Strategic Tax Consultants is a certified public accounting firm focused on the tax and accounting needs of small businesses and individuals. While we focus on clients throughout Chicago and neighboring suburbs, we also cater to clients from North Carolina to California. Strategic Tax is operated by Kashif Puthawala (CPA) and Shehzad Majid (CPA). Both Kashif and Shehzad work personally with each of their clients to provide individualized solutions for their tax and accounting needs. Our clients are not surprised to hear from us during the year regarding a tax law change that might impact them or just because we’re checking in to see how they are doing with their business or financial goals. Both Kashif and Shehzad have extensive experience working with creative businesses, retail operations, services industries, real estate and food establishments.
Kashif Puthawala, CPA graduated with his B.S in Accounting and also became a licensed CPA in 1999 and completed his Master’s in Taxation by 2001. After working for fortune 500 companies such as Jones Lang LaSalle and Aon Corporation for over 9 years, he decided to start his own firm and has been helping small businesses and individuals for last the 5 years. With a combined experience of 14 years (all in the tax field), he has a significant knowledge base to assist clients with complex tax situations and provide insightful advice to minimize their tax burden.
Shehzad Majid graduated with his B.S. in Accounting and completed his CPA degree in 2000. He started his career with Deloitte in their Assurance and Advisory Division where he worked for five years. After gaining valuable “Big Four” experience as a Senior Auditor, Shehzad accepted a Chief Financial Officer role of a private retailer with over 25 locations. After 9 years of serving as the CFO, Shehzad joined Strategic Tax Consultants early in 2014 to pursue his entrepreneurial spirit.