Our Staff

  • David Albright - Associate CJBS

    David Albright

    David began working for CJBS in January of 1991. Prior to that, he had worked for a small accounting firm in Niles, IL. His duties include data processing, with a strong emphasis upon the production of general ledgers, tax returns, and payrolls... read more »
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  • Chris Allen - Associate CJBS

    Chris Allen

    Chris joined CJBS in 2008 and is the Tax Services Manager. Chris helps small businesses and individuals ensure they are using the most tax effective strategy to achieve their short and long term financial goals... read more »
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  • Pam Balla - Associate CJBS

    Pam Balla

    As Administrative Assistant to the Audit Department at CJBS, Pam has many responsibilities in preparing and assembling financial statements. Prior to joining CJBS... read more »
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  • Brian Brady  - Associate CJBS

    Brian Brady

    Prior to joining CJBS in January, 2010, Brian worked at a CPA firm in Chicago and also at a engine design and manufacturing company in Buffalo Grove. Brian is currently involved with all facets in the technical operations at CJBS... read more »
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  • Luis Castellanos  - Associate CJBS

    Luis Castellanos

    Luis, whose multi-lingual abilities are an important part of our client services, joined CJBS in 2006, coming along as part of the merger with Bloom, Bloom & Magad. At CJBS, Luis is part of the Assurance Services Team... read more »
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  • Julieann Chaet - Associate CJBS

    Julieann Chaet

    Julieann has over 25 years of experience working in the public accounting field providing a variety of accounting services for individuals, partnerships and corporations. In addition, Julieann is a manager in our litigation services department... read more »
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  • Paulette Cihlar - Associate CJBS

    Paulette Cihlar

    Prior to joining CJBS in December 2011, Paulette worked for eleven years as a tax accountant at another local CPA firm. She spent her first three years in public accounting on the audit staff... read more »
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  • Martin Cramer - Associate CJBS

    Martin Cramer

    Martin joined CJBS in May of 2002. He has worked for accounting firms in the USA for the past ten years. His duties at CJBS include the preparation of tax returns and financial statements for compilations and reviews... read more »
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  • Ryan Cramer - Associate CJBS

    Ryan Cramer

    Prior to joining CJBS as a staff accountant in November of 2014, Ryan worked for a small financial firm in Libertyville preparing tax returns for clients. His experience includes individual and corporate tax return preparation, compilations, and other accounting and tax services... read more »
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  • Charles DeGraff - Associate CJBS

    Charles DeGraff

    Chuck began practicing accounting in 1979. Prior to joining CJBS in February of 2015, he has worked with local CPA firms. He is a trusted advisor to his clients that include closely-held businesses, their owners and families... read more »
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  • Karen Eichelberg - Associate CJBS

    Karen Eichelberg

    Karen brought nearly 20 years of experience in office management and administration with her when she joined CJBS in August, 2010 as an administrative assistant... read more »
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  • Mary Fredericks - Associate CJBS

    Mary Fredericks

    All of us at CJBS are fortunate to have Mary Fredericks as our Office Administrator. Her keen ability for administrative staff management along with her professional coordination of day-to-day office operations is one of the fundamental reasons our office runs both smoothly and efficiently... read more »
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  • Susan Gu - Associate CJBS

    Susan Gu

    Before joining CJBS in October 2006, Susan had five years experience working in China and Australia in business and accounting. Susan is the tax service manager and her responsibilities include financial statements compilation, corporate and individual income tax preparation.... read more »
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  • Ryan Guedel - Associate CJBS

    Ryan Guedel

    Ryan has been a member of CJBS since December 2009 and is currently the manager of the Assurance Services department. He specializes in audits and reviews of manufacturing... read more »
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  • Peter Jorstad - Associate CJBS

    Peter Jorstad

    Prior to joining CJBS in August of 2011, Pete worked with small local firms and a large national firm. For over thirty years, he has provided tax expertise to closely-held businesses and their owners... read more »
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  • Jenya Kasich - Associate CJBS

    Jenya Kasich

    Before joining CJBS, Jenya interned at a large energy management company. She also had several years of experience as a purchasing and logistics coordinator... read more »
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  • Marat Kiselgof - Associate CJBS

    Marat Kiselgof

    Prior to joining CJBS as a staff accountant in January 2015, Marat interned at a public accounting firm outside of Chicago. His experience includes individual and corporate tax... read more »
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  • Xuan Li - Associate CJBS

    Xuan Li

    Xuan joined CJBS as a staff accountant in 2015. Prior to joining CJBS, Xuan interned at a law firm specializing in taxation. Xuan's experience includes individual and business tax preparation... read more »
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  • Robin Mandell - Associate CJBS

    Robin Mandell

    Robin joined CJBS in 2001. She brought 17 years of experience that included 5 years in public accounting, then 7 years for a major kitchen cabinet manufacturer, then back to public accounting... read more »
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  • Susan Miller - Associate CJBS

    Susan Miller

    Sue joined CJBS in 2002 as an administrative assistant. The last fifteen years of her career have been in the areas of office management and administration... read more »
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  • Gregory Roberts - Associate CJBS

    Gregory Roberts

    Greg Joined CJBS as a tax manager in 2015, specializing in business and individual income tax. Prior to joining CJBS, he has worked with a 2 of the big 4 CPA firms as well as a local CPA firm... read more »
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  • Ursula Sessions - Associate CJBS

    Ursula Sessions

    Ursula joined CJBS in 2013, bringing nearly 15 years of administrative experience. Ursula was previously employed by a major healthcare company where she worked in the Credit Union... read more »
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  • Nina Shen - Associate CJBS

    Nina Shen

    Prior to joining CJBS in December of 2014, Nina interned with an accounting firm in downtown Chicago where she gained exposure to trading firm tax returns. She has experiences... read more »
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  • Danny Steffens - Associate CJBS

    Danny Steffens

    Prior to joining CJBS in August of 2013, Danny worked for a local CPA firm where he gained exposure to individual and corporate tax returns, payroll tax returns, compilations, and reviews... read more »
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  • Ilhom Tursunov - Associate CJBS

    Ilhom Tursunov

    Ilhom began working for CJBS in October of 2015. Prior to that, he had worked for a small accounting firm in Chicago, IL and public accounting firm in Tampa, FL. Ilhom is involved... read more »
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  • Gabriela Ursu - Associate CJBS

    Gabriela Ursu

    Gabriela joined CJBS in April, 2013 as a Senior Auditor working on audits, reviews and compilations. She obtained extensive accounting experience by working in different accounting roles starting in 1994... read more »
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  • Noel Wilson - Associate CJBS

    Noel Wilson

    Noel interned with an accounting firm in Skokie during the tax season of 2013. He then went on to work for a mid-sized accounting firm located in Palatine for two years prior to joining CJBS... read more »
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