Who We Are

Picker & Associates CPA's and Consultants is a nationwide firm with corporate offices in Buffalo Grove, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Our firm offers a wide range of accounting, audit, income tax, and consulting services to present clients in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Texas and Arizona. We are a proactive firm committed to providing timely, effective and responsive service to our clients. Our firm has the resources to resolve the most complicated and sophisticated accounting, and tax business issues. Our diversified clients of businesses and individuals have been our clients for many years.

Mission Statement

Consistently, our firm is committed to render high quality services to clients. With a unique combination of substantial experience in specialized industries and a team of dynamic and knowledgeable CPA's, we help businesses and individuals achieve their financial and reporting goals. Our objective is to assure our clients of significant principal contact and personal continuity. We strive to establish close long-term relationships which have proven to be of significant value to our clients.

For nearly 40 years Picker & Associates has built a reputation on a few basic principles: Honesty, Trust and Competence. We continually strive to excel in our operating principles and methods. We will continue to act (at all times) in accordance with the highest ethical conduct.


Ralph Picker, CPA & Managing Principal, has extensive experience in a wide variety of diverse business industries, with special emphasis in business audit and tax consulting for multi-operating businesses and individuals. He is experienced in all aspects of tax, accounting, audit engagements, and business consulting. Ralph has written several articles in his specialized fields of expertise, and is a frequent requested speaker nationwide. He is known for his innovative approaches in his respective industries. He is a member of the American Institute of CPA's, Illinois CPA Society and other specialized organizations.

Firm Staff

The firm currently consists of a large, experienced staff of associates, managers, supervisors and senior CPA's to serve specific needs to a variety of clients.

We service all industries, but we are specially knowledgeable in:

  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Other closely held businesses
  • Condominium Associations
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Cooperative (co-op) Corporations
  • Not-For-Profit entities


Our Values
'Our firm provides outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the three underlying principles.
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