Joseph R. Royster, CPA, MAS

    • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
      Memberships / Boards:

    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
    • Illinois CPA Society, Member

    • Master of Accounting Science
      Northern Illinois University
    • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
      Northern Illinois University

Joseph R. Royster, CPA, MAS

Tax Director
Phone: 224.359.0306
Fax: 224.359.0307

Joe is a Tax Director at Tighe, Kress & Orr, P.C. with over eight years of Big 4 public accounting experience. The majority of his experience and concentration is in tax consulting and compliance, accounting advice, tax planning, estate planning and researching complex tax issues. He has been involved in managing large domestic real estate tax engagements involving general partnership and corporate compliance, state and international tax issues, 1099 reporting requirements, unrelated business income tax, property acquisitions/dispositions, and debt restructuring. Prior to joining Tighe Kress & Orr, P.C. Joe was a manager in the real estate tax practice at KPMG, LLP.

Joe’s accomplishments include managing and providing comprehensive tax planning and consulting services related to federal, state, and international income tax matters for large privately held investment companies within the Chicago Metropolitan area. He provides his clients with effective and efficient opportunities to plan and structure pass-through entities to maximize business tax savings. He also handles complex compliance and consulting in the tax areas of: C-Corporations, S Corporations, partnerships, REITs and individuals. Joe has prepared and analyzed quarterly taxable income projections to assist in the various federal, state, and international quarterly tax withholding obligations. Additionally, he has supplied audit assistance regarding ASC 740 income tax accounting on pass-through and tax exempt entities.

Prompt responses to inquiries and open communication are two of the core services Joe strives to provide to his clients. He works hand in hand with his clients to create opportunities for them to make more knowledgeable decisions. Joe listens to his clients to fully ascertain their needs, and then breaks down each issue individually to ensure his clients understand. Whether it be a Schedule C, partnership, C-Corporation or S-Corporation, he goes above and beyond to maximize returns and minimize liability.

Joe received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Master of Accounting Science degrees from Northern Illinois University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.

When Joe is not at work you will most likely find him playing golf, basketball, or softball, or spending time with his wife Andrea and their children, Mason, Eliza and Genevieve.