BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE PARTNERS:
Charles H. Jesser, CPA
Mr. Jesser is a Managing Partner of Jesser, Ravid, Jason, Basso and Farber, LLP. Prior to establishing this firm, he co-founded the accounting firm of Jesser and Farber, LLP in 1998 after several years as an auditor for the United States Treasury Department and at Harris Bank. Chuck is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to this accounting practice, he serves in various independent fiduciary positions including representation of families as well as for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Phillip C. Ravid, CPA
Mr. Ravid is a Managing Partner of Jesser, Ravid, Jason, Basso and Farber LLP. Prior to establishing this firm, he co-founded the accounting firm of Ravid & Bernstein LLP in 1983. Phil received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been in public accounting for more than 47 years, a number of which were with the international firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. Phil manages our tax department, and works extensively with clients in all areas of taxation, including consulting and compliance in the areas of income, trust and estate tax, as well as consulting for businesses and individuals.
John V. Basso,
Mr. Basso received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Chicago and his Masters degree in taxation from DePaul University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has more than 30 years of public accounting experience, including several with an international firm. John's emphasis is in personal and business taxation. He also works extensively with small business clients, providing accounting and business consulting services.
Mark T. Jason, CPA
Mr. Jason, a graduate of the University of Illinois, has more than 35 years of public accounting experience. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Senior Advisor. He has also worked with a national firm. Mark is our quality control partner, responsible for accounting and audit compliance. He reviews and approves all financial reports issued by the Firm. In addition, Mark works closely with small business and individual clients on various accounting, auditing, tax, employee benefit plan and other consulting projects, including cost studies in various industries and expert witness reports. He has extensive experience with law firms, broker-dealers and American affiliates of foreign companies.
Scott D. Farber, CPA
Mr. Farber received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has more than 30 years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining in the formation of Jesser, Ravid, Jason, Basso and Farber LLP, he co-founded the firm of Jesser and Farber, LLP, after many years as an auditor with a large local firm. He currently concentrates in tax, accounting and consulting services. Scott has extensive experience in real estate taxation and complex accounting matters.