About MWC Accounting

MWC Accounting Inc. was founded in May 2009 and provides tax strategies and accounting solutions for small and medium sized businesses.

Michael Carney, CPA, President
Michael Carney is the President and Founder of MWC Accounting. He focuses on business structuring and accounting system development along with financial statement preparation and analysis for his clients. This ensures clients receive the information they need to run their business with the expertise to understand the numbers.

Prior to founding the company, he was an auditor for a mid-sized public accounting firm focusing on financial statement audits and government compliance. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds Bachelors and Masters in Accounting from Marquette University.

John R. P. La Voie, CPA, Director of Tax
John is a Certified Public Account (CPA) and holds a Bachelors in Accounting as well as a Masters in Taxation from Northern Illinois University. John has special expertise in comprehensive strategic tax planning for businesses and individuals. His varied experience also includes tax consulting for manufacturing and service enterprises.

Prior to starting his own firm, John R. P. La Voie CPA, Ltd., John was a Tax Manager at a mid-sized public accounting firm, focusing in the firm’s Manufacturing and Distribution Service Group and Specialty Tax Credits Group. He has been practicing since 1999. He founded his own firm in October of 2010 to narrow his focus to serve the strategic tax and accounting needs of his entrepreneurial and high net worth clients.

Anne Coughlin, CPA, Tax Accountant
Anne is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a Bachelors in Accounting from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey. She relocated to the Chicago area from New York. She has over 30 years experience in both public accounting and private industry. Her primary work focused on financial statements and preparation of tax returns – both Individual and Business.

Claudiu Mascovici, CPA, Staff Accountant
Claudiu studied abroad in the field of Finance & Insurance for 3 years before moving to the US. He finished his studies at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He passed all CPA exams and currently is awaiting licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. With such a diverse background, Claudiu has been involved in many areas of activity; he has experience in real estate development, manufacturing accounting, as well as corporate and individual tax preparation.

Stephen Steinbacher, Staff Accountant
Stephen is a graduate of Western Michigan University. He holds a Bachelors in Accounting from the Haworth College of Business. Recently he moved to Chicago to start his career as a accountant and is currently studying for the CPA exam.

Natasha Tsoutsouris, Executive Assistant
Natasha holds a BA in Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. She has lived in Chicago for over a decade, working in various capacities in the fitness industry and can often be found performing on the live-lit scene. Natasha joined the MWC Accounting staff in 2014, providing team support.

Our services Include:

  • Tax Planning
  • Business Tax Preparation
  • Individual Tax Preparation
  • Small Business Accounting
  • Business and Financial Consulting
  • Assurance Service
  • Interim & Part-Time CFO
  • Financial Statements
  • Accounting Software Assistance

“We provide cost-effective strategies to help our clients manage their business. And, because each client has unique needs, we have unique solutions. We encourage using cloud-based technology to increase efficiency. And we use what we recommend for clients: Harvest to track my time, Basecamp to manage client projects, Highrise as my CRM, and Google Apps for everything else.” – Michael Carney