Staff Bios

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Jonathan Sceggel, CPA, MBA

Managing Principal
sceggel@juno.com

Jon provides accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to clients from many industries including service, distribution, manufacturing, retail, construction, real estate, and not-for-profits including Single Audits.  He has over thirty years of experience in accounting and consulting. Jon has an array of business relationships in the banking, legal, and insurance areas and skillfully networks to help his clients grow their businesses.  He frequently assists his clients in trouble-shooting business challenges.  Jon heads the firm's consulting and marketing services.  He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Drexel University, and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.



James Hendrickson, CPA, M.S.

Manager

Jim has been with Caldwell, Coren & Sceggel for over a dozen years.  He brings over 30 years of business, audit, and tax experience to the firm.  Jim is well-qualified to oversee all of the firm's professional engagements, due to his extensive experience in planning and conducting financial compliance and agreed-upon-procedures engagements.  He developed our charter school and not-for-profit audit, compliance, and Single Audits.  Jim has a master's degree in finance and accounting from the University of Wisconsin. He began his accounting career at Grant Thornton, Chicago, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.



Ellen Clark, M. Accountancy

Staff Accountant

Ellen has served for over fourteen years as a staff accountant at Caldwell, Coren & Sceggel.  Ellen's responsibilities include preparing compilations and sales tax returns, preparing personal and corporate tax returns, and assisting in NFP audits and Single Audits and review preparation.  She earned a master's in accounting from Western Illinois University.



Nuzahat Ara, CPA, M.S. Finance & Accounting

Tax Accountant

Nuzahat earned her CPA certificate in 2012. She has a BS degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Finance and Accounting.  She has shown herself be be able to work both independently and as a member of a team as well the ability to interact efficiently with clients. We appreciate her accuracy and attention to detail in her work.






Margaret Lin, CPA, M.S. Accounting

Staff Accountant

Having earned her undergraduate and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Cincinnati. havings served with us nearly five years, Margaret's responsibilities include preparing compilations and sales tax returns, preparing personal and corporate tax returns, and assisting in NFP audits and Single Audits and review preparation. She keeps our workflow organized by scanning all our client documents as well as processing the work itself on our production table.