Biography

Ms. Pier started the firm in 1991 after working over fifteen years in public accounting for local, national and international accounting firms. She is registered and licensed to practice as a CPA in Illinois and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Her work includes attest, accounting, taxation, and business advisory services for the Firm’s clients. When not working, Mary Lou enjoys spending time with her family, golfing and working on her garden.

Qualifications

  • Former Treasurer and Director, Illinois CPA Society
  • Recipient of the 2016 Illinois CPA Society Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Previous Member, Illinois CPA Society Finance, and Audit Committees
  • Elected Member of Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Illinois CPA Society
  • Past Chair, Women’s Executive Committee, Illinois CPA Society
  • Past Member, Nominations Committee, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past Chair, Small Business Taxation Committee, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past member and current volunteer for various civic and charitable organizations
  • Recipient of the 2016 Illinois CPA Society Lifetime Achievement Award.


Education

  • Graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 1975
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in Accounting
  • Continuing professional education as required
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