Our Team

Our dedicated team provides outstanding accounting services to our clients because of our commitment to three underlying principles.

Professionalism

Jones Sager is the leading accounting firm in the St. Charles area. By combining our expertise, experience and the energy of our staff, each client receives personal and professional attention.

Our high standards, accounting services, and specialized staff spell the difference between our outstanding performance and other CPA firms. We make sure that every client is served by the expertise of our whole public accounting firm.

About Us

Responsiveness

Our accounting firm is responsive. Companies who choose Jones Sager accountants rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial accounting services to individuals, large and small businesses, and other agencies.

Through hard work, we have become leaders among St. Charles business advisors and have earned the respect of the business and financial communities. This respect illustrates our diverse talents, dedication and ability to respond quickly.

Accounting Services

Quality

An accounting company is known for the quality of its service. The reputation of Jones Sager & Company reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves. Our primary goal, as a trusted business and financial advisor, is to be available to provide insightful counsel and to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions. We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you.

We feel it is extremely important to continually educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge, and accounting services to our clients.

Our high service quality and “raving fan” clients are the result of our commitment to excellence. Because we get new business from the people who know us best, client referrals have fueled our growth in the recent years.




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MANAGING PARTNER

Paul Jones CPA

Paul passed the CPA Exam in 1989 and has been a partner at two regional CPA firms in the Chicagoland area. Paul graduated from Lewis University in Romeville Illinois with an accounting degree. He is currently the managing partner of Jones, Sager, and Company LLC.

With a strong business and tax background, he specializes in consulting to develop financial strategies to serve as a CFO for hire to Small Business Clients.  Paul prides himself on being his client’s best business financial advisor.  Paul specializes in working with contractors, he has had extensive experience working with contractors from all different trades. Paul helps his clients understand the importance of job costing and setting key economic indicators which help them drive greater profits and successful companies.

He has also taught undergraduate classes at Aurora University, as an adjunct professor, for classes including federal taxation of individuals and business entities.  He and his wife, Jean have three adult children. Paul and Jean have lived and worked in St Charles for over 30 years.

Paul believes in supporting the community and has served as the president of St Charles Breakfast Rotary, St Charles East High School Boosters, and The St Charles Baseball Association. For the past 25 years he has found the most rewarding way to give back to the community by being a volunteer baseball coach.  It is with great honor, pride and privilege that he has taught this beloved game to young people.




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PARTNER

Kathy Savarese CPA

Kathy Savarese joined the firm in 2014.  She provides financial reporting services, which include compilations and reviews, for clients in industries ranging from healthcare to restaurants to manufacturing. She also provides a wide range of tax services and tax planning for individuals, businesses, trusts and estates.  She enjoys working closely with clients to grow their business and strives to build lasting relationships.

Kathy’s previous work in corporate finance focused on budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis and developing financial models.  This strong financial background allows her to be an advisory partner to start up businesses who need advice on entity structure planning, cash flow analysis or income strategies.  She also provides on-going support to established businesses looking for new growth opportunities.

Kathy is originally from Chicago where she attended Roosevelt University and received her B.S. in Business Administration.  She earned her CPA in 2001 and is a member of the AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.  She currently resides in Sugar Grove with her son and has a daughter attending the University of Alabama.




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PARTNER

Maria Harrington CPA

Maria is a USC graduate with both a BS in Accounting and an MACC in Accounting Information Systems and is currently pursuing an MS in Tax. Her past work experience includes auditing for a Big 8 Firm, full-service accounting and tax work with a small CPA firm, and paralegal and tax preparation work as part of a local law firm.

Since joining the firm in late 2015, Maria has been focused on tax research, planning, and preparation for individuals, small businesses, multi-state entities, and tax-exempt organizations.  Her extensive and diverse tax background equips her with the skills needed to help clients negotiate IRS Offers in Compromise and resolve both Federal and State tax issues.

Maria and her husband reside in St. Charles where together they enjoy gardening, swimming, and concocting new recipes in their kitchen. Her past volunteer work in the community includes serving as treasurer for several non-profit entities and coaching and officiating youth sports.




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ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Ginny Maloney EA

Ginny has been with Jones, Sager & Company LLC since it’s inception and prior to joining Jones Sager she worked in various capacities at medium sized public accounting firms in the Chicagoland area for over 25 years, as well as in private industry for 10 years. Her broad background, knowledge and experience gives clients a level of reassurance as she provides tax and controllership services to small and mid-sized businesses. She provides both business and individual tax and advisory services, working individually with shareholders to achieve their goals. She also serves as head of the quality control team to ensure clients are in compliance with professional standards for reviews and compilations.

Ginny is an Enrolled Agent and as a federally licensed tax practitioner has unlimited practice rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.  Ginny holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Augustana College and is a Certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor. She is also a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Ginny and her husband are long time area residents with three children and two grandchildren. Ginny has been involved in various community and religious organizations for over 30 years. Ginny currently serves on the executive board of Hosanna Preschool in St. Charles. She and her husband enjoy traveling and both summer and winter recreational activities.




