Andrew Lotts, CPA, CGMA
(847) 580-5422

Andrew joined CJBS in 1994 and currently serves as a member in the audit department. He works with a variety of closely-held small- and mid-size businesses, including manufacturers, distributors and service organizations, not for profit organizations of all size, health and welfare organizations, schools, charities, churches, trade associations, certifying medical specialty boards, and qualified employee benefit plans. Andrew specializes in creating solutions that provide lasting value for his clients, specifically through delivering assurance and attest services and consulting in a proactive, hands-on manner.


A caring and trusted advisor, Andrew’s personal service philosophy is to be humble, approach his job as a career problem solver, and always be accessible to his clients and colleagues, listening attentively in order to achieve constructive solutions collaboratively. Andrew chose to attend business college but was encouraged to pursue a career in accounting, specifically, by his father, who advised him to choose a major in an area that would lead to a job. He attributes his career success to his passion for the things that he likes to do and his continuous desire to learn more and help others.


Raised in Wheaton, Illinois, Andrew currently resides in Lake Bluff, an area he enjoys because it is far enough removed from Chicago to allow one to see the stars at night. He has been married to his wife, Wendy, since 1991 and together they have three beautiful children and two black labs. In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time fishing and boating on Green Lake in Wisconsin.


Favorite book: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Favorite quote: “Lord, help me be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.”

Secret talent: Andrew played the violin for six years.



  • University of Iowa – College of Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting (1991)



  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Illinois
  • Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA)



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Employee Benefit QC Center member
    • Non-Profit Section member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Maryville Academy
    • Board Member and Treasurer
    • Finance Committee Chair
    • Investment Committee Chair