Margaret Hacus, CPA

Senior Tax Manager

Margaret is a leader in Friedman + Huey’s Client Accounting Services team with almost 20 years of accounting experience. She provides high-level outsourced accounting services, advises on tax structuring and income tax planning, and creates custom solutions to help her business clients achieve their goals. Margaret also has expertise in advising U.S. taxpayers on foreign tax issues and reporting requirements. 

Margaret is a member of the AICPA and serves as chairwoman of the Women’s Leadership Committee for the Illinois CPA Society. Active in its mentoring circle, Margaret is passionate about helping other women succeed. She brings this passion to F+H by co-leading the women’s initiative.

A self-proclaimed enthusiast of the band Queen, a pet lover, and genuinely interested in people – she loves going to concerts, playing with her Goldendoodle, Amber, and reading biographies. Margaret is an ardent traveler and has visited much of Europe – she is always on the lookout for the next new and exciting destination! Other fun facts – she wants to witness a rocket launch in person and learn how to become a “serious” poker player.

Areas of Expertise

Our partners and staff are committed to quality, it is the cornerstone of everything we do. We take pride in establishing long-lasting client relationships and receiving new client
referrals. We are known for innovative thinking and accuracy; our answers are creative, well researched, and correct.


We are proactive in our approach and bring a wealth of expertise to each client relationship. Because most of our partners are also teachers, having taught at local universities or professional societies and various forums, we are up to date on tax law issues and we bring the most current information to each engagement.


We take pride in our availability. We are there for our clients, in person and when and where they need us. Because the engagement team remains the same, you will talk to someone who knows your individual situation and understands your concerns each time you call. Our partners are ultimately involved in all aspects of each engagement and do not merely act as figurehead leaders.


Because we are a medium-sized firm, we take pride in our ability to tailor our services to meet your specific needs. We recognize that each engagement is unique and we thoroughly investigate each situation to provide a customized approach.