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About Us

About Our Firm

Hands-On CPA was founded by Karen Killinger, CPA in 2003. For over thirty years Karen has focused on providing high quality, professional services to small businesses and individuals. Before starting Hands-On CPA, her entire career had been spent working with small to medium sized businesses at other accounting firms and as Controller of a fast growing company. Karen understands how important the infrastructure of the accounting and finance areas are to the foundation of small but growing businesses.

Karen is a graduate of Illinois State University and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Karen is an Intuit Advanced Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor. She resides in Rolling Meadows, Illinois and in addition to being a CPA, she is also a licensed massage therapist. Karen enjoys doing volunteer work at ETS Northwest in Arlington Heights.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help small businesses succeed by helping them understand their financial statements and use them to make good financial decisions for their companies. We do this in various ways depending on the client and what their specific needs are. Some clients want us to do all the work and some want us just to oversee the work they have done and help them understand what it all means. Others are only interested in tax compliance services and we can do that too!

Why Us?

  • Client oriented
  • Knowledgeable
  • Accessible
  • Convenient
  • Affordable

Our Team

Karen Killinger, CPA (847) 212-0664
  • Karen Killinger, CPA
  • Hands-On CPA
  • Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
  • Telephone: (847) 212-0664
  • Fax: (847) 261-9959