Jeff is managing member of CJBS and has been with the firm since 1987. In addition to managing the firm, he is a mentor to managers within the firm and carries out firm accounting services. Though he is a generalist when it comes to accounting work, Jeff does have a particularly strong background in real estate, manufacturing, and trusts. Having spent the majority of his career with CJBS, Jeffrey’s only previous experience is one year spent with Brown Coleman and Co. directly after graduating from college.
A patient and strong professional, Jeff is dedicated to offering work tailored specifically to the unique needs of each of his clients. An excellent high school bookkeeping teacher was Jeff’s inspiration for pursuing a career in accounting. He credits his success in the field to his hard work and focused attention to detail. A good example of this is an instance when Jeff discovered unrecorded basis on a new real estate client in the amount of $20 million in connection with a stepped up basis that was not recorded properly on the organization’s partnership books.
Raised on a farm in Walnut, Iowa, Jeff currently resides in Northbrook, Illinois with his wife, Susan, their three children, Alex, Grace, and Luke, and their two dogs, Milly and Franz. In his free time Jeff enjoys working out, running, golfing, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.
Favorite book: The Killing series by Bill O’Reilly
Favorite quote: “What you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God.”
Secret talent: Jeff once completed a half marathon.
- Creighton University
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1986)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Illinois
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
- Creighton University Alumni Association
- Past School Board President
- Athletic Committee Treasurer
- Member of the Parish Finance Committee