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D'Andrea & Associates, Ltd is a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in IL. All our CPA's hold valid IL State CPA Certificates.

Meet Our Staff:

Christopher D'Andrea

I am a Licensed Certified Public Accountant. Since I launched D'Andrea & Associates over 20 years ago, I have been a dedicated tax and business advisor to business clients in Chicago and throughout the US. My clients return year-after-year because of the deep relationships that I build with them.

My passion is to assist my clients in achieving their business goals, hopes, and dreams. My team and I provide business owners with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. 

As business advisers, my team and I share knowledge, mentor, train, coach, and are cheerleaders for their success.

I organize, attend, and facilitate several networking events throughout the year for business owners and tax professionals. My team and I also speak at several workshop and professional seminars throughout the year.

Roger Scalise

Roger is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with nearly 20 years of progressive accounting experience. Roger is passionate about helping small and medium-size business clients with their accounting and business consulting needs.

Roger has solid analytical skills, absolute attention to detail, and the ability to ensure the timely execution of accounting, tax, and auditing tasks on behalf of his clients.

Roger is a mentor and coach to junior accountants at the firm. His clients describe him as a trusted business partner and tax advisor.

Thomas Kulawiak

Thomas Kulawiak is an accountant at D’Andrea & Associates, Ltd. He is passionate about helping small and medium-size business clients with their accounting and business consulting needs.

Thomas joined D'Andrea & Associates, Ltd full-time with the firm in the spring of 2013 after receiving his Bachelors of Science in Accounting at DePaul University, Dreihaus College of Business. 

Thomas’s success is anchored by his hard working work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit. His success and deep understanding in running a small family-owned business has enabled him to quickly come up to speed and advise his clients in core business areas such as:

• Preparation of Individual & Corporate Tax Returns
• Tax Compliance - Responding to State and Federal Tax Notices
• Processing Payroll Tax Returns & Payroll Processing
• Setting-up Payroll Procedures and Tax Agency Installment Agreements 
• Supporting Corporate Audits

Thomas is responsible for overseeing the work of the firm’ interns, from planning their work-day through reviewing their deliverables for accuracy. He also interviews potential candidates and chooses the right interns based on the firm’ needs. 

Thomas’ clients describe him as hardworking, timely, always puts in 100%, anticipates their business needs, and helps them prioritize the work the work that needs to be done.

Kristen Wise

Kristen is an accountant at D’Andrea & Associates. Since joining the firm in early 2013, she has been putting an emphasis on creating sound bookkeeping systems, payroll compliance, preparation of financials statements, and individual and corporate tax preparation. Her organizational skills and passion for helping others succeed has enabled her to understand small business needs and advise her clients on their business matters.

Her duties include online bookkeeping implementation, multi-state payroll research and implementation, and multi-state sales tax preparation. Kristen also is responsible for assigning and managing day-to-day activities of interns, evaluating their performance, and reporting on their progress.

Kristen is also an avid yogi, enjoys attending concerts in the city, and catching a Cubs game whenever she can.  

Gabby Xu

Gabby joined D’Andrea & Associates as an accountant in July 2020 after receiving her Master’s degree in Accountancy at DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of business. Before she furthered her study at DePaul University, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Hubei University of Technology.

Gabby’s success is anchored by her diligent, productive, and energetic working attitude. She is skillful in QuickBooks, UltraTax and other accounting software’s.

Gabby is also a coffee lover. To gain more exposure in the coffee industry, she worked in Starbucks and became a Coffee Master during her time as an undergrad.