Accounting & Tax Preparation Services in East Dundee, IL
Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. The financial side itself is filled with complexities, changing tax codes, inter-connected business decisions and looming deadlines to name just a few.
Motl Accounting gets the “nuts and bolts” reality of small business financial management.
We cut through the clutter of decisions, documents and deadlines to provide highly focused accounting and tax preparation services in Elgin, IL.
Click here to learn how we keep you focused on what you do best, while we handle the rest with our extensive, reliable tax preparation and accounting services in Elgin, IL.
Our founder, Chuck Motl started the firm offering comprehensive Elgin accountant services including tax preparation, accounting, and bookkeeping services.
After completing acquisitions of other accounting practices in 1983 and 1988, the firm sought out larger quarters and relocated to West Dundee.
Expanding once again, the firm purchased and renovated an historic building in East Dundee. We trust this building will serve our needs for years to come.
We’re honored to be chosen as PASBA’s 2018 large practice Accounting Firm of the Year! Thanks to our dedicated staff and wonderful clients.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Chuck founded the firm in 1980 to serve the bookkeeping & tax needs of small businesses.
He has been providing tax services and preparing returns since 1971. He is our resident tax
expert and is extremely knowledgeable. He has been married to Darlene since 1973 and
they have thoroughly enjoyed raising four sons. In addition to spending time with his family,
Chuck enjoys fast cars, baseball & Scrabble.
Brent is a graduate of Augustana College and has an extensive background in corporate accounting having worked at Fortune 500 companies including AT&T and Orbitz, as well as Hometown America. Brent later joined his father and brother at Motl Accounting where he became active in the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA) which has played a valuable role in his professional life and practice. Brent is a co-owner of the firm and manages the operations of the firm. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and volunteers as a tutor for underprivileged youth at the Midtown Educational Center in Chicago.
Blair joined the firm as a manager after working at CPA firms in Illinois and Colorado. His career in accounting and taxes began in 1997 when he completed the H&R Block tax class at age 17. Blair oversees Payroll Vault, the award winning payroll department of the firm that provides cutting edge payroll services to small and medium sized businesses. His life is quite the study in contrasts as he spends his free time on construction projects and metal sculpture.
After graduating from Augustana College with a double major in Accounting and Business Management, Blake joined Sallie Mae as a General Ledger Accountant. From there, he has had experiences ranging from being the Controller of an asset recovery company to performing consulting, analytics and budgeting needs for companies of all sizes. He has a great knowledge of the impacts of day-to-day activity on a company’s financial statements and has the ability to strategically plan for year-end. He is a great asset to the Accounting team.
Our knowledgeable Bookkeepers at Motl Accounting handle reconciliation of bank accounts and loans in addition to reviewing monthly expenses, paying monthly sales tax, and payroll taxes for our clients. They prepare financial reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information and trends.
Gloria has been a production bookkeeper assisting Chuck since 1984 and now has the pleasure of working with his sons. Before joining Chuck, Gloria worked for three other Illinois CPA firms. Many of her clients have become old friends through the years. She finds satisfaction providing them with accurate and timely tax returns and monthly financial statements so they can have peace of mind.
Dawne is a production bookkeeper and has been with the firm since 2000. She has an Associates in Accounting from Elgin Community College and has a strong accounting and bookkeeping background having worked in accounting roles for a car dealership and manufacturers. Dawne has a passion for keeping our clients books clean and well organized. She likes winning call-in radio contests and love spending time with her family.
Lisa started as as a Bookkeeper with the Firm in 2011 and is currently an Account Manager. As an Account Manager she assists with monthly financial reviews, tax preparation, planning and more. She also assists setting up new clients to the firm. She has a Bachelors in Psychology from University of Illinois. Her accounting experience, quick thinking and ability to link thoughts and concepts from one client or process to another is a great asset to Motl Accounting.
Karen has an extensive professional background in accounting having worked as staff accountant and accountant specialist among other roles in public accounting and manufacturing. She has a Masters degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate school of Management and a bachelors in business with a major accounting from Devry University.
Bertha has over 20 years of experience in accounting. She has worked in in public
accounting and payroll during the course of her career. She is an Enrollment Agent and has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Columbia College Missouri.
Jennifer has been working in various accounting roles for a number of years. Her career in accounting spans her working as an accountant for a homebuilding company and as a consultant for small businesses. She’s has a Bachelor’s degree from Barat College.
Michelle has a vast amount of experience in payroll, accounting and bookkeeping. Michelle assists Payroll Vault with payroll processing, helping clients prepare for audits, setting up accounts for state and federal agencies. She also assists setting up new client employees for payroll and taxes.