Hoffmann + Hoffmann

About Us

Family Owned and Operated Licensed Accounting and Tax Practice

Established in 1968
[License # 066.003841]

President and Shareholder:   Arthur B. Hoffmann, CPA
Director of Client Relations and Treasurer:   Jean A Hoffmann Lewis
Corporate Secretary:   Eileen A. Hoffmann

Art and Jean

Arthur B. Hoffmann, CPA
President and Shareholder

In February 1964 Arthur B. Hoffmann received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree with a major in Accountancy from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. He passed the CPA exam in 1968.

Arthur Hoffmann first became interested in accounting when taking a bookkeeping class in his junior year at St. Patrick HS, Chicago, Illinois.

“Arthur B” is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants [AICPA] and the Illinois CPA Society [ICPAS]. He is a licensed certified public accountant [License# 065.007253]. This license is issued by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Division of Professional Regulation.

Arthur B. Hoffmann’s professional experience includes nine and one-half years with a national CPA firm, ten years as chief financial officer of two Catholic hospitals located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. He also served as chief financial officer of various entities before developing his part time accounting practice into a full time accounting practice in 1986.

Jean A. Lewis
Director of Client Relations and Treasurer

In 1995 Jean Lewis joined Hoffmann + Hoffmann CPAs LTD. as Director of Client Relations. Jean Lewis is a graduate of Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois [bachelor’s] and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois [master’s]. Jeanie has also completed doctoral classes at Loyola University and attended Law School at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.

Jeanie provides the following services to the clients of Hoffmann + Hoffmann CPAs LTD.: Computerized accounting, preparation of payroll tax returns, preparation of sales tax returns, preparation of individual income tax returns and preparation of the Illinois Secretary of State Annual Report [a/k/a the franchise tax report]. She also corresponds with taxing authorities on behalf of clients.

Like her father, Jean was first introduced to accounting while attending high school. She received the Outstanding Achievement Accounting Award from Marillac HS in Northfield, Illinois.

Eileen A. Hoffmann
Corporate Secretary and Consultant

Eileen A. Hoffmann is a graduate of Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Eileen retired from her administrative responsibilities at Hoffmann + Hoffmann CPAs LTD. She remains a consultant regarding major policies. Eileen also monitors the firm’s compliance with professional ethics standards.

James R. Kostrewa, CPA
Director of Tax Research

In 2014, James R. Kostrewa became affiliated with Hoffmann + Hoffmann CPAs LTD.

James R. Kostrewa has over forty years of experience in the accounting profession of which more than twenty-five years is in the public accounting sector. He also has experience teaching tax and accounting courses at the junior college level plus experience in the private accounting sector and the government accounting sector with the State of Illinois performing investigative audits.

Like Art Hoffmann, Jim Kostrewa is a graduate of St. Patrick High School and De Paul University.  Jim received the following degrees from De Paul University:

    Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Accountancy
    Master of Business Administration, Accountancy
    Master of Science in Taxation

James R. Kostrewa passed the CPA exam in 1979 and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants [AICPA] and the Illinois CPA Society [ICPAS].

Date Published: May 15, 2016
Date Reviewed: July 1, 2018
Date Revised: July 2, 2018