It pays to know a good accountant — as a family member of CPA and tax specialist Adam Coffey discovered. “He had received a notice from the IRS assessing additional tax, as well as interest and penalties for the tax year at issue,” Adam recalls. “He was extremely upset and distraught with the prospect of owing the IRS, as anyone would be.”


Swinging into action, Adam compiled the information necessary to reply to the notice, and in the end, was able to successfully dispute the notice in totality — thereby saving his family member a significant amount of money. “I’ll never forget the phone call to let him know … he was very happy, as you can imagine.”


Coffey, who went to Northern Illinois University to earn a master’s in accounting with a tax emphasis before passing the CPA exam, joined Eder, Casella & Co. in May of 2018. Adam stays active in the community through various activities with his young son and daughter and as a member of the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club.  



Get to Know Adam — Seven Facts:


1. My first job was … “Washing dishes and other cleaning and busboy duties at my aunt and uncle’s restaurant where my mom also worked at. I enjoyed working with my older brother and family and the time we got to spend together.” 


2. If I wasn’t an accountant … “I would probably be an engineer of some sort. I like math and knowing how things work and being able to fix them myself — but being an accountant, that doesn’t happen as often as I’d like!”


3. People would be surprised to know … “I’m a musician and play in a band with two of my best friends. I’ve played the guitar for over 20 years and taught myself how to play the piano … albeit not very well, by any means.”


4. My favorite musical acts are … “My musical tastes are wide ranging and all across the board, but are generally dictated by the mood I’m in. Some of my favorite bands are Nirvana, The Beatles and Tom Petty.”  


5. Accounting is fun (yes, really!) because … “It’s the language of business, and knowing where your money is being earned and spent is vital to help you keep as much of it as possible.”


6. I look most forward to … “Raising our children to be the best people we can,  to see how they grow up and develop and what they become later in their lives.”


7. My favorite inspirational quote is … “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.” – Henry Ford



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Direct:  815.331.8209


5400 West Elm Street

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McHenry, IL 60050

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760 West Main Street

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Barrington, IL 60010

(847) 382-3366

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6071 Washington Street

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Gurnee, IL 60031

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