Finding a quality tax preparation service in Chicago isn’t easy. If you’re interested in bringing on licensed professionals with niche-based expertise, Founder’s CPA Group is the firm for you.

With an emphasis on startups and small businesses, Founder’s CPA Group can handle all your accounting needs.

Do what you do best: grow your business.

Let us handle the rest.

Why Outsource With a Firm? Why Not Do It Yourself?

It’s true — in-house accounting can work.

But is it ideal?

The conventional thinking is that in-house accounting costs less. After all, small businesses just don’t need full-service outsourced accounting solutions, right? Surely it’s better to hire a full-time employee, or just do it yourself.

Not Exactly — It’s More Complicated Than That

Unfortunately, the truth is anything but so simple.

Startups and small businesses actually benefit the most from outsourcing their accounting needs.

Tax compliance, financial planning, and bookkeeping are not easy. These are intricate aspects of modern businesses — and modern businesses need to be efficient. The time and resources spent on training staff to maintain your books are better spent on growing your business.

Practical services aside, the business insights that certified professional accountants provide are invaluable. Outsourcing your accounting needs to professional firms results in less overhead, enhanced productivity, and considerable time savings.

And that’s something that business owners should embrace.

Founder’s CPA Group: Our Values

Founder’s CPA Group specializes in expert accounting solutions for startups and small businesses. Tax preparation in Chicago doesn’t need more complexity — focus on growing your business, not dealing with accounting software!

Fair Pricing

Founder’s CPA Group prides itself on our commitment to fair pricing. After all, we benefit the most when startups and small business owners see us as a pragmatic option. Our use of only the best of modern accounting technology means we save on costs — and pass those savings on to you.

Licensed Professionals

At the heart of every successful business is a trustworthy group of accountants. Founder’s CPA Group is a family of licensed and certified CPAs fully qualified to provide answers to all your accounting questions.

With Founder’s CPA Group, you know your startup or small business is receiving dedicated attention from true professionals.

The result? Expert help that doesn’t need extensive training or permanent overhead on your end.

Client Focus

Founder’s CPA Group specializes in startups and small businesses. We love working with that special breed of entrepreneur — people innovating in an increasingly competitive market.

Clients come first, every time.

Exceptional service and a hands-on approach are how we approach all of our clients.

Niche-Based Expertise

That age-old adage of the right tool for the job? Founder’s CPA Group is that tool. We provide expert accounting solutions for startups and small businesses. Focusing on that specific niche lets us serve our clients above and beyond other firms. Not only do we tailor unique solutions based on your needs, but we live and breathe small businesses.

This is our market; our passion for our special clientele is second-to-none.

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Services and What We Offer

Founder’s CPA Group provides comprehensive accounting solutions and tax preparation in Chicago. We offer accounting services in the following categories:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Taxes and Compliance
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Outsourced CFO Services
  • Staff Training
  • Consulting in QuickBooks, Xero, Wave Apps, and general Business Strategy

Schedule a free consultation with Founder’s CPA today!

Bookkeeping and Payroll

Bookkeeping is one of the most frustrating parts of a startup or small business. Third-party bookkeeping software can be difficult to navigate, and a single error can be costly. Long setup times and lengthy employee training are unnecessary expenses that add up.

Payroll can be equally exasperating. Nothing is more important to employees than getting paid — but doing payroll in-house is difficult, to say the least!

Outsourcing your bookkeeping and payroll needs to Founder’s CPA Group keeps costs (and tempers) down. Software recommendations, setup, tax filings, bank reconciliations, and contractor reconciliation are all part and parcel of what Founder’s CPA Group offers.

Taxes and Compliance

The tax process for startups can seem intimidating to even seasoned entrepreneurs. Mistakes can be costly; a single misstep can mean late fees or even audits.

Successfully navigating the ocean of taxation law is best left to professionals. Founder’s CPA Group offers a range of tax services aimed at helping your business grow and plan for the future.

The importance of tax compliance is difficult to overstate. Consider it an insurance policy: Professional accountants guarantee accuracy and compliance.

Outsourced CFO Services

We have discovered that an outside look into a company’s finances provides a range of benefits. If your business needs an outsourced CFO service, Founder’s CPA Group is happy to oblige.

Professional, contracted CFOs can inform better decision making and improve financial reporting.

