Our Firm

We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help. Clients often stay with us even when they move out of state because of the relationships and trust that is established. We have found that referrals make the best clients. Our clients want for us to be successful just as much as we work for them to be successful.

Please take a moment and read more about our peopleour historyour credentials, and our areas of specialization. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to serve you.

 

Our People

 

Ken Goodwin, CPA graduated from Marycrest in Accounting and Business Management. He became a CPA in 1989. He has worked for two public accounting firms as well as agribusinesses and a manufacturing business before starting his firm in 2001. He had volunteered seven years a a board member (including Chair) of the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the president of Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.. Mr. Goodwin has many farmer, trucking, restaurant, small business, and not-for-profit clients. Ken Goodwin in addition to being married since 1980 with two beautiful daughters enjoys running as his main hobby.
 

Tanya Downey is an accounting graduate from Lewis University and has been with the firm since 2005. Tanya is responsible for much of the write-up work  and income tax preparation for many of our clients. Having been with the firm the longest has made her invaluable to our clients. Tanya Downey has been married since 2007 and has two children.

 

Karlene Benson has an accounting degree from Saint Leo University in Florida. She was an accounting manager for a worldwide company in Chicago for over 20 years. She has been with the firm since 2017. She is responsible for payrolls, sales tax, write-up work and tax preparation entry.  She is married and has one daughther. 

 

 

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Our History

Ken Goodwin, CPA. has been in practice since October of 2001. He started in a small office in downtown Morris and has purchased a commercial building on Route 47 to accomodate the increased staffing needs of his firm.

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Our Credentials

He has been a CPA since 1989 and belongs to the Illinois CPA Society as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is licensed in the State of Illinois.

He is a member of the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce, the Morris Downtown Development Partnership Inc., and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

He is also a Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor.

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Our Areas of Specialization

His entire philosophy is rooted in the tradition of providing excellent service to his clients while maintaining the highest standards of the accounting profession. From this foundation, he offers specialized services: strategic tax planning for individuals and businesses and consulting services that include Quickbooks support. His firm provides all general accounting services that include payroll, bookkeeping, and financial statements. The firm has a large agriculture clientele base due to Ken Goodwin's extensive farming and agribusiness backgrounds. Ken also has several trucking, restaurant, financial professionals, small business, and Not-For-Profit clients.

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