Ryan A. Kertes, <span class="title">CPA</span>

Ryan A. Kertes, CPATax Manager

P 312.670.7444 | F 312.670.8301

Ryan has 16 years of experience in public accounting and is a Tax Manager in ORBA’s Tax Group. He is adept at preparing individual, partnership, corporate, federal and state income tax returns for small to mid-size clients in a variety of industries, with a focus on legal and professional services firms, construction, real estate, and manufacturing and distribution. His in-depth knowledge of state and local tax laws has enabled him to research federal and state tax issues for planning and strategy purposes and prepare tax research memoranda, written documents for submission to the IRS and other taxing authorities on behalf of clients.

He also has experience training staff accountants on tax and accounting concepts, compliance with procedures and accounting software, managed internship programs, and has delivered project and performance reviews for junior staff members.

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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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seminars & events


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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