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Kessler_Steve Lincolnshire

100 Tri-State International
Lincolnshire, IL 60069



Email: steven.kessler@wipfli.com

Steven Kessler, CPA


Steve Kessler is a partner providing audit and accounting, tax, and business consulting services to closely held businesses, families and individuals, and clients in various industries. He also provides litigation support services and performs employee benefit plan audits. Clients appreciate Steve’s depth of experience and dedication to their success.

Steve is an accomplished speaker and educator, having taught accounting courses, and has presented at national events on the topics of audit and accounting quality and peer review. In addition, he authored the Peer Review Manual for the National Society of Accountants (NSA).


  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member
  • ICPAS Peer Review Committee - Member
  • GLMV Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • USA Track and Field - Master official
  • Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Track and Field - Certified official
  • Para Athletics (Track and Field) - Official
  • Various youth athletic teams - Coach/manager


Tax services Assurance services

Areas of Focus

  • Audit and accounting services for small to medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations
  • Income tax planning for businesses and individuals
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Litigation support 
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Wholesalers
  • Construction and real estate
  • Professional services firms
  • Music industry


DePaul University

  • Bachelor of arts degree in music - Graduated with honors