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About our firm

Background
With over 25 years of experience, our firm combines practical experience with professional certification to fulfill our client's accounting needs and achieve the maximum tax savings allowed under current tax laws.

Our organizational structure allows personal attention to our client's accounting and tax matters and concerns. Our proven track record and success is a direct result of our dedication to service.

On a monthly or quarterly basis, we can process financial data to provide current financial statements. Current and accurate financial information will provide the necessary information to review tax options and planning and to minimize tax liabilities. It also provides our clients with the essential management tools necessary to evaluate and make appropriate business decisions.

Our Mission
Corcoran, Ender & Associates, L.L.C's mission is to provide the highest quality service through superior personnel, state of the art software and equipment and continued professional training and education.

Allow us to assist your organization with your accounting and tax needs and provide the freedom and financial tools necessary to manage and build your business.


Our Team

Joseph R. Ender, C.P.A.
Joseph Ender is a principal of Corcoran, Ender And Associates, LLC. Mr. Ender has over 28 years of experience in the areas of accounting, tax preparation, audits and forecasting. His past experience includes 12 years as a tax professional in the banking industry as well as over 15 years in a corporate accounting environment. Joe’s expertise includes extensive work with start up companies and also non-profit organizations.

Joe is actively involved in his community as a Treasurer for the Knights of Columbus, a member of the St. Frances of Rome Parish Finance Committee and a Board member of the Cicero Berwyn Council on Aging. Additionally, Joe is a past President of the Chicago Metro Chapter of the Illinois CPA Society.

Mr. Ender holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Roosevelt University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker and a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the Chicago Tax Club and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
joe@cpa-chicago.com    


Brian J. Corcoran, C.P.A.
Brian J. Corcoran is a principal of Corcoran, Ender And Associates, LLC. Mr. Corcoran has over 20 years of experience as an accountant specializing in income tax preparation and accounting with a special emphasis in commercial real estate. He began his career as the controller for a nationally recognized real estate management firm where he developed and implemented the reporting systems for a third party management and leasing portfolio of approximately 14 million square feet.

Mr. Corcoran is a founder of this company. His experience includes working with the business community including the preparation of financial statements, analysis and recommendations for improvements to internal accounting systems and tax planning strategies for businesses and their owners. He assists businesses to procure financing for operations and expansions. Brian also has extensive experience in the auditing of Employee Benefits Plans.

Mr. Corcoran is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker, a member of both the Illinois CPA Society and of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
brian@cpa-chicago.com    


Nancy C. Murphy
Nancy Murphy is a principal of the firm. Nancy has been practicing as an accountant and tax advisor for twenty years. Her broad knowledge of business and tax issues make her a natural compliment to the firm. Nancy’s experience and education have provided her with the superior knowledge to assist the small business community and individuals with professional tax return preparation, accounting services and tax planning.

Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University.
nancy@cpa-chicago.com    


Teresa Burke
Teresa Burke is a Senior Accountant with the firm. Teresa has over 10 years of experience working in public accounting with small businesses and individual income taxes. In addition, Teresa assists clients in the preparation of financial statements, payroll and general ledger accounting.

Teresa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Governor State University.
teresa@cpa-chicago.com