Joel A. Herman, <span class="title">CPA</span>

Joel A. Herman, CPAHe | HimDirector

P 312.670.7444 | F 312.670.8301

Joel Herman has more than 35 years of professional experience at ORBA, where he has been a Director since 1997. Joel is the Director in charge of ORBA’s on-campus recruiting and a member of the firm’s Personnel Committee, as well as the Chair of the Manufacturing and Distribution Group and a member of the Law Firm Group.

Joel serves manufacturers, distributors, retailers and various personal service corporations, including consulting firms, medical practices and law firms. He also works with other entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals and closely-held companies, including real estate developers, technology companies and marketing and advertising firms. This wide variety of client types and industries allows him to leverage best practices from one industry and apply them to others, which is extremely valuable to his clients.

Joel’s primary area of concentration is financial statement attestation and income tax compliance. In addition to accounting and auditing services, Joel performs litigation support and is involved in due diligence investigations related to mergers and acquisitions. He also performs tax planning and compliance work for business owners and individuals.

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Firm News


ORBA’s Stephanie Zaleski-Braatz Appointed to Illinois CPA Society’s Board of Directors
CHICAGO — ORBA, one of Chicago ’s largest independent accounting, tax and consulting firms, is pleased to announce that Stephanie Zaleski-Braatz, CPA has been named to the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) Board of Directors. She will serve in this role for a three-year term through March 2027.

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ORBA will gladly provide you with hard copies of the useful guides listed below. Select which guides you would like to receive and submit the form below.

  • Tax Pocket Guide
  • Tax Planning Guide
  • Records Retention Schedule
  • Auto, Travel & Business Log

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