CALUMET 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.
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.
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.
Pictured: South Suburban College student Alison Dolbeer (left), of Midlothian, accepts the John Kasperek Co., Inc. Scholarship award from Dr. Lynette Stokes, Vice President of Academic Services, at the college’s 2017 Academic Achievement Reception.
Calumet City, IL –John Kasperek Co., Inc. is pleased to announce Alison Dolbeer as the firm’s 2017 scholarship recipient. Dolbeer, a Midlothian resident, is an Accounting major at South Suburban College. She will utilize the $1,000 John Kasperek Co., Inc. Scholarship during Academic Year 2017-18.
“It’s an honour and a privilege to be able to help someone who has worked so hard to continue her education,” said John Kasperek, Jr., company president. “Alison has always put family first and now it is her time to shine. We look forward to staying in touch with her and seeing her progress in our industry in the future.”
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. Kasperek also serves as the treasurer for the SSC Foundation Board of Directors.
“Trying to put my son through college and still keep up with my own classes is a financial struggle,” said Dolbeer. “But by being awarded the John Kasperek Company scholarship, I am able to continue my education thanks to your generosity. I would not be continuing my education right now without this help.”
For more information, visit www.kasperekcpa.com or www.ssc.edu/foundation.
CALUMET CITY, IL – John Kasperek Co., Inc. has joined the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Governmental Audit Quality Center for CPA firms. The Center is a national community of CPA firms that demonstrate a commitment to governmental audit quality and raise awareness about the importance of governmental audits. The Center provides members with best practices, guidelines, and tools CPAs need to perform quality governmental audits and better serve their clients.
“Joining the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center is a reaffirmation of our firm’s commitment to performing the highest quality audits possible. As a member of the GAQC, we voluntarily subscribe to the Center’s significant membership requirements. This includes strict oversight which we already adhere to, such as designating a partner to be responsible for our governmental audit practice, establishing quality control programs, performing annual internal inspection procedures, and making our firm’s peer review report publicly available.” said John Kasperek, Jr., president.
With over 30 years of experience in performing governmental and not-for-profit (NFP) audits, John Kasperek Co., Inc., has a dedicated team of auditors that possess the specialized knowledge and experience to help ensure compliance with the appropriate standards and changes in regulations that may impact an organization’s audit. The firm delivers governmental and NFP audit services for federal, state, or local governments; NPOs; and certain for-profit organizations that receive federal assistance.
Kasperek added, “Our team stays current in this highly technical practice area by following the continuing professional education requirements of Government Auditing Standards and attending significant continuing education programming. The Center membership is another step in this ongoing process, and will further provide timely information on a variety of technical, legislative and regulatory subjects along with additional resources for our staff and our clients.”
The Center has a dedicated website accessible from the AICPA homepage and available online at www.aicpa.org/InterestAreas/GovernmentalAuditQuality.
About John Kasperek Co., Inc.
John Kasperek Co., Inc. was founded in 1989 to serve the diverse financial needs of the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana region. Led by company president John Kasperek, Jr., the firm is dedicated to providing a wide range of expert auditing and consulting services to local units of government, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and corporations, and individuals.