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Who We Are

Alexander “Babe” Kuhn CPA, Partner Emeritus

For years, Kuhn & Company has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and strategic planning.

Steve Kuhn CPA, President, Partner

This year marks Steve's 40th at Kuhn & Company and in his own words what has been the key to that longevity, "I have been priviledged to work with and for some amazing people.  The spirit and determination I see in our clients is inspiring.  Witnessing them succeed, and hopefully we were an integral part of it, is what has kept me coming to the office all these years."  Steve graduated from Western Illinois University in 1976 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and is a licensed CPA in the State of Illinois.  He oversees Kuhn & Company's assurance practice and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Illinois CPA Society.  Outside of the office Steve is kept busy by his wife, Debra and his three grandchildren.

Jim Kuhn CPA, Executive Vice President, Partner

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Kevin Kuhn CPA, Vice President, Business Development

Kevin started with Kuhn & Company in 2016 and brings with him eight years of financial services experience. Prior to joining the family firm, Kevin worked as a closely-held asset analyst in Northern Trust's Family Business Group, as a Senior Associate in PwC's Financial Services Assurance Team and most recently, as a Vice President of Business Development with Citadel Securities. He has had the opportunity to work with a variety of teams and clients, from small-business owners to Fortune 500 companies and looks forward to bringing his insights to the firm's clients. Kevin is a CPA and holds a dual BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Dayton. Outside of the office Kevin spends time with his wife, Danielle, and son, Mason. He is a member of the St. Viator High School Finance Committee and sits on the Associate Board of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation.

Laima Kiliene CPA, Tax Manager

In summer 2016, Laima celebrated her 15th year at Kuhn & Company. Her role at the firm has evolved over the years to match her professional strengths and interests. She is currently a Tax Manager, overseeing tax planning, compliance with laws and regulations, and preparation of tax returns. Being a part of an incredible team that puts clients' needs first is what makes each day at Kuhn & Company a rewarding experience. She received her BA in Accounting from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, and later completed her CPA certification. She lives with her teenage daughter, Laura.  She is active in the Lithuanian community, and enjoys traveling and entertaining friends.

Denise Ridderhoff CPA, Audit Manager

Denise has been with Kuhn & Company since early 2015. She brought to the firm 25+ years financial management experience from positions as the Accountant for a start-up non-profit, an Accounting Manager for a large distribution business and as a Senior Auditor in a public accounting firm. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with her BS in Accountancy and her CPA. Her return to public accounting was driven by desire to work hands-on as a business advisor to smaller businesses; where, the role offers a constant learning environment, variety in substance and clients who are passionate about their products. Denise and her husband, Rick have 3 children. She enjoys volunteering at her church as a Precept Bible study leader.

Kacie McDonald, Paraprofessional

Kacie has been with Kuhn & Company since the beginning of 2016. Her previous five years as an Accounting Clerk created an ideal foundation for her current position as the firm's Paraprofessional. In 2013, Kacie earned her Bachelor's in Business from Trinity Christian College, graduating with high honors. Kacie's previous work experience and education have shaped her understanding of the unique challenges that face small businesses. Her favorite part of the role is learning how her client's businesses work and help them gain meaningful insight into their financial reporting processes. Kacie and her husband Bill were married in 2015 and adopted their adorable Golden Retriever, Ruger. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and the company of family and friends.

Chris Marshall, Internal Accounting

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