Martin Accounting & Tax Services Inc was founded by Kenneth W. Martin Sr. in 1970, the year of the first Illinois Income Tax Return. Since then, the firm has grown from a one-man office to seven staff members.
After obtaining a degree in accounting, becoming a Certified Public Accountant, and working in both a corporate environment and for one of the top 25 Chicagoland accounting firms, Ken and Bonnie’s youngest daughter, Amber Martin Johnson, joined the staff in 1999. While working at Martin Accounting & Tax Service, Amber completed her Master’s Degree in Taxation and became a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning.
Joe Johnson, Amber’s husband, is both a tax preparer and financial strategist. In 2007 he obtained the Certified Financial Planner™ Professional designation. His finance background has assisted clients with a broad range of financial solutions, and he continues to consult.
At the start of 2006, Ken sold the business to his daughter Amber. While the business may have a new owner and slightly different name, the same policies and concern for our clients’ financial well being remain.