About Us

Been in public accounting for over 45 years so we have a lot of experience dealing with closely held business with all aspects of their business. No annoying tax professional lingo. Just straight, easy-to-understand professional advice and execution.


Besides tax and accounting assistance, we provide financial planning to give a total package to make sure clients reach their financial objectives.

Howard T. Kaufman


Howard T. Kaufman, CPA/PFS, CFP® has received extensive training with working with small business owners with over 46 years of experience as a practicing CPA. His expertise is in small business accounting and tax, with a focus working with medical and professional service industries. Over the years he has seen how people have planned for their future and the real-life outcome of their choices. His experience has proven that conventional, main-stream strategies may not be the best way to go for every person. Howard felt that it is moral duty to let people know that there are better ways to plan.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Howard obtained his CPA certificate in 1977. Howard has been a Personal Financial Specialist since 1992 (which is an advanced accreditation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) as a specialist in Financial Planning. He has been a Certified Financial Planner® since 1993 and a Certified Senior Advisor® since 1999. Howard is the President of Kaufman Financial Services, Ltd. Certified Public Accountants.

Howard makes his home in Buffalo Grove, Illinois with his wife of 36 years, Pam. He has three grown children. When he’s not helping his clients save taxes, he enjoys playing in the local community band.


Dear Friend,

I have a feeling I know why you’re reading this right now.

You need more time in your day. Running a business is extremely demanding, and there just isn’t enough time in the day to keep all the plates from spinning out of control. And what you need most right now is more proactive help with your business finances and tax strategy. As soon as possible. In fact, yesterday would have been ideal. Am I close?

We get it. We’ve worked with plenty of businesses who have to cobble together 9 different software programs to keep everything straight, or who just wash their hands of it all and put everything on the credit card … and then try to clean up every year after the fact. And they know that this is no way to properly monitor profit margins, cash controls, account management, tax strategy and all of the myriad components of an effective financial system for a business.

Perhaps this is your story too. Or perhaps you’ve reached a stage of development in your business that you want to pass the baton of accounting to another expert team so your expert team can focus on what they do best: making sales and taking care of customers.

Or are you just starting your business and want to start things off on the right foot?

Whatever the reason, we want you to know that our team has been diligently and effectively taking care of the accounting needs of countless organizations in a wide variety of industries—discreetly and expertly handling the ongoing financial management of tax burdens, payroll, bookkeeping, and other comprehensive accounting services while providing expertise in business planning, coaching, and strategic consulting that many businesses need.

Because here’s a certain truth as it relates to taxes and your business: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your business’ hard-earned money in their accounts. And yes, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes. But the problem is that regular business owners, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to hand more dollars over to the government than they require, just because you don’t know their rules as well as they do. You don’t have to live in a constant state of anxiety over the state of your books, feeling guilty about the time you should be devoting to keeping your business profitable.

In fact, to help you find answers to your questions, I’ve compiled some resources in the last couple of years, for business people like you, in response to the specific tax and accounting questions I’ve received from my clients.

Click the button below to take your first step, and receive a free report from us. We’ll rush your copy to you immediately. And of course, feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted Tax Professional in the Buffalo Grove Area”.

Talk again soon,

Howard T Kaufman, CPA/PFS, CFP


PS — When you grab our free report, we’ll also add you to our weekly email series on “Real World” Strategy for small business owners. Our readers enthusiastically forward these to their colleagues and peers all the time, because they’re not your standard “tax tips”.

PPS — Already want to come in? I don’t blame you … many people are fed up with trying to manage their financials on their own. Our schedule is very full … but if you call us at (847) 243-3600 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away. We will NOT make dealing with an accountant as painful as dealing with your books has already been!