Established in 2009.
While working for a firm as a Controller in downtown Chicago, Jessica decided to start a small tax business. It began mostly with preparing tax returns for friends and colleagues and has grown exponentially from there. Originally located in the South Loop of Chicago, Reed Accounting worked closely with individuals in that area and throughout Chicago on their tax returns. Reed Accounting has now been located in Evanston since 2012 but still continues to serve clients throughout the entire Chicago area. While Reed Accounting originally started by focusing primarily on individual tax returns, they now serve many clients with a wide range of tax situations, with their main focus on small businesses and sole proprietors.
Jessica Reed, CPA
Jessica started out working as an accountant for an eSourcing company in downtown Chicago and advanced within the company to become their controller. From there Jessica moved on to work at a not-for-profit firm also in downtown Chicago. Reed Accounting was formed during this time. Jessica’s original passion for tax accounting came about while volunteering for Center for Economic Progress providing tax services for low income families.
Lupe Carrasco graduated from Robert Morris with Bachelors in Accounting. She has 9 years of customer service experience. Lupe is fluent in Spanish and English.
Lupe began working for Reed Accounting LLC in the fall of 2014. Lupe has background in accounting and specifically preparing taxes while volunteering with Center for Economic Progress. She has been a great asset to Reed Accounting, not only with customer service, but with assistance in tax preparation and answering our clients’ tax inquires.
Annie graduated from DePaul University in 2007 with a degree in Business Management. Annie originally worked with Jessica shortly after graduating when she was hired as a finance coordinator at an eSourcing company in downtown Chicago.
After spending most of her professional career working for corporate companies, she needed to find something more flexible. She had previously earned a certification from H&R Block in individual tax accounting and decided to join the Reed Accounting team in 2016 with 9 years of accounting experience.
Stephanie is part of the Reed family and has over 15 years experience in customer service. She is also an entrepreneur herself and owns and operates her own salon studio in Lakeview called, surprisingly, Reed Hairstyling. Over the years she has learned more about tax returns from her sister then she ever imagined. She is happy to help the Reed Accounting team with its administrative and customer service needs.
Cristen graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago with a Masters in Social Work. Cristen has over 10 years of experience in the field of healthcare and project management. As a new mother, Cristen will be assisting Reed Accounting on a part-time basis so that she can also focus on her new baby boy. Her passion is helping people and she is excited to help the clients of Reed Accounting, as she herself had been a client over the past couple of years.