Best Accountants in Palatine

Why These Accountants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Palatine Accountants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Allan J. Brachman CPA, Ltd.

Located in Palatine, Illinois, Allan J. Brachman CPA, Ltd. offers accounting, auditing, tax compliance, and consulting to clients in and around the northwest suburbs and greater metropolitan Chicago area. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Brachman holds membership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Established in 1976, the firm has specialty services that include certified audits, litigation support, forensic accounting, and fraud investigations. Brachman’s support staff includes professional bookkeepers who are QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisors. A full-service accounting firm, Brachman services include business accounting for start-up businesses, truck drivers, mortgage brokers, real estate professionals, and nonprofit organizations.

Palatine, IL 60067


Farmer, Poklop, Hoppa & Company

The three partners of Farmer, Poklop, Hoppa & Company work with their small business clients on a year-round basis to provide proactive business advice as well as all the accounting and tax services they need. The firm has resources built on years of service to a variety of industries, similar to larger firms, but they build relationships with their clients and offer personal services that large firms can’t provide. The staff of five CPAs handles clients’ tax management, advisory, and compliance services, accounting services, audits, reviews, and compilation, bookkeeping, cash flow, budgeting analysis, financial projections and forecasts, IRS representation, and QuickBooks setup and support.

Lake Zurich, IL 06004


Gregory W. Swanson, Ltd.

Offering affordable, experienced, and friendly services, Gregory W. Swanson, Ltd, is a certified public accounting firm that provides tax and financial planning for individuals and small businesses in the greater metropolitan Chicago area. Services such as personal financial planning, estate planning, and elder care offer clients the peace of mind to be confident that their affairs are under control. For growing small businesses, the part-time CFO services provide the financial guidance needed for continued successful growth. Other services offered include small business accounting and payroll, nonprofit setup and maintenance advice, cash management, and forensic accounting. Tax preparation is available from the firm as well as tax planning and solutions for tax problems.

Palatine, IL 60074


Michael J. Kosiak CPA

For individuals and small business owners in northern Illinois, Michael J. Kosiak’s services provide the confidence and peace of mind they expect from an experienced certified public accounting firm. Kosiak is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, and he is a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner. A graduate of Loyola University, with an MBA from the University of Chicago, Kosiak also serves as a part-time adjunct professor at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. The services offered include tax management, accounting, auditing, business valuation, financial and retirement planning, bookkeeping, and payroll services.

50 Ela Street
Barrington, IL 60010