Patrick Burke, CPA, MST


Patrick “Pat” joined the Firm in 1986 after spending three years at Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young). Pat specializes in individual taxation while also administering the firm’s tax-exempt organization practice, financial statement practice, peer review program, and firmwide quality control efforts. 

Pat is a member of the AICPA, IL CPA Society, and in his free time he and his wife love to volunteer at local charities.  He has been a guest lecturer at universities and numerous non-profits. 

  • Finance Chair/Treasurer/Board Member ‐ Notre Dame College Prep Niles Il
  • Co‐Trustee ‐ Visitation Scholarship Program Chicago Il
  • Member Finance Committee ‐ Marillac St Vincent DePaul Family Services Chicago Il
  • Member Finance Committee ‐ Ignatian Spirituality Project Chicago Il
  • Past Treasurer/Board Member ‐ Irish American Heritage Center Chicago Il
  • Board Member ‐ Friends of Young Adult Ministry ‐ Chicago Il 

As much as Pat loves taxes, he also loves to travel. Pat has been to the Olympic Games and numerous foreign and domestic destinations, not to mention he’s a frequent flyer to Ireland to visit family. There’s no telling where he is off to next. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Individual Taxation
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Financial Statements

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.

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