Financial expertise without the expense of a full-time employee?

Founder’s CPA Group is ready to help.

Consulting Services

If your startup or small business is considering hiring an outside consultant, here’s a tip — just do it. Whether it is revamping budgets, improving workflows, or making high-level strategic decisions, professional consultants are invaluable.

Founder’s CPA Group offers a range of consulting services aimed at startups and small businesses. Services include everything from revenue stream exploration to budget analysis to growth strategies.

Our consultants impart their passion for innovative, technological accounting solutions to our clients. Business and financial consultants are available for short or long-term projects — whatever you need!

Our Approach

Founder’s CPA Group emphasizes a hands-on approach for all our clients. Our four-step process uses cutting-edge technological solutions to best serve your needs.


No two businesses are alike. Understanding needs is the first step in developing custom accounting solutions. Founder’s CPA Group starts by understanding your requirements above all else — only then do we begin implementation.


Rapid, efficient implementation of your custom accounting solution is the next step. By working hand-in-hand with your business, Founder’s CPA Group enacts change as quickly as possible.

Of course, new accounting systems require new policies, procedures, and training — Founder’s CPA Group is happy to oblige.

Our niche-based expertise is crucial during this implementation phase. Founder’s CPA Group is one of the top accounting and tax preparation providers in Chicago — we have seen it all.


Our work does not end after implementation. No accounting process is perfectly optimized from the beginning. Instead, accounting systems need time to adjust as your business grows and expands.

Founder’s CPA Group continues to optimize and refine your accounting system after implementation.


Compliance with local, state, and federal tax is of the utmost importance to any business. For startups and small businesses, tax noncompliance is simply unacceptable. Founder’s CPA Group works with your business to ensure you meet your tax obligations.

Besides setting up your business’s tax accounts in accordance with state and federal regulations, Founder’s CPA Group can process and file returns.

A proper tax strategy is vital for maximizing the productivity of your business. We work with you to plan a winning strategy.

Ideal for Startups and Small Businesses

Not every accounting firm is ideal for every task. At Founder’s CPA Group, we specialize in one specific type of service: accounting solutions for startups and small businesses.

Expertise with Startups and Small Businesses

Tax preparation in Chicago for startups and small businesses takes niche-based expertise. Startups and small businesses face a series of challenges that larger, more established businesses do not.

Startups face difficulties in cash flow management, book reconciliation, and unforeseen expenses. The right accounting and tax preparation service in Chicago can offset these difficulties.

Dedicated to Startup Growth

Startups are unlike any other business type. Entrepreneurs face unique challenges: forecasting and budgeting, cash flow management, and tax strategy, to name a few. If you’re looking to get the most out of your startup’s growth potential, Founder’s CPA Group can help.

Leverage the expertise of Chicago’s premier startup and small business accounting firm.

Outsourcing Accounting Services Is a Win

It’s always better to focus on your strengths. Startups that outsource their accounting needs enjoy better productivity and less overhead.

There are many advantages to outsourcing accounts services. Consider that outsourcing accounting affords business owners the following and more:

  • Quality, professional services staffed by certified public accountants
  • No need to hire and train your own full-time staff
  • Pay for what you need — less overhead dedicated to redundant staff
  • Guaranteed tax and regulatory compliance
Founder’s CPA Group also keeps your accounting system up-to-date with ever-improving modern software.
Accounting firms reduce instances of employee fraud and ensure financial records are accurate.

All in all, in-house accounting is more expensive and less efficient than bringing in outside help. For startups and small business owners, that inefficiency is best avoided. Perfection is the result of small things done well — the enhanced cost-efficiency of outsourced accounting is hard to beat.

Most of all, outsourcing tax preparation and accounting services gives you time – time to grow your business, develop your staff, and plan for the future.

Tax Preparation in Chicago: Opt for the Professionals

If you’re a startup or small business owner, focus on what you do best: growing an idea into a business.

Founder’s CPA Group is here to help entrepreneurs realize their visions. Accounting shouldn’t be a concern when you are creating a new business.

Outsourced accounting services are part and parcel of modern competitive businesses. Cutting-edge technology, niche-based expertise, fair pricing, and a client-first approach define what we do at Founder’s CPA Group.

Contact Founder’s CPA Group for a free consultation — don’t worry, it really is free!

Schedule a free consultation with Founder’s CPA today!