History of Our Firm
We were founded by Frank L. Sassetti in 1921, initially to provide service to the Italian immigrant community.
Imagine the difference almost a century later. Mr. Sassetti never imagined the paper ledgers and manual record-keeping he used would be replaced by real-time client communications via cell phones, emails and text messaging. Or, that computers would be capturing and calculating financial results with almost immediate outcomes. He probably never imagined the complex accounting, tax and financial reporting regulations that today’s professionals need to manage.
During the 1960s, our founder’s son, Robert Sassetti moved the firm from Chicago to suburban Oak Park, where we are still headquartered. We have also added another office in Naperville to better serve our clients. Robert transformed the firm from a one-man operation into a full-service firm capable of supporting larger and more complex clients. In 1994, Robert Sassetti retired and left the firm to a new group of partners who have continued to serve under his basic philosophy, which was to stay focused on areas that provide clients a high degree of value.
Today, our clients consist of a broad range of family-owned businesses, SEC regulated companies, not-for-profit organizations, and high-net-worth individuals. We remain dedicated to helping these clients stay focused on what is important to them, while trying to balance profitability, risk and enabling them to enjoy their life.
We are members of/or registered with:
- American Institute of Public Accountants (AIPCA)
- AIPCA’s National Peer Review Committee
- Illinois CPA Society’s CPAs for the Public Interest
- Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
- Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC)
- An Independent Member of the BDO Alliance USA
For our last peer review, we received an unqualified opinion, with no letter or comments. Click Here to view our most recent report.