John V. Pezzullo, CPA / OWNER
John V. Pezzullo established the Certified Public Accounting and Tax Consulting firm of Jonlyn & Associates in 1991. Prior to starting his firm, John's experience included over 18 years of increasing management, consulting and technical responsibilities with privately held businesses. He has extensive experience in developing creative tax planning strategies for privately held businesses and their owners. Numerous tax compliance and consulting engagements resulted in significant permanent tax savings for clients. John has a strong technical background, excellent analytical capabilities and a proven ability to interface with customers, vendors, attorneys, and bankers on behalf of his clients. While a supervisor at the national certified public accounting firm of Fox & Company, John was responsible for the tax and accounting aspects for numerous medium and small business entities including multi-state commerce. In addition, John was controller and CFO for a regional distributor and was responsible for computer services, cash management, employee benefit plans and the day to day controllership functions.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Society of Accountants, the National Association of Tax Preparers and the Illinois C.P.A. Society. John is also a member of the Tax Center and the Governmental Audit Quality Center of the AICPA. John is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor & a past Peachtree consultant.
Linda G. Pezzullo, CPA / MANAGER
Linda G. Pezzullo is the co-founder of the Certified Public Accounting and Tax Consulting firm of Jonlyn & Associates. Linda spent several years in public accounting with the national firm of Fox & Company before joining McDonald's Corporation. While at Fox & Company, Linda was responsible for tax, accounting and audit services for numerous small to medium sized businesses. Over her ten year association with McDonald's Corporation, Linda gained extensive experience in corporate systems, financial reporting, real estate systems, and operational analysis. Her past employment gained her recognition in systems implementation, franchise accounting and SEC reporting. Linda's experience also includes small business accounting, multistate sales tax and corporate income tax returns.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. She is a past treasurer for the Wheaton Junior Women's Club and the Illinois Gymnastics Institute Booster Club.
Debra L. Mitchell, STAFF ACCOUNTANT
Debra L. Mitchell is a Staff Accountant for the Certified Public Accounting and Tax Consulting firm of Jonlyn & Associates since 1999. Debra heads up our payroll and bookeeping department. She is both a certified payroll specialist and certified public bookkeeper. Debra Mitchell is a QuickBooks trainer. In addition, she is proficient in preparing individual income tax returns and also Peachtree, Quickbooks, Intuit, Excel and Word.
Joanne M. Curry, ENROLLED AGENT
Joanne M. Curry is an Enrolled Agent for the Certified Public Accounting and Tax Consulting firm of Jonlyn & Associates. Joanne joined the firm in 2007. She was previously employed for nine years as a tax accountant for a local DuPage CPA firm. Her career also includes ten years in human resources, with a concentration in labor relations and benefits administration. She is presently in charge of income tax returns for professional individuals, Trusts and Estates. She specializes in working with Real Estate Investors, the preparation of Multi-State and Clergy/Minister/Pastor income tax returns. Joanne is an Enrolled Agent, which means she has passed the rigorous IRS testing and standards to not only prepare tax returns for business and individuals, but she is also able to directly represent taxpayers and negotiate tax settlements with the Internal Revenue Service.
Joanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Personnel Management from Michigan State University. She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), Illinois Society of Enrolled Agents (ILSEA), NCPE Fellowship, National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), and is a National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) Fellow.
Jason C. Warner, CPA CORPORATE ACCOUNTING AND INDIVIDUAL TAX
Jason C Warner is a Certified Public Accountant for Jonlyn & Associates. He transitioned into public accounting in 2010 from the mortgage industry where he had worked for five years in the underwriting function in both the retail and wholesale environment.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management of Technology with a minor in Mathematics from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a MBA with a dual emphasis in Accounting and Finance from North Central College in Naperville. He is a licensed CPA with the State of Illinois and a current member of the Illinois CPA Society and the Institute of Management Accountants.
Carol C. Pociask, STAFF ACCOUNTANT
Carol C. Pociask is a Staff Accountant at Jonlyn & Associates. She joined the firm in early 2004. Her training has allowed her to perform data entry with QuickBooks and she is proficient in Excel and Word. Carol processes both Quickbooks and payroll. She is also processing individual tax returns for the tax department.
Monica Gigliello, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / STAFF ACCOUNTANT
Monica Gigliello is a Staff Accountant at Jonlyn & Associates. She joined the firm in 2008. Besides maintaining a smooth running office she is assisting in the processing of in-state Individual 1040 tax returns. Monica continues to attend educational opportunities to expand her knowledge level and increase her job duties and responsibilities. Monica has been involved in small business accounting for the since 2004. She is a Cetera Customer Service Associate and works with John and Joanne in the investment area. Monica is proficient in QuickBooks, Excel and Word.
Michael Sommerfeld, STAFF ACCOUNTANT
Michael Sommerfeld is a Staff Accountant at Jonlyn & Associates. He is a new 2011 addition to the firm. His training has allowed him to perform data entry with QuickBooks and he is proficient in Excel and Word. He is also processing individual tax returns for the tax department.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance from Maranatha Baptist Bible College. He is currently a CPA candidate and hopes to earn this credential within the next year.
Marty LeFevre, CORPORATE TAX AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Marty LeFevre is a Staff Accountant for the Certified Public Accounting and Tax Consulting firm of Jonlyn & Associates. Marty joined the firm in 2012 with 7 years of experience in public and private accounting and truly enjoys his work in accounting and tax. He is experienced in Business and Individual tax preparation, general business accounting, financial reporting and audit services. Marty specializes in working with Physicians, Construction, and the Agriculture and Food industries. He is proficient in QuickBooks, Peachtree, Famous, Excel, Word, and several tax and accounting software programs.
Marty holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale and is currently working towards his CPA certification. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois C.P.A. Society, and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.