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Our Team

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You are important to us!  Your business, your employees, your personal satisfaction, and your confidence are all very important to us.  As a client, we want you to succeed!

We work as a team to deliver the quality service you deserve.  Our client retention rates are very high.  We believe one of the main reasons clients continue to return to us is our outstanding customer service.  We are here to help you.

 

James A. Gioia, CPA, CGMA

PRESIDENT AND OWNER

Jim focuses his practice in the areas of tax planning and tax return preparation.  Jim earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and attended graduate classes at the University of California Berkeley.  He spent the first ten years of his career with a national public accounting firm; working in the cities of Houston, San Francisco, and Chicago.  He has written seminars and taught other CPAs in tax and accounting subjects.  He has also conducted seminars for the general public and has been interviewed by newspapers regarding tax issues and changes in the tax laws.  In his spare time, Jim enjoys staying fit, ballroom dancing, and competitive billiards.

Memberships and Designations:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Tax Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

 

Leann M. Gioia

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Leann focuses on tax return preparation, assisting clients in gathering information, and QuickBooks advisory services.  Leann is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.  She has been preparing tax returns and helping clients with their QuickBooks accounting since earning her college degree at the University of Iowa in 2014.  Outside of tax and accounting, Leann spends time dancing modern and ballet with professional dance companies, hiking, reading, and going to museums.  

 

Debra L. Heisler

PARAPROFESSIONAL

Debbie maintains the books for several clients of the firm.  If help is needed elsewhere in the office, Debbie is always ready to step in.  She has lived in the McHenry County area all her life.  In her spare time, Debbie enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

 

Connie D. Hooker

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND OFFICE MANAGER

Connie is the Office Manager at James Gioia & Company.  She assembles the tax returns and shows you where to sign.  She is also the voice you will usually hear on the telephone, when you call us.  When not at work, Connie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.