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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.  

Irina Lyu

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

Irina interned at D’Andrea & Associates in the summer of 2018 and joined full-time with the firm in January of 2019 after receiving Masters of Science in Accountancy at DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of business.

Irina's success is anchored by her diligent and proactive work ethic and obliging spirit. Before she furthered her study at DePaul University, she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Investment and a Minor in Accountancy from Guangdong University of Finance & Economics. Irina always calls herself an explorer. To gain more exposure to different industries, she had multiple internships in multiple cities during her time as an undergrad. In her two years at DePaul, Irina not only graduated with a degree in Accountancy, but also put in major effort in volunteering. This broad range of studies and experience has enabled her to understand her client's business.