Firm Profile
Desmond & Ahern, Ltd. is a full-service accounting firm that represents clients in a broad range of business activities. Since its inception in 1958, the firm has provided services to a variety of businesses and organizations in the Chicagoland area. Today, the firm's continued growth and excellent reputation continue to build on the standards set by its founding partners.


Desmond & Ahern supports our valued clients through the specialized talents and knowledge of our staff, our commitment to service excellence and our long tradition of proud leadership within our community. Our unique combination of essential accounting skills and a forward-looking commitment to the application of new technologies to solve our clients' business challenges are our greatest assets.


The firm's practice encompasses individuals, closely held businesses, credit unions, non-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. We understand the unique accounting requirements of these sectors, as well as the unique needs of each client. Our broad client base assures you the diversity of knowledge and experience that results in a quality product. We know your business, its fiscal soundness and its reputation are very important to you. We know because our business - the work we perform for our clients - is equally important to us.


We are proud of our "unqualified opinion" rating from the PCPS Peer Review Committee of the AICPA. This designation is the highest rating that the AICPA can bestow and indicates that the firm so designated has met or exceeded every criterion established by member firms within this organization.


Industry Specializations


Nonprofit Organizations: Nonprofit organizations represent a significant segment of our practice. D&A serves a significant number of trade associations and professional societies, human service agencies, charitable foundations, and other nonprofits of all sizes. Because of our in-depth involvement with nonprofit organizations and government agencies, we also bring extensive knowledge in government and federal cost accounting standards as well as various federal and state agency reporting requirements.


Credit Unions: Our services for credit unions range from internal and external audit and monthly accounting work, to tax planning and preparation, and pension and benefit plan administration.


Our Staff


The history of Desmond & Ahern, Ltd. is built upon a tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. The experience and academic credentials of our partners and staff provide our clients with the expertise of larger firms, while our commitment to superior customer service offers a personal, one-on-one approach.


Please visit the contact information page for staff profiles.