Meet the team behind your new virtual accounting firm.
Professional Solutions Your Business Can Count On
Our Philosophy as a Virtual Accounting Firm
Financial resources are the key to your business’s future success. We choose to partner with companies in which we trust the quality of their product, believe in the dedication of their staff, and experience the exceptional nature of their service. We seek to understand your business objectives and allow your vision to grow.
Our goal as your local or virtual accounting firm is to provide accurate and timely service to our clients at affordable prices. We are a family business, offering the same services as the “big box” accounting firms, but with a team you know and trust. From initial proposal meetings to frantic emergency calls, we’ll be by your side, just as if we were on your payroll.
As a partner with your business, CKS Accounting Services effectively manages your assets and gives you the resources you need to succeed. Through the services we offer, we will help you strengthen your fiscal position in the marketplace. We are a team with which you can build a lasting relationship. We offer professional solutions your business can count on.
The Numbers Speak for Themselves
Chris is a Partner with CKS Accounting Services, LLP. He provides accounting and payroll services to clients in Chicago while managing daily office operations and marketing.
Chris graduated from Illinois Wesleyan with a BA in Business Administration and earned an MBA from Loyola University. He worked as a credit specialist at JPMorgan Chase before starting CKS Accounting LLP.
Chris lives in Chicago with his wife and two kids. When he’s not working, he enjoys cheering on the Cubs and Bears, attending concerts, and playing fantasy football.
Karen is a Partner with CKS Accounting Services, LLP and a Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor. With over 40 years of accounting experience, she has provided both in-person and virtual bookkeeping and payroll services to a wide variety of businesses, working closely with owners and their employees.
Karen spent 20+ years working for a CPA firm in the accounting services department before leaving for a job at a small accounting services provider. She went on to work as an independent contractor before starting CKS Accounting LLP.
Karen lives with Mark in Naperville, IL during the summer and Fort Myers, FL in the winter. In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, biking, and playing with her four grandchildren.
Mark Schultz, CPA
Mark is a Partner with CKS Accounting Services, LLP and a Certified Public Accountant. With over 35 years of accounting, tax, and audit experience, he specializes in tax and business planning for closely-held companies and their owners. Mark also offers consulting services, including budgeting and forecasting, benchmarking and analysis of financial statement key performance indicators, and review of accounting processes and internal controls.
Prior to joining CKS, he was a Partner in a large, local CPA firm, overseeing accounting, audit, and tax services for more than 80 clients. His clients included Non-Profit organizations as well as manufacturing, distribution, and construction companies.
In addition, he served on the Board of Directors for the Illinois CPA Society, served on the Peer Review and Technical Issues Committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, served on the Board of Directors for the Naperville YMCA and was a guest speaker for various conferences.
Mark lives with Karen in Naperville, IL during the summer and Fort Myers, FL in the winter. He enjoys golfing, visiting breweries, and biking.