Rita Polyakova, CPA


Rita has been a member of the CJBS team since 2019 and currently serves as a manager in the firm’s tax department. She has been practicing tax and accounting since 2007, undertaking tax reviews for individuals, sole proprietors, corporations and partnerships.

Rita began her public accounting career with Baker Tilly, her client base included real estate, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, professional services and investments. Over the years, she has gained a reputation for attention to detail and service, by both her clients and colleagues. Rita is known by anyone that has worked with her as both positive and personable. Additionally, she enjoys participating and being a part of the CJBS recruitment team.

Rita was raised in Russia, and now resides in Arlington Heights with her husband, two children and a Welsh Terrier.  When she’s not working, she likes to travel and enjoys working out.

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Personal Notes

Favorite book: Heart of a Dog, by Mikhail Bulgakov

Favorite quote: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

Secret talent: Rita was born in a circus family and has visited over 90 cities in the United States.


  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (2007)


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Illinois


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)