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ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Kristen Smith

Kristen started as an intern with the firm during the 2011 tax season.  She graduated from Aurora University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and Business & Commerce and joined the firm as a full time Staff Accountant in September of that year.  For the last 8 years she has been working with clients across several industries offering accounting assistance to business owners.  Her skill set also includes helping individual taxpayers with income tax preparation.  Kristen has been working with a range of small to medium sized businesses in her day-to-day work.  She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and her daily routine includes providing bookkeeping services, payroll tax compliance, sales tax preparation, budgeting, job costing, general ledger maintenance, financial statement compilations, tax planning, and QuickBooks training.  Kristen enjoys her work being able to help streamline accounting processes to assist business owner’s reach their goals.

Kristen and her husband welcomed their son Logan in September 2019 and are enjoying their new adventure in parenting.

Professionally, Kristen is working towards passing the CPA exam.




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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Rodger Hoke CPA

Rodger received his CPA license with Illinois in March 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Aurora University as well as a second Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University.

Rodger joined the firm in October 2014, offering accounting assistance with QuickBooks, payroll, and sales tax to small business owners. He helps business owners with tax planning as well as budgeting and job costing to help look for ways to improve their bottom line. He also prepares compilations and reviews to help businesses meet bonding requirements and acquire or maintain bank financing.  Rodger assists individual taxpayers with tax planning and tax preparation services.

Rodger and his wife live in Oswego with their son and daughter, who really keep them on their toes going to scouting events and playing at the pool during the summer.




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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Paula Joers

Paula joined the firm in October 2002.  Her strong background in accounting and experience in corporate management made her a perfect fit for her Senior Accountant position.  Her areas of focus include preparing federal and state income tax returns for individual and business clients.  She also assists with tax planning services, payroll taxes, multi-state sales tax, and bookkeeping services.  She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor for desktop and online.

Paula has lived in the St. Charles area for over 20 years, and she has one grown daughter who now lives in Wisconsin.  Paula makes frequent trips to see her daughter, and she enjoys attending concerts and traveling in her spare time.



SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Dawn Andrey CPA

Dawn joined Jones Sager in October of 2019.  She brings to the team over thirty years of experience in the public accounting industry.  She specializes in individual and small business tax and accounting. This includes individual, corporate, partnership, trust, estate, payroll and sales tax returns, as well as compiled financial statements. When a client has started a new business, she is a great resource for both the initial QuickBooks file setup and ongoing support.  She is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University where she earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in Accounting.  She is a licensed CPA and a member of the Illinois CPA Society.

She resides in the Village of Campton Hills with her husband and two daughters.  They are avid National Park visitors and enjoy a good concert or soccer game.



STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Amy Tomagan

Amy joined our firm in October 2019 as a Staff Accountant. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from DeVry Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Jones Sager & Company, LLC, Amy worked several medium sized public accounting firms in the Chicagoland area. She works with clients to help them understand their business through QuickBooks and other accounting software. She performs multiple financial procedures such as: monthly, quarterly and year end closings, payroll, bank and credit card reconciliations. Additionally, she prepares accurate quarterly payroll and sales tax returns as well as both business and individual returns. Amy lives in St. Charles with her husband and 3 children who are active in soccer. She runs a 5k daily when the weather is above 39 °F.



STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Caitlin Kwitkowski

Caitlin started at the firm as an intern during the 2017 tax season. She is a graduate of the University of Aurora with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. Caitlin is currently enrolled at Aurora University in the Master of Accountancy Program and expects to graduate in May 2020 and sit for the CPA exam. She is presently preparing tax returns for individuals and small businesses and becoming more involved with tax planning.  In her spare time she enjoys using her creative side, especially when it comes to creating floral arrangements.




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OFFICE MANAGER

Abbey Jones

Abbey began working for the firm part time in 2009 and became the firm’s Office Manager in late 2013. Abbey supports the firm’s philosophy that client service is the number one priority. Her position gives her the opportunity to interact with clients daily and maintain long working relationships. As well as overseeing all administrative tasks in the office, Abbey is also in charge of all marketing and technology functions at Jones Sager. These roles allow her to utilize her organizational skills and attention to detail to main the highest level of efficiency in running the day-to-day operations of the firm. Her goal is to ensure a smooth and accurate flow of information between our client and office personnel

Abbey grew up in St. Charles and still lives in the area. In her spare time she enjoys taking her dog, Ollie, to the dog park, concerts, and traveling whenever time will allow.




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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Julie Potter

Julie joined the team in December 2016 as an Office Administrator.  Her primary focus is on our clients, ensuring their needs are effectively met through efficient and knowledgeable administration of our office.  Her efficiency in organization, technology skills, and marketing have been an added benefit to the team at Jones, Sager, and Co.  She values customer service and strives to meet each client’s needs.  She is a very detailed and organized person who takes pride in her work.  Her previous experience at an accounting firm in Texas has been an attribute. She received her Associates Degree from Elgin Community College.   She has lived in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Texas, and Illinois, her home state. When not serving our clients at the office, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and crafting. She is married and has 3 children.




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BILLING DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Jean Jones

Jean joined the firm in the fall of 2010 as the Billing Department Manager. She is responsible for handling internal accounting functions for the firm. Jean received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Milligan College.

We will answer any of your questions, from tax prep and financial accounting, to QuickBooks assistance and account management. Your issues impact both your tax and financial situations. We welcome you to contact us anytime for assistance.

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