Firm Profile

Desarden and Associates
Desarden and Associates is a full-service accounting firm serving individual and business clients. Our firm has been built on a foundation of valuable relationships with our clients that transcend the standard CPA-client relationship. We understand what it takes to wisely grow a business and that all of our clients won't benefit from a one size fits all approach. We take the time to understand our clients' situations before we offer the kind of advice we would follow if we were required to follow it ourselves. Our firm is small, but with that, each client benefits by receiving personalized service and frequent personal contact.

We assure you that the professional guidance you receive comes from years of advanced technical training, a wide array of experience and a clear understanding of your specific situation. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

Our strength lies in our ability to provide you with year-round planning for your tax, financial, and business affairs. We will serve as your business and financial guide to assist you in:

  • Paying the lowest taxes possible
  • Resolving IRS tax problems/controversy
  • Preparing current and delinquent Federal & State tax returns
  • Representation before the IRS
  • IRS tax audits
  • Addressing IRS collection notices
  • Sales Tax Reporting
  • Quarterly and Year-End Payroll Reports
  • Bookkeeping and Financial Statement Preparation
  • Business start-up planning and consultation
  • Solving business problems
  • Using financial reports to make sound business decisions
  • Achieving the maximum profit from your business venture
  • Planning for future events including: marriage, divorce, and retirement
  • Providing strategic planning assistance in purchasing or selling of assets

Partner Profile

Carlos Desarden, CPA
Carlos is known for bringing an intuitive understanding of the challenges that accompany tax complexity. He draws on more than 20 years of accounting and tax experience and delivers a high personal level of service to help closely held businesses and their owners achieve operational excellence. His experience includes a strong technical understanding of corporate, partnership, limited liability companies, and individual tax matters of federal and state law. By providing actionable insights into complex issues, he often pinpoints challenges and solutions before problems emerge.

A firm believer in effective lines of communication, Carlos develops close, long-term relationships with the families and businesses he serves, gaining an understanding of their goals now and in the future.

Carlos meets regularly with attorneys, bankers, and investment advisors to keep up with the changes in the business community. These professional relationships are at our disposal and available to assist you when needed. If requested, we would be happy to provide a referral to the appropriate professional to assist you.

Carlos has a B.S. from DeVry University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, National Association of Tax Professionals, and the National Society of Accountants.