Sandra L. Rice, CPA

    • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
    • Quickbooks ProAdvisor
    Memberships / Boards:

    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

    • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sandra L. Rice, CPA

Tax Manager
Phone: 224.359.0318
Fax: 224.359.0319

Sandy is a Tax Manager at Tighe, Kress & Orr, P.C. with almost 30 years of accounting experience, 18 of which have been gained in public accounting. She is well-versed in the many tax credits and incentives that are available, while specializing in individual and pass-through entity taxation for small businesses. Additionally, Sandy excels in bookkeeping and is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Sandy’s extensive experience in public accounting includes strategic planning for family businesses, estates and trust, gift and charitable planning, and consultative services. Her well-rounded planning knowledge combined with her mastery of income taxation allows her to take a comprehensive approach to clients’ needs. Her expertise in tax research and analysis, along with excellent communication skills and commitment to client service, make her an asset to growth-minded companies in all industries.

Some of Sandy’s accomplishments include working with several start-up companies to help them utilize QuickBooks in the most efficient and effective manner for their businesses. Working with clients and educating them on their financial statements is a key part of the relationship that she strives to builds with her clients. Sandy takes the extra step to ensure the client not only sees the bottom line, but understands each component that contributes to it. In addition to QuickBooks, Sandy enjoys learning and working with various software packages in the market including Peachtree, Sage 50 and various Microsoft programs.

Sandy earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She began her career with a Fortune 50 company and went on to work in public accounting with a firm in West Dundee prior to joining the team at Tighe, Kress & Orr, P.C. She has also previously taught computer intro classes at Elgin Community College. Sandy is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

When she is not in the office, you can often find Sandy playing golf or traveling with her husband, Jeff.