Accountants & Advisors Propelling Professional Service Businesses Forward

We Serve the Consulting Industry

Elder Hanson & Company, Ltd. is dedicated to serving professional service businesses that are located in the Naperville, Wheaton, Warrenville, Lisle, Plainfield, Oswego and surrounding areas. Our Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and strategic advisors enjoy working with the owners and key decision makers of small businesses in the consulting industry. As a consultant, your job is difficult enough planning, scheduling and working with clients, so let us take care of the accounting, bookkeeping and tax work. Our professionals understand the demands of consultants and we are glad to take the accounting and tax burden off of your shoulders to help you focus on your business.

What we do

Elder Hanson & Company, Ltd. is a public accounting firm located in downtown Naperville, Illinois. Our Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and strategic advisors provide accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, income tax planning, income tax preparation and consulting services to professional service businesses that are located in the Naperville and surrounding area. Listed below is more information on the primary services we provide to help our clients grow their businesses.


Running a successful business starts with having accurate information. Business owners should focus on running their business and let experienced professionals handle the proper accounting and bookkeeping. Our firm uses the latest technology to help our clients stay up to date with their financial records in order to allow them to make more informed decisions and better financial plans. With trained QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisors on-hand, we have you covered.


While payroll services are necessary for growing businesses, the rules and administration can be complex. Our guided, self-service online payroll solution is user-friendly. It allows our clients to run payroll efficiently and stay ahead of filing deadlines. We set up, train, and update our client accounts whenever necessary, eliminating any guesswork. Our experienced professionals are friendly and accessible to our clients when assistance is needed.


Tax planning and preparation is our specialty. We utilize accurate accounting, bookkeeping and payroll information to prepare income tax returns. We assist our clients in maximizing their deductions, minimizing their tax liabilities and remaining in compliance with the ever-changing tax laws. Tax planning is essential to business growth. We help our clients mitigate the tax impact of life events and plan for situational opportunities as they arise.


Whether a business needs ongoing CFO services or consulting for a specific situation, we are here to help. When it comes to new business start-ups, our experienced professionals can advise on selecting the most appropriate business entity from a tax perspective, provide recommendations to reduce the learning curve and help get started on the right foot. In addition, our strategic and long-term planning services can help to move your business forward.

Who we are

Elder Hanson & Company, Ltd.'s professional service team includes Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and strategic advisors. Each year our firm invests over 1,000 hours in education, research and training for our professionals. We do this to enhance the knowledge and skill set of our team members as well as to provide the best advice possible to our clients. Listed below are the members of our talented team.

Andy Hanson

Managing Principal


Rick Elder

Founding Principal


Lindsey Hanson



Ed Pennington

Senior Tax Advisor


Amber Esparza

Administrative Assistant

Our Team

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