Our Story

Kerry Van Isom and Associates was founded in 1985 by Kerry Van Isom; serving as a trusted tax accountant in the Chicago-land area for 30 years. Kerry began his career at a local accounting firm just around the corner from where he attended high school. Kerry gained expertise participating in several audits involving the Internal Revenue Service, State of Illinois, City of Chicago, and many other agencies.

"Quality comes from experience" and Kerry’s expertise has had a positive impact on his clients for over 30 years. Kerry prepares financial statements for business owners, and utilizes his experience to minimize a variety of tax implications. Kerry's expertise in financial statement analysis assists individuals in acquiring additional start-up capital, securing investors, and maintaining bank loan requirements. Kerry prepares financial projections, evaluates litigation cases and prepares Estate Tax Returns on a regular basis. He has helped individuals accurately plan for retirement and manage unforeseen financial setbacks.  


Building the Next Generation

Ms. Shana Isom has been working in the accounting industry since graduating from the University of Illinois in 2008. Shana’s professional experience and scholastic achievements influenced her to join Kerry Van Isom and Associates. Through her public accounting experience, Shana has gained technical training on proper accounting standards and practices.

Shana tackles common tax situations as well as complex accounting scenarios for individuals, businesses, and service organizations. As a licensed CPA, Shana provides audit services for non-profit organizations and consulting services on deficiencies in internal control management. Shana specializes in financial management and tax debt resolution for businesses and individuals. Shana Isom remains a trusted business consultant, and continues to provide clients with consultations that ensure long-term proper business management.