John J. Riley, CPA

Managing Partner

Earning the trust of my clients as one of their advisors has always been a goal of mine. Hopefully that will be my greatest career achievement.

John began his career with Topel Forman immediately after graduating from Northern Illinois University in 1980. During his time at the firm he has enjoyed working on large audit and tax clients in several industries.

Areas of specialization include real estate development, manufacturers, distributors, registered investment advisors, auto dealerships, start-up technology companies and personal service companies such as law firms and private equity groups.

John is an avid Chicago sports fan – especially the Bears and the Cubs. His passion for golf is renowned but his ability to score is lacking! He loves spending time with his family, traveling to New Buffalo, Michigan during the summer months and to Ft. Myers, Florida during the winter.



  • Northern Illinois University Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Areas of Expertise 

  • Accounting and Auditing for Closely-Held Businesses
  • Financial Due Diligence
  • Taxation of High Net Worth Individuals
  • Partnership and S Corporation Taxation
  • Estate Tax Planning

Societies & Licenses 

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
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