting services, financial reporting, agreed-upon procedures, and other consulting engagements for a wide range of clients in the Chicagoland area. Gavin will serve as one of the firm's quality control leaders, ensuring the company is up to date with the most current standards and best practices. He will be directly involved in both staff training and final audit review and has highly specialized skills in accounting/auditing software.

“Tim is a tremendous addition and will be instrumental is our firm’s continued growth,” said company president John Kasperek, Jr. “His level of governmental expertise is rare, and he will provide a unique knowledgebase that will be of great value to our staff and clients.”

Apart from working with some of the best and most financially progressive Illinois governments, Gavin continues to be an educator and presenter on various topics related to governmental accounting and financial reporting. He has been featured in industry publications such as Accounting Today and CPA Practice Advisor. Additionally, Tim serves on the Social Media Task Force for IGFOA, as a reviewer for GFOA's Financial Reporting Certificate Program, and has helped many clients obtain both GFOA and ASBO certificates for excellence in financial reporting.

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John Kasperek Co., Inc. was founded in 1989 to serve the financial needs of the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Led by founder and company president John Kasperek, Jr., CPA – the firm’s talented team of Certified Public Accountants and professional staff are dedicated to providing customized services to local units of government, nonprofit organizations, corporations and individuals at an affordable rate.

John Kasperek Co., Inc. assists Calumet City Resources during CPA Day of Service

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Pictured: John Kasperek, Co. Inc. team members on site at Calumet City Resources during CPA Day of Service. 

CALUMET CITY, IL – John Kasperek Co., Inc., a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm in Calumet City, Illinois, partnered with Calumet City Resources (CCR) during the Illinois CPA Society’s (ILCPAS) annual CPA Day of Service on September 8, 2017.

The ILCPAS coins the “good day for a good deed” as a flexible opportunity for Illinois CPAs and CPA firms to help their communities by participating in a volunteer activity. John Kasperek Co. staff spent their work morning cleaning and organizing CCR’s food pantry in preparation for next week’s food delivery. CCR provides emergency food and clothing for Calumet City residents in need.

“CCR has provided significant assistance to those who need it the most, and with limited resources,” said company president John Kasperek, Jr. “I commend their organization and volunteers for their commitment to helping others in our community.”

CCR is a community organization of volunteers dedicated to the purpose of “people helping people since 1985,” says CCR co-director Marlene Hill. “We are so grateful to businesses and organizations like John Kasperek Company for giving back to the community in which they work.” Ms. Hill estimates that CCR provides goods to over 10,000 people each year thanks to their volunteer network.

For more information about volunteering or seeking services from CCR, call (708) 891-9330.

John Kasperek Co., Inc. was founded in 1989 to serve the diverse financial needs of the Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana region. Led by company president John Kasperek, Jr., the firm is dedicated to providing a wide range of accounting and auditing services to local units of government, not-for-profit organizations, corporations and individuals. For more information, visit www.kasperekcpa.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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