Irina joined the CJBS team in October 2019. She currently serves as a Senior Tax Associate, working in the firm’s Tax Department. In this capacity, she performs complex tax preparation, compilation, tax research, and tax planning. Irina is an expert when it comes to analyzing an organization’s records, taxes, and financial standing. She likes helping both business owners and individuals makes plans for meeting their financial goals. Prior to joining CJBS, Irina spent four years performing tax work with HTH, LLC.
Irina loves what she does. As a result, she serves her clients with much devotion. In her work, she strives to provide service on par with what she would expect for herself. She chose to pursue a career in accounting because it would allow her to do what she loved and make a difference in the process. Irina attributes her career success to her willingness to do the tough things first, her refusal to make excuses, and her drive to never give up.
Raised in Yaroslavi, Russia, Irina didn’t speak a word of English when she first moved to the United States. She dove right in, learning English, attending and graduating from college, and sitting for the CPA exam. Irina now lives in Buffalo Grove, Illinois with her husband, daughter, and their Westie, Duke. She enjoys the area because it offers a nice, safe, family-friendly community with kind and helpful neighbors. Her hobbies and interests include music, flowers, and watching TV shows.
Favorite quote: “I can accept failure—everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan
Favorite book: Irina loves to read memoirs because they allow you to immerse yourself in a new perspective that really existed with people in the past.
Little-known fact: She plays the piano.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Illinois
- Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University
- Master of Science in Accounting and Finance (2015)