meet our team
Michael is an Illinois CPA with nearly two decades of industry and public accounting experience. He’s worked for national and local CPA firms, in large corporate tax departments, and has served as CFO of a medical technology start-up. Michael excels in the areas of taxation, accounting, mergers/acquisitions, and consulting matters in a wide variety of industries.
He founded Caramagno + Associates in 2013 to follow his passion for supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs. Caramagno + Associates is designed to provide the support and knowledge that visionaries need to ensure they capitalize on every opportunity to fully achieve their goals and dreams.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Illinois CPA Society
- Small Business Advocacy Council
- Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
- Masters of Taxation, Wayne State University
- Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Michigan State University
- Certified Public Accountant licensed in Illinois
- Certified Xero Advisor
- Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Maria joined Caramagno + Associates in 2018. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has completed all courses required for sitting for the CPA exam. She has more than 15 years of experience in tax preparation, accounting, and payroll services for medium and small businesses. She is certified in QuickBooks Online and Xero.
She loves tax and accounting work almost as much as she loves chocolate; she enjoys figuring out where all the pieces go and looking at the bigger picture for clients. In her career, she had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, each requiring different solutions. This has allowed her to improve her research skills and come up with customized solutions for each client.
SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT
Joan joined Caramagno + Associates in 2021. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Liberty University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has more than 5 years of experience in tax preparation, accounting, and consulting services for medium-sized and small businesses. She is highly motivated to ensure that our clients receive the highest possible service and the tailored accounting and tax solution that their business requires to succeed.
Sara joined Caramagno + Associates in 2019, bringing a track record of strong performance in a high-volume, high-pressure environment. As Office Manager, Sara oversees office operations and is committed to making our clients experience with our office a positive one.
Nakeya joined Caramagno + Associates in 2022 to enhance our firm's bookkeeping expertise. She has more than 10 years of bookkeeping experience and is certified in both QuickBooks Online and Xero software.