About Us

We’re here for you

It is very easy to become overwhelmed with the complexity of your lives and the pace of business. As parents and working professionals ourselves, CHAWLA & ASSOCIATES INC recognizes the need to place your trust in a CPA firm that produces far more than just clearly legible balance sheets. One that is capable of conceptualizing and implementing a robust business strategy. Adept at discriminating statistical analyse that continually refines your game plan. In other words a CPA who is actively engaged in your success. It defines our philosophy at Chawla & Associates: planning meets opportunity!

A work ethic enhanced by our core belief in the value of our relationship to you, your business, and family. Our exceptional commitment to excellence would not be possible without diligent application to the study of changing trends in tax, real estate, compliance and regulations. You, our clients, have rewarded us with your confidence and trust that have transformed Chawla & Associates to Roger, a trusted business advisor and family friend.

How We’re Different

In addition to the quality Tax, Accounting and Consulting services you would expect from a CPA firm, we offer a unique combination of additional services. These services differentiate us from other CPA Firms.  Additional services include:

Meet our team

Roger Chawla, CPA

Roger is the heart and soul of this firm, someone who injects his passion into every aspect of his client’s lives and goals for the future. As an Illinois native, Roger’s roots run very deep in the community that he calls home. Whether it’s that mountain of 1040s Chawla & Associates process every year, the meticulous attention to the most minute details of each business they work with, or the intense focus he puts into the numerous community boards he sits on, Roger is committed to nurturing those he touches. It’s second nature to this husband and father who is as happy to toil in the earth, as he is to drive one down the fairway.

Member: Independent Accountants Association of Illinois, Illinois CPA Society, California Society of Enrolled Agents –  Sub-Committee for Tax Practices and Procedures, Naperville Chamber of Commerce, Quad County Chamber of Commerce, and YMCA Board of Directors.

Vidhya Sundaram, CPA

Vidhya also holds a Bachelors in Cost Accounting. A team member who brings a great deal of knowledge, and professionalism to Chawla & Associates. She instills a great deal of confidence and trust with every client she works with. She enjoys time with her children, and is a big fan of action thrillers.

Prachi Lokhande, CPA

Prachi received her Masters degree in India, has proven herself a true asset in her ability to gain the trust of every client she works with. As a former auditor Prachi brings an extremely critical eye to numerous and overlapping details involved in the management of personal and professional finances. She and her family love to travel across the US taking in the natural beauty of Yosemite, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone.

Tim Tertell, EA

Tim is a graduate of Southern Illinois University where he received a degree in physiology. Holds a COD in general accounting that led him into a 35 year career with the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent. His primary focus is in resolution of collection issues and other complex tax scenarios. When Tim is not spending with his two grandchildren he’s working in watercolor to produce landscapes and portraits. Cracking open a stimulating detective novel satisfies his need for intrigue.

Pinky Amin, Staff Accountant

Pinky received her Bachelors degree in Accounting from India. As a dedicated professional she instills confidence in the numerous clients she works with. There is a drive to continue to develop and diversify her professional experience so that she may more effectively serve their needs. Pinky, her husband, and twin sons love to take long walks with the family pet.. Immersing herself in a good mystery is another passion of hers besides cooking for her family.

Dee Dee, Office Manager

Dee Dee received her degree in Business Administration from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She brings a very diverse skill set to Chawla & Associates from the banking, retail management, and telecommunications industries. Besides the effective time, personnel, and resource allocation that is expected of every manager, Dee Dee brings her own unique blend of commonsensical approach to client stress management. When she’s not working Dee Dee and her husband take their passion for good food and fine wine to the numerous outdoor concerts Aurora and the surrounding area have to offer.