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Chicago CPA STE CorporationSTE is a rapidly growing Chicago area tax, accounting and business consulting firm.  Managers at STE are always looking for professional, hard-working individuals with experience in tax preparation, accounting, finance or business consulting.

At STE, everything we do is focused on helping our clients perform better and be more profitable.   The professionals we seek will mainly focus on consulting clients on their tax matters and occasionally assist with other value-added services to clients.  Our employees must be able to handle multiple clients. Skill in preparing business returns for ‘C’ corporations, ‘S’ Corporations, partnerships as well as preparing individual returns is a must.  A CPA or EA designation is a definite plus.  Multilingual is also a plus, especially in Polish or Spanish.

We offer a competitive salary and bonus program, health insurance and a 401(k) plan.


Check this page from time to time for specific employment opportunities for Certified Public Accountants, small business accountants and administrative staff.


Here Are the Jobs Currently Available:

Senior Staff Accountant – Lockport, IL

At STE, everything we do is focused on helping our clients perform better and be more profitable.  Our clientele are primarily small/midsized businesses and their owners.   The professional we are seeking will focus on assisting our clients on their tax and accounting problems.   In addition, the successful candidate in this position may occasionally assist with other value-added services to clients such business valuations, cash flow forecasting or interim financial management.

We are looking for an individual to work in our Lockport, IL office who has 4-6+ years of progressive experience.  A successful candidate will come from a high client service environment, have experience processing multiple complex annual tax returns and has a very strong background in accounting.   An undergraduate degree in accounting or finance as well as strong Microsoft Excel skills are a must.

We offer a competitive salary and bonus program, health insurance and a 401(k) plan.  If you would like to be considered to join our team, please send an email with your resume to careers@STEcorporation.com.  Please include your first and last name and “Staff Accountant position #13-0110” in the subject line”

Staff Accountant – Lockport, IL

At STE, everything we do is focused on helping our clients perform better and be more profitable.  Our clients are primarily small/mid-sized businesses and their owners.   The professional we are seeking will focus on assisting our clients on their tax and accounting problems.   In addition, the successful candidate in this position may occasionally assist with other value-added projects.

We are looking for an individual who has 2-6+ years of progressive experience.  A successful candidate will come from a high client service environment, have experience processing multiple complex annual tax returns and has a very strong background in accounting.   An undergraduate degree in accounting or finance as well as strong Microsoft Excel skills are a must.

We offer a competitive salary and bonus program, health insurance and a 401(k) plan.  If you would like to be considered to join our team, please send an email with your resume to careers@STEcorporation.com.  Please include your first and last name and “Staff Accountant position #13-0105” in the subject line

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

* Bachelor’s Degree (Accounting, Finance, Business, or related fields) required. CPA, Masters in Tax, Accounting or MBA preferred.

* Proven skills in minimizing tax liabilities of individuals, businesses, estates, and trusts through effective tax planning and preparation of returns. Excellent problem-solving skills and curiosity to dive into tax/accounting issues and resolve them. Identify and communicate ideas to improve client service, opportunities to expand services with clients

* Possess executive presence – need to be able to be primary contact for the client, prepare and present presentations to clients and potential clients

* Ability to communicate (written and verbal) in Polish desired.

* Full Time and Part Time applicants considered.

Staff Accountant – Park Ridge, IL

At STE, everything we do is focused on helping our clients perform better and be more profitable.  Our clients are primarily small/mid-sized businesses and their owners.   The professional we are seeking will focus on assisting our clients on their tax and accounting problems.   In addition, the successful candidate in this position may occasionally assist with other value-added projects.

We are looking for an individual who has 2-6+ years of progressive experience.  A successful candidate will come from a high client service environment, have experience processing multiple complex annual tax returns and has a very strong background in accounting.   An undergraduate degree in accounting or finance as well as strong Microsoft Excel skills are a must.

We offer a competitive salary and bonus program, health insurance and a 401(k) plan.  If you would like to be considered to join our team, please send an email with your resume to careers@STEcorporation.com.  Please include your first and last name and “Staff Accountant position #13-0101” in the subject line

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

* Bachelor’s Degree (Accounting, Finance, Business, or related fields) required. CPA, Masters in Tax, Accounting or MBA preferred.

* Proven skills in minimizing tax liabilities of individuals, businesses, estates, and trusts through effective tax planning and preparation of returns. Excellent problem-solving skills and curiosity to dive into tax/accounting issues and resolve them. Identify and communicate ideas to improve client service, opportunities to expand services with clients

* Possess executive presence – need to be able to be primary contact for the client, prepare and present presentations to clients and potential clients

* Ability to communicate (written and verbal) in Polish desired.

* Full Time and Part Time applicants considered.

Please mail resumes to our Lockport office:

STE Corporation/Attention Human Resources

16612 W. 159th St.
Suite 203
Lockport, IL 60441

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OUR SERVICES

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Accounting

  • Statuary Accounts
  • Management Accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan
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Tax

  • Tax Investigation
  • Capitol Gains Tax
  • Tax Advisory
  • Corporation Tax

STECorporation consultation

Consulting

  • Registered Office Address
  • Company Formation
  • Company Secretarial
  • Legal Helpline

QuickBooks/ Bookkeeping Services

All of the financial information and data for your business should be organized and in one place so it is easy to access.  With our bookkeeping services, we will organize and manage your financial information within the QuickBooks software so you can easily access it at any time.  While we manage your financial matters on a daily and monthly basis, you will be in control as we will keep you updated and ensure you can access and monitor your finances.  If you are applying for a loan, doing your taxes, or budgeting, having quick access to your financial information is important.  We can assist large businesses and provide small business bookkeeping.

Advisory Services

Our accountants can take on an advisory role with your company through our business consulting services.  We will work with you to understand your financial goals and help you make the right decisions to reach your goals and help your business grow and become more profitable.  Our business advisory services include advisement for investments, taxes, payroll, bookkeeping, administration, and more.

Estate Planning

It is important to manage your estate to help protect its value and ensure that your assets are distributed properly between your beneficiaries.  Our accountants can assist with your estate planning, including managing the taxes to preserve its value and ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.  Our estate accountants will identify ways to protect your estate from inflation and taxes and minimize what you are paying in taxes to maximize its value.

Sales Tax / Nexus

Sales tax rates and laws are decided locally and differ between states and cities.  This can make sales and use tax difficult to manage for businesses, especially those that operate in multiple cities and states.  Our certified public accountants can help manage your sales and use taxes by ensuring that you are in compliance with applicable sales tax laws and identifying opportunities for refunds and exemptions.  We have a thorough knowledge of sales tax laws and we can even help businesses that operate in multiple states with filing their taxes.  Using Nexus tax analysis, we can help multi-state businesses stay in compliance with all applicable tax laws.

Payroll Services

We provide payroll services to small businesses and international businesses that operate in the U.S.  Our accountants will streamline your payroll process and manage the tax withholdings and benefit deductions from employee paychecks.  We can also file the tax returns for your business that account for the tax withholdings.

Call the CPAs of STE Corporation

Contact our CPA firm if you want to work with our accountants to help manage the finances for your business in Park Ridge, IL.  You can call STE Corporation at (815) 836-0100 to talk to our professionals or schedule a free consultation.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For tax years 2018 through 2025 interest on home equity loans is only deductible when the loan is used to buy, build or substantially improve the taxpayer’s home that secures the loan. Prior to 2018, many homeowners took out home equity loans. Unlike other consumer-related interest expenses (e.g., car loans and credit cards) interest on a home equity loan was deductible on your tax return.
You may be able to take an immediate Section 179 expense deduction of up to $1,040,000 for 2020 ($1,020,000 in 2019), for equipment purchased for use in your business, instead of writing it off over many years. There is a phaseout limit of $2,590,000 in 2020 ($2,550,000 in 2019). Additionally, self-employed individuals can deduct 100 percent of their health insurance premiums. You may also be able to establish a Keogh, SEP or SIMPLE IRA plan and deduct your contributions (investments).
In 2020 (as in 2019), medical and dental expenses are deductible to the extent they exceed 10 percent of your adjusted gross income or AGI. If your employer offers a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account or cafeteria plan, these plans permit you to redirect a portion of your salary to pay these types of expenses with pre-tax dollars.
If you’re planning to make a charitable gift, it generally makes more sense to give appreciated long-term capital assets to the charity, instead of selling the assets and giving the charity the after-tax proceeds. Donating the assets instead of the cash avoids capital gains tax on the sale, and you can obtain a tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the property.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

“Everyone at STE has been amazing. As a small business owner it is essential to have people on your team that are experts in all areas. When it comes to finance and taxes Jim and the team at STE fill that need. Thanks for being great at what you do and always be there!”

“STE has been handling our personal, business accounting, and payroll for years. They are knowledgeable, easy to reach, and very welcoming. Would definitely recommend them.”

“I have had nothing but pleasant experiences at STE. They are knowledgeable and provide great service.”

“We have used STE Corporation for our payroll and tax service needs over the past 3+ years and extremely pleased with the partnership we have created.”

“My husband has operated his painting business since 2004, first as a sole proprietorship and later as an S corporation. STE has been instrumental in helping him grow his business and remain in compliance. I cannot thank Mike, Marybeth, Jim, and Lisa enough for helping him get organized and stay that way. They have truly been the business office he needed in order to focus on the part of his business he enjoys – painting and customer service Their professional staff literally have never let him down – payroll, state taxes, federal taxes, consultation, ledger reconciliation, profit and loss sheets, and probably lots of things I do not even know about! Hiring this firm was the best decision he could have made. He looks forward to visiting the office, everyone makes him feel like family. I appreciate their professionalism and efficiency. Thank you STE!”

OUR SERVICES

stecorporation - accounting icon

Accounting

  • Statuary Accounts
  • Management Accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan
stecorporation - tax icon

Tax

  • Tax Investigation
  • Capitol Gains Tax
  • Tax Advisory
  • Corporation Tax

STECorporation consultation

Consulting

  • Registered Office Address
  • Company Formation
  • Company Secretarial
  • Legal Helpline

QuickBooks/ Bookkeeping Services

All of the financial information and data for your business should be organized and in one place so it is easy to access.  With our bookkeeping services, we will organize and manage your financial information within the QuickBooks software so you can easily access it at any time.  While we manage your financial matters on a daily and monthly basis, you will be in control as we will keep you updated and ensure you can access and monitor your finances.  If you are applying for a loan, doing your taxes, or budgeting, having quick access to your financial information is important.  We can assist large businesses and provide small business bookkeeping.

Advisory Services

Our accountants can take on an advisory role with your company through our business consulting services.  We will work with you to understand your financial goals and help you make the right decisions to reach your goals and help your business grow and become more profitable.  Our business advisory services include advisement for investments, taxes, payroll, bookkeeping, administration, and more.

Estate Planning

It is important to manage your estate to help protect its value and ensure that your assets are distributed properly between your beneficiaries.  Our accountants can assist with your estate planning, including managing the taxes to preserve its value and ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.  Our estate accountants will identify ways to protect your estate from inflation and taxes and minimize what you are paying in taxes to maximize its value.

Sales Tax / Nexus

Sales tax rates and laws are decided locally and differ between states and cities.  This can make sales and use tax difficult to manage for businesses, especially those that operate in multiple cities and states.  Our certified public accountants can help manage your sales and use taxes by ensuring that you are in compliance with applicable sales tax laws and identifying opportunities for refunds and exemptions.  We have a thorough knowledge of sales tax laws and we can even help businesses that operate in multiple states with filing their taxes.  Using Nexus tax analysis, we can help multi-state businesses stay in compliance with all applicable tax laws.

Payroll Services

We provide payroll services to small businesses and international businesses that operate in the U.S.  Our accountants will streamline your payroll process and manage the tax withholdings and benefit deductions from employee paychecks.  We can also file the tax returns for your business that account for the tax withholdings.

Call the CPAs of STE Corporation

Contact our CPA firm if you want to work with our accountants to help manage the finances for your business in Park Ridge, IL.  You can call STE Corporation at (815) 836-0100 to talk to our professionals or schedule a free consultation.