In 1993, Mark Stricker graduated from the University of Illinois and became a certified public accountant in the same year. Mark was introduced to Intuit's QuickBooks Pro and Quicken in 1996 and has continued applying its updates and new versions to his clients work ever since. Through the years, Mark has provided financial solutions for his clients by customizing QuickBooks to generate more meaningful reports. The reports save data entry time and provide valuable decision-making information for business owners. Since 1998, Mark has been working at BIK & Co, LLP, a CPA firm with offices in Palatine,Vernon Hills, and Burr Ridge Illinois. Mark handles the majority of QuickBooks installations and training for the firm. He offers individualized and group training sessions for clients. Mark makes sure his clients stay on the right path by providing phone and remote support for QuickBooks and by reviewing their data files periodically. Mark also prepares individual and business tax returns for the firm, granting him the unique ability to provide tax-planning advice along with QuickBooks assistance. BIK & Co, LLP offers its expertise in tax and estate planning and administration; accounting; auditing, management assistance and consulting; and business valuation services.