Certified Public Accounting Firm
Proudly serving St. Charles, Batavia, and Geneva
In 1981, Steve Sager founded a certified public accounting firm in downtown St.Charles with the goal of serving St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia. Using a borrowed computer and printer, he established a firm whose mission was to fulfill the needs of his clients with a personal approach.
Twenty-nine years later, Paul Jones & Co., CPAs merged with Sager to become Jones, Sager & Company, LLC. During the next decade, the firm experienced significant growth in the size, industry, and geographical location of clients served while maintaining a commitment to providing excellent service to all the levels of clients.
In 2016, Steve Sager announced his retirement from public accounting. For the next four years, Mr. Jones continued to develop both the firm’s staff and client base. In January of 2020, Paul promoted two CPAs from his staff, Kathy Savarese and Maria Harrington, to join him as firm partners. Today the firm is known as Jones, Savarese, Harrington & Company, LLC (JSH).
Nearly four decades of experience have proven that change is constant and necessary. The firm that began with a single loaned computer and printer now boasts a fully networked system with a client portal ensuring the security and confidentiality of client information. These technological advancements have provided our firm with new opportunities to offer the personal service our clients expect.
Both large and small accounting firms have come and gone in the area, but our firm has remained in control of our own growth allowing our presence in St. Charles to remain constant and reliable. The firm now serves clients across the entire United States and in diverse industries, but with foundation firmly set, we will continue to provide our clients with excellent, personalized service.
Nearly four decades of experience has taught us that change is constant in our profession. Our annual firm development meetings have centered around the issues of IRS law revisions, technology, the growth of our clients’ businesses, community expansion, family financial issues, retirement, and of course, the graying of the Baby Boomers.
Along with the number of our clients and their changing profiles, we as a firm have changed and grown in many ways. With the progression of technology, the work in our profession has become quick-moving, while at the same time, becoming more complex.
We have mastered the balancing act of efficiency, speed, and quality to successfully serve our clients. Both large and small accounting firms have come and gone in the area but we have remained in control of our own growth, allowing our presence in St. Charles to remain constant and reliable. With our foundation firmly set, we can assure our clients we will always be personally available and responsive to their needs and concerns.